The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 9, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rebecca Shannon Berry

HANOVER — Rebecca Shannon Berry, 88, a native of Baileysville, died Monday, May 6, 2013.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online at

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Evelyn H. Breckenridge

POWELL, Ohio — Evelyn H. Mitchell Breckenridge, of Powell, Ohio, a native of Stotesbury, W.Va., passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Interment will take place in Union Cemetery followed by A Celebration of Life Sevice at Friendship Baptist Church, 1775 West Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, May 11, 2013, with a visitation from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Service starts at 11:30 the repast will follow.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Isabelle Ridgway Care Center in memory of Evelyn H. Breckenridge.

Arrangements entrusted to Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace, 2500 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio.

Jerry Fink

Jerry Fink, age 73, of Crab Orchard, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley.

John K. Gieseking

John K. Gieseking, age 79 of Stanaford Acres, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

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

Arrangements pending completion with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha St., Beckley.

Theodore Goins

Mr. Theodore Goins, 68, of Beckley, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

John William ‘Johnny G’ Griffith

John William “Johnny G” Griffith, 49, of Pineville, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, in the Welch Community Hospital from a sudden illness.

Born June 27, 1963 at Mullens, he was the son of the late John Willard and Norma Lea Blankenship Griffith.

John was of the Pentecostal faith. He worked for STAT EMS for 16 years as chief mechanic and worked at Twin Falls State Park for 23 years. He enjoyed four-wheeling, driving his car and being with his family, including his work family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Ethen Ryan Adkins, a brother, Robert Woodrow Griffith and a sister, Delores Griffith.

Survivors include his wife, Derena Bishop Griffith of the residence; three daughters, Sabrina Sansom and her husband, Johnny II of Crany, Charity Lester and her husband, Shawn of McGraws and Savannah Christian of the residence; step-father, Ronald Sinecoff Sr. of Pineville; three brothers, Stephen Griffith and his wife, Lynn of Mill Creek, Timmy Sinecoff and his wife, Debbie of Pineville and Ronald “Poncho” Sinecoff Jr. of Pineville; five sisters, Sandra Zandlo and her husband, Victor Joe of Pineville, Elizabeth Ann Lafferty and her husband, Franklin of Pineville, Janie Fournier and her husband, Jimmy of Glen Rogers, Linda Adkins of Pineville and Christina Bailey and her husband, James of McGraws; six grandchildren, Jeremiah, Tristian, Dakota, Colten, Dillon and Lilly. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Christian Fellowship Worship Center, Pineville, with the Rev. Ernest Francis officiating.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday at the church.

 Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Griffith family.

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