The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 12, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Oct. 12, 2012



Kenneth Carl Goodson Sr.

OAK HILL — Kenneth Carl Goodson Sr., 75, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday,  October 5, 2012 at Bowers Hospice House.

Service will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle.

Visitation will be from 1:30 until time of the service Sunday at the church.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill


Leslie Holt Hickman

RICHWOOD — Leslie Holt Hickman, 71, of Richwood, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Tim Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, WV.


Goldie Jeffries

OAK HILL — Goldie Jeffries, 86, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012,  at Bowers Hospice House.

Service will be held 12 p.m. (noon) Monday at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill


Kathryn June Scott Kelly

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it some day for a crown.

A longtime resident of the Kate Boone Personal Care Home in Oak Hill, Kathryn June Scott Kelly, 95, of Redstar, W.Va., died on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, after a long illness.

Born June 6, 1917 at Whipple, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William J. and Nona Smith Scott.

Ms. Kelly had lived on Horseshoe Bend at Redstar most of her life. A 1935 graduate of Oak Hill High School, she became Postmaster for the Redstar Post Office and happily served her community for 52 years.

June formerly attended the Redstar "church on the hill" with her family and loved singing the old hymns, her favorite being “The Old Rugged Cross.”

Although June had no children of her own she always loved the neighborhood children. Her love for animals (her dogs and cats) was known by all. She was a generous and giving person.

After retiring, June enjoyed playing Bingo every Saturday at the Fayetteville American Legion. Watching sporting events on television was also her passion.

As the last surviving member of her immediate family she was preceded in death by three sisters, Nell Frazier, Iva Stanley and Jennie Mathews and three brothers, Joseph B. Scott, Hobart Scott and James Kenneth Scott.

She is survived by a niece, Nancy Harding, who cared for her for nine years, a special friend, Virginia "Susie" Lesher of Martinsburg, her family at the personal care home and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside rites and committal services will be on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2 p.m.  at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley, with Rev. Pat Franklin officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville WV 25840.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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