The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 31, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Alex Dwain Crookshanks

CLINTONVILLE — Alex Dwain Crookshanks, 52, of Clintonville, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Born July 12, 1961, he is preceded in death by his mother, Lois.

He leaves behind his wife, Rhonda; son, Al and daughter, Daisy. Also his dad, Alex (Buck) Crookshanks; brother, John and wife, Tammy of Greencastle, Pa.; three sisters, Sue Berry and husband, Roger of Sam Black, Lucy Shortridge and companion, Dennis Vaughn of Clintonville, Tina Forren and husband, Randy of Dawson. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.

Graveside service and burial will be Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Wallace Memorial Gardens, Clintonville., with Pastor Vince Deeds officiating.

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.


Juanita Ennis

Juanita Ennis, 48, of Meadow Bridge, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

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


Patricia ‘Patti’ Foley

Patricia “Patti” Foley, 50, of Cool Ridge, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, July 28, 2013.

She was born on May 29, 1963 in Rhode Island. She is preceded in death by her father, Jerry Miser and sister, Diana Stroupe.

She leaves many behind to cherish her memory including her husband, David Foley of Cool Ridge, mother Jean Moneypenny and husband Lane; sister Norma Blevins and husband Gregg. Also, her daughters Tabatha Malott and husband Brian of Cool Ridge, Kassie Sturgill of Beaver, and her son John “L.J.” Cox and wife Kim of Flat Top. Also daughter Angie Petty and husband Bob. She cherished her grandchildren, and she will be honored through them. Her grandchildren include Annabelle Sturgill, Matthew Malott, Logan Malott, Marcus Sturgill, KJ Cox, Peyton Malott, and Elizabeth Petty. Also remembering her will be her Aunt Wanda Williams and husband Anthony. Her legacy will also be remembered by several nieces and nephews and many loving friends.

Patti obtained a Master’s degree in nursing and truly loved helping people. She spent a large part of her career aiding veterans and was a large supporter of the armed forces. She enjoyed reading, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren to whom she was known as “Neena”. She was adored by them and will be missed greatly. She will be remembered by the special bond she had with each of them. She loved animals and leaves behind her beloved dog, Cindyanne.

Services to celebrate her life will be Friday, August 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel. Reverends Charles Lilly and Philip Farrington will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Family will be serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home in Shady Spring.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in honor of Patti. These can be made to the Patricia Foley Memorial Fund at City National Bank.

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

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Rd., Shady Spring.


Rev. Robert James Hansford Sr.

For God so loved the World that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

 — John 3:16

Rev. Robert James Hansford Sr., 83, of Coal City, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 29, 2013 after courageously fighting a long illness with his loving family by his side.

Robert was born in Kentucky on January 8, 1930, to the late John and Jessie Patton Hansford.

He was a devout Christian who gave his heart to Jesus in 1969. He was a member of the Grassy Banks Community Church in Josephine and had served as the Sunday school teacher of the Adult Class for many years. He became an Ordained Minister in May 1977 receiving his Marriage Rites Authorization in June 1977, and was a graduate of the Institute of Biblical Studies.

Robert had 39 years of experience as a coal miner before finally retiring from The New River Coal Company in 1985. After his retirement, he enjoyed being in his garage working on cars and four wheelers. He also enjoyed taking his precious dog Rebel to the Post Office each day.

He was preceded in death his two brothers, Morris Hansford and Marvin Hansford and two sisters, Janet Parker and Sue Crump.

Survivors include his loving wife with whom he just celebrated 63 years of marriage, Lorene, seven children, Danny and his wife Collette of East Gulf, Robert Jr. of Coal City, Randy and his wife Libby of Flat Top Lake, Tressa White of Coal City, Cheryl Bell and her husband Jim of Coal City, Scott and his wife Diana of Coal City and Tina Price and her husband James of Coal City. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, sisters Marlene Cunningham and her husband Ed of Rhodell and Jonalee Tyree and her husband Ron of Beckley.

Special Thank You to Hospice of Southern WV for great care, and also to long time doctors, Dr. Jebran G. Karam, MD and Dr. Maria R. Boustani, MD.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday August 1, 2013 in the chapel of  Blue Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Coalson officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Pallbearers will be Randy M. Hansford, Isaiah Hansford, Timothy Hansford, Robert Hansford III, Jimmy Bell, and James Price.

Family will receive friends from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.


Jack Hicks

GREENWOOD, S.C. — Jackie “Jack” Hicks, 67, formerly of Lansing, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013.

A private graveside service will be held at the Hicks Family Cemetery, Lansing.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Hicks family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.


Peggy Gean Hoadley

VICTOR — Peggy Gean Hoadley, 69, of Victor, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, following a long illness.

She was born Oct. 26, 1943, in Lovers Leap, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late Thomas Adams and Frances Bartrum Adams.

Mrs. Hoadley was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church of Hopewell, she was a dietary aide working much of her life in local nursing homes.

Peggy is survived by her husband, David Simms; daughters, Shelly Skaggs of Tennessee, Sandy Singh of Ohio and Robin Ford of Victor; sons, Mark Hoadley of North Carolina and David Simms of Victor; a brother, Dale Adams of Victor; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Simms Family Cemetery on Saturday Road at Victor.

There will not be any visitation.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.


Billie Woodrow ‘Shaw’ Keeney Jr.

CYCLONE — Billie Woodrow “Shaw” Keeney Jr., 68, of Cyclone, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013.

Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the New Life Church, Jesse, W.Va., with Bro. Benny Osborne officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 5 p.m. until service time at the church on Thursday. Following the services he will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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


Rev. Beverly Brookfield Kinraide

SHARON, Mass. — The Reverend Beverly Brookfield Kinraide, 71, died peacefully on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at her home in Sharon, surrounded by her family. She was cared for with compassion in her final months by the nurses and staff of Old Colony Hospice.

She was married 48 years to Thomas B. Kinraide. Beverly was raised in Sharon and graduated from Sharon High School. She earned an Associate’s Degree from Colby Jr. College in NH and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Boston University. Later she earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies.

Beverly was ordained a Unitarian Universalist minister in 1992 and served the New River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Beckley, for many years. Beverly and Thomas lived in several states including Colorado and West Virginia for many years before retiring to Sharon two years ago to be near her family. Beverly was a kind and giving person who opened her home as a shelter for children and adult women in need. Her many passions included work with children and youth, choral music, community theater, the Unitarian church, Girl Scouts, public radio, and travel. She was an advocate for the environment and for social justice — the latter reflected in her participation in the establishment of a women’s shelter in West Virginia. Above all, she enjoyed time with her family.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, her daughters Jerusha Vogel and Rebecca Kinraide, and her grandchildren Duncan, Matthew, Adric, and Eowyn. She was much beloved by her siblings Donald, David, Jane, Susan, and the late Lt. Douglas H. Brookfield, USAF. She will be buried in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Sharon near her parents, Donald and Phyllis Brookfield, and her brother Douglas.

Family and friends are invited to an informal gathering at her home, 30 Highland Ave., Sharon on Friday, August 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. A formal Memorial Service will be held on September 21 at the Unitarian Church of Sharon.

Those wishing to honor Beverly’s memory may lend their support to Girl Scouts, Public Radio, or The Nature Conservancy.

Obituary and Guestbook at the Farley Funeral Home Website


Clara Bell Kirk McMillion

FRANKFORD — Clara Bell Kirk McMillion, passed away Monday, July 29,2013, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after an extended illness. Clara had been a resident at the Autumn Way Assisted Living for three months.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 49 years, William A. (Bill) McMillion of Frankford; her sons, Jeff (Kim) of Tazewell, Va., Greg (Deanna) of White Sulphur Springs, Billy (Sheri) of Frankford.

Clara (Mamaw) was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren: Allie, Shawn, Tyler, Connor and Adam and three step grandchildren, Anna, Tanner and Abby Richmond and Shawn and Connor’s mom, Jackie Winebrimmer of Gap Mills.

Clara is also survived by three brothers, Russell Kirk (Jean Clarkson) of Gap Mills, Buddy (Tina) Kirk of Baltimore, Md. and Hamp (Donna) of Union; a sister, Ela Mae (Earl) Ripley of Gap Mills. Clara loved her many nieces and nephews.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents, the late Herman and Lucy Kirk and four brothers, Lowell, Robert Lee, Lawrence, James and three sisters, Rosie Walker, Violet Dowdy and Kathleen Kirk.

Clara was a member and attended Shuck Memorial Baptist Church, Lewisburg. She loved to cook and bake and retired from the Greenbrier County Board of Education as a cook for 32 years at Frankford Elementary School and then at Greenbrier East High School.

Visitation will be Thursday evening, Aug. 1, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at the funeral home in Lewisburg, with the Revs. Ron Miller and Jonathan Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the Morningside Cemetery at Renick.

Contributions can be made to the Shuck Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 210 Washington St., Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Pleas send online condolences by visiting

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.


William Edward ‘Bill’ Menefee Jr.

William Edward “Bill” Menefee Jr., 78, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Hopewell, Va.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Margie Marie Miller

WILKINSON — Margie Marie Miller, 83, of Wilkinson, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan, with Pastor Paul Ray Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Logan Memorial Park at McConnell.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her funeral services.


Bertha W. Prewitt

Mrs. Bertha W. Prewitt, formerly of Beckley died Tuesday, July 23, 2013.  

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013, at the Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor Chapel, 748 South Fayette Street, Beckley, with Rev. Jon M. White officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral parlor.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 1000 Bethune Drive, Orlando, FL 32805.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Ronald ‘Rondal’ Ray Shifflett

CORNELL, Wis. — Ronald (Rondal) Ray Shifflett, formerly of Oak Hill, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home in Cornell.

Funeral service will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, at a later date.


Anrek Shey Steele

PINEVILLE — Anrek Shey Steele, 5 month old son of Samuel Steele and Megan Audet, of Pineville, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013.

A celebration of Anrek’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013 in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Ernest Francis officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Tilley/Tolliver Cemetery, Cabin Creek.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Services of Pineville is serving the Steele/Audet family.


David Eugene Tuckwiller

LEWISBURG — David Eugene Tuckwiller, 90, of Lewisburg, passed away July 29, 2013.

He was born April 24, 1923, in Ronceverte, W.Va., the 4th of seven children born to the late Eugene Anthony Sr. and Margaret Phillips Tuckwiller.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Grace Anne Keyser Tuckwiller; brother, E. A. “Shine” Tuckwiller Jr.; sisters, Elizabeth T. Peck, Helen T. Shaffer, Rachel T. Provence, Phyllis T. Proffitt; son-in-law, Walter R. Bell, II; and great grandson, Ryan Anthony Weldon.

He is survived by his children: Alice Carol Tuckwiller, Roanoke, VA; Ellen T. Bell, Lewisburg, WV, Ed (Sandy) Tuckwiller, Lewisburg, WV; Robert (Janet) Tuckwiller, Newport, VA; and Meg (John) Munton, Roanoke, VA; grandchildren: Elizabeth Anne Bell-Slone, Kathy (Eric) Weldon, David (Laura) Tuckwiller, Ross (Jenny) Tuckwiller, Kelly Tuckwiller, Amelia Tuckwiller, Gloria Tuckwiller, David Allen (Deliah) Munton, and Michael Munton; great grandchildren: Christian, Caleb, and Seth Sloan, Meghan Weldon, Haley and Michael Munton; sister: Kita T. Schmidt; sisters-in-law: Phyllis H. Tuckwiller and M. Emily Keyser; brother-in-law: William D. Shaffer; 24 nieces and nephews, and numerous other cousins and relatives. He was a proud West Virginian, Greenbrier Countian, and Mountaineer fan. He was a wonderful Dad, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to many.

He attended West Virginia University for two years before being called to serve in the military. From 1943-1945, during WWII, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force’s 8th Air Force, in the European Theater, as an engineer/waist gunner on B-24 Liberators (Heavy Bomber), completing 29 missions. During his lifetime he sold cars for the family-owned Lewisburg Motor Company (Ford); he was a 4-H Leader; he served as Greenbrier County Sheriff from 1957-1960; was one of the first Trustees of the Greenbrier County Youth Camp in 1953, serving as Trustee for many years; he was owner/operator of Lewisburg Service Station (Pure Oil and Union 76); supervisor of the Greenbrier Valley Soil Conservation District for 18 years, Vice President (1977-78) and President (1979-80) of the West Virginia Soil and Water Supervisors Association; Director with the State Fair of West Virginia for 23 years; and owned and operated Valley Appraisal Services as a Real Estate Appraiser. He was a lifetime member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

The family wishes to thank Kathy, Shannon, and Karen for the excellent care they provided during these past months, and the staff of the HospiceCare, Inc. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter, 1601 Second Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387; HospiceCare, Inc., 223 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901; Calvary Cemetery Association, c/o Harold Ryder, RR 02, Box 321, Lewisburg, WV 24901, or to a charity of your choice.

A family visitation will be Friday, August 2, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, Richlands, WV. Interment with Military Honors will immediately follow in the church cemetery.

Please send online condolences by visiting

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.