The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 10, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, October 10, 2013


Aaron Austin

Mr. Aaron Austin, 70, of Beckley, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Michael E. Bannon Sr.

ALLEN JUNCTION — Michael E. Bannon Sr., 55, of Allen Junction, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Charleston Area Medical Center

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Bannon family.

Clarence M. ‘Roe’ Carver

EDMOND — Clarence M. “Roe” Carver, 93, of Edmond, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013, following a long illness.

Clarence was born May 19, 1920, at Edmond, he was the son of the late Aaron and Lillian Carver.

He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Betty Lou Ritter Carver.

Roe was a coal miner for 30 years plus. He was the last remaining survivor of his immediate family.

Survivors are his wife of 74 years, Martha J. Carver; three daughters, Mary L. Wynes of Arlington, Va., Marcella A. Sine and Alvin of Hardy, Va., Betty J. Legg and Harold (Buzzy) of Lookout; four sons, Randolph M. Carver and Martha R. of Edmond, James E. Carver of Corliss, Larry M. Carver and Pam of Hico, Charles D. Carver and Jeanette of Edmond.; 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor with Rev. Harold (Buzzy) Legg officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Richard Givens Sr.

HINTON — Jack Richard Givens Sr., 87, of Madams Creek, Hinton, died Monday, October 7, 2013, at Main Street Care, Hinton following a short illness. 

Born February 12, 1926 in Charleston, W.Va., he was the son of the late George and Emma Martin Givens.

Jack was a retired coal miner and member of the United Mine Workers. He was a veteran of the Navy and also the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hinton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Rowsey Givens in 2011. Also by a son, Jack R. Givens Jr. and a sister, Betty Maynard. 

Survivors include a son, Franklin Ray Givens of Tenino, Wash., a daughter, Beatrice Givens and husband Alexander Anderson of Spanaway, Wash.; one brother, George Givens of Jumping Branch; four grandchildren, Amber Parks, Mindy Morales, Jack Givens III and Jamie Doyle; four great grandchildren, Jamie and Elizabeth Givens, Armond Givens-Morales and Tabitha Givens-Morales. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Butch Honaker officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Claudia Mae Green

FIRECO — Mrs. Claudia Mae Green, 86, of Fireco, died Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Services will be noon Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Heart of God Ministries 1703 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley with Bishop Fred T. Simms and Elder William Catus officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until time of services.

Online condolences may be sent to durganfuneralhome1@frontier.com

Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Leon Hill

GLEN FORK — Thomas Leon Hill, 53, of Glen Fork, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness.

Born February 7, 1960, at Mullens, he was the son of the late Joseph Dempster Hill and Anna Mae Bailey Hill.

Thomas was of the Pentecostal faith. He enjoyed computers, NASCAR, his dogs, and being with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Hill and Bobby Hill and a sister, Gaynell “Blue” Walker.

Survivors include his companion, Nora Belt of Glen Fork; three daughters, Amy Hill of Texas, Loretta and Tammy Bullins of North Carolina; his long time companion of 17 years, Patsy Bullins of North Carolina; three brothers, Jerry Lee Hill and wife, Linda of Saulsville, Frankie Hill and his wife, Carla of Crany and Eddie Hill and his fiancé, Cathy Smyth of Pineville; four sisters, Edna Francis and her husband, Roy of Glen Fork, Frances Summers and her husband, Billy of Glen Fork, Drema Spears and her companion, Robert Laxton of Turkey Dip and Judy Walker and her husband, Leroy of New Richmond.

He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Thomas’s life will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Sam Francis officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until time of the service. Burial will follow at the Glen Fork Community Cemetery, Glen Fork.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting www.calfeefuneralservice.com

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville, is serving the Hill family.

Bob Kimberlin

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bob Kimberlin, age 66, of Columbus, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Johnny Long

Johnny Long, 81, of Coal City, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013.

Born February 16, 1932, at Fireco, W.Va., to the late Edith Roark Long and the late Richard Andy Long.

Johnny was a lifetime member of the UMWA and enjoyed the woods, going ginsanging, watching sports and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Charles Michael Thomson.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 63 years, Selma Wood Long; daughters, Patricia Carol Harrah and husband, Barry of Coal City and Vicky Long of Coal City; a son, Ronald Long of Coal City; brothers, Kenneth Long and wife, Deloris of Great Falls, Mont., Marvin Long and wife, Athlene of Coal City, Richard Long and wife, Judy of Gold Hill, N.C. and William “Buddy” Long and wife, Patty of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Mary McGraw and husband, John of Fireco; two granddaughters, Melissa Dodson and husband, Norman of Coal City and Kimberly Long of Pemberton; two grandsons, James Thomson and wife, Jennifer of Daniels and Scott Long and wife, Jeannette of Fayetteville; great-granddaughters, Felicia Smallwood, Tori Thomson, Jessica Smallwood and Chelsey Long, Ivy Sesco; great-grandsons Chris Rife, Cody Rife, Johnathon Rife, Blake Thomson and Tobias Long; great-great-granddaughters, Skylar and AnnaBelle; great-great-grandsons, Peanut and Caytin; other family members, Angela Ruff and Emma Feijo, Joseph Fink, Colby Dameron; several nieces and nephews and extended family.

Services to celebrate the life of Johnny Long will be held 1 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Pastor Clarence Lee officiating. Following the services, Johnny will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.  Grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family noon until time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley is in charge of the arrangements.

Velma Sue Bailey McCoy

BRENTON — Velma Sue Bailey McCoy, 68, of Brenton, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Brenton Church of God, Brenton, with Rev. Lee Fischer officiating. In keeping with Velma’s wishes she will be cremated.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com

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

Opal May Morgan

ITMANN — Opal May Morgan, 75, of Itmann, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at her residence following a long illness.

Arrangements are incomplete at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Elsie Bernice Reynolds Pack

Elsie Bernice Reynolds Pack, 94, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion with Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.