The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 2, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012


Lillian R. Blankenship

Lillian Rockwood Blankenship, died Monday, Oct 1st, 2012, at 3:19 p.m. at her home on Lilly Street in Beckley.

A rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the George W. Seaver Chapel. Lillian will be in repose from 6 to 8 p.m. where her friends may visit her.

The Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 7th, at 3  p.m. Lillian will be laid to rest in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery at Monte Vista Park in Bluefield.

Arrangements are being handled by the Seaver Funeral Home, 1507 N Walker Street, Princeton.

Glen Donald DeHaven

BUCKEYE — Glen Donald DeHaven, 59, of Buckeye passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012,

He has graciously donated his body to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Online condolences may be made at

Information was submitted by Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye

Jonathan Chad ‘Jarhead’ Ferris

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. — Jonathan Chad Ferris, aka Jarhead, 30, of Falling Waters, passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Cumberland, Md.

Born, February 1, 1982, in Beckley, to John C. Ferris of Hagerstown, Md. and Debra J. McClain Williams of Williamsport, Md.

He was a 2000 graduate of South Hagerstown High School Hagerstown, Md.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in the 2nd Battalion 2nd Marine Division with two tours in Iraq in the Infantry.

He was employed as an Electrician with IBEW Local No. 307.

He was recently promoted to president of the Virginia Chapter of the Avengers Motorcycle Club. He was also Past Vice President of the Maryland Chapter of the Avengers Motorcycle Club.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 10 Clopper Michael Boonsboro, Md.

Besides his parents, survivors include his fiance’, Krystal L. Gale and their expected son of Falling Waters; step father, James Williams of Williamsport, Md.; sister: Holly J. Seitz and her husband Eric and their daughter Emma of Wacoma, Iowa; maternal grandmother, Nancy D. McClain of Rochester, N.H.; paternal grandparents, Gene and Bobbie Ferris of Crab Orchard.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md.,  on Friday, October 5, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Friday for the convenience of family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 11 a.m.  with Pastor Thom Smith officiating. Military services will be provided by Amvets Post No. 10 and Marine Corps League of Hagerstown, Md. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to: Trust Fund at M&T Bank for his unborn son.

Online condolences may be made to the family at:

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