The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Obituaries

November 4, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

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Louise Blanks

Mrs. Louise Blanks, 85, of Harlem Heights, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Betty Lou Hatfield Cheyne

DANESE — Betty Lou Hatfield Cheyne, 76, of Danese, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Heartland of Rainelle following a long illness.

Born March 24, 1937, in Beelick Knob, Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Hatfield and Claredith Reedy McClanahan.

Betty loved cooking and her flowers and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She worked in manufacturing as an electronics assembler for 30 years in New York and Virginia.

Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Cheyne; a half sister, Dolly Hogge of Newport News, Virginia; and two brothers George Alva Hatfield and wife Patricia of Danese and Patrick Henry Hatfield of Fayetteville.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Rev. Sherman McCombs officiating. Interment will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Friends may gather with the family Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 10 a.m. until time of service at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.



Russell E. ‘Rusty’ Edwards Jr.

OAK HILL — Russell E. “Rusty” Edwards Jr., 62, of Oak Hill, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.

Arrangements are pending at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Bonnie Jean Gilkerson

MEADOW BRIDGE — Bonnie Jean Gilkerson, 65, of Meadow Bridge, on November 2, 2013, while surrounded by family and friends became an angel in heaven after a long battle with cancer.

Born August 31, 1948, in Meadow Bridge, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Jean Mullins. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Charles Mullins.

She is survived by a loving family, her husband of 47 years, Robert Gilkerson; three daughters, Robin Fitzwater and husband Lawrence of Danese, Melissa Burnett and husband Le of Wapwallopen, PA, Rhonda Patterson and husband Bret of Meadow Bridge; six grandchildren that she loved dearly, Joseph and Cheryl Fitzwater, Holly and Cody Burnett, Chase and Brooke Patterson; and two sisters, Brenda Fleshman of Danese and Barbara Brogan of Winder, GA.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel, with Pastor Mark Spence officiating. Interment will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery, Meadow Bridge.  

Friends may gather with the family Monday, November 4, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle.

Pallbearers will be her 3 grandsons, Joe Fitzwater, Cody Burnett, and Chase Patterson, her 2 nephews Mike and Steve Gilkerson, and her uncle Roger Gwinn.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

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