The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 22, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Oct. 22, 2012


Thomas Robert Thompson

RICHWOOD — Thomas Robert Thompson, 66, of Richwood, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Holy Family Catholic Church, Richwood, with Father Dominikus Baok officiating. Interment will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Richwood. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church.

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

Norma J. Tilley

SABINE — Norma J. Tilley, 55, of Sabine, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Pastor Charles Tilley officiating. Norma will be laid to rest in Tilley-Tolliver Cemetery, Twin Falls. Friends may call from noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Eddie Lynn ‘Red’ Whited

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Eddie Lynn “Red” Whited, 81, of White Sulphur Springs passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Genesis White Sulphur Springs after a short illness.

Born July 1, 1931, in Replete, WV, he was the son of the late Basil and Nelva Robinson Whited.

Red was retired from WV Division of Highways where he served as Greenbrier County road supervisor for eight years. He served on the Greenbrier County Democrat Executive Committee and one term on the White Sulphur Springs City Council. He was a member of the Beaver Lick Hunt Club and Whatcoat United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey “Red” Whited, daughter-in-law Beverly, brother Richard, and nephew Stan Whited.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Zelma Persinger Whited; daughters Jennifer Burgess (Denny) of St. Albans, Judy Burns (Grover) of White Sulphur Springs; grandsons Ben (Meredith) Whited of Lewisburg, Whitney (Ali) Whited of Dawson, Neil Burns of Long Island, NY, John Burns of White Sulphur Springs; granddaughter, Holly Jo Burns of White Sulphur Springs; four great-grandchildren, Kaylee Hensley, Annie, Cora and Jobe Whited, and brother, Leon (Becky) Whited.

He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 22, at McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV, with Gerald Roberts officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 21, 6 to 8 p.m. at McCraw Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Greenbrier County Humane Society or a local food pantry.

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