The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 13, 2013

Obituaries— Wednesday, March 13, 2013



Evelyn Brumfield

WHITMAN — Evelyn Brumfield, 82, of Whitman, passed away Monday March 11, 2013.

A Celebration of Life will be noon on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Central United Baptist Church of Logan, with Pastor Randy Skeens, Rev. Rocky Chafin and Rev. Drew Bledsoe officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

Friends may call on the family Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church.

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Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.


Mike Costelli

Lloyd Michael “Mike” Costelli, 58, of 216 South Vance Drive, Beckley, died Tuesday, March 12th, 2013.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, March 16th at 11 a.m. at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Monsignor Samuel Sacus will be the celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.


William Otis Dempsey

TIOGA — William Otis Dempsey, 76, of Tioga, Nicholas County, died Monday, March 11, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the White Funeral Home at Craigsville, with Pastor Bob Friend officiating. Interment will follow in the WV Memorial Gardens at Calvin.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Craigsville.


Charles B. Howard

Charles B. Howard, 82, of Dorothy, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at CAMC, Memorial Division Charleston, W.Va., after a long illness.

Charles was born December 6, 1930, to the late Elmer and Theodora Gilmore Howard of Swampscott, Mass.

He was retired from Newark Electronics in Mass. Charles proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for four years. He was an active member of the Dorothy Assembly of God Church, where he served as Deacon. He loved gospel music. His grandchildren were his pride and Joy.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 58 years, Janet; a son, Charles (Janie) Howard Jr.; four grandchildren, Angel (Danny) Davis; Patricia (James) Williams; Kara Howard; Justin Howard; four great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, March 14, 2013, with a celebration of Charles life beginning at 8 p.m. that evening  at the Dorothy Assembly of God, Dorothy, with Pastor Jerry Pauley and Chaplin Jim Ferrell officiating. Following the Thursday visitation and funeral, a graveside service will be held on Friday morning, March 15, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the morning at Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, W.Va., with  VFW Post # 5578, Madison, W.Va.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

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