The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 9, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012


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

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

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

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