The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 4, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Nov. 4, 2013


Betty Jane Pecora

Betty Jane Pecora, 80, of Beckley, passed away Friday, November 1, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House. Born March 14, 1933, in Bowling Green, KY, she was the daughter of the late O.C. Parker and Beatrice Myrtle Hart. Besides her mother, Betty was also preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Monohan.

Betty was a retired chief probation officer for Raleigh County. She was a member of St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Beckley where she was part of the Ladies of St. Francis.  Betty was an active volunteer for Birthright of Beckley and a member of the Formosa Garden Club.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene Donald Pecora; daughter, Margaret Day and her husband Bruce of Summerville, SC; sons William Pecora and his wife Connie of Pittsburgh, PA, Jeremy Pecora and his wife Julie of Novi, MI; daughter Patricia Fulco and her husband Frank of Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Sarah Day, Patricia Day, Andrew Day, William Pecora, Julian Pecora, Jensen Pecora, Jaxon Pecora, Justin Pecora, Jaylen Pecora, Paolo Fulco and Sophia Fulco.

A funeral liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church with Father Pen officiating. A rite of committal will follow in St. Sebastian Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley, where a rosary will be recited at 7:45 led by Monsignor Samuel Sacus.

Pallbearers will be Walter Harper, Bob Cantor, Tony McKinney, David Stanley, Charlie Feldhake and Rob Rappold.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Birthright of Beckley, 400 N. Vance Drive, Beckley, WV 25801, or to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Ida Pearl Sevy

HICO — Ida Pearl Sevy, 84, of Hico passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Ansted Center, following a long illness.

She was born May 13, 1929, in Hico, WV. Ida was the daughter of the late Roscoe Lee Sevy and Sadie Margaret Terry Sevy.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Sevy Simmons; two brothers, Harold and Herbert Sevy; sister-in-law, Georgia Sevy; nephew, Edward Sevy; niece, Susan Sevy Barbe; and great-nephew, Robert Bryson Wilson.

She was born and raised on Stringtown Road in Hico. Ida earned her teaching degree at West Virginia University in Morgantown and Concord College in Athens. Ida taught at Layland and Winona; she was an English Teacher at Nuttall High School, Lookout and Midland Trail High School, Hico, for a number of years before retiring. Ida was a faithful member of Sunday Road Baptist Church of Hico.

Survivors are a brother, William Roscoe Sevy and his wife Sharon Neal Sevy of Ansted, sister-in-law Eugenia McGraw Sevy of Beckley, nieces, Tamara Sevy Deligne and Terry Sevy Wilson, nephews, Michael and David Simmons, great-nieces, great-nephews and their children.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Rev. David Snead officiating. Burial will follow at the End of the Trail Cemetery at Clintonville, WV.

Online condolences may be sent to

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

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