The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 10, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

George Edward Berry

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — George Edward Berry, 66, of Christiansburg, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George A. Berry and Edith Marie Cox Berry; his wife, Frances Shumaker Berry; and two brothers, David Berry and Charles Berry.

He is survived by his daughters, Melissa Pettry (Johnny) of Jumping Branch, W.Va., Shawnee Woolwine of Christiansburg and Cynthia Bowman (Larry) of Christiansburg; sons, Thomas Berry of Fries, Va., and James (Mandy) Berry of Christiansburg; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Eva Smith, Sandra Quesenberry, Brenda Ball and Debra Turpin; as well as two special friends, Pamela Nester and Angel Bryan.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home.

There will be a private interment at a later date.

Online condolences may be left by visiting

Jack E. Davis

Jack E. Davis, 84, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013.

Born March 13, 1929, in Roderfield, W.Va., he was the son of the late Raymond and Hessie Davis.

Jack was former foreman for Eastern Coal and maintenance foreman for Peabody Coal. While living in Oceana Jack was an advocate for local sports, coaching youth baseball and refereeing high school sports. He enjoyed playing tennis and spending winters at his condominium in Florida. Jack was an avid WVU Mountaineer football fan, a member of the Beckley Moose Lodge and UMWA. He loved his poodles, Prissy 1, Prissy 2 and Joey. Jack attended the First Baptist Church, Beckley.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Griffith Davis; son, Douglas Davis and wife Kathy of Goode, Va.; daughter Jackie Davis of Attleboro, Mass.; grandchildren, Michael, Adam, Heather, Sarah and Josh; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Faye Jackson of Beckley and Jean Duncan of Atlanta, Ga.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013, in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum B with Rev. Doc Adkins officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 12:30 p.m. until service time on Wednesday at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Raleigh County Humane Society, 325 Grey Flats Road, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

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