The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 18, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, October 18, 2013

Elmer Lee Brewer

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Elmer Lee Brewer, age 70, of Strongsville, Ohio, formerly of Beckley, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Born on April 4, 1943, in Mabscott, he was the son of the late Charles Elmer Brewer and Etta Dell Norman Brewer.

He was a former restaurant manager in Washington, DC, and had made his home in Ohio for the past 35 years.

Mr. Brewer was preceded in death by siblings, Joyce Johnson, Bill Brewer and Glenn Brewer.

Surviving are his sisters, Freeda Plybon of Jacksonville, Fla., Ramona Beasley and her husband Charles of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and Shirley Brewer of Beckley.

Graveside rites and burial will be conducted at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013, with Pastor John Jordan. There will be no visitation.

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

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Carrilyn R. Mullins-Carey

Mrs. Carrilyn R. Mullins-Carey, 66, of Beckley, died Thursday, October 10, 2013.

Born December 1, 1946, in Anjean, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Juanita Brooks.

Mrs. Carey was a correctional officer/grant writer and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Beckley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John Brooks, Stephen Brooks and Thomas Brooks.

Left to cherish precious memories are her husband, Nathaniel Carey of Beckley; her children, Aaric Mullins of Rockford, Ill., Justin (Aliya) Mullins of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Tanisha (Darrel) Hughes of Beckley; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2013, at New Hope Baptist Church, 305 Worley Road, Beckley, with Rev. Walter Leach, Rev. Walter Clay, Evangelist Damon Hamby and Rev. Akeem Carroll officiating, Justin Mullins will be the eulogist. Burial will follow in Trails End Cemetery, Clintonville.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Charlotte Florence Hennen Dye

Charlotte Florence Hennen Dye, a native of Wirt County, passed away Oct. 13, 2013.

Funeral service will be noon Friday, Oct. 18, at Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with Pastors Al Mendez and Joey Scarberry officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville. A gathering of family and friends will be 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday and also one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent by visiting

Arrangements by Long and Fisher Funeral Home, 6837 Sissonville Drive, Sissonville.

Alma Corrinne Lilly Harvey

NIMITZ — Alma Corrinne (Lilly) Harvey, 81, from Leatherwood Road in Nimitz, left her earthly home and entered into her heavenly mansion on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, where her husband, Donald, has been patiently waiting to see her again. She passed away at Raleigh General Hospital surrounded by her family.

Born on April 12, 1932, at Flat Top, she was the daughter of the late Laten and Nelda Lilly.

In addition to her husband and parents, Alma was also preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Martin; a niece, Kari Underwood Barnes; a nephew, Chance Harvey; two brothers, Eugene Lilly and Carlos Lilly; and two sisters, Betty Petrick and Gladys Adkins.

Her life was spent doing for others and expecting nothing in return. Actually, when you tried to return the favor, she would claim that there wasn’t a thing that she needed. Alma’s family meant the world to her and her pride and joy were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always snapping pictures of them and you would sometimes hear her say, “Come here, I want to show you something that is really awesome.” She would then show them something like a beautiful flower, an insect with bright colors, a deer eating peaches in the yard or even a rock that had swirls of color. And the child holding her hand would always be amazed at the treasure she found. She proved to her own children that you didn't have to buy gifts to give them; just sharing God’s beautiful creation and giving of your time to a child is the best gift to give.

Alma’s love for children led her to help her children start a youth program at The Lilly Reunion. Each August you would find her in the youth area passing out eggs for an egg toss, bandaging the knee of a child who had fallen or doing so many other things. She worked toward this one weekend out of the year all year round.

Alma is survived by three sons, Donald Edward Harvey (Elizabeth) of Hinton, James Harvey of Nimitz and Michael Harvey (Kelly) of Meadow Creek, and three daughters, Susan Weikle (Danny) of Nimitz, Karolyn Underwood of Lexington, N.C., and Mary Price (Ferris) of Wharton; a brother, Donald Lilly of Flat Top, and two sisters, Linda Allman of Lake Milton, Ohio, and Ardis Green of Beckley. Also left to mourn the loss of their “Mommaw” are 18 grandchildren, Lee Weikle, Christopher Martin, Kenneth Underwood Jr., Katerra Weikle, Kurtis Underwood, Kristi Darr, Justin Weikle, Heather Martin, Megan Browning, Brittany Cochran, Robert Michael Lilly, Dakota Price, Jordan Harvey, Jacqueline Harvey, Lilly Grace Harvey, Noah Harvey, Jessica Harvey and Julia Harvey. She also had 17 great-grandchildren who some affectionately called her “Mommaw The Great.”

Friends may pay their last respects to Mrs. Harvey at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors on Saturday, October 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Interment will follow at the Lilly-Crews Cemetery on Sandknob Road in Nimitz.

Alma’s children would like to thank everyone who brought food, paper products, drinks and money. A special thank you to those who have kept the family in your prayers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Robert L. ‘Bob’   Holliday

Robert L. “Bob” Holliday, 51, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013.

He was born February 18, 1962, to the late Robert Joseph and Betty Jo Lanham Holliday.

Those left to cherish his memory are wife, Crystal Crouse Holliday; children, Robert Holliday Jr. of Beckley, Jacquelyn Holliday of Beckley, Linsey Holliday, Candice Price, Derrick Crouse; sisters, Pam Lee and husband Richard of Phoenix, Ariz., Debi Anderson and husband Robert of Fontona, Calif.; brother, Ronald Holliday and wife Shelly of Colo.; grandchildren, Carmilla Price and companion Jerry Adkins, Kyra Thompson.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2013, at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Stanley Eugene Jones Sr.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Stanley Eugene Jones Sr., 71, of White Sulphur Springs, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the House of Prayer on Tuckahoe Road, White Sulphur Springs, with Pastor Joan Wilmer and the Rev. Greg Scott officiating. At his request, he was cremated.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.

Merelene Sue Kanode

RAINELLE — Merelene Sue (Susie) Kanode, 67, of Rainelle, formerly of Hines, passed away at her home Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

Born October 2, 1946, in Greenbrier County, she was the daughter of the late Merle and Virgie Hunter Miller.

Susie was a homemaker and attended the Orient Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her half brother David Gilkerson.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, James MaCarthur Kanode; her son James D. Kanode and wife Christina of Rainelle; her daughter Crystal Kanode of Summersville; a half brother Paul Gilkerson and wife Sharon of Roanoke, Va.; and four grandchildren, Colby and Kala Bunch of Summersville and Michael and Jacob Kanode of Rainelle.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19, in the Orient Hill Baptist Church with Pastor David Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery at Carl.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the church.

Online condolences at

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Easter Mae Cook Lusk

OCEANA — Easter Mae Cook Lusk went to be with the Lord, and join her husband, Carless, on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at her home. Her daughter Nancy was by her side.

She was born April 16, 1933, in Cyclone, W.Va.; she was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. She was the daughter of the late Anthony Cook and Susie Conway Cook.

Easter was a retired school teacher; she taught for the Wyoming County Board of Education for several years. She was a member of the Oceana United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. She was a proud member of the United Methodist Women. She was very active in all church and community functions.

Easter loved people, life and serving her Lord. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister. She will forever be remembered for all the lives she has touched as a teacher, friend, church and community member.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Carless Lusk and several brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory are daughters, Nancy Rust and her husband, Rick, of White Sulphur Springs, Debbie Hall and husband, Ron, of Oceana; a son, Randy Lusk of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Amy Schuder and her husband, Mark, of Covington, Va., Abby Callison and her husband, Brian, of Renick, Tiffany Cook of Kopperston, Trey Brunty of Matheny and Paige Walker and her husband, Dustin, of Kopperston; great-grandchildren, Noah and Destiny Schuder, KayLee and Jacob Callison, Gavin Cook, Alex Brunty, Rylee and expected addition Karlee Walker; a brother, Russell Cook of Davin; and several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and a host of special friends, including: Rhonda Loving and Pam Cook, who were like daughters to her.

A celebration of Easter’s life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Oceana United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stanley Lowrey and Rev. Melissa White officiating. Entombment will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny.

Friends may gather with the family from noon until time of service Saturday at the church.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

An online guestbook and additional information are available at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Lusk Family.

Clarence Robert Moore

OAK HILL — Clarence Robert Moore, 63, of Oak Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.

A visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, after which Mr. Moore will be cremated.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Mary Maxine Morgan

On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013, our most cherished mother and grandmother, Maxine Morgan of Crab Orchard, passed away in her 89th year of life. She will be forever in our hearts.

Known affectionately as Maxine all her life, and one of six children, Mary Maxine Barker was born on September 23rd, 1924, at Stotesbury. She was the daughter of the late George Thomas and Brida Louise Shumate Barker Sr. Her brothers, William Edward, Russell Lewis, James Robert and George Barker Jr., and a sister, Helen Marie Barker Rinehart, have preceded her in death.

Maxine will be remembered by her family as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was married to James P. Morgan Sr. To the union of James and Maxine were born three children, James P. Morgan Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Crab Orchard, Linda Phillips and her husband, Jim, of Gainesville, Fla., and Greg Morgan of Indian Trail, N.C. James Sr. died in 1991. She was the dear grandmother of eight grandchildren and the proud great-grandmother of eight great-grandchildren.

On Saturday, Oct. 19th, at 1 p.m. there will be a Service of Remembrance for Maxine at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Maxine will be laid to rest in the Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services on Saturday.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

David ‘Dave’ Wayne O’Dell

VICTOR — David “Dave” Wayne O’Dell, 53, of Victor, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Beckley, following a long illness.

David was born February 24, 1960, in Richwood; he was the son of Bradley W. O’Dell of Greenville, S.C., and Garylee O’Dell of Leivasy.

He was a member of the Summersville Masonic Lodge # 76 and the Beni Kedem Temple in Charleston; he was a heavy equipment operator for the strip mine industry and an 18-year member of the UMWA.

Dave’s survivors are his wife, Jill S. Crosier O’Dell of Victor; his parents, Garylee and Gordon O’Dell of Leivasy and Bradley and Barbara O’Dell of Greenville, S.C.; sons, Robert O’Dell of Cannelton and Joshua O’Dell of Summersville; a sister, Debra Robinson of Summersville; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Preacher Jack Eades and Rev. Bradley Boyce officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

Friends may call Saturday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent to

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

Lee F. Tucker

Lee F. Tucker, 88, formerly of Crossville, Tenn., and Stickney, and was recently residing with his son and daughter-in-law Terry and Ruth Tucker of Rock Creek, went home to be with the Lord and his loving wife of 65 years Edith Tucker and daughter Darlene Tucker on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, with his family at his side.

He was born Jan. 25, 1925, at White Cliffy, Tenn., a son of the late Henry Tucker and Oma Lee Owensly.

He was a member of the Stickney Community Church, Stickney. He was a World War II Veteran with the 101st Airborne Division where he was a Purple Heart Recipient.

He was a retired miner, member of the UMWA Local Union 6608 of Montcoal.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith, a daughter, Darlene Tucker, brothers, Johnny Tucker and Ronald Tucker, and sisters, Shirley Romeo, Heneritta Rice, Christine Washburn and Wilma Lang.

He is survived by two sons, Terry (Ruth) Tucker of Rock Creek, Marty (Tammy) Tucker of Beckley; sister Pauline Bolen of Tenn.; brother-in-law, Donis Reed of NC; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Dave) Clay of Shady Spring, Elizabeth Erwin of North Carolina, Janie Reed of Glen Daniel and Janet Gunnoe of North Carolina; grandchildren, Julie Tolliver, Lisa Smith, Kelli Tolliver, Amanda (George) Hill, Jeff (Brandi) Tucker, Tonya (Nathan) Williams, Stephanie (Chris) Hartsell, Justin (Rachel) Tucker; great-grandchildren, Jordan Owens, Josh Griffy, Tristin Dickerson, Jayden Tolliver, Kelsie Hill, Carleigh Tucker, Logan, Dalton and Easton Williams and Emily Tucker; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Pineview Cemetery at Orgas, with Pastor Jerry Brown officiating. Singers will be John and Linda Hapney. Burial will follow in the Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Leroy Edgar Wickline

UNION — Leroy Edgar Wickline, 73, of Union, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at his home following a long and courageous battle with cancer.  

He was born at Sarton, W.Va., February 6, 1940, a son of Lillian Pence Wickline Hill of Union and the late Willie Owen Wickline.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death his stepfather, Dwight Hill, a baby sister and a brother, Fletcher Hill.

Leroy was a strong Christian man, a devoted loving husband, father, and grandfather. A member of the Mt. Alexander United Methodist Church at Sarton where he was a Church Superintendent and Men’s Sunday School teacher for 40 years, he served in the U.S. Navy for four years, 1958-1962, a member and Past Master of Monroe Lodge # 77 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Union, a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways and former employee of Wilson Farm Equipment at Union.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his loving wife of 52 years, Sue Dickson Wickline of Union; four children, James D. Wickline and wife, Linda, of North Augusta, S.C., Susan Weikle and husband, Wayne, of Union, Brian K. Wickline and wife, Beth, of Vinton, Va., Anita McClure and husband, Michael, of Elkridge, Md.; a brother, Richard Wickline and wife, Helen, of Levitte, Ohio; two sisters, Violet Maxine Bryant of Belvedere, S.C., Phyllis Wickline of Union; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union, with Rev. Terry Utterback officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Alexander Cemetery at Sarton.

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2013.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.