The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 12, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, October 12, 2013


Adam Blackburn Cooper

HERNSHAW — Adam Blackburn Cooper, premature infant son of Vicki Reed Cooper and Matthew Cooper of Hernshaw, W.Va., returned to his Creator in Heaven on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

Besides his parents, he is survived by grandparents, David and Ellen Reed of Madams Creek, W.Va., Reggie and Brenda Cooper of Cooperstown, W.Va., and Candy and Roger Miles of Kenna, W.Va. He is also survived by great-grandfathers, Cyril Eskew and Hillard Cooper, and two uncles, Michael Reed and R.J. Miles.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences and guest register at

Information submitted by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Peggy Sue Nutter Fox

ANSTED — Peggy Sue Nutter Fox, 78, of Ansted, died on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at her home.

Born July 28, 1935, at Ansted, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Beatrice Pauley Nutter.

Peggy was a homemaker.

Her husband, Ashley Fox, a son, Gary Fox, and a sister, Evelyn Stull, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Ruth Steele of Oak Hill, Jimmy Fox of Ansted, Judy Stafford of Ansted, Vickie McMullen of Ames Heights and Steven Fox of Ansted; one sister, Sherry Parrish of Oak Hill; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Fox’s body was donated to the WVU Human Gift Registry in Morgantown. There will be no visitation or service.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

James Freeman

RONCEVERTE — James Freeman, 90, of Ronceverte, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ronceverte.

Rebecca J. Jackson

LEWISBURG — Rebecca J. Jackson, 82, of Lewisburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Sylvia Lockett Marshall King

NEWTON, N.C. — Sylvia Lockett Marshall King, 99, of Newton, formerly of Beckley, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013, after a brief illness.

Born March 26, 1914, in Raleigh County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ellen Elizabeth Marshall and William Martin Marshall.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Eugene King, and her son Fredrick William King.

Mrs. King always enjoyed homemaking, reading — especially her Bible and most of all spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Merlene King Wall of Weddington, N.C.; son, Louis King Jr. and his wife Frances of Fisher, Ind.; son Robert Justice and wife Gloria of Suffolk, Va.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A commitment service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 13, in the Chapel at Blue Ridge Memorial Garden in Beckley. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Anyone preferring may give memorials to the Gideon’s International.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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