The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 8, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013



T.E. ‘Tommy’ Myles

FAYETTEVILLE — Thomas Eberly “Tommy” Myles, 90, of Fayetteville passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 9 in the courtroom of the Fayette County Courthouse in Fayetteville. Burial of cremains will be private at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Myles family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Submitted by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville, WV 25840.


Joseph Pilkington Jr.

Joseph Pilkington Jr., 81, of White Oak, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at his home.

Born on September 21, 1931, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Joseph Pilkington and Alma Hopkins Pilkington.

Mr. Pilkington was the retired owner and operator of Pilkington Garbage Disposal. Before he began his own business he was a former employee of Greenbrier Dairy, Sunbeam Bakery and Beckley Water Company. He was a resident of White Oak for most of his adult life. He enjoyed his work and in his spare time Mr. Pilkington loved to hunt.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Ruth “Sally” Pilkington.

Survivors include his former wife, Jo Ann Pilkington Starr of Daniels; five children, Jo Ellen Murdock and her husband Phillip of White Oak, Jon Pilkington and his companion Vicki Strausbaugh of Craigsville, Va., Mary Ann Copeland and her husband Calvin of Cool Ridge, Karen Thompson and her husband Bryan of Cool Ridge and Andrea Sipes and her husband Johnny of White Oak; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Brian Bird officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802, in memory of Mr. Pilkington.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

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