The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 22, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Audrey Belcher

RIPLEY — Audrey Belcher, 87, of Ripley, formerly of Clear Fork, passed Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.

Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Oceana is serving the Belcher family.

George O. Cales

George O. Cales, 84, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

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Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Almeda Grey Cochran

ORGAN CAVE — Almeda Grey Cochran, 87, of Organ Cave, W.Va., passed away Saturday morning, October 20, 2012, at Greenbrier Valley Hospital in Fairlea.

Mrs. Cochran was born May 7, 1925, in Buckeye, WV, and was the daughter of the late Morgan A. and Stella E. Fuller Fink.

Almeda was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and a Bible School Teacher. She also was a volunteer of the Meals on Wheels Program and volunteered at the Brier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Preceded in death by, other than her parents, a sister, Ruth Lance.

Survivors include husband Joseph M. Cochran; daughter Joyce Gray Lefebure and husband John of Hagerstown, MD; sons Gary Stephen Cochran and wife Susan of Tallahassee, FL, and Michael Joseph Cochran and wife Diane of Princeton, WV; sister Nyta Knight of Lewisburg, WV; brothers Morgan A. Fink, Jr., of Woodbridge, VA, and Sydney Fink of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren Patrick Michael Cochran of Lewisburg, Caroline Rachel Lefebure of NH, Elizabeth Marie Henning of Traverse City, MI, Rachel Alexandria Cochran of Boston, MA, Lauren Julia Cochran of Philadelphia, PA, and Michael Cochran of Boca Raton, FL; great-grandchildren Michael P. Cochran, Madeline Cochran, Joe Cochran, Caden Cochran, Grayson Cochran and Eva Grace Henning.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with the Rev. Mike Estep and Ms. Ella Dorsey officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.

Family will receive their friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2012, at the funeral home.

Following the graveside services the family and friends will be gathering at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church at Organ Cave for fellowship.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contribution be made to either Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, Rt. 2 Box 65A, Ronceverte, WV 24970, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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