The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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December 1, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013

Frankie Dale Collins

BRENTON — Frankie Dale Collins, 43, of Brenton passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

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

Edith Mae Barker Lively Collison

Edith Mae Barker Lively Collison, age 83, of Beaver, WV, passed away in her home Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

Born on July 7, 1930, she was the daughter to the late Harry Ross and Virgie Mae Lilly Barker.

Edith retired from the Bank of Raleigh (City National Bank) after 38 years as Assistant Vice President of the Bookkeeping Department. She was an active member of the United Methodist Temple and most recently attended Grace Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, reading, traveling and visiting with friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, William (Bill) Hatfield Lively, and three brothers: Dr. Harry Ross “Ray” Barker, Jr., James Clyde Barker and Edwin Lee Barker.

She is survived by husband, Sidney Burton Collison; one son, William “Ed” Lively; two daughters, Harriet Harry and Linda Murdock; three stepchildren: Terry Collison, Rusty Collison and Cindy Bartosh.

Edith is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kanawha Street location of Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home.

Services, conducted by Reverend Randy Atkins, will be held Monday, December 2, at 1 p.m. also at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home. Burial will follow immediately at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be: Matthew Lively; Michael Chaney; Mark Lively; Walter Fox; Steve Murdock and Anthony Banton.

Personal online condolences, floral arrangements and other expressions of sympathy may be conducted via

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

Keith Gardner Cook

RAINELLE — Keith Gardner Cook, 89, of Rainelle, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc., Rainelle.

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