The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 14, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012


Goldie P. Jeffries

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

Born March 19, 1926, the daughter of the late Gordan Redden and Verlie Angle Redden. Goldie was a laundress at Pinecrest Sanatorium.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Jeffries, son Marty L. Jeffries, beloved nephew Steve Jeffries, and four brothers Russell Redden, Houston Redden, Gordan Redden, and Nathanial Redden.

Those left to cherish her memory include two sons Robert R. Jeffries and his wife Judy, and Russell A. Jeffries and his wife Louise; one sister Elizabeth Thompson; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren.

Her remains rest that High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, WV 25901, where the visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today and the funeral will be held at 12 noon Monday, with Rev. Joanne Treadway officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Great grandsons will be pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Lawrence Kessler

YAKIMA, Wash. — Lawrence "Stan" Kessler, 72, of Yakima, died Monday, October 8, 2012.

He was the son of the late John B. Kessler and Minnie Mae Kessler of Hico, W.Va.

Stan lived in the Yakima Valley for more than 33 years. He worked as a mechanic and carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Kessler of Yakima; two sons, Thomas E. Kessler (Linda) of Fayetteville, W.Va., and John Kessler (Pat) of Atlanta, Ga., and sister Shirley Keffer (Jimmy) of Baltimore, Md.; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside inurnment was held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, in Terrace Heights Memorial Park Yakima, WA.

Submitted by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Barbara Jean Wallace Korn

FAYETTEVILLE — Barbara Jean Wallace Korn, 70, of Rt. 1, Fayetteville, died on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born June 26, 1942 at Kingston, W.Va., she was the daughter of Gloria Hyden Wallace of Gatewood Road, Fayetteville, W.Va. and the late Orlan B. Wallace.

Barbara was an active member and singer at the Harvey Chapel United Methodist Church and was very appreciative of her loving “Church family.”

She had worked at Tom's Carryout and Helen's Delicatessen both in Oak Hill as well as Medical Disposals in Marietta, Ga.

Her husband, Harry Edwin "Ed" Korn and a son, David "Babe" Austin Jr. preceded her in death, as did her grandparents, William and Lula Armstrong Hyden and Arthur and Roda Aaron Wallace.

Survivors include a daughter, Ella Helmick and husband, Rick, a granddaughter Holly Durham and a great granddaughter, Katelynn Durham all of Oak Hill, one step-daughter, Muriel Robin Korn Kiester of Michigan, three step-sons, Paris Korn, David Korn and Charlie Korn all of Michigan, a brother, Orlan Wallace Jr. of Gatewood Road, sister, Carolyn Sue Riggs of Hilltop, six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

There was nothing more important to Barbara than her family. She dedicated her life to taking care of everyone and never hesitated to lend a hand. Known as “Mommy” to Holly and Big Maw-Maw” to Katelynn, she was a loving woman whose kindness and courage will be sadly missed.

Funeral services will be on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Robert Pauley and Connie Holly officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Bowers Hospice House and Raleigh Regional Cancer Center for their loving care.

Memorial donations may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


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