The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 22, 2012

Obituaries - Saturday, September 22, 2012


Tiffany Raelynn Browning

OCEANA — Tiffany Raelynn Browning, infant daughter of Teddy Ray and Ashley Toler Browning of Oceana, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at the Verner Community Church, Verner, with the Revs. Lucky Billy Browning and Allen Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Christian Family Cemetery, Browning Fork. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church.

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Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Alton A. ‘Tater’ Cales

LAGRANGE, Ohio — Alton A. “Tater” Cales, 77, of LaGrange, formerly of Hix, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 19, 2012, in Elyria, Ohio, following a long illness.

Born March 17, 1935, in Hix, he was a son of the late Preston Allen and Effie Richmond Cales and stepfather Hobert Williams.

Alton was a U.S. Army veteran and a longtime steelworker retiring with over 30 years of service. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, golf, sports and was an avid WVU fan. He also enjoyed a daily meeting with his retiree friends and taking care of his two beloved dogs Mojo and Yoder.

Preceded in death by his wife, Wilda Bennett Cales, in 2001; two brothers, Arlie Cales and Dave Cales; four sisters, Mary Wickline, Elinore Cales, Jan Cooper and Sadie Williams.

Those left to cherish his memory include his two daughters, Linda Schmidt and husband Dave of Wellington, OH, and Carla Simmons of LaGrange, OH; two sons, Randy Cales and wife Nelda of Emerald Isle, NC, and Brian Cales of LaGrange, OH; six grandchildren, Jason, Brandon, Colton Schmidt, Wesley Simmons, Preston Cales and Kailyn Cales; one sister, Genetta Humphries; three brothers, Alfred Cales, Jerry Cales and Roger Cales.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Tempa Baptist Church with Pastor Bobby Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Alderson Family Cemetery at Hix. Friends may call at the funeral parlors from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

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