The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 12, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, October 12, 2013

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 following a short illness.

Born September 3, 1958, at Killeen, Texas, he was the son of the late Hannelore Rose Weber and Donald Roy Bannon.

Michael was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, being outdoors, target shooting and being with his family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Bannon II of Allen Junction and Thomas Burke of Wilmington, N.C.;  four brothers, Ronald Bannon, Donald Bannon, Bobby Bannon and Jerry Bannon, all of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Irene Hefferman of Lumber Bridge, N.C., and Rosemarie Krug of Alsfeld, Germany.

Family and friends may gather with the family at Mr. Bannon’s residence at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013, to celebrate his life.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting

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

Walter Caldwell

FAYETTEVILLE — Walter Edward Caldwell, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill.

Born on March 12, 1923, at Gatewood, he was the son of the late Jasper Ray and Nona Frances Withrow Caldwell.

Mr. Caldwell was a member of the Kesler Memorial Presbyterian Church in Hico. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII serving in the 71st Infantry Division and an original founder of Lafayette Post 149 where he served as Adjunct General for many years. He was a charter member of the Fayetteville Lions Club, the voice of the Fayetteville Pirates for many years, a graduate of Marshall University, and an avid script collector organizing the National Script Collectors’ Club. He was a retired agent with Nationwide Insurance Agency.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother, Ray Caldwell Jr., and one beloved sister, Frances Caldwell Woollard.

Survivors include his nephew, Robert Woollard II; one niece, Suzann Shumaker and her husband Gaylord; one great-nephew, Dustin Shumaker; a beloved friend Lionel Waters and his family; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the Dodd-Payne Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Pastor Jim Dempsey officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral on Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his honor may be made to the Kesler Memorial Presbyterian Church, Hico, WV 25854.

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Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

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