The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 15, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

James Dillard ‘JD’ Banther Jr.

LYNCO — James Dillard “JD” Banther Jr., 74, of Lynco, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

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The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Jerry Boshell

BELLEVIEW, Fla. — Jerry Boshell, 85, of Belleview, formerly of Kopperston, W.Va., died Saturday, October 6, 2012.

Jerry was the daughter of the late Montgomery and Minnie Manning.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Bill Boshell, and four brothers, Keith, Buddy, Dolin and Bill.

Jerry is survived by one brother, Dallas (Juanita) of Ozark, Mo.; three sons, Michael (Linda) of Kenova, W.Va., Mark of Orlando, Fla., and Jay of Belleview, Fla.; two grandsons, Mic (Kristi) of Kenova, and Hunter of Huntington, W.Va., and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Mikayla of Kenova.

She will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Beckley, by Pastor Jim Richards.

Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family.

Carl ‘Mel’ Cernuto

Carl “Mel” Cernuto, 73, of Crab Orchard, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

Mel’s going home celebration will be at noon Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with the Rev. Walter Leach officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Last Supper Garden, in Prosperity. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley.

Jerry W. ‘J.J.’ Cook Jr.

HINTON — Jerry W. “J.J.” Cook Jr., 36, of Hinton, formerly of Christiansburg, VA, entered into eternal rest Thursday, October 11, 2012.

Born June 15, 1976, at Christiansburg, VA, he was a son of Jerry W. Sr. and Debra Wood Cook of Christiansburg, VA.

He was a 1994 graduate of Christiansburg High School. J.J. was currently a CCT Paramedic for Summers Co. EMS in Hinton, WV; having been employed with Acadia Ambulance Service, Beaumont, TX, Louisiana EMS, Richmond Ambulance Authority, as well as volunteering with Blacksburg V.F.D. and Cave Spring V.F.D. He was an avid Virginia Tech fan, who loved motorcycle riding, fishing, life, alligator hunting, cooking, playing musical instruments and spending time with his parents.

Preceding him in death include his paternal grandfather, Quinter A. Cook Sr.; maternal grandfather, Fred J. Wood; and his uncle, James C. Tallant Sr.

Besides his parents, those left to cherish his memory include one sister, Ariel Cook; paternal grandmother, Louise Cook; maternal grandmother, Shelby Wood; aunts and uncles, Karen Wood Smith and husband Greg, Sandy Wood O’Berry and husband Grant, Ron Wood, Quinter A. Cook Jr. and wife Vickie, Linda Cook Tallant, Karen Cook Linkous and husband Timmie, Larry Cook and wife Kathy, Donna Cook and Chip Bryant, Darryl Cook and wife Veronica; extended family that he viewed as his brothers, Josh Jakupczyk, Zaid Ahmed, Mike Connell, Greg Connell, Steve Peto, and his EMS Families; a very special friend Ray Crewey, and the Summers County WV Emergency Medical Service. Numerous cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012, at the Harvest Baptist Church in Blacksburg, VA, with Pastor Gene Ziesel and Chaplain Mike Jarrett officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Christiansburg, VA.

Friends may call at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton, WV, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and at the Harvest Baptist Church, in Blacksburg, VA, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.

J.J. will be honored with full EMS services and the Summers Co. EMS Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Summers Co. EMS, P.O. Box 91, Pipestem, WV 25979.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

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