The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 17, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, March 17, 2014


Jerome Stone

Jerome Stone, 89, of Purity Hill, Eccles, died Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Michael Sumner

Michael Sumner, 66, of Daniels, died Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Lila J. Upchurch

Lila J. Upchurch, 73, of Daniels, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014.

A celebration of the life of Lila J. Upchurch will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel in Prosperity with the Rev. Benny Harper and the Rev. George Garner officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, also in Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the funeral home for visitation.

In lieu of flowers the family will graciously accept donations at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other tributes are available to Lila’s family by visiting this obituary at

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

Ruth Williams

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Ruth Williams, 83, born December 3, 1930, in Beckley, died March 10, 2014, in Ft. Myers, Fla.

The darling wife of Jack Williams (deceased), she is survived by her six children: Barbara (Tom), Linda (Steve), Mike (Rita), Jack (Leslie), Eddie (Karen) and Melissa (David). She has 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Ruth recently lived at Barkley Place in Ft. Myers, previously at Jamaica Bay in Ft. Myers and in Tice, Fla.

Ruth was buried in Bougainvillea Cemetery in Avon Park, Fla.

Arrangements by Anderson Patterson Funeral Home, Fort Myers.

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