The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 24, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

Louise Baker

Louise Baker, 93, of the Bowling Addition, Beckley, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Joseph Boxley Jr.

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Mr. Joseph Boxley Jr., 29, of Jacksonville, formerly of Beckley, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, with Bishop Fred T. Simms officiating.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Submitted by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Opal Church

ELKHORN CITY, Ky. — Opal Church, 95, of Elkhorn City, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013, in Beckley.

Opal was born April 12, 1918, in Pike County, Ky., to the late Arson Potter and Laura Conley Potter. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Finnie Adkins, and her second husband, William D. Church, one daughter, Fayetta Blackburn, two sons, Alec and David Adkins, one grandson, Danny Bruce Adkins, and one brother, Thomas Potter.

Opal is survived by her daughter, Helema Jones of Beckley, four grandchildren, Lanny Adkins, Lisa Runion, Donnie Jones and Tiffany Bailey-Slone; and one great-grandson, Robbie Runion.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Elkhorn City, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the chapel. Burial will follow at Dow Brooks Cemetery, Draffin, Ky.

Arrangements by Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Elkhorn City.

Elnora Marie Cottrell

Mrs. Elnora Marie Cottrell, 68, formerly of Beckley and Baltimore County, Md., died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.

Funeral services are incomplete. Arrangements by Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley.

Brenda Pricilla Vint Johnson

LYNCO — Brenda Pricilla Vint Johnson, 71, of Lynco, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at her home.

She was born September 19, 1941, in Wharton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Curtis Edward and Alta Mae Justice Vint. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Douglas Leon “Doug” Johnson; two daughters Tina Johnson and Cynthia Pennington; and a sister Patricia Baker.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Survivors include a daughter Lisa Dawn White and husband William of Oceana; two sisters Frances “Sis” Collins and husband Thomas of Fairdale and Kathy Maynard of South Charleston; a brother Stewart Vint of Fairdale; a sister-in-law and care taker Erdene Hiller of Colonial Beach; six grandchildren Dougie Johnson, Kurtis White, Tina Pennington, TJ Pennington, Justin Pennington and Neal White; a great-grandchild Camryn Jones; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Friends may gather with the family on Saturday from 2 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated and her cremains will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Cook Cemetery, Lynco.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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

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