The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 5, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, September 5, 2013


Charles E. ‘Charlie’ Stewart

TOLEDO, Ohio — Charles E. “Charlie” Stewart, 72, of Toledo, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.

He was born Sept. 16, 1940, in Rockview, W.Va., to Charles O. and Irene Halsey Stewart.

Charlie served in the US Army during the Cuban Missile Crises. He worked as a machinist with Teledyne for 35 years until his retirement. Charlie was a member of the Rossford Eagles. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, golfing, tennis, running, gardening, as well as being a big Steelers Fan. Charlie loved his family and made them, particularly his grandkids, the biggest part of his life.

He is survived by his loving wife, Katherine Stewart; children, Chuck (Kimberly Hasapes) Stewart, Dana Stewart, Margaret (David) Coffman; grandchildren, DJ (Maria) Coffman, Stewart Coffman and CJ Stewart; siblings, Rita Young, Jerry (Bonnie) Stewart, Lacy Stewart, and Buren (Cindy) Stewart; brothers-in-law, Jack and Bob, and many dearly loved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Helen Hamblin, Doris Hall, Jimmy Stewart, and Glen Stewart, and brother-in-law, Frank.

Friends ma visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd., Oregon, Ohio on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. where the funeral services will begin Saturday at noon. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Those wishing to give memorial contributions are asked to consider the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

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Dennis M. Thomas

Dennis M. Thomas, age 86, of Shady Spring, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Rd., Shady Spring.

James Romanceles Tunstalle

CHARLESTON — James Romanceles Tunstalle, 63, of Charleston, formerly of Beckley, died Sunday, September 1, 2013.

Funeral service will be 12 noon, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at First Baptist Church, 432 Shrewsbury Street, Charleston, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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