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

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

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.

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