The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 5, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013


Melissa Sue ‘Missy’ Crouse

OCEANA — Melissa Sue “Missy” Crouse, 37, of Oceana, passed away on Saturday,  Nov.  2, 2013.

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

Kitty Dingess

Kitty Dingess, 73, of Whitesville, passed away at the Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division on Sunday, November 3, 2013.  Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Russell E. ‘Rusty’ Edwards Jr.

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

He has been cremated. A memorial service will be on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Scott Farnsworth officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Gerldean ‘Gerry’ Hewitt Fisher

Gerldean “Gerry” Hewitt Fisher, 73, of Beckley, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

Born on March 28, 1940, in Marshall County W.Va., she was the daughter of the late C. Wiley and Elsie Hewitt.

Gerry was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, homemaker and retiree from Hills Department Store. She enjoyed quilting, bowling and quality time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Nellie Hill, brother Leroy Hewitt and a son-in-law, Mike Meadows, Sr..

Survivors include her beloved husband of 56 years, Roger Fisher Sr.; daughters, Cindy Lilly and husband Kenn, Becky Fondale and husband Wes, Cherrie Meadows, Beverly Tolliver and companion John Lafferty and Lori Thompson and husband Tommie; son, Roger “Butch” Fisher and wife Judy; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren with one on the way; sister, Marie Kidd; brothers, Clarence, Paul and Dale Hewitt and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Calfee Funeral Home with Pastor Steven Beverly and Wes Fondale officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

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