The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 2, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013


Chloe Neely

RICHMOND, Va. — Chloe Neely, 82, of Richmond, Va., passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in a Richmond, Va. hospital.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Ronald Edward Perry

Ronald Edward Perry, 81, of Beckley, passed peacefully into eternal life on Saturday, September 28th. Terribly missing Peggy, his wife of almost 54 years, he went home to be with her and Jesus after losing her nearly three months ago.

Ron, as most knew him, leaves behind three children: Kimberly Perry of Charlotte, N.C., Ronald Perry II of Mount Holly, N.C. and Rebecca Perry of Denver, Colo.

Ron was a member of the First Baptist Church of Beckley and enjoyed serving as a deacon and a Gideon. Ron graduated from WV Tech and served in the Air Force. He worked for years at the Social Security Office in Beckley. 

In his earlier years, Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing and tinkering in what his family lovingly referred to as his “workshop.” Often referring to himself as “MacGyver,” Ron loved to creatively solve problems and fix things around the house with materials he found at hand. In later years he enjoyed bird watching, planting flowers, herbs and once, a prize-winning tomato.

Ron’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service Thursday, October 3rd, at 1 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley. Visitation will precede the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. Doc Adkins officiating. 

He will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife Peggy in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. 

Arrangements are in the care of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

Donald Wayne Puckett

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Donald “Don” Wayne Puckett, 73, passed away at home Monday, September 30, 2013.

Don was born April 15, 1940, in Kilsyth, W.Va., the son of the late Hazel Charlotte Bibb Puckett and Charles Richard Puckett.

He was a member of First Christian Church of Charlotte. Don was a loving father and grandfather who loved his family. His love of music was a hobby and enjoyed sharing his music with family and friends. He has coached baseball with Winterfield Athletic Club. He was a charter of Windsor Park Optimist Club. Don worked for Life of Virginia Insurance Company and had been retired for several years.

Mr. Puckett was preceded in death by his brother, Charles S. Puckett and sisters, Margaret Beirne and Charlotte Bookman.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 1200 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC  28203.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2013, at First Christian Church, 1200 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203.

The family will receive friends at First Christian Church from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212.

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