The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 15, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013


Howard C. McClung

CANVAS — Howard C. McClung, 85, of Canvas, Nicholas County, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.

Funeral services will be at noon Monday, Sept. 16, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastors Damon Hanshaw and Paul Mateer officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery at Nettie. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral services Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

E. Velma McMahan

GASTONIA, N.C. — E. Velma McMahan, 90, died September 12, 2013, in Gastonia, after a short illness.

She was born in Nashville, Tenn., but spent most of her adult life in West Virginia. She was a longtime member of a number of Baptist churches including First Baptist in Beckley, Lincoya Hills Baptist in Donelson, Tenn., and Parkwood Baptist, Gastonia, and had served as President of the West Virginia Baptist Women’s Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur C. McMahan, her parents Lena and George Allison, her sisters Juanita Hearn and Marguerite Revlett.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Barbara of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Brian of Beckley; Paul and Becky of Belmont, N.C.; and Mark of Beckley; and grandchildren Janette, David, Cory, Shannon, Jacob, and Rebecca; a number of nieces, nephews, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was a skilled cook and homemaker and enjoyed hobbies of gardening, crafts, and Internet activities including developing her own web page and maintaining contact with many Internet friends.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, September 16, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, Townsend, Tenn. Memorial contributions can be made to World Hunger Fund, International Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230-0767, or the charity of your choice.

Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, TN, 865-983-1000,

Jean Roles Moomaw

SPOKANE, Wash. — Jean Roles Moomaw, 82, of Spokane, Wash., and formerly of Summit St., Fostoria, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013, in Spokane. She was born on February 2, 1931, in Beckley, West Virginia, to Joe and Pansy (Wills) Roles. She married Charles L. Moomaw August 29, 1953, in Beckley, W.Va., and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2003 before Charles died May 31, 2004, after a long illness.

She is survived by her son, Charles “Chuck” Moomaw of Spokane, Wash.; two granddaughters, Alyssa and Chelsea Moomaw; a brother, Jay Roles of Beckley, West Virginia; and a sister, Betty Wilson of Stokesdale, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Charles Moomaw; three brothers and five sisters.

Mrs. Moomaw was a 1949 Graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, W.Va., received her B.A. degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and an M.A. degree from Bowling Green State University. She taught for several years in Fostoria Schools system, primarily 3rd grade at Field School. She was a member of the Ohio Retired Teacher’s Association and Fostoria Glass Gallery.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Fountain Cemetery Veteran’s Memorial Chapel in Fostoria, Ohio, with the Reverend Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial followed in Fountain Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kaubish Memorial Public Library or American Heart Association.

Information submitted by Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801.

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