The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 2, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012


Betty Irene Hancock

HOLLYWOOD — Betty Irene Hancock, 91, of Hollywood, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012.

Graveside rites will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Hollywood Cemetery at Hollywood, with the Rev. Don Trent officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

William R. Hundley

William R. Hundley, 75, of Oak Hill, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial was held at Good Hope Cemetery Hico.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., Ansted.

Gradie C. Legg

SMOOT — Gradie C. Legg, 74, of Meadow Bluff, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 29, 2012, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Ronceverte, following a short illness.

Born June 2, 1938, at Rainelle, he was the son of the late Gradie B. and Elva Perkins Legg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Jackie Lee Legg and a great-granddaughter, Bella Counts.

Gradie enjoyed hunting and training his dogs. He also liked to fish, and just being outdoors and up in the mountains.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Carroll Legg of Meadow Bluff; four sons, Dwight Counts (Karen) of Fort Worth, Texas, Charlie Counts (Tammy) of Beaufort, S.C., John Counts (Sonjia) of Mossy, and Karl Legg of Meadow Bluff; three daughters, Gwen Webb (Terry) of Meadow Bluff, Lisa Harmon (Neal) of Knoxville, Tenn. and Kimberly Legg of Barboursville; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

As per his wishes, his body will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, will be serving the Legg family.

Billy Ray McClung

FAYETTEVILLE — Billy Ray McClung, 45, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, September 26 2012, at home.

Born on December 30, 1966, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Bernard and Anna McClung.

Billy was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and graduated from the College of WV with an associate degree in Occupational Therapy. He was an outstanding football player. Previously he had worked for Lance, IGA, assistant manager for Subway, and was a former employee of Ben Franklin.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by uncles, Ray and Russell McClung; aunt, Lucille; and nephew, Craig Withrow.  

Billy will be sadly missed by his sisters, Carol Hypes (Michael) and Connie Rock (Kevin); brothers, Frank McClung (companion Sue), Donald McClung, Kenneth McClung (Mandy), and Fred Hill. He was a loving uncle to Steve, Jeremy, Whitney, Casey, Jacob, Bailee, Natalie, and Kennedy.

A memorial service with family and friends will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at Pleasant View Cemetery.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Billy’s family, you may do so by visiting our website at or cards may be sent to Carol Hypes at 136 Harding Subdivision Road, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

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