The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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May 1, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, May 1, 2013


William Eugene Jenkins

HILLIARD, Ohio — William Eugene Jenkins, 94, a native of Leon, W.Va., passed away Friday, April 26, 2013

Family received friends Sunday, April 28, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the Russell Jenkins Cemetery in Cranberry Ridge, W.Va., with Jason Jones officiating.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Nelva L. Large

IROQUOIS — Nelva Louise Aleshire Large, 80, of Iroquois, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her family following a long illness.

,Born February 19, 1933 at Logan, she was the daughter of the late John N. and Lula E. (Strickland) Aleshire.

Louise was a homemaker and attended the Charity Baptist Church in Mullens. She enjoyed cooking and was famous for her homemade biscuits, she loved planting and tending to her flowers, and she also got great enjoyment and comfort out of gospel music and loved to sing.

When we pause to remember Louise we shall always remember her love for her family, church family, and her friends who she loved dearly.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by a sister, Janet Sue Byler; and a brother, Ray E. Aleshire.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 60 years, Richard L. Large; two daughters, Treasa Lane and her husband, David of Barkers Ridge  and Diana Franklin and her husband, Todd of Mullens; three sons, Richard G. Large and his wife, Sheilah, Roger D. Large and his wife, Angela of Allen Junction, and Dennis H. Large and his wife, Terry of Itmann; two sisters, Margret Coyle and her husband, Sam of Brandenberg, Ky. and Patricia Hatfield of South Carolina; three brothers, Harold Aleshire, Don Aleshire and his wife, Barbara, and John Aleshire and his wife, Jane, all of Brandenberg, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, Tracy, Paul, Amber, Emily, Justin, Candasce, Kaylee, D.J., Kelli, Kasey, Steven, and Jeremy; six great grandchildren, Kyle, Dawson, Ryan, Kate, Hannah, and Emerson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry England and Rev. Dalley Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, W.Va.

Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be made in honor of Nelva to Charity Baptist Church, 1501 Moran Avenue, Mullens, WV 25882.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Nelva Louise Large is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

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