The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 18, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, March 18, 2013

Rosie Mary Huggins Bennett

RONCEVERTE — Rosie Mary Huggins Bennett, 79, of Ronceverte, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Nellie May Canterbury

Nellie May Canterbury, 82, of the Peachtree section of Naoma, WV, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her home after a long illness with her loving family by her side.

She was born April 2, 1930, at Pine Knob, WV, a daughter of the late Glen and Orpha Kuhn Dickens.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Glen Canterbury, who passed away June 25, 2012; two sisters, Edith Bragg and Mary Underwood Hornsby; three brothers, Elmer Dickens, Bruce Dickens and Junior Dickens.

She is survived by three daughters, Jenny Collins and husband, Tommy, of Rock Creek, Karen Sue McManama and husband, Darryl, of Fredricksburg, VA, and Carol Gregory of OH; two sons, David Canterbury and wife, Charlotte, of Naoma, and Bob Bowers and wife, Janet, of OH; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, March 19, 2013, at 1 o’clock in the Naoma Freewill Baptist Church, Naoma, WV, with Pastor Benny Turner. Interment will be in Adkins Cemetery, Naoma, WV.

Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.

Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.

Charles ‘Peanut’ Duncan

RHODELL — Charles “Peanut” Duncan, 62, of Rhodell, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, March 14, 2013, at Heartland Nursing Home following a long illness.

He was born July 26, 1950, in Lillybrook, WV, to the late Claymon Duncan and Lessie Thomas Duncan.

A graduate of Stoco High School, Charles was a longtime coal miner who later worked for the Kroger Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James E. Cross; one sister, Betty Duncan; and three brothers, Sherman Thomas, Kenneth Duncan, and Michael Duncan.

Left to cherish his memory are the love of his life, his wife Gloria Duncan; two daughters, Belinda K. Cross of Charleston, and Pamela Nichols of Beckley; one son, Charles Duncan, Jr., of Ohio; eleven grandchildren, including Jermaine Saunders, Justin L. Saunders, Anthony Braxton, Amanda and Bryan Cross, all of Beckley, and Kasandra (Zach) Daniels of Coal City; and eleven great-grandchildren.

He is survived also by three brothers, Claymon (Debby) Duncan, Jr., of Colorado, James Duncan and Danny (Bridgette) Duncan, of Beckley; two sisters, Carolyn (Marion Sr.) Austin, and Diane (William) Ray, both of Beckley; 4 sisters-in-law, Kristina Duncan of Beckley, Marcella (Phillip) Hairston of Rhodell, Geraleine Simms of New Jersey and Imogen Cross of New Jersey; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 1 p.m., at Church of God MPG of Truth, 132 Old Turnpike Road in Harper Heights. Pastor Ruby Berry will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services in the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Durgan Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to

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