The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 4, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, March 4, 2013

Mildred Fullen Allen

PICKAWAY — Mildred Fullen Allen, 96, of Pickaway, passed away Sunday morning, March 3, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Groves Funeral Home in Union.

Harry David Cook Sr.

Harry David Cook Sr., 81, of Bev Street, Sophia, died Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Judy Kay Erskine

LEWISBURG — Judy Kay Erskine, 67, of Lewisburg, passed away Saturday evening, March 2, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with the Rev. Gene Fullen and the Rev. Susan Erskine officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethel Cemetery on Hokes Mill Road at Organ Cave. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Schuyler Bruce ‘Sky’ Hickman

Schuyler Bruce “Sky” Hickman departed this life on February 28, 2013, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV, following a short illness.

Born October 24, 1950, in Uniontown, PA, he was the only son of the late Paul and Virginia Harris Hickman. When he was 12 years old, his mother relocated to Washington, DC, where he graduated from Anacostia High School in Washington, DC, in 1968.

He met Jacqueline C. Wilkerson and they were married on May 5, 1971.

Sky’s most beloved hobby was fishing.

In addition to his parents, Sky was preceded in death by his son, Schuyler B. Hickman, II.

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of forty-one years, Jacqueline C. Hickman; sons, Keith A. (Lisa) Hickman and Brandon C. (Kristin) Hickman; daughter, Caryn A. Hickman, grandson, Myles D. Hickman, goddaughter, Michelle Lee; mother-in-law, four sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Harlem Heights, WV, with the Revs. Paul S. Baker and Shannon Robinson officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research at

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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