The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 16, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, March 16, 2013


Kathryn ‘Kitty’ Covey

Kathryn “Kitty” Ann Wood Covey, 83, of Timberland Road, Beckley, died Friday, March 15, 2013.

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Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Leslie Howard Davis Sr.

MAPLE FORK — Leslie Howard Davis Sr., 61, of Maple Fork, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Betty Jo Ellis

OAK HILL — Betty Jo Ellis, 80, of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born September 11, 1932, at Lego, WV, the daughter of the late Paul McCoy and Goldie Fitzwater.

Betty attended North Sand Branch Worship Center.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jimmie Smith Ellis in October 2012; two brothers Paul McCoy and Bobby McCoy; one sister Helen Spencer; son-in-law Ted Christian; and granddaughter Brittany Williams.

Those left to cherish her memory include four daughters Kathy Perry and her husband Wayne of Oak Hill, Debra June Christian of Morgantown, Vicki Lynn Bourogaa and her fiance William Baughcum of McDonough, GA, and Pamela Sue Kelly and her husband Ray of Scarbro; one brother Roger McCoy and his wife Louise of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Her remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, WV 25901, where the funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Ken Souder officiating and where the family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of service.

Entombment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Charles E. Ferrell

VICTOR — Charles E. Ferrell, 80, of Victor, passed away at his residence Thursday, March 14, 2013, following a short illness. Born November 22, 1932, he was the son of the late Jacob and Lena Mason Ferrell. Mr. Ferrell was a retired coal miner where he worked as a mechanic; he served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Trinity Assembly of God, Ansted.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Clarence, Claude, and Carlos Ferrell.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 60 years, Juanita Maxine Neal Ferrell, one daughter Sandy Underwood and her husband Tony, of Hico; one grandson Rob Underwood and his wife Michelle of Wytheville, Va.; three granddaughters: Sonja Bricker and her husband Bob of Connellsville, PA, Toni Hicks and her husband Andy of Lansing, Pam Sizemore of Louisa, KY. Twelve great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Trinity Assembly of God, Ansted, with Pastors Michael Angelona and Ronnie Eagle officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Friends may gather with the family from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc. Funeral Chapel, Ansted, WV.

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