The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 15, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Sonny Lee Cook

Sonny Lee Cook of Gilbert, W.Va., passed away May 6, 2013.

Friends may gather with the family at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert on Wednesday, May 15th, from noon to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be 1 p.m.

Peggy Lee Grubb

Peggy Lee Grubb, 76, of Coal City, passed away Monday, May 14, 2013.

Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, is in charge of arrangements.

Lacy C. Humphries

BIG CREEK — Lacy C. Humphries, 85, of Big Creek, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013,  at the Summers Nursing and Rehab Center, following a long illness.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton.

Gregory Giles Kees

OAK HILL — Gregory Giles Kees, 60, of Oak Hill, died on Monday, May 13, 2013, at CAMC - Memorial Division in Charleston, W.Va.

Born December 10, 1952, at Charleston, he was the son of Delmer Giles Kees of Shady Spring, and the late Jessie Katherine Peal Kees.

Greg was a Mechanical Pipe Fitter for DuPont. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during Vietnam. To say he was an avid fisherman would be an understatement.            

Survivors include his wife, Della Mae Smith Johnson; two daughters, Jessie Treadway and husband, Marshall of Oak Hill and Lorna Lewis and husband, Danny of Walkertown, N.C.; and a brother, Mark Kees and wife, Sharon of St. Augustine, Fla.

He is also survived by two grandchildren, Aaron Lewis and Kristal Lewis and a great granddaughter, Alyssa Stewart.

In keeping with his wishes Mr. Kees was cremated. Family and friends are invited to a time of remembrance which will be held at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill on Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the March of Dimes — WV Chapter, 3508 Staunton Avenue SE — 2nd Floor, Charleston WV 25304.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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