The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 22, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013


Larry G. Newman

On Sunday, Sept. 15th, 2013, our beloved Larry Gene Newman of the Upper Sandlick Community died at home. He was 56 years of age.

One of ten children, Larry was born on Feb. 16th, 1957, at Beckley. He was the son of the late Russell and Peggy Daniels Newman. His brothers Robert Neal, James Lee, Jerry Wayne and Russell Claud Newman have preceded him in death.

Larry leaves to cherish his memory his children, Misti Lynn Rhodes and her husband, Ernie L. Rhodes II of Falls View, Tiffany Rose Newman of Fayetteville, and Lora Jean Newman of Clear Creek.

He was blessed with six grandsons whom he loved dearly, Caleb Bandy, Ayden Rhodes, Conner Rhodes, Jasper Newman, Christopher Simmons II and Colton Newman-Simmons.

Larry’s surviving siblings are Deborah Akers, Mary McGrady, David Newman, John Newman and Brian Newman.

Among many nieces and nephews are his special nieces and nephews whom he loved and adored, Jennifer Limon and Jerri Lee Newman and Michael Newman and Brian Newman.

A special great-niece, Alyssa Toney, survives as well.

There will be no services.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley, WV.

Marcus Neil Rogers M.D.

September 6, 1942-September 18, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Marcus Neil Rogers, 81, of Bloomington, Ind., went to be with the Lord on September 18, 2013, at the IU Health Hospice House. Neil’s body is bequeathed to the IU Medical School for research.

Born September 6, 1932, in Forest Hill, WV, he was the son of Mark and Kathryn (Saunders) Rogers.

He graduated as Valedictorian of his high school class in 1950 and first in his class from Berea College in 1954. Neil earned his M.D. from West Virginia University and the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth) in 1958. Following medical school, Neil was commissioned into the Public Health Service, where he served the Navajo people in both Arizona and Oklahoma.

In 1965, Neil and his family settled in Bloomington, where he began a 22-year tenure as a physician at the IU Health Center, also assisting with IU sports medicine. After taking early retirement, Neil continued his career serving the community as a physician at both Prompt Care and Cook Medical Clinic.

In 1954, Neil married Dorothy “Dottie” Ellen (Skaggs), whom he met attending Berea College. Dottie preceded him in death in 1982. Neil married Helen Brown in 1983. She survives him.

Neil is also survived by his children, Stephanie (Don) Fantuzzo, Jennifer (David) Nicholson, Allison (Mark) Gallo and Mark (Bridget) Rogers, and stepchildren Sara (Jim) Kane, Jennifer (Kevin) Brown and Jade (Louisa) Brown. Neil’s legacy carries on with 9 grandchildren and spouses, 7 stepgrandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Neil is also survived by one brother, Robert “Ted” (Susie) Rogers of Hinton, WV.

Neil was a man of strong faith and a longtime member of Evangelical Community Church. A Memorial Service to celebrate Neil’s life will be held at the church on Saturday, September 28, at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the IU Health Hospice House (Bloomington) or the charity of your choosing.

Information submitted by Pivont Funeral Home in Hinton.

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