The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 1, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Opal McCoy Brooks

KEYROCK — Opal McCoy Brooks, 71, of Keyrock, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville, is serving the Brooks Family.

Jodie Lynn Foster

DRENNEN — Jodie Lynn Foster, 37, of Drennen, died Monday, April 29, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013, in the Bethel United Methodist Church at Poe, with Pastor Phil Hickman and Pastor Brad Blanchard officiating. Burial will follow in the Branham Cemetery at Enon.

Friends may call at the Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening.


Walter ‘Poodle’ Hellems

MOUNT NEBO — Walter “Poodle” Hellems, 80, of Snow Hill Road, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Hilltop United Methodist Church of Hominy Falls, with the Rev. Troy George officiating, assisted by the Rev. Tim McClung and Pastor Harold Dusky. Burial will follow in Hominy Falls Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service (1 to 2 p.m.).

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Shirley Holcomb

ORIENT HILL — Shirley Holcomb, 68, of Orient Hill, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2013, at his home, following a long illness.

Born June 13, 1944, at Marfrance, he was the son of the late Homer A. and Minnie Dale Pierson Holcomb.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Arnetta Christine Goins Holcomb; a son, Henry Holcomb; a sister, Lucille Wildman; and three brothers, Robert  and James Talbert and Ernie Holcomb.

Survivors include three daughters, Marie Alley (Kevin) of Crawley, Norma Hall (Robbie) of Rainelle, and Cindy Lowe (Robert) of Elizabeth, W.Va.; two sons, Everette Holcomb (Candy) of Orient Hill and Michael Snead of Quinwood; three sisters, Kathleen Dick of Richwood, June Smith of Hines, and Ruby Craft of Rupert; and 11 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Friend may call one half hour prior to the service at the cemetery.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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