The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

May 3, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, May 3, 2013


Opal McCoy Brooks

PINEVILLE — Opal McCoy Brooks, 71, of Pineville, passed away, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, following a long illness.

Born December 6, 1941, at Panther, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Viola Belle “Bo” Cline McCoy.

Opal was a member of the Friendship Old Regular Baptist Church at Saulsville. She was a retired bus driver for the Wyoming County Schools.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Buddy” Brooks and an infant brother, Jame Ray.

Survivors include two sons, John Dwayne Brooks of Pineville and Charles Glen Brooks and his wife, Sharon of Keyrock; three daughters, Regina Church and her husband, Kenneth of Saulsville, Janet Halsey and her husband, Bobby of Keyrock and Christina Bailey and her husband, Robert of Keyrock; four brothers, Roy McCoy of Lynco, Wayne McCoy and his wife, Jenny of Pineville, John McCoy and his wife, Wilma of Keyrock and Russell McCoy and his wife, Pam of Keyrock; three sisters, June Goode of Pineville, Ann Goode and her husband, Lindell of Bearhole and Nancy Workman and her husband, Ward of Matheny; seven grandchildren: Justin and Katrina Brooks: Katelyn Ellis and Andrew Halsey: Leah and Seth Bailey and Shawn Church, and one great-grandchild, Teagan Ellis.

A celebration of Opal’s life will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013 in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, with Elder Russell McCoy and Elder Bryce Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the funeral home.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting, www.calfeefuneralservice.com

Calfee Funeral  and Cremation Service is serving the Brooks family.

 



Ralph Fielden Canterbury

SINKS GROVE — Ralph Fielden Canterbury, 95, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2013, at the Springfield Center, Lindside, after long illness.

Born Jan. 10, 1918, at Sinks Grove, he was the son of the late Okey A. and Mable Lemons Canterbury.

He was a lifelong resident of Sinks Grove, member of the Sinks Grove Baptist Church, was a self employed lime and fertilizer distributor and farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Pauline Lemons Canterbury; sisters, Hazel Miller and Ruth Wald; brothers, Harry Canterbury and Marshall Canterbury and half brothers, Okey Canterbury Jr. and Jack Canterbury.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Leach Canterbury of Sinks Grove; daughter, Carol Spence and husband, Lee of Sinks Grove; sons, Bob Canterbury and wife, Carolyn of Sinks Grove and Bill Canterbury and wife, Carolyn of Sinks Grove; step children, JoAnn Boggs and husband, Donnie, of Lewisburg; brother, Marlin Lee Canterbury and wife, June of Maui, Hawaii; sister-in-law, Frances Canterbury of Roanoke, Va., Mutsuko Canterbury of Chula Vista, Calif. and Mary Canterbury of Franklin, Tenn. and brother-in-law, Eugene Leach and wife, Yvonne of Shady Spring; grandchildren, Doug Canterbury and wife, Meredith of Lewisburg, Tina Tuckwiller and husband, Gary of Alta, Mike Canterbury and wife, Chassie of Sinks Grove, Cindi Napier and husband, Kevin of White Sulphur Springs, Paula Hines and husband, Michael of Lindside, Lori Miller and husband, Steve of Sinks Grove; great-grandchildren, Tyler Canterbury, Allie Canterbury, Madison Miller, Brett Napier, Emily Canterbury, Adyson Hines, Megan Canterbury, Kayden Hines, Seth Napier and Kyndall Canterbury; step grandchildren, Courtney Barkley, Abbie Barkley, Ben Barkley and Kayla Hughes.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Sinks Grove Baptist Church, Sinks Grove, with Pastor Mike Wilson and the Rev. Emory Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in the Sinks Grove Cemetery.

Friends and family may call 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, and at the church one hour before the service on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

 



Roger Lee Clark

After a courageous battle with lung cancer, Roger Lee Clark, age 64, of Cool Ridge, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus Christ, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Born February 26, 1949, at Herndon, W.Va., he is preceded in death by his parents Robert Lee and Loretta (Bishop) Clark; paternal grandparents, George and Fulvia Clark; maternal grandparents, Alonzo and Ethel Bishop.

Roger had accepted Christ into his life and was very devoted to his family and  many friends. He graduated from Herndon High School and prior to retirement he was owner and operator of Clark’s Produce in Daniels. He was a member of UMWA and the Moose Lodge.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Dorothy Clark; a son, Robert Clark and wife Tiffany of Newport News, Va.; a daughter, Melissa Mounts and husband Anthony of Johnson City, Tenn.; one sister, Elaine Thompson and  husband Calvin of Daniels; brothers, Steven and wife Susie of MacArthur, W.Va. and Terry and family of Craigsville, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, Erin and Lilly Clark, Sarah, Timothy and  Isaiah Mounts, Dylan James and  Montana Justice; loving nieces, a nephew, aunts, uncles and countless friends.

Special thanks to his loving caregivers:  Jack Clay, Joyce Bolen and Blake Clay. Also special thanks are given to Hospice of Southern WV.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring Chapel, with Pastor Don Kelly of  the Open Door Church, Shady Spring officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, W.Va.

Friends may visit with the family two  hours prior to service at the funeral home on Friday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be sent to the Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV, in memory of Roger Clark.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring  Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

 



Jackie Lee Crook Sr.

NIMITZ — Jackie Lee Crook Sr., 72, of Nimitz, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his home following a long illness.

Born January 24, 1941, at Nimitz, he was a son of the late Rev. Orville W. and Lucille Hall Crook.

Jackie dearly loved the Lord and attended Faith Baptist Church in Oakvale. He also sponsored several children through World Vision Ministries.

He was the owner and operator of JSB Sales in Nimitz and a former school bus driver for Summers County schools. Jackie enjoyed motorcycling, eating healthy, fitness and exercise. He also loved spending time with his children, family, friends, and his dog Trixie.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, James Crook.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 38 years, Shelda J. Bennett Crook; six children: Deborah A. Bennett and husband Daniel of Streetsboro, Ohio, Terry Lynn Baich of Cleveland, Ohio, Jason Crook of Princeton, Jackie L. Crook II and wife Tina of Hinton, Aaron Crook and wife Whitney of Princeton and Brian T. Crook of Princeton; nine grandchildren, Angela, Melissa, Brandon, Jacob, Jeffry, Ryan, Nicole, Laura, and Katie; six great grandchildren, Alexis, Isaiah, Christian, Jasmine, Aiden and Mason; one sister, Ruth Pitchford and husband Bob of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Orville Ray Crook and wife Betty of Chesapeake Bay, Va. and Bobby Crook of Kernersville, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, with Pastor Terry Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in the Restwood Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit at the funeral parlors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com  

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

 



Llewelly Giles ‘Skeeter’ Crowder

TIPTON — Llewelly Giles ‘Skeeter’ Crowder, 79, of Tipton, passsed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville, with Pastor Arnold Nicholas officiating. Burial will follow in the Legg Cemetery at Tipton.

Friends may call at the funeral chapel one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

E-Condolences: watersfuneralchapel@frontier.com

 



John W. ‘Jack’ Feller

MULLENS — John W. “Jack” Feller, 90, of 12 Ridgeview Drive, Mullens, died peacefully at his home on May 2, 2013.

Services will be noon Sunday, May 5, 2013 at The First Presbyterian Church in Mullens.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.  Saturday at the church and one hour prior to services Sunday.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

 



Nancy Carol Fox

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Nancy Carol Fox, 62, of South Charleston, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 21, 2013.

She was born in Fayetteville on December 25, 1950, and was a daughter of Nellie M. Fox of Fayetteville and the late David W. Fox.

In addition to her mother, Nancy is survived by her sister, Norma (Susie) Pauley and brother-in-law, Ray Pauley of St. Albans; her sister Sandra Mullins and brother-in-law, Tom Mullins of Fayetteville; and brothers, Richard Fox of Orrville, Ohio and Larry Fox of Lorain, Ohio.

She will be dearly missed by the three nieces she considered her daughters, Cindy Pauley Raines, Micki Stephens and Crystal Pauley and by their families. She will also be missed by her other niece, Jessica Bates and her family and her nephew, David Mullins.

Nancy was a devoted animal lover and is also survived by her beloved cat, Abby. She was preceded in death by her three beloved dogs, Pansie, Tobi and Chloe.

She was a long time employee with Mason and Barry Control Tech.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans, with visitation starting at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Nancy to the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association Animal Shelter, 1248 Greenbrier Street, Charleston, WV.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry. com

 



Alva Cline Gunter

Alva Ann Cline Gunter, 101, of Joseph Street, Beckley, died Wednesday, May 1st, 2013,  at the Raleigh General Hospital.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

 



Cecil Eugene Harvey

KESLERS CROSS LANES — Cecil Eugene Harvey, 69, of Keslers Cross Lanes, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville, with Pastor Lonnie Strickland officiating. Interment will follow in the Zoar Church Cemetery at Keslers Cross Lanes.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com

Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Summersville.

 



Shirley Ann Miller

FAYETTEVILLE — Shirley Ann Miller, 77, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be from noon until time of the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill

 



Auneka Lee Devol Noyes

OAK HILL — Auneka Lee Devol Noyes of Oak Hill, died on Monday, April 22, after a brief illness.

A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5th with visitation at 1 p.m., at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 



Bessie ‘Mae’ McKinney Patrick

PAGE — Bessie “Mae” McKinney Patrick, 85, of Page, died on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at her home.

Born October 9, 1927, at Page, she was the daughter of the late Carnel Luke and Daisy Graham McKinney.

She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Elgie Patrick and a brother, Edward McKinney preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Clarence R. Patrick of Newport News, Va. and James E. Patrick of Page; three daughters, Shirley M. Arbaugh of Oak Hill, Gloria O. Patrick of Page and Rachel D. Johnston of Page; one brother, Thomas McKinney of Fayetteville; one sister, Goldie Phipps of West Jefferson, N.C.; twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces

Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Wayne Johnston officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 



James Michael Robinson

RUPERT — I don’t know why he felt he couldn’t stay ...

On April 30, 2013, the Lord took our beloved husband, Daddy, Grandpa, brother, uncle, and best friend, James Michael Robinson away. Although our lives are forever changed, in our hearts, you ‘ll always remain.

James was the son of the late Clarence and Leona Robinson.

James left behind a dear aunt, Audrey Robinson, a beloved wife Bonnie Robinson; three children, William Robinson and his wife Tammy and grandson Evan; Brian Robinson and his children, Brianna, Blake, Morgan and Wyatt; a daughter, Angela Robinson (his baby girl). James was also survived by his brother, Wayne and his wife Linda, and their sons, Jimmy and David Robinson; sister, Barbara Keister and husband Eric, and last but not least, his best friend Thomas D. Boone.

James was a very proud disabled Marine Corps Vietnam veteran in 1968-69. All gave some, and some gave all … Semper fi!

There will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations of sympathy to Bonnie Robinson at PO Box 753, Rupert, WV 25984.

Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle is serving the family.  

 



Patricia Scheff

On Friday, April 5th, 2013, Patricia “Pat” Scheff of Shady Spring, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House. She was 78 years of age.

Known affectionately as “Pat” all her life, Patricia Bradley Toney was born on May 11, 1934, in Atlanta, Ga. She was the daughter of the late George W. and Margaret Sacre Toney.

Patricia was a graduate of Clayton Junior College with an Associate Degree in nursing.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Bluefield State College and a Graduate Degree through the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. Patricia had been a critical nurse at South Fulton Hospital, South Fulton, Ga. and Harrisburg, Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa. At Beckley Hospital, she worked in the special care unit, emergency room and was a patient educator. Patricia was an Emeritus member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

In the field of volunteerism, Patricia was a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross; a Girl Scout leader, and Brownie leader. Patricia was fortunate to see her own daughter, Peggy from Brownie to Junior Scout.

She held memberships in the Order of the Eastern Star, Atlanta and Beckley chapters and the White Shrine of Jerusalem and the Judea Shrine.

A member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Beckley, Patricia played the piano and organ and sang semi professionally. She was an organist in several churches and enjoyed painting and drawing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Joseph H. Scheff.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Margaret “Peggy” Scheff of Shady Spring and Joseph James Scheff and his wife,Tonya of Nashotah, Wis.; her grandchildren, Joseph James Scheff III, Jean Marie Scheff Oberholtzer, William Allen Scheff, Gloria Christian Schef, Colby Leal Scheff ; her great grandchildren, Ethan, Owen, Alexa, Aiden and Dylan.

The Rite of the Dead with Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4th, at 10 a.m. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 200 Virginia Street, Beckley, with the Rev. Jon White as the celebrant. The family will receive friends following the services.

The family suggests donations of sympathy can be made to the American Red Cross, Beckley Chapter, 200 Industrial Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 or the Bowers Hospice House, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.   

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

 



Paris H. Stanley

MULLENS — Paris Hulen Stanley, 81, of Mullens, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his residence following a long illness.

Born January 30, 1932 at Hickory Ridge, Bud Mountain, he was the son of the late Roosevelt “Veldee” and Mary Jane (Bishop) Stanley.

Paris had formerly worked in the saw mill industry on gas lines and power lines, C&A Lumber Company, and retiring from Wyoming General Hospital where he served as a Janitor. He attended Highland Avenue Baptist Church and Solid Rock Worship Center.

In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife, Rita Stanley; one sister, Polly Grosswiler; and by three brothers, Theodore Stanley Jr., Raymond Stanley, and John Stanley.

Those left to cherish his memory include a sister, Mary M. McKinney; many nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Ailene.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Carl Underwood officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Ridge Cemetery, Bud Mtn.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com

The family of Paris Stanley is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

 



Buford Dorsey Stump

Buford Dorsey Stump, age 75, of Beaver, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Born on February 22, 1938, at Beaver, he was the son of the late Buford Marion Stump and Dorothy E. Wood Stump.

Mr. Stump was a retired coal miner, and was a member of the UMWA. He had made his  home  all of his life at Beaver.

Mr. Stump was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Faye Stump, a daughter Theresa Webb, by sisters, Kay Cadle, Shirley Richmond, and Liz Ward.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his children, Dennis Eugene Stump and his wife Doris of Greenbank, W.Va. and Roberta K. “Bobbie” Thompson and her husband James of Beaver; brothers, Doug Stump of Cool Ridge, Donnie Stump and his wife Faye of Cool Ridge, and Jeff Stump of Shady Spring; a sister, Nadine Jones and her husband Howard of Beckley; nine grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren also survive.   

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Bennie Harper and Rev. Kenny Webb officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount View Cemetery at Cool Ridge.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via our guestbook at  www.roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.