The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

May 27, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, May 27, 2013

Martha Esther Adkins

TURKEY CREEK — Martha Esther Adkins, 63, of Turkey Creek, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following a long illness.

Born March 8, 1950, at Turkey Creek, she was the daughter of the late Sylvia Mae Lane O’Neal and William Patten O’Neal.

Martha was the wife of Roger “Buck” Adkins for 25 years; they resided at Turkey Creek their entire married life.

She loved hunting, fishing, anything to do with the outdoors and spending time helping family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James Lloyd O’Neal, Roger Lee O’Neal and Clinton Ray O’Neal, and one sister, Rachael Mellott.

Along with her husband, survivors include her son, Brian Short and his wife, Angela, of Herndon; her daughter, Barbara Bragg and her husband, Danny, of Oceana; her stepson, Timmy Adkins and his wife, Tammy, of Keyrock; grandchildren, Cody Short, Tyler Short, Taylor Bragg, and Shirley Jane Adkins; siblings, Homer O’Neal and his wife, Bonnie, of Spanishburg, Michael Patten O’Neal of Ripley, Ann Musser and her husband, Mark, of Lewisburg; sister-in-law, Ruth of Turkey Creek; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville. The Rev. Glen Hatfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Privett Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until time of service Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be left at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Adkins family.

Mary Rosellen Callahan

Mary Rosellen Callahan, 79, of Beckley, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013.

Services were Friday, May 24, in Dundalk, Md. Burial will be Tuesday, May 28, at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills, Md.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Carl Bryan Cook

HILTON VILLAGE — Carl Bryan Cook, 49, of Hilton Village, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, in the Plateau Medical Center at Oak Hill, following a short illness.

Born April 20, 1964, in Beckley, he was the son of Jerry Lee and Donna Jean Vance Cook of Hilton Village.

Bryan enjoyed his workshop and his collections of screwdrivers.

In addition to his parents, Bryan is survived by his sister Ruth Ann Lucas and husband Jerry and his 2 nephews J.R. and Joe Lucas, all of Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Smathers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Eads officiating. Entombment will be in the Restlawn Memory Garden at Ansted.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences at

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Doris June Kittle Devores

GROVE CITY, Ohio — Doris June Kittle Devores, 90, of Emeritus at Pinnacle, Grove City, OH, formerly of Beckley, WV, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Columbus, OH, following a short illness.

She was born March 27, 1923, in Junior, WV, a daughter of the late Harold Porter Kittle and Ruth E. Smallridge Kittle.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Shirley M. (Red) Devores, who passed away on April 5, 2006. She was also preceded in death by a son, John Paul Devores, a brother Vivian Dale Kittle, and a sister, Ruby Cottrill.

She is survived by three children, Susan E. Tate and Betsy E. Smith of Grove City, OH, and Annette M. Devores of Reynoldsville, OH; four grandchildren, Courtney E. Devores and her husband, Phil Strickland, of Charlotte, NC, Robert T. Foster and his wife, Nicole, of Vacaville, CA, Jason D. Smith of Columbus, OH, and Eric M. Smith and his wife, Ashley, of Orange, VA; four great-grandchildren, Devo Samson Strickland, Wyatt Thomas Foster, Indio Oliver Strickland, and Harper Rae Smith; and a niece Billie Fox of Phoenix, AZ.

Mrs. Devores was a graduate of Flemington High School, Class of 1941, and attended the WV Business College. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Grove City. Formerly, she was a very active member of First United Methodist Church in Beckley, WV, for 48 years, where she was president of the United Methodist Women and treasurer of Church Women United. She enjoyed sewing and cooking.

Condolences may be extended to the family at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Emergency Fund, 4850 Haughn Road, Grove City, OH 43123.

Family and friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, WV, on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, May 29, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ruth Pribe presiding. Interment will be in Flemington IOOF cemetery, Flemington, WV.

Robert Eugene ‘Bobby Gene’ Hammontree

LOCHGELLY — Robert Eugene “Bobby Gene” Hammontree, 71, of Lochgelly passed away Friday, May 24, 2013.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, where the family will receive friends from noon until time of service. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Lucille V. Hollaway

RADFORD, Va. — Lucille V. Hollaway, 96, of Radford, Va., passed away Friday, May 24, 2013. 

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Peterstown United Methodist Church with Pastors Jim Malick and Scott Sears officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or at

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Hollaway family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Claudia Massey

SYLVESTER — Claudia Massey of Sylvester died May 24, 2013.

Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.

Patricia Louise Miller

Ms. Patricia Louise Miller of Beckley died Friday, May 24, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Katelyn Joyce Marie Rocchi

GLEN FORK — Katelyn Joyce Marie Rocchi, 4, of Glen Fork passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Rocchi family.

Mary Saunders

Mrs. Mary Saunders, 86, of Beckley died Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Besely Earl Turnes

Besely Earl Turnes, of Cool Ridge, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.