The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 31, 2014

Obituaries — Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Margie Ellen Neace Allen

JESSE — Margie Ellen Neace Allen, 86, of Jesse, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco. Burial will follow in Cook Cemetery, Oceana.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Grant Bailey

OCEANA — Grant Bailey, 90, of Oceana, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

James Allen ‘Jim’ Ball

PIPESTEM — James Allen “Jim” Ball, 57, of Pipestem, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 30, 2014 at his home following a long illness.

Born October 18, 1956 at Hinton, he was a son of the late James W. “Jack” and Macel A. Berry Ball.

Jim attended Pipestem Southern Baptist Church. He was a 1975 graduate of Hinton High School and a member of the Hinton High School Football Team with honors. Jim was a former Deputy Sheriff of Summers County with four years of service and Chief of Security at Pipestem State Park with 29 years of service. He was also a former governor of the Hinton Moose Lodge.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Daniel and Pearl Berry; paternal grandparents, James Allen and Freda Hedrick Ball; one nephew, Chance Edward Harvey and father and mother in law, John and Imogene Meadows.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Ball of Pipestem; step son, Dowain Thompson and wife Kristin of Pipestem; step grandchildren, Amber and John Mark Thompson of Pipestem; two sisters, Norma Shumate and husband Butch of Pipestem and Elizabeth Harvey and husband Donald of Hinton; nieces, Rhonda Willey, Amy Richmond, Lisa Miller, Tammy Crandlermire, Mandy Grimmett, Kelli Adkins and Brittany Cochran; daughter in heart, Heather; brother in heart, Ricky Albert and brother and sister in law, Ronnie and Debbie Berry.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Roy Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Roles Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral parlors.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Verlon Mae Burgess

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