The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

May 21, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Elizabeth J. Akers

Elizabeth Josephine Akers, 71, of Stephenson, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, in a Charleston hospital following a long illness.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com

Arrangements are incomplete at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Keith M. Billings

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. — Keith M. Billings, 75, of Round Lake Beach, formerly of Mount Hope, died Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 W. North Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL 60073.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill.

For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials to the Salvation Army or to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Darrell L. ‘Joe’ Bowles

FOREST HILL — Darrell L. “Joe” Bowles, 70, of Forest Hill passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, at his home following a long illness.

Born December 13, 1942, in Summers County, he was the son of the late Homer and Ruby Williams Bowles.

Preceded in death by three brothers, Arnold, Marion “Bud” and James “Jim” Bowles and two sisters, Charlotte and Diane Cales.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lillian Wickline Bowles; four daughters, Claudette “Renee” Lee and husband John, Laura Richmond and husband Ervin, Rita Richmond and husband Randy and Jodie Lee and husband James; one brother, Kennard Bowles; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday May 22, 2013, at the Williams-Richmond Cemetery at Tempa with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating.

Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors until time of departure to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Myrtle Fay (Cecil) Cassell

PINEVILLE — Myrtle Fay (Cecil) Cassell of Pineville, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

She was born on April 16, 1923, to the late Birda (Morgan) and James Cecil.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, William Cassell, brother James (Stuart) Cecil, and sister Mary (Jean) Steverson.

She is survived by her son James Cassell (Amy Craddock) of Raleigh, N.C.; grandson Jeremy Cassell of Des Moines, Iowa; neices Deborah Ramella (Monty) of Bluefield, Va. and Tammy Cecil of Bluefield, W.Va.; nephews James Cecil of Abingdon, Va. and Robert Steverson (Kelly) of Valparaiso, Ind.; and five great-neices and -nephews.

Myrtle worked as a bookkeeper until her son was born. Later, she was an Avon Representative in the Pineville area. She excelled in this work and won many sales awards over the years. Myrtle loved animals, especially birds, and was an avid reader.

In accordance with her wishes, no visitation or funeral service will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick Street, New York, New York 10014, Humane Society of the U.S., 2100 L St., NW Washington, D.C. 20037, or the library of your choice.

An online guest book and other information may be found for Mrs. Cassell at www.calfeefuneralservice.com

Calfee Funeral Service in Pineville, is serving the Cassell family.

Billy Castle

Billy Castle, 82, of Beckley, died Saturday, May 18, 2013 at his residence.

He was born May 12, 1931, in Manco, Ky., the son of the late Ralph H. and Jenna May Childers Castle.

Billy worked for 41 years as a baker for Giant Foods in Maryland and was shop steward for many years with the company. He was a member of Mt. Hope Assembly of God where he served as Deacon.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald and Jerry Castle and two brothers, Randall and Robert Castle along with two brothers and one sister who died in infancy.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty Jane Karnes Castle; two sons, Michael Castle and wife Kathy of Bowie, Md., and and William Castle and wife Dara of Gaithersburg, Md.; four daughters, Gwen Crawford and husband Marc of Victorsville, Calif., Vicki Castle of Beckley, Ella Palermo and husband Nino of St. Leonard, Md. and Robin Taback and husband Joe of Centerville, Md.; three brothers, James Castle and wife Gay of Takoma Park, Md., Ralph Castle and wife Gloria of Maple Fork and Larry Castle of Mt. Hope; two sisters, Barbara Tomlinson of Galloway, Ohio and Stella Stover of Oak Hill; 13  grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope, with Rev Jessie Parker officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to our website at www.tyreefuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home of Mt. Hope.

Freddie Jay Cline

HANOVER — Freddie Jay Cline, 42, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, with the Revs. Joaquine Ooten and Earl Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Justice Memorial Gardens, Justice.

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

Online at www.mountsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Billy Keith Cutlip

SUMMERSVILLE — Billy Keith Cutlip, 87, of Summersville, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville, with VFW Chaplain Gary Moore officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the East Lawn Cemetery at Canvas.

Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

E-Condolences: watersfuneralchapel@frontier.com

Barbara W. Davis

Barbara W. Davis, 66, of Maple Fork Road, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, from a sudden illness.

She was the daughter of the late Billy G. and Frieda Rogers Cadle of Beckley.

Barbara was a 1964 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and Charleston General School of Radiology. She worked as a technologist at Berkshire Orthopedic in Pittsfield, Mass., for many years. She was a member of the Cranberry Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband: Haven P. Davis II; sister-in-law, Jo Adail Stephenson and husband Gregg of Richmond, Va., sisters, Linda Hamilton and husband Robert, of South Point, OH, Cynthia Jane Jackson, of Beckley, and Sherry Demyan and husband Greg, of Beckley.  She will also be missed by several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, with Pastor Roger E. Pauley officiating.

Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

In lieu of flowers donations be made to Cranberry Baptist Church in memory of Barbara.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Dew

PALM COAST, Fla. — Raymond Dew, 88, of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Beckley, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

A graveside service was held Monday, May 20, 2013, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., with full military honors.

Donations in Raymond’s name may be made to the Council on Aging, St. Augustine, Florida, or the Marine Land Project, Gratitude America.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.Lohmanfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements were made by Lohman Funeral Home, Palm Coast.

Paul Thomas Goode II

OCEANA — Paul Thomas Goode II, 33, of Oceana, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Bro. Ricky Shrewsberry officiating.

Friends may gather with the family on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Goode Cemetery, Bud Mountain, W.Va.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Leonard Gordon Lacy

Leonard Gordon Lacy, 77, died Sunday, May 19, 2013. He was born March 5, 1936, in Beckley, to the late William and Genevie (Myers) Lacy.

He enjoyed throwing horseshoes and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a member of North Freewill Baptist Church and member of Local Union No. 57.

Leonard loved to play “Pac-Man” and watch Ohio State football games. He was retired from Big Bear Bakery and the Marzetti Company.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kara Hupp and four siblings.

Leonard is survived by his wife, of 55 years, Mary; son, Leonard G. Lacy Jr.; daughter, Deborah (Randy) Hupp; granddaughters, Rebecca Norris and Amber (Jon) Gabay; siblings, Robert, Charlie, Gertrude Carr, Mary Ellen, Juanita Meadows, Violet (Bob) Varney, and Francis (Marvin) Rawlins; special niece, Lisa Williams; special nephew, Jeffrey Clark; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday May 22, 2013 at the Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Rd., Columbus, Ohio, where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery.

Contributions in Leonard’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Visit www.schoedinger. com to share a favorite memory or photo of Leonard.

Flora Frances Amos Leek

HICO — Flora Frances Amos Leek, 96, of Hico, died on Monday, May 20, 2013.

Funeral services will be on Friday, May 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call from noon until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Janice Louise Cox Martin

KODAK, Tenn. — “Come unto me ye that Labour and are heavy laden — and I will give you rest.”

Janice Louise Cox Martin, 62, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, after a lengthy, painful bout with lung cancer.

She was born on June 9, 1950, at the home of her parents, Thomas Howard and Betty Jean Peck Cox, in the coal mining community of Micco, located in Logan County, W.Va.

Janice attended Mullens High School.

On July 25, 1967, she and Danny Martin quietly eloped and got married in Pearisburg, Va. Danny was in the Army and they moved to Killeen, Texas. After being married two years, their first child, Danny Lee Martin Jr., was born. Two years later, their daughter, Christina Lynette, was born. Janice was fortunate in that she was able to stay home and lovingly care for and nurture her children until they started school. Over time, Danny was transferred with the N&W Railroad to Kansas City, Mo., where they lived for two years — but Janice was so homesick. Mullens was always “home” for her. Danny was transferred back to W.Va. and they lived in Mullens until after both children graduated from Mullens High School. Danny also worked in Virginia and later in Knoxville, Tenn., where he retired from the N&S Railroad in 2000.  

Janice was a hard working individual with quite a sense of humor. She always took pride wherever she worked no matter what the job. Within the family, she was regarded as the “Queen of Clean” as she and Danny made a good pair in maintaining such a lovely home. She worked at the local library in Mullens and several restaurants in Mullens and Tennessee. She enjoyed the time she worked and the friendships she cultivated. She made lifelong friends and kept in contact with them no matter where she lived.

Janice was very proud of her children and their accomplishments. Christy became a Registered Nurse and Danny Lee an engineer on the N&S Railroad.  

She was preceded in death by her Mom and Dad; maternal grandparents, Fannie and Ballard Peck; paternal grandparents, James B. and Gertrude Cox, and many aunts and uncles.

Janice is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Danny Martin; loving and caring daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Keith Jones of Sevierville, Tenn.; loving son, Danny Lee Martin of Knoxville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Nikki and Jessica Martin; two grandsons, Joshua and Conner Jones; two brothers, James David Cox and his wife, Beverly of Mullens and Thomas H. Cox Jr. and his wife, Cynthia, of Tunnel Hill, Ga.; one sister, Lana Cox Shrader and her husband, Gail of Raleigh, N.C. She is also survived by a favorite cousin and wife whom she loved as a brother and sister, Marchell and Nancy Peck, Lilburn, Ga. She is also survived by her loving Mother and Father-in-law, Frances and Ernest Martin of Mullens; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Kenny Thorn, New Richmond; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Donna Martin, Mullens.

Other survivors are nieces and nephew: Victoria Vanover, Ryan Cox, Mandy Douglas and husband, David; Janice is also survived by former daughter-in-law, Rhonda Martin, and life-friends: Barbara Blankenship, Sharon Pack, Shirley Pack, and Joann Wilcox. She will also be missed by two special Tennessee  friends, Evelyn Cowan and Carolyn Patterson. She also leaves behind a host of other cousins and friends.

We have lost a very caring, generous person who meant a great deal to all of us. We shall truly miss her laughter and sense of humor. She dearly loved her family and she always enjoyed our annual family reunions, particularly those at Twin Falls Resort Park in W.Va. Our loss is truly Heaven’s gain — and she has joined her Mom, Dad and all those wonderful family members gone on before.

Janice wanted to say a special “Thank You” to her husband, Dan, for doing all the things that she could no longer do. He kept the household going! To Christy, no one could have had a more attentive, loving daughter. She was always there for all those crucial appointments and caring for Janice not only as a daughter but a nurse as well. She always enjoyed visits with Danny Lee, and all four grandchildren. Janice just loved her family and we shall miss her!

A special “Thank You” also to Vicki Kay and the employees at Girling Health Care, Sevierville, Tenn., for all the personal kindnesses extended to Janice. Special care was received from doctors and staff at Thompson Cancer Center and, Dr. Greggory Lemense, and Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J.L. Riffe officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.

At last she is at rest and free from pain.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com

The family of Janice Martin is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Grover Junior  Meadows

HINTON — Grover Junior Meadows, 63, of Hinton, died Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Graveside service and burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in the Martin Family Cemetery at Little Wolf Creek, with Minister Gary Adkins officiating.

Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Alberta Gore Mosley

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Mrs. Alberta Gore Mosley, 77, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Glen Jean,

died Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Funeral services will be will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Macedonia Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the church.

Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home, 2644 Wylie Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, phone, 412-621-9644, is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Zelma L. Osborne

CLINTONVILLE — Zelma L. Osborne, 92, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

James ‘Jim’ Laddie Pennington

DURBIN — James “Jim” Laddie Pennington, 75, of Durbin, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale, with Pastor David Plank officiating. Internment will follow with the Pocahontas County veterans honor guard at the Arbovale Cemetery Annex. The family will receive their family and friends on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale, is in charge of arrangements.

William B. Roark

William Barney Roark, 65, of Maben, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at his residence following a short illness.

Arrangements are incomplete at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Ernest L. Senters

RICHWOOD — Ernest L. Senters, 84, of Richwood, passed away Friday, May 17th, 2013, at his home following an extended illness.  

Ernest was born September 14th, 1928, in Barbourville, Ky., to the late Nathan and Addie Senters and formerly resided in Cawood, Ky. In addition to his parents, Ernest was preceded in death by his first wife, Jona Senters and second wife, Betty Shephard Senters of Richwood, his brother, Jack Senters of Hamilton, OH, and sister, Chelsea Warfield of Barbourville, KY.

Ernest is survived by his son, Ronny (Lucy) Senters of Bagdad, KY, grandsons, Ronald and Jonathan Senters of Louisville, KY, granddaughter, Megan Brazzell (John) of Avilla, IN and great-grandson, Aaron Brazzell. He is also survived by stepdaughters, Joyce Spencer (Michael) of Fenwick, Cathy Meadows of Marlinton, Susan Brewer-McComas of Gulf Breeze, Florida and step-sons, Henry ”Butch” Brewer II (Lisa) of Frankfort, KY, and Donald (Pam) of TN, as well as step-grandchildren, April and Sarah Spencer, Christopher Meadows, Andrew and Briana McComas, Henry “Bub” Brewer III, Sheri Dawn Cole, Alicia (Nick) Young and Angelina (Tyler) Davis; and one step- great granddaughter, Dixie Rose McComas.

Also surviving are brothers, J.E (Amanda) of Barbourville, KY, Clarence of Bryant’s Store, KY, William June (Lou Ella) of Barbourville, KY, Jim Dave (Jewell) of  Fairfield, OH, and sisters Sue (James) Smith of Gray, KY,  Mary Killion of Detroit, MI., and Jewell Couch of Hamilton, OH. Ernest also left numerous nieces, nephews and friends that mourn his passing.  

Ernest was a strong Christian of Baptist faith. He worked in the saw mills for 55 years of his life; the last 36 he was a dedicated and loyal employee of Georgia Pacific Lumber Company from which he then retired. Ernest was an expert craftsman and was well known for the beautiful wood furniture he made for family and friends. He also loved fishing and gardening with his wife and loved spending time with his family and friends.  

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 21st, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, 12 Railroad Avenue, in Richwood. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by funeral services on Thursday, May 23, at 2 p.m., at the Hampton Funeral Home, 2809 South U.S. HWY 25E in Barbourville, KY. Burial will follow at the Lay Cemetery in Barbourville.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions made in memory of Ernest to the Richwood Food Bank or the Richwood Public Library.

The family would like to thank the Simons-Coleman Funeral Home of Richwood, and Hampton Funeral Home of Barbourville, KY for their assistance.

James Scott Thombs

OAK HILL — James Scott Thombs, 48, of Oak Hill, died on Monday, May 20, 2013.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Brandon Smith officiating. Burial will be at Bibb Cemetery, Gatewood.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.