The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 9, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012




Vanessa Ann Browning Adkins

GLOVER — Vanessa Ann Browning Adkins, 52, of Glover, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at her residence following a long illness.

Born Dec. 4, 1959, at Man, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Marie Osborne Browning.

Vanessa was a member of the Brenton Baptist Church. She was a 1978 graduate of Oceana High School. She was employed as a daycare provider at the Pineville Presbyterian Church Daycare and had worked at Rundle & Rundle Law Offices in Pineville. Vanessa enjoyed taking care of children, spending time with her family and caring for animals.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Phillip Browning; and father-in-law, Mack Adkins.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, David Adkins; two daughters, Dr. Joanna Adkins Bailey and her husband, David, of Morgantown and Misty Thompson and her husband, David, of Glover; two granddaughters, Devyn Thompson and Mackenzie Thompson; two brothers, Neil Browning of Richmond, Va., and Duane Browning of Lynco; two sisters, Elaine Robertson of Tampa, Fla., and Janice Boyce of Rock Hill, S.C.; her mother-in-law, Ruth Adkins of Glover; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Vanessa’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville, with the Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Vanessa’s name to the ASPCA, c/o Linda Tiramani, 520 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018, or e-mail www.aspca.org.

Online guest book, flowers and gifts may be found at www.calfeefuneralservice.com.

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Adkins family.



O.C. Allen III

RAINELLE — O.C. Allen III passed away early Sunday morning, Oct. 7, 2012, at his home, following a long illness.

Born Dec. 7, 1949, at Danese, W.Va., he was the son of the late Orland Clifton Allen II and Lorlene Gilkerson Allen.

O.C. was a member of Lilly Valley Baptist Church in Lilly Park, and of the Christian faith.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the International Union of  Operating Engineers.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Blevins of Danese, and Jennifer Cone of Danese; two sons, Orland C. Allen IV of Rainelle, and Joseph Allen of Hilton Village, W.Va.; four sisters, Karen Nestor of Spanishburg, W.Va., Sandra Toney of Danese, Vicky Starling of Princeton, W.Va., and Tammy Allen of Richmond, Va.; nine grandchildren, and three stepgrandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Sewell Valley Baptist Church of Rainelle, with Pastor Don Bean and the Rev. Fred Fryar officiating. Burial will follow in the Halidon Cemetery at Green Sulphur Springs.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Sewell Valley Baptist Church in Rainelle.

The family has requested any donations of sympathy be made to: Rainelle Christian Academy, P.O. Box 784, Rainelle, WV 25962.

Online condolences may be sent to www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Alice Hilda Dickerson

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Ms. Alice Hilda Dickerson, 92, of White Sulphur Springs, died Friday, October 5, 2012.

Born April 1, 1920, in Hot Springs, Va., she was the daughter of the late John A. Dickerson and Zoe L. White Dickerson.

Ms. Dickerson worked at The Greenbrier hotel and was also a beautician. She was a member of First Baptist Church White Sulphur Springs, Carnation Chapter #9 of the Eastern Star of Lewisburg, Bowling Alumni Association, Mother of the church, and church clerk.

Ms. Hilda enjoyed traveling. She went to Israel and Egypt. She enjoyed the Congress of Christian Education, and also enjoyed her flowers of which she had many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Wilburn (Buddy) Dickerson, and Milford Dickerson, nephew, Leon Dixon, adopted daughter, Laura Johnson, and loving dog, Pepper.

Left to cherish her precious memories are: adopted sons, Rev. Dr. A.C. (Kimberly) Durant of Washington, DC; and Rev. Greg E. Scott of White Sulphur Springs; sister, Annie D. Dixon of White Sulphur Springs; special friend, Connie Williams of White Sulphur Springs; nephew, Domonic Dixon, wife and two children, niece, Denise Basil, and children Angelio and Charles Edward, and many others who helped make her life easy.

Service will be 12 noon Thursday, October 11, 2012, at First Baptist Church White Sulphur Springs, 10 Church Street, White Sulphur Springs, with Rev. Dr. A.C. Durant and the Rev. Greg E. Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Gum Street, White Sulphur Springs.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Special Building Fund, First Baptist Church White Sulphur Springs, WV.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Family will receive friends at her sister’s residence, 22 Church Street, White Sulphur Springs.

Condolences may be e-mailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Michael Charles Faykus Sr.

Michael Charles Faykus Sr., 66, of Prosperity, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012, at home after a sudden illness.

Born November 9, 1945, he was the son of the late Charles and Francis Faykus.

Mike was the owner of Winterfire, Inc.

Those left to cherish his memories include his longtime companion, Barbara; son, Mike Faykus Jr. and wife Marie, and grandson, Brandon; sisters, Phyllis (Gene) Wiseman of Annandale, Va., Terri (Ray) Callahan of Prosperity; brother, Ray (Liz) Faykus of Grandview; granddaughter, Ashley Faykus; nieces, nephews and one great-grandchild; also mourning his loss are the many racing families and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Skee Barley officiating.

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

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.



Nadine Gardner

MAPLE FORK — Nadine Gardner, age 67, of Maple Fork, passed away at the Raleigh General Hospital on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

Born on April 11, 1945, at Slab Fork, WV, she was the daughter of the late Doris Cozart and Charlotte Minerva Acord Cozart.

Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker, and was a member of the Terry Independent Christian Church at Terry, WV. She had made her home at Maple Fork for the past year, having previously resided at Prince, WV. She enjoyed the outdoors in her spare time and loved flowers.

Mrs. Gardner was preceded in death by siblings, Florence Collins, Richard and Alvin Cozart, and Charlotte Cozart.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband of 28 years, Donald Gardner. Her children: Tammy Ann Beckett of Shady Spring, Virginia Sauls of Maple Fork, Robin Meadows and her husband Andy of Cool Ridge, Deborah Tolliver and her husband Walter of Pineville, WV.

Brothers, Frank Cozart of Michigan, Sheldon Cozart and his wife Frances of North Carolina, and Leo Cozart of MacArthur, WV.

Sisters, Mary Hutchinson and her husband Cody of MacArthur, Yancy Charlene Roark and her husband Roger of Beaver.

Grandchildren, Bobby Sevey, Samantha Haney, Sarah Beckett, Nicole Blevins, Justin Blevins, Jessica Massie, Tabitha Sauls, James Sauls, Nadine Bailey, Kristen Davis, Kayla Adkins, Tyler Meadows, Morgan Meadows, Madison Meadows, Whitney Shrewsberry, Kimberly Smith, and Shawn Tolliver. Great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Hannah, Conner, Jacob, Seth, James, Wilton, and Hunter.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at noon with Rev. Gene Snuffer and Rev. Ronnie Hall officiating. Burial will follow at the Harrah Cemetery at Backus Mountain, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.



Thelma Gares

HOLDEN — Thelma Gares, 79, of Holden, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan, with the Rev. Randy Skeens officiating. Burial will follow in Tom Maynard Cemetery on Kelly Knob. Friends may call on the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the funeral home.

For e-mail condolences go to www.honakerfuneralhome.org.

Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.



James Houston Harris

At home and surrounded by family, James Houston Harris, 88, of Glen Morgan (formerly of White Sulphur Springs and Pipestem) was called to Heaven at daybreak on Sunday morning, October 7, 2012. He was excited to be reunited with his wife of 64 years, the late Nellie Gray Hensley Harris.

He was born on August 27, 1924, as the eldest child of the late Henry Houston Harris and the late Ethel Marie White Harris of White Sulphur Springs.

James was known for his hard work, his dedication to meeting the needs of his family, his love of children, his generosity to all those in need and his vast knowledge gained from extensive reading and life experiences. He served as patriarch and anchor to his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many other special friends. He will be greatly missed by all.  

As a teenager, James remembered returning from a morning of milking the cows to find his parents huddled around the kitchen radio hearing the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He and all his friends were swept into America’s response and the onslaught of World War II. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was in active combat in Germany.  After the war, he followed in the footsteps of his father and began his career in golf course maintenance at The Greenbrier hotel in White Sulphur Springs. He moved to Summers County in 1966 when land was purchased for the creation of Pipestem State Park. He oversaw the design of the golf courses and served there as golf course superintendent until his retirement in 1988. He and his wife moved to “the mountain” in Glen Morgan in 1999 to be near children and grandchildren and to help establish a new family farm. He enjoyed a lifetime of hunting with “the guys,” gardening, and tending to livestock. Their homes were always the center of activity for celebrations and get-togethers and the door was always open to welcome others and make them part of the family. 

In addition to his beloved parents and wife, James was preceded in death by his son, Wyatt Henry Harris; his grandson, Billy William Tate Jr.; his granddaughter-in-law, Wanda Tate; his great-grandson, Matthew Tate; and two sisters, Francis Feury and Thelma Harris. 

Left to cherish his memory and await reunion are his daughters, Barbara Harris and special friend, Pat Ryan, of Fayetteville; Ida Tate of Brosville, Va.; Linda Godbey of Abney; Cora Burch and husband, Walt, of Glen Morgan; daughter-in-law Elaine Harris of Coal City; sons-in-law, Bob Godbey of Bluefield and Billy Tate of Danville, Va.; grandchildren Billy Houston Tate, Jim (Marsha) Tate, David (Peggy) Tate, Nellie (Cotton) Heffinger, Rachel (Gerald) Boykin, all of Danville, Va.; Mike (Devin) Godbey of Ghent; Rob (Sheila) Godbey of Beaver; Israel (Summer) Harris of Kannapolis, N.C.; and Rebekah (Jim) Mills of Coal City; great-grandchildren Charlene, Mark, Daniel, Josh, Kristy, Casey, Megan, Hunter, Danielle, Sheylane, Krysten, Dennis, Jacob, Anthony, Brittany, Christina, John, Mary, Cheyenne, Ethan, Ben, Mikey, Cassie, Bradley, and Ashley; great-great-grandson Silas; two sisters, Louise Emory of Seymour, Tenn., and Betty Alderman and her husband Gordon of Quinwood, W.Va.; one brother, Charles Harris and his wife Peggy of Danville, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 12, with son-in-law Walter Burch officiating. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, and for one hour before the service on Friday at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel at 1901 South Kanawha Street. James will be laid to rest in the family cemetery beside his wife.

Online condolences may be sent to our guest book at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.       



Charles E. Haught

BRENTON — Charles E. Haught, 86, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.

A celebration of Mr. Haught will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.



Raymond ‘Bub’ C. Hungate II

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Raymond “Bub” C. Hungate II, of Woodbridge, formerly of Josephine, passed away Sept. 17, 2012.

Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Ghent Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jeff Shrewsbury officiating.

Submitted by Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley.



Cora Belle Lewis Cales Jones

MAPLEWOOD — Cora Belle Lewis Cales Jones, 89, of Maplewood, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at home surrounded by family.

Born Sept. 30, 1923, at Danese, one of 12 children, she was the daughter of the late Shirl and Blanche Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lester Cales and Thelmar Jones; brothers, Gordon, Cape, Zane, Boyd; sisters, Zella, Edna, Elsie and Cavell.

Those left to cherish her memories are children: George Lester Cales of Danese, Ruth Vandall (Jerry) of Illinois and Cathy Jones at home; sisters, Lucy Hanshew (Adam), Millie Lewis, all of Danese, and Betty Tidwell (Bob) of Ohio. Grandchildren: Rhonda Bowen (Michael), Jerry Vandall Jr. (Jamiann), Sabrena, Melanie, George Jr., and Gary Cales; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Nicholas, Jacob, Micaela, Madeline, Alexis, Mahayla, Chloe and Tyler.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Daniel Legg officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services.

Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Rethel Kincaid

Rethel Kincaid, 83, of Sophia, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.



Evelyn Lilly

Evelyn Lilly, 57, of Fireco, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.



Mary Filipek Peelish

Mary Filipek Peelish, age 93, of Glen Morgan, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Raleigh Center in Daniels, WV.

Born on July 19, 1919, in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Anton and Nellie Byk Filipek.

Mary was a devoted homemaker, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Beckley, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter “Bill” Peelish, a brother, Joseph Filipek, a sister, “Jenny” Humphrey, and a grandson, Michael Marinch.

Those left to cherish her memory include three children, Florence Marinch and her husband Steve of Battle Creek, Mich., Walter Peelish and his wife Kay of Shady Spring, and Ronald Peelish and his wife Jennifer of Myrtle Beach, SC.

Five sisters, Stella Novak, Lilly Janice, Rosie Bozo, Blanche Champer, and Stephanie Steele. Four brothers, Walter, Eddie, Theodore, and Andrew Filipek. Eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins are also among her survivors.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held at the St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Beckley on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Monsignor Samuel Sacus as the Celebrant. A Rite of Committal will follow at the Mount Calvary Addition of Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley. Friends may call at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, where a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. with Rev. Mr. Don Wise.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Francis deSales Catholic School, 614 S. Oakwood Avenue, Beckley, WV 25801, in memory of Mrs. Peelish. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.



James Michael Roberts

GREENBRIER COUNTY — James Michael Roberts, 74, died at home following a prolonged illness on October 6, 2012.

He was born in Coffeeville, Kan., on September 9, 1938, the only son of the late Della and O R Roberts.

He was a graduate of Englewood High School in Englewood, Colorado; he attended the University of Colorado and was a graduate of the University Of Wyoming School Of Law. After graduating he worked for the State of Wyoming in the office of the Attorney General.  He received an LLM degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in 1963 and began teaching at the Columbia School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1967 he received a Dupont fellowship to continue graduate legal study at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. After attending UVA, he was on the law facility at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, for a year.

At Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Beckley, W.Va., on September 27, 1969, he married Mary Sue Philpott of Beckley. Following their marriage they moved to Denver, Colorado. In Denver he worked for the federal government as regional director of legal services and then in private law practice. In 1980 he moved to Loveland, Colorado, continuing his legal profession. In Loveland he served on the planning commission and library board. He was a Gideon and a member of All Saints Episcopal Church. He was active in the Republican Club and a member of Rotary. He held a private pilot’s license.

In 1990 he was honored to be elected to the Colorado legislature. He loved his time as a lawmaker and served with distinction. After his retirement in 1999 he moved to Greenbrier County and enjoyed life to the fullest in West Virginia. He was an avid reader with a keen interest in history, politics, astronomy and aviation. He enjoyed raising chickens and Cotswold Sheep and was especially fond of his dogs.

He was a kind and loving son, husband, father and friend and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue, three children and their families. They are Ashley and Kevin McNamara and sons James and William of Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado, Jay and Irit Roberts of Denver and Andrew and Alice Roberts of Hollywood, California.

Cremation has been conducted with a private memorial to follow at a later date.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.



William ‘Bill’ C. Russell

LEWISBURG — William ‘Bill” C. Russell, 95, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at home, after a long illness.

Born July  17, 1917, in Chattanooga, Tenn., and was the son of the late Williams Valtz and Callie Hedrick Skaggs Russell.

Mr. Russell was a lifelong resident of Lewisburg, member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, graduated from Central Elementary School in Richlands, Lewisburg High School and West Virginia University and was a retired dairy farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lucille C. Russell, on Oct. 19, 2009, and brother, Richard Skaggs.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Gale Hamrick and husband, Bernie, of Lewisburg, Jennifer Huffman and husband, Clifford, of Lewisburg; five grandchildren, Lynn “Cookie” VanIderstyne and husband, Rich, of Jeckyll Island, Ga., Patrick Huffman of Homer, Alaska, Meg Burton and husband, Scott, of Marietta, Ga., Russell Huffman and wife, Shannon, of White Sulphur Springs and Cam Huffman and wife, Dawn, of Lewisburg; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Dexter Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Friends and family may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Greenbrier Hospice Care, 223 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.



Edna Mae Tredway

KINCAID — Edna Mae Tredway, 88, of Kincaid, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2010.

Condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Mark E. Wade

WINONA — Mark E. Wade, 58, of Winona, passed away Friday, October 5, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center, following a long illness.

Mark was born October 30, 1953, in Falls View, W.Va. He was the son of the late Clayton Avinette Wade and Dorothy Led Wood Wade.

Mr. Wade was a member of the Church of The Redeemer of Ansted. He was an Auto Body repairman and an Insurance Adjuster.

Mark is survived by his wife, Robin Wade of Winona; two daughters, Melanie Wade of Winona, Toni Frame and her husband Michael of Canvas; four sisters, Janis Hawver of Ansted, Betty Jo Holloway of Fort Walker Beach, Fla., Peggy Drumm of Tampa, Fla., Sandra Wade of Indiana; brothers, Robert Michael Wade of Fayetteville, Terry Lee Wade of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Raygen, Remington and Havyn Frame.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with Father Roy Gene Crist officiating. Burial will follow in Nuttall Cemetery at Edmond.

Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.



Lydia Christine Williams

Lydia Christine Williams, 97, of Skelton, left this world to be with her Heavenly Father on October 7, 2012, following a brief illness.

Born February 1, 1915, in Livermore, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Ben and Mary Crowder Doss.

Christine was a born again Christian and served the Lord for over 64 years. She retired from Appalachian Bible College where she was a cook for many years. Along with her husband, she worked to help establish Skelton Freewill Baptist Church. In her spare time she stayed very active, she enjoyed shopping, and working in her yard with her flowers, but she dearly loved serving the Lord and going to church every chance she had.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Omer Williams; her son, Jerry Williams; her grandson, Steven Williams; two sisters, Olivia Doss, and Marie Logan; her brother, Herbert Doss; and her son-in-law, Jack Tolliver.

Those left to cherish her memory include her four children, Bobby Williams and his wife, Kay, of Huntington, Shirley Sigman and her husband, Kenneth, of Holopaw, Fla., Janice Tolliver of Glen Fork, Randy Williams and wife, Sherry, of Skelton; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and deeply loved church family and friends.

Services celebrating the life and ministry of Christine will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012, in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Roger Pauley and Pastor Roger Tolliver officiating. Following the service, Christine will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Donations in Christine’s memory can be made to Hospice of Southern WV.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the funeral home.

An online guest registry and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.



Jean Porter Gallaher-Zutaut

Jean Porter Gallaher-Zutaut, 89, of Pleasant Ridge, Mich., and Beckley, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.

By her personal wishes, she has donated her body to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. A memorial service and family gathering will be at a later date.

Contributions of sympathy can be made to the Salvation Army or to the First Christian Church, Courthouse Square, Beckley.

Online condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.