The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 16, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Lena M. Anderson

FAIRLEA — Lena M. Anderson, 84, of Fairlea died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens in Lewisburg. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mack Albert Lewis Basham

Mack Albert Lewis Basham, 83, of Cool Ridge, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Pastor Junior Moye officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

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

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

Leona B. Dickens

VALDESE, N.C. — Mrs. Leona Barefield Dickens, 89, of Valdese, went to her Heavenly Home on Sunday, September 15, 2013, after a period of declining health.

Mrs. Dickens was born January 25, 1924, in Raleigh County, WV, to the late George Barefield and Julia Maynor Barefield.

She was a member for 60 years of the Pentecostal Church of God in Alpoca, WV, and retired as a Nurses Aide from the Wyoming General Hospital. Leona was known as a strong and caring person to her family and friends and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Linville Dickens, a son, Ronald Dickens, two infant children, two brothers, Orville and Robert Barefield, and four sisters, Francis Martin, Cora Moles, Virginia Workman and Lucille Hudson.

She is survived by two sons, Randall Dickens (Cindy) of Mt. Hope, WV, Clarence Dickens (Shelia) of Beckley, WV, seven daughters, Carol Maltba (Gary) of Lenoir, Melba Elkins (Randy) of Hudson, Rose Adams of Valdese, Tena Sizemore (Kevin) of Morganton, Donna Bowling (Billy) of Hildebran, Tammy Isom of Hickory, and Rita Jordan (Tracy) of Taylorsville, and one foster daughter, Emma Polly of Vero Beach, FL. Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Leona B. Dickens will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese, with Rev. Allen King officiating.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley, WV, with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the Dickens family.

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