The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 13, 2014

Obituaries — Thurssday, March 13, 2014


Duane F. Calloway

MT. HOPE — Mr. Duane F. Calloway, 60, of Mt. Hope, died Monday, March 3, 2014.    

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at United Missionary Baptist Church, 205 South Fayette Ave., Mt. Hope, with Rev. Phillip Copney officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may call from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to ritchie-johnson

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie& Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Sarah Gillespie

Sarah Gillespie, age 84, of Beckley, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Lorraine Diane Green

BLAND, Va. — Lorraine Diana Green, 61, of Bland, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

In keeping with Lorraine’s final wishes her services will be held private.

Online condolences and other tributes may be made to the family via

Arrangements with Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive  in Beckley.

Kermit Gunnoe

“And ye now  therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.“ John 16:22.

Before the dawn on the morning of Tuesday March 11, 2014, our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, entered the gates of Heaven to abide forever with his Heavenly Father.

Born on September 24, 1928 at Bolt, Kermit Preston Gunnoe was the son of the late Arlie Gunnoe and Maggie Manning Gunnoe.

Mr. Gunnoe was retired from  Peabody Coal Company and was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the US Army. He was a member of the Fairdale Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Combs, Irene Lafferty, Thelma Simerly, and by a brother Delmar Gunnoe.

He is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Eunice Acord Gunnoe; a son, Danny Gunnoe and his wife Diana of Rock Stream, N.Y., and a daughter Darlene Wright and her husband Jackie of Bolt. Four grandchildren, Adam Wright of Bolt, Melissa Prichard and her husband Caleb of Bolt, Tammy Salvatore and her husband Lee of Dundee, N.Y., and Shawn Gunnoe and his wife Amber of Granite Falls, N.C.; three great-granddaughters,  Karsey, Natalee, and Mylee Prichard; five great-grandsons, Cody, Shane, and Logan Salvatore, Ethan Gunnoe and Cooper Durham. Two sisters, Shirley Cox of Harper, and Pauline Payne of Pomeroy, Ohio; two brothers, Arthur Gunnoe of Harper, and Don Gunnoe of Mt. Hope. A host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends also survive.

Funeral services will  be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dean Adams officiating.  Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum in Beckley.

Friends may visit with the family from noon until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry .net

A special thank you to the staff of the Courtyard at Greystone. You treated him with kindness, dignity, and love. We will never forget you. May God always bless each and everyone who was involved with his care.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

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