The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 1, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013


Elizabeth Christeen Jennings

Elizabeth Christeen Jennings, 84, of Beckley, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Born February 26, 1929, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Henry Wyman and Lola Hutchens Boblett.

Elizabeth was a retired Raleigh County School Teacher having taught at Institute Elementary for many years. She was a member of the Orchard Valley Women’s Club Degree of Honor, Senior Friends at Raleigh General Hospital and the Oak Grove Christian Church. Elizabeth loved spending time sewing, gardening and working in her flower garden.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Lowery Buford Jennings; sisters, Ruby Huffman and Mary Cathleen Scarafino; and brothers, Thomas, Willie (Ronce), Kenneth, James and Robert Boblett.

Survivors include her sister, Vera Snyder; brother, Muriel (Pete) Boblett; daughter, Frances Ilene Lavinder and her husband Forrest; sons, Lowery Wayne Jennings and his wife Judy, Ronald Howard Jennings and his wife Mary and Dennis Warren Jennings and his wife Kyoko; 9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Calfee Funeral Home with Pastor Kelly Gowan officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, December 2, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Calfee Cemetery in Mt. Tabor.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial donations can be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693, or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Kimberly Lanthorne

LOGAN — Kimberly Lanthorne, 51, of Logan died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

Her arrangements are incomplete with Honaker Funeral Home in charge of her services.

Annis ‘JoAnn’ Lilly

Annis “JoAnn” Lilly, 83, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

JoAnn was born October 24, 1930, at Artie, WV, to the late Jiles and Lula Stover Williams.

She loved going to church and was a member of the Workman’s Creek Methodist Church, socializing with her friends, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Lilly; two sons, Everett Lilly, Jr., and Jiles Lilly; and a stepson, Tennis Lilly.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Dianne Tomah and husband, Dennis, of Princeton, Maine; daughter, Laverne Wheeler and husband, Brian, of Beaver; daughter, Karen Lilly of Beckley; son, Mark Lilly and wife, Donna, of Midway; son, Daniel Lilly and wife, Sandy, of Beckley; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; stepson, Everett Allen Lilly and wife, Karen, of Beckley; stepdaughter, Ann Stetler of Beckley; a brother, Olan Williams; 3 sisters, Reba Harris, Maxi Pettrey, and Sarah Taylor; several nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

Services to celebrate the life of JoAnn Lilly will be held 2 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Sam Williams, Rev. Hank Williams, and Rev. Sandra Taylor officiating. Following the services JoAnn will be laid to rest at the Workman’s Creek Cemetery, Workman’s Creek.

Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is honored to be serving the Lilly Family.

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