The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 8, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013



Joseph Nathan Brown

GAP MILLS — Joseph Nathan Brown, 66, of Gap Mills, WV, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea following a long illness.  

He was born at Covington, Va., January 13, 1947, a son of the late Howard and Mary Sorrell Brown.

Mr. Brown was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle Church at Covington, Va., where he served as an Elder. A founding member of the God’s Squad of Monroe County, WV; and a retired employee of the Allegheny Regional Hospital at Low Moor, Va.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen Mae Hue Tolliver Brown of Gap Mills, WV; 3 sons, Joe Brown, Jr., of Harrisonburg, Va., Paul Brown and wife, Jennifer, of Waldorf, Md., and Patrick Brown of Huntington, WV; a brother, Leroy Brown and wife, Renee, of Baltimore, Md., and a sister, Diane Quarles and husband, Rudolph, of Covington, Va.; 5 grandchildren also survive.   

Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2013, at the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Covington, Va., with Elder Randall Jackson, Pastor Mark Sweeney and Pastor Leonard Luker officiating. Burial will be at the Dicks Hill Cemetery at Gap Mills, WV.  

Friends may call at the Gospel Tabernacle Church from 11 a.m. until service time September 9, 2013.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.


Ouida Geraldine Brown

RADFORD, Va. — Ouida Geraldine Brown, 63, of Radford, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013,

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.


Linda Elaine Pettrey Coburn

ATHENS — Linda Elaine Pettrey Coburn, 63, of Athens, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.


Ronnie R. Dean

HILLSBORO — Ronnie R. Dean, 65, of Hillsboro died Sept. 5, 2013.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.


Wayne Dell Facello

Wayne Dell Facello passed away September 6, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV.

Born October 21, 1943, at Maple Fork; he was the son of the late James and Goldie Lovelace Facello.

A 1961 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, he served his country proudly in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant with one year tour of duty in Germany. He worked for Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore, MD, for 10 years. He returned to West Virginia where he was employed by Consolidated Coal Company and WV Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator.

He courageously fought many illnesses since his disability retirement in 1993 and underwent a heart transplant at Duke University in 2002.

Wayne was a member of the Calloway Heights Baptist Church, Beckley, where he served as usher and formerly a member and Deacon of New Prospect Baptist Church, Sweeneysburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Ernest, Henry, Ron, Bob, and Kenny Facello.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Daphnia Jean Holliday Facello, and two sons, Dr. David Wayne Facello of Charleston and James Shandra Hutchison and wife, Kedron, of Beckley, and their daughter, Keira. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Dorothy Holliday of Fayetteville; four brothers, Frank (Jr.) of Maple Fork and Charles, Johnny, and Roger Facello of Baltimore, MD; two sisters, Phyllis Jean Kinder of Norfolk, VA, and Jo Ann Mira of Oak Hill.

Services to celebrate the life of Wayne Dell Facello will be held 1 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2013, at the Calloway Heights Baptist Church, Beckley, with Pastor Bill Parker officiating. Following the services, Wayne will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is honored to be serving the Facello Family.

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