The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 26, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 26, 2013



Eva June Dowdy

RONCEVERTE — Eva June Dowdy, 78, of Ronceverte, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Ronceverte Christian Church, with Jason Thomas officiating. The family will receive their family and friends from noon until time of the service at the church. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens in Lewisburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Ronceverte Christian Church Ladies Circle, 240 Gypsy Heights Road, P.O. Box 7, Ronceverte, WV 24970.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ronceverte.


Leroy Dale Hatfield Jr.

OCEANA — Leroy Dale Hatfield Jr., 32, of Shannon Mill Creek, formerly of Oceana, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with the Rev. Algie Cook officiating. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated following the service. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.


Edith Marie Jolly

Edith Marie Jolly, age 70, of Pluto Road, Shady Spring, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, due to an automobile accident.

Born on June 17, 1942, at Affinity, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Sherman Earl Murphy and Kathleen Waters Murphy.

She was last employed as a school teacher in Englewood, Colorado, and was formerly employed by Phillip Morris Tobacco Company in Richmond, Va., as a data entry employee.

Mrs. Jolly loved her home and enjoyed her flower garden. She dearly loved her daughter Elizabeth Reese and her granddaughter Toni Rae Reese.

Mrs. Jolly had been a resident of the Pluto Road area for the past four years.

Survivors include her daughter Elizabeth Louise Reese and her husband Tony of Jumping Branch; Edith’s husband of 22 years, Thomas Jolly of Pluto Road, Shady Spring; grandchildren, Richard R. Reese, Richard L. Samples, Misty Ann Harvey, Billie Marie Crews, Toni Rae Reese, Jonathan Reese, and Lisa Wright; great-grandchildren, Sophia Rose Starcher, Richard Jake Samples, Rebecca Harvey, Matthew Cole, and Cheyenne Wright.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life of Edith Jolly on Friday, March 29, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Rev.  Danny Goins officiating. Burial will follow at the Flower Garden Memorial Cemetery at Jumping Branch. A private visitation will held for invited guests and family members on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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