The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 11, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013


William G. Lucas

On August 4th, 2013, God  gave William G. Lucas a new body after a long battle with cancer and other debilitating diseases. He was born to Hubert L. Lucas (b. 1906  – d. 1938) and  Brooke Hughes Lucas (b. 1909 – d. 2008) on December 20, 1937. He was a member of Christ Memorial Church in Holland, MI, attendee of LifeQuest in Holland, MI, Cross Roads Church in Bay Village, OH. He began his life as a member of Coal Marsh Missionary Baptist Church in WV, the oldest church in Raleigh County.

He was a lifelong member of the Ohio Society of CPAs, an Accounting and Tax instructor of two colleges. William had the honor of working for both Otis Elevator and Crucible Steel in Cleveland, OH, and was owner and operator of Western Foundry in Holland, MI, for 18 years.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley A Lucas; his daughter, Gwendelyn and  Dwight Williams, and grandchildren Brooke, Jordan, Garrett, and Krista of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; his son, Kevin and Dee Lucas, and grandchildren Christopher and Dellaney of Romulus, NY; and his son, Brian and Maggie Lucas, and grandchildren Dierdre and Jacob of Garfield Heights, OH. He is also survived by his siblings: Bob and Mary Lucas of Brunswick, OH; Mary Ellen Dalton of Anderson, SC; Dennis and Cindy Lucas of Quinton, VA, and Ruth and Carl Gehrman of Lakewood, OH. He left behind many friends and favorite cousins, too numerous to mention.

Entombment will take place in Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Relatives and friends may meet the family on Monday, August 12, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park.

Arrangements by the Dykstra Funeral Homes,, and by Melton Mortuary, Inc., in Beckley.

Michael Don Richmond

Michael Don Richmond, 45, of Coal City, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, as a result of an automobile accident.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

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