The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 12, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, October 12, 2013


Dolores Noroskey Rush

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dolores Noroskey Rush of Chesapeake was interred at 2 p.m. on October 6, 2013, in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Dolores is survived by husband, William Rush; daughter, Carol West of Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Helen Noroskey Wriston; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A prayer service was held by Sam Lambert, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.

High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

James Allen ‘Tim’ Weatherby

CINCINNATI, Ohio — James Allen “Tim” Weatherby, 62, formerly of Scarbro, passed away Oct. 3, 2013.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 12, in Cincinnati, Ohio. A viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, followed by a brief service at the Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor Chapel in Beckley. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Beckley, following this service.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Janet K. Weaver

MULLENS — Janet Kay Weaver, 75, of Mullens, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Mullens Pentecostal Holiness Church. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Isom James Williams

MONTCOAL — Isom James Williams, 76, of Montcoal, died Monday, October 7, 2013, at the Heartland Nursing Center, Beckley.

He was born June 7, 1937, at Clear Creek, W.Va. He was a retired coal miner and member of the UMWA with 27 years of service.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Wanda Lee Williams; sons, Isom Williams Jr. and wife, Rosemary, of Seagrove, N.C., Michael Williams and wife, Betty, of Naoma, Timmy Williams and wife, Julie, of Keyser; brothers Wilbert Johnston of Asheboro, N.C., Sylvester Johnston of Asheboro, N.C., Leroy Johnston of Summersville, W.Va., John Williams of Maplefork, W.Va.; sisters, Janet Casey of Robinson, W.Va., Teresa Price of Riverside, W.Va., Margaret Price of Fayetteville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Marcos Miranda of Denton, N.C., Stephanie Johnson of Randleman, N.C., Christopher Miranda of Seagrove, N.C., Evin Williams of Keyser, Justin Kuhn of Keyser, W.Va., Michael Williams Jr. of Naoma, W.Va., Jimmy Williams of Naoma, W.Va.; seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2013, in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with Clergy Billy Waddell Jr. officiating.

A visitation will be held one hour before the service. Mr. Williams’ request was for cremation.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Ralph Workman

TAPLIN — Ralph Workman, 44, died Oct. 9, 2013.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Landville Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. David Campbell and Dale Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Online at

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Text Only