The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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May 6, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, May 6, 2013


James E. Wilkerson

OWEN, Md. — Mr. James E. Wilkerson, of Owen, Md., formerly of Mount Hope, died Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Cleda Faye Williams

Cleda Faye Williams, age 76, of Artie, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born on October 28, 1936, at Artie, she was the daughter of the late Wayburn and Linnie Dunbar Williams. Cleda was a homemaker, and was a member of the Artie Church of God.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nova Williams and Gaylena Cyrus, and by a brother Herman Williams.

She is survived by a son, Brian “LittleMan” Holcomb and his wife Becky of Artie, Five Brothers, Jackie Williams and his wife Aline, Ronald “Boyd” Williams and his wife Jean, Buford Williams and his wife Lou, all of Artie, Teddy Williams and his wife Judy of Martinsville, Virginia, and Eddie Williams of South Carolina. Three sisters, Doris Stanley of Sycamore, Maxine Jones of McDowell Hollow, Kathleen Smith of Dry Branch, along with many loving nieces and nephews. Special thanks go to her caregivers, Becky Holcomb, Trina Williams, Elaine Williams, and Lou Williams.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Workman’s Creek United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Lawrence and Rev. Matthew Denny officiating. Burial will follow at the Workman’s Creek Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be sent to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV, in memory of Cleda Williams.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via our guestbook at

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

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