The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 27, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012


Karen Lynn Foley Fortner

Karen Lynn Foley Fortner, 48, of Flat Top, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at home.

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

Aileen Ruth McGraw Janney

OAK HILL — Aileen Ruth McGraw Janney, 92, of Oak Hill, formerly of Pax, died on  Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hil,l with Pastor Doug Holley officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Robert ‘Pete’ Jones

MEADOW BRIDGE — Robert “Pete” Jones, 69, of Meadow Bridge, passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2012, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center of Ronceverte.

Born March 9, 1943, at Lawton, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harry Robert Jones and Mandy Frances Adkins.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Meadow Bridge, and a retired laborer from the Carbon Division of Mead-Westvaco. Pete was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved the outdoors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by step father, Roger R. Johnson; son-in-law, Michael Canaday; sister, Gladys Fitzpatrick, and two brothers, Roger “Joe” Johnson and Harry Jones Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Bryant Jones of Meadow Bridge; two daughters, Roberta Canaday of Meadow Bridge, and Candy Burdette (Jeff)  of Covington, Va.; three sisters, Dixie Bennett of Rainelle, Darlene McClung of  Quinwood, and Eva Mae Bumgardner of Meadow Bridge; two brothers, Loran Jones of Maplewood, W.Va. and Davey Johnson of Meadow Bridge; six grandchildren, Terrie Tolley (John) of Meadow Bridge, Tracy Canaday of Meadow Bridge, Darrin Burdette of Covington, Va., Derek Hanna of Covington, Va., Emily Burdette of Covington, Va., Brittany Canaday of Meadow Bridge; and three great-grandchildren, Alexis Burdette of Covington, Va., Laikyn and Levi Tolley of Meadow Bridge.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Buck Caldwell officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, W.Va.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening, Sept. 27, 2012 at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

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