The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 4, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, March 4, 2013


Rosa JuAnn Campbell McKinney

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Rosa JuAnn Campbell McKinney, 64, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Roselawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, a Dignity Memorial provider, is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Miller

On Thursday, Feb. 28th, 2013, Bobby Miller of McBerry Street, Beckley, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House. He was in his 85th year.

The first of two children, Bobby Gene Miller was born on January 26th, 1928, at Sprague. His parents were the late Mayo and Grethel Pack Miller.

Bobby spent his childhood at Sprague. At the age of 17, he entered the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of WWII. He has been a resident of McBerry Street the past 40 years. Bobby worked for the New River Coal Company. He retired as superintendent of mines, with 47 years of service in the mining industry. Bobby loved to golf. He had formerly worked at the Briar Patch and Glade Springs Golf Courses and also played at Beaver Creek. He was of the Baptist faith.

Bobby was married to the former Imogene Walker. To this union were born two daughters, Barbara Ann and Deborah Leslie. Barbara died on April 24th, 1972. Debbie was married to Dewayne Shawver, who has passed away. She is now married to Randy Pizzino and they make their home at Shady Spring. Bobby and Imogene were blessed with two grandchildren, Michelle Meadows and her husband, Bill, of Shady Spring and Bobby Shawver and his wife, Robin, of Stanaford. There are six great-grandchildren, Sable, Marshall, Bobby, Kelsey, Mattie and Emily. Bobby is also survived by his only sister, Nancy Meadows, and her son, Dean, of Daniels.

On Tuesday, March 5th, at 3 p.m. there will be a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Roy Owens will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the service hour. Bobby will be laid to rest in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley, WV.

Betty Sutphin

Betty Jo Garnette Sutphin, 85, of Harvey Street, Beckley, died Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Ronald William Vaught

Ronald William Vaught, 68, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion with Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

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