The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 13, 2014

Obituaries — Thurssday, March 13, 2014


Gail Martin

NALLEN — Gail Martin, 51, of Nallen, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at her home following a long illness.

Gail was born April 7, 1962 in Webster County and was the daughter of the late Larry and Patricia Darlene Clevenger Gearheart.

Gail was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband Jennings Martin of Nallen; one daughter Winona Marie Ward and husband Johnnie of Nallen and one son Donavan Frankln Williams and wife, Heather Leighann of Summersville; three sisters Jeletta Gearheart of Vermont, Debra Geraheart of California and Angela Holly of Nallen; two brothers Larry Gearheart of Vermont and John Woods of Richwood; and two grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted.

By her request her body was cremated.

Online condolences may be sent to

Wallace & Wallace of Ansted is in charge of arrangements.

Atheller Mae Minnis

MINDEN — Ms. Atheller Mae Minnis, 89, of Minden, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 after a short illness.

Born September 2, 1924 in Glen Jean, she was the daughter of the late Warden and Maggie Lavender Minnis.

Ms. Minnis was a domestic and a member of Minden Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Mc Villar and Warden “Tom” Minnis; three sisters, Lorene Minnis, Valara Wilson, and Inez Jones; two grandsons, Leslie Rose and John Steven Ferrell Jr.

Left to cherish precious memories are her children John Steven “Ricky” (Patricia) Ferrell of Kileen, Texas and Norma Jean Rose of Minden.

Funeral services will be 12 noon on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Spirit and Truth Ministries, 100 W. Main Street, Oak Hill, with Bishop Sam Calloway and Pastor L. Leo Riley officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Pea Ridge.       

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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