The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 2, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012


David Brian Akers

PETERSTOWN — David Brian Akers, 49, of Peterstown, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown. Family and friends will gather for a time of fellowship and reflection from 5 p.m. until time of services.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences sent to Akers family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Glenda Nicole Brown

BRUNO — Glenda Nicole “Nikki” Brown, 32, of Bruno, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Pathway Church of God at Christian with the Rev. Harrison Williamson and the Rev. Wesley Browning officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.

Michael Lee Bryson

OAK HILL — Michael Lee Bryson, 32, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, as a result of an automobile accident.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Michael’s family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Maude M. Canterbury

MULLENS — Maude Marklin Hypes Canterbury, 92, of Mullens passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012, at her residence following a short illness.

Born March 20, 1920, at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Buford E. Hypes, Sr., and Annie Evelyn Hypes.

Mrs. Canterbury was a former employee of the Wyoming County Board of Education retiring from Mullens High School after 42 1/2 years as a Business Education and typing teacher. She was the sponsor of the Junior/Senior prom of Mullens High School for many years earning the funds through Tom Watt, candy sales, and magazine drives. She was a lifelong resident of Mullens, graduate of Mullens High School class of 1939, and a graduate of Concord Teachers College earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business.

In her leisure she enjoyed playing bingo, dancing, loved to sing, and traveling with her family, especially traveling to Las Vegas with her husband. She loved her dogs. When we pause to remember Maude, we will remember her love of teaching, her love of her students, and the many lives she influenced.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by one brother, Buford E. “Bud” Hypes; two brothers-in-law, Samuel L. Webster and Glenn Crotty, Sr.; her sister-in-law, Betty Crotty; and her father and mother-in-law, Henry and Barbara Canterbury.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 67 years, Henry A. Canterbury, Jr.; two daughters, Trudy Allen Blackwell and her husband, Frank (Bucky), of Mullens and Tammy Ann McKinney and her husband, Clifford, of Beckley; one son, Andy Canterbury of Mullens; three sisters, Nelva H. Webster, Alice Ann Hypes, and Betty Jo Hypes all of Mullens; one brother, Peter P. Hypes and his wife, Rachel, of Hotchkiss; five grandchildren, Clint Houck and his wife, Andrea, of Daniels, Audra Blackwell of Charleston, Amber McKinney of Arlington, VA, Mark Blackwell of Mullens, and Blaine Adare McKinney of Morgantown; two great-granddaughters, Sarah and Emily Houck; and one great-grandson, Benjamin Stafford; a special nephew, Dr. Samuel E. Webster of Atlanta, GA; her nephews, Dr. Glenn Crotty, Jr., and his wife, Kathy, Rick Crotty, Petie Hypes, and Derek Hypes and his wife, Joanna; three nieces Barbie and her husband, Dr. Michael Covelli, Bertia Arellamos, and Elizabeth Hypes; a host of other family members and friends; her friend, Ranger; and her lifetime best friend, Bruna Rezzonico Kaufmann of Switzerland.

Services will be noon Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Highland Avenue Baptist Church, Mullens, with Rev. Gilbert Dodson officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tankersley Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Special thanks to Dr. Eugene Evans.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Maude Canterbury is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

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