The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 7, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, June 7, 2013


Aster Odell Kirk

PINEVILLE — Aster Odell Kirk, 72, of Pineville, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 following a long illness.

Born November 19, 1940 in Mingo County, he was the son of the late Edwin Pauley and Francis Gillman

Aster enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, target shooting and being with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Sarah Broom Kirk of the residence; a son, Marcus Kirk and his wife Jackie, of Princeton; a step-son, Barney Hood of Indian Land, S.C., and a grandson, Jordon Kirk of Princeton.

A celebration of Aster’s life will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2013 in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Richie Walker officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, Pecks Mill, W.Va.

Family and friends to serve as pallbearers

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting our website at www.calfeefuneralservice. com

Calfee Funeral & Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Kirk family.

James Henry Leftwich

James Henry Leftwich, 86, of Beckley, saw the setting of the sun on May 30, 2013. The sun rose for him on April 15, 1927.

James Henry was born to Oscar Leftwich and Nannie English in Jenkin Jones, W.Va.  In addition to his parents,  he was preceded in death by two daughters, Nannie Leftwich and Glaydine Webb; two sisters, Betty Timmons and Christine Clark; four nephews, Manuel Page, Deshone Dumas, Lorenzo Ashford Jr., Antwan Bowman Jr.; and one niece, Dominique Thornton.

James Henry was a U.S. Army veteran.  He did his stint in the coal mines of West Virginia at an early age. After moving to Ohio, he was a truck driver for many years.

Left to cherish his memory are one son, James Leftwich Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Gertrude Leftwich of Columbus Ohio; one brother, Curtis (Molly) Leftwich of Beckley; one sister, Shirley Wilson of Columbus, Ohio; three stepdaughters, Caroline Henderson, Jenny Winston, and Mary Ransom, all of Columbus, Ohio; one special granddaughter, Latalia “Cocoa” Harris.

Other survivor include his close companion, Sonia Cline; a special cousin, Ann Toney; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services will be held Saturday, at 1 p.m. at Welcome Baptist Church in East Park. Bishop David F. Allen will officiate.  Friends may call at 12 noon until services begins. American Legion Post 32, Honor Guard will perform military rights at the church.

Online condolences may be sent:

Arrangements are entrusted to Durgan Funeral Home, Inc., 1501 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

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