The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 26, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 26, 2013



Virginia ‘Ginny’ Owens

MOUNT HOPE — Mrs. Virginia “Ginny” Owens, 78, of Mount Hope, died Monday, March 25, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.          


Mildred Prunest

Mrs. Mildred Bolon Prunest, 85, of Daniels, Raleigh County, died Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.


Roger Reed

OAK HILL — Roger Reed, 65, of Kentucky, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.


Danny A. Sheets

GREEN BANK — Danny A. Sheets, 64, of Green Bank, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale, with the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps’ tribute at 7 p.m.

Please send online condolences by visiting

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.


Julian Caskel ‘Jabo’ Ward Jr.

OAK HILL — Julian Caskel “Jabo” Ward Jr., 60, of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Born October 6, 1952, at Erskine, W.Va., the son of the late Julian Caskel Ward Sr. and Margaret Ellen Ruff.

Jabo was an avid wrestling fan and former wrestler.

He was of the Baptist faith; a past member of the Shade Tree Car Club; and was a CB’er known as “Cold Turkey.”

Those left to cherish his memory include his children Vickie L. Trent, Danny R. Price, Crystal G. Ward, and Janette M. Hall; siblings Gene Ward, Lana Elder-Coleman, Jimmy Ward, Dale Ward, Cathy Hayes, Kenneth Ward, Ricky Ward, Patty Posey, and Jesse Ward; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, where the funeral will be held 2 p.m. today (Tuesday), with Rev. Bill Drennen and Rev. Jesse Parker officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with military rites conducted by Oak Hill V.F.W. Post 3110.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.


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