The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 3, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012




Phyllis Marie Adkins

Phyllis Marie Adkins, 81, of Beckley, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2012. 

Arrangements are pending with Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.



Wanda Elaine Bennett

QUINWOOD — Wanda Elaine Bennett, 64, of Quinwood, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2012, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea, following a long illness.

Born September 27, 1948, at Big Mountain Road, W.Va., she was the daughter of Henry Ford Perkins and Violet Madeline Douglas Perkins.

Wanda was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, David L. Bennett of Quinwood; a daughter, Susan Bennett (Todd Sears) of Clintonville; three sons, Michael Bennett (Patricia) of Marfrance, Tony Bennett (Deborah) of Quinwood, and Roger Bennett of Quinwood; two sisters, Rosetta Hiser of Crichton and Patricia Tincher of Tennessee; and three grandchildren Lindsey Sears, David Bennett and Zachery Bennett.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with Rev. Jay Talbott officiating. Burial will follow at the Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville.

Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., of Rainelle.

Herbert Bowyer

CUNARD — Herbert Bowyer, 78, of Cunard, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main St., Oak Hill. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Ronald Mark Chapman Jr.

MOUNT HOPE — Ronald Mark Chapman Jr., 38, of Mount Hope, died on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born December 20, 1973, at Beckley, he was the son of Ronald Mark Chapman and his wife, Lisa, of Beckley, and Roberta Vipperman Clark and her husband, James, of Mount Hope.

In addition to his parents, Ronald is survived by his wife, Renee Hall Chapman; five children, Savannah Brooke Chapman of Mount Hope, Zachary Jordan Brown of Mount Hope, Cheyenne Dakotalynn Chapman of Virginia, Devin Michael Hobart of Ohio and Peyton Olivia Chapman of Bolt; three sisters, Evelyn Marie Dwier of Crab Orchard, April Dawn Chapman of Mount Hope, and Tabitha Rice of Crab Orchard, and two brothers, John Chapman of Crab Orchard and James Chapman of Beckley.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, November 4, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope, with Rev. Jerry Tyree officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Mathew Vipperman, Carlos Vipperman, Thomas Dwier, Jerry Tyree Jr., John Chapman and James Chapman will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.



Larry Davis

Larry Davis, 73, of Coal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete. Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Davis family.



Jaymeson Wade Drennen

Jaymeson Wade Drennen, stillborn infant of Brittany Legg and Adam Drennen, was born Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

Graveside funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Halstead Family Cemetery at Pool.

White Funeral Home at Summersville is in charge of the arrangements.

Robin Kay Frame

CRAIGSVILLE — Robin Kay Frame, 62, of Craigsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Clarence Rigsby officiating. Burial will follow in the Russell Cemetery, Craigsville. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home Inc., Richwood.



Wanda Mae Cales Grimmett

RAINELLE — Wanda Mae Cales Grimmett, 86, of Rainelle, passed away Friday, November 2, 2012, at her home following a long illness.

Born December 3, 1925, in Summers County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Rachel Roberts Cales. Wanda was a homemaker who loved quilting, working with her flowers and canning. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Loyd H. Grimmett, May 1, 1997; a son Curtis Lee Grimmett, July 9, 1979; a sister Imojean Gillan of North Carolina and a brother Walter Cales Jr. of Green Sulphur.

Survivors include her children Fredia Morris and husband Dennis, Elsie Foley, Denvil Grimmett and wife Cynthia, and Bonnie Brackenridge (Charlie), all of Rainelle; eight grandchildren, Lorie Morris Halsey (James) of Canton, Ga., Mendy Morris Williams (Robert) of Bluefield, Va., Ray Foley (Karla) of Smoot, Greg Foley (Sandra) of Meadow Bridge, Beth Ann Foley, Pam Grimmett, and Crystal Grimmett, all of Rainelle, and Jennifer McClung of Beaver; nine great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Grant Halsey, Ellie Reese Williams, Kain Foley, Cole Gilkerson, Devin Paige and Matthew David Canaan, Logan Michael Martin, Brendan Lee Crookshanks, and Ethan Richard Currence; and brothers and sisters, Decredia Wills of Warrenton, Va., Edward Cales of Tunnel Hill, Jim Cales of Talcott, Bobby Cales (Lorna) of Forest Hill, Sue Haynes (Bobby) of Pipestem and Shirley Cales of Tunnel Hill. The family wishes to thank Home Care Plus and Hospice for the care given to Wanda.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2012, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., with Pastor Charles Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.



Louise Lemons

PETERSTOWN — Louise Lemons, age 90, of Peterstown, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012, at Carilion Giles Community Hospital, Pearisburg, Va.

Born October 25, 1922, at Sinks Grove, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William David and Irene Hedrick Lemons.

Ms. Lemons was a member of the Peterstown Missionary Baptist Church. She had retired from the Celanese Corp. with over 40 years of service.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Lemons.

Survivors include four sisters, Hazel I. Smith of Peterstown, Margaret Cook of Beaver, Virginia Surgeon and Lucy Smithson, both of Alderson, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Pastor Michael Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers and great-nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Lemons family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com.

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.



Loretta Gregory Maynor

Loretta Gregory Maynor, age 83, of Shady Spring, passed away at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley on Thursday, November 1, 2012, following a long illness.

Born on November 14, 1928, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Gregory and Alma Treadway Gregory.

Loretta was retired from the Southern Soil Conservation District with over 30 years of service. One of her greatest joys was being involved in the Perry Memorial United Methodist Church. Favorite activities included teaching Sunday School, making eggs with the “Perry Egg Factory,” and serving with friends on many other projects. She had been a member of PMUMC since 1963.

Loretta was a cherished, loving, and clever mother of three daughters. She treasured her friendships and loved conversation and get-togethers with old and new friends. She was also a masterful cook, an avid golfer, and loved to travel.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband of 62 years, Marvin “Tom” Maynor; three daughters, Sherry Maynor of Beaver, Sheila Maynor of Clearwater, Florida, and Cindee Arnold and her husband Bob of Beckley. Her sister, Jewel Cossu of Asheboro, North Carolina, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Loretta Maynor on Monday, November 5, 2012, at 1 p.m., at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Pastor Scott Mayberry officiating.

Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Perry Memorial United Methodist Scholarship Fund, c/o Beckley Area Foundation, 129 Main Street, Suite 203, Beckley, WV 25801, with memo note: “Perry Memorial United Methodist Church — Loretta Maynor.”

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



Augustus ‘Gus’ McVey

MOUNT HOPE — Augustus (Gus) McVey, 91, of Mt. Hope, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born June 10, 1921, at Ansted, near the Hawks Nest State Park to the late James Harvey Alderson McVey and Nora Beth Griffith McVey.

Gus was a longtime member and usher of Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Hill. He was a 64-year member of the Hayden Masonic Lodge No. 113, A.F. & A.M. of Ansted. Gus enjoyed his volunteer work at the Food Pantry for the Fayette Plateau Ministerial Association. Gus never met a stranger; he was always willing to lend a helping hand to his neighbors, friends, or others he came in contact with.

Gus retired in 1984 as a coal truck driver for Perry-Hylton and Cannelton Coal Industry. Also, Gus was the former owner of McVey’s Insurance Agency of Ansted.

Besides his parents, Gus was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his nine children Beatrice Frieda (Lowry) McVey in 1997; others who also went to be with the Lord include his son Jennings Clyde McVey in 1942; grandson Michael Aaron Crist in 1965; brothers James Ira, Raymond, and Samuel Aaron McVey; and one sister Elsie McVey Smith.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children Samuel A. (Lynn) McVey, Vicki Markivich (Andy), and Nora Crist, all of Ansted, Tom (Bonnie) McVey of Princeton, W.Va., Sharon Fox of Proctorville, Ohio, James Conrad (Rita) McVey, Richard (Debbie) McVey, and Melody Wallen (Steve) all of Beckley; sisters Irene Fitzwater Campbell and Opal Stover of Ansted; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a favorite brother-in-law Fred Lowry of Oak Hill.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bowers Hospice House and Brenda and Lum Toney of Oak Hill for helping make Dad’s last days more pleasant.

His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 East Main Street, Oak Hill,  where visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today with Rev. Jim Franklin and Pastor Gary Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Garden, Victor, with full Masonic rites.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Prosperity First Baptist Church Building Fund, 308 Prosperity Road, Beckley, WV 25801, or to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Sherald Gene Pendry

PRINCETON — Sherald Gene Pendry, 70, of Pendry Lane, Princeton, died early Thursday morning, November 1, 2012, at Princeton Community Hospital with his family at his side.

Born April 8, 1942, at Key Rock, he was the son of Ted L. Pendry and Lucille Stewart Pendry of Princeton.

Sherald was a graduate of Oceana High School, Class of 1960. He then joined the U.S. Navy in August of 1960, and had served aboard the USS Ellison and the USS Robert K. Huntington.

Sherald was a certified welder, working for Hydraulics’ Inc. of Princeton, Eimco Corporation of Bolt and retired as a Quality Control Supervisor for IPM Corporation in Princeton.

Sherald was an active member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church for more than 40 years, having served as a Trustee, a member of the Pisgah Community Playground Committee and various other areas within the church. He was devoted to his Lord, and loved his family dearly, especially his granddaughters.

At an early age, Sherald earned the highest honor given to a Boy Scout; he earned the Eagle Scout Award. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, the American Legion Charleston Post and a volunteer at the World War Museum. Sherald loved the outdoors; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in the garden and playing with his granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Sheri Lyn Pendry, his mother-in-law, Edna Mae Cooper, brothers-in-law, Benny Ray Cooper and Herman Shumate, and his grandmothers, Addie Stewart and Dora Stewart.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of 48 years, Linda Mae Cooper Pendry; two children, Kevin Ray Pendry and Amy Nicole Goode and husband Jack, all of Princeton; three granddaughters, the love of his heart, Sydney Faith Waugh, Teagan Hope Waugh, and Madison Elaine Goode; three siblings, Mary Lee Easter and  husband Kenneth of Clermont, Fla., Ted Pendry Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Princeton, and James O “Jim” Pendry and wife Colleen of Lexington, Va.; his in-laws, Kenneth Eugene Cooper and wife Dreama of Hinton, Billy Joe Cooper and wife Elsie of Pineville, and Donna Sue Shumate of Pineville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate the life of Sherald Pendry will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2012, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton, with Pastor Bob Boozer officiating. Burial will follow in the Cooper Family Cemetery near Pineville. Military honors will be by the Oceana VFW Post #8364 of Wyoming County.

A time of sharing and gathering will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolence may be shared via www.memorialfd.com.

Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Pisgah Community Playground Fund, P.O. Box 1400, Princeton, WV 24740.

The Pendry family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.



Frances V. Sears

Mrs. Frances V. Sears went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 29, 2012, following a short illness.

Born on April 28, 1915, in Winona, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Nevanah Allen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Godfrey Sears; son, Gerald Sears; brothers, Willie Allen and James Allen; sister, Edith B. Davis; and niece, Penny Allen.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Beckley. While living in New York, she worked as a nurse’s aide in several hospitals caring and helping the sick. After returning to WV, she was a homemaker for many years. Her hobbies, while she was able, were sewing, knitting, reading her Bible (that was the start of her morning and the end of her night), and watching Christian channels on TV. With her soft and gentle voice, Frances will be truly missed by those that loved and treasured her.

Those left to cherish her memory are two grandsons, Gerald Sears Jr. of Cumberland, Md., and DaiQuan Sears of Beckley; daughter-in-law, Delia Sears of Meherrin, Va.; three nieces, Elizabeth Allen, Bea (Everall) Phillips and Kim (Wilford) Keys, all residing in Lewisburg, W.Va., and a host of great-nephews, great-nieces, great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at the Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor Chapel, 748 S. Fayette Street, Beckley, with Rev. Nelson Staples III officiating. Burial will follow in Locust Lane Cemetery, Winona.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral parlor.

Condolences may be e-mailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Reva Simpson

Reva Simpson, 83, of Beckley, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Sellards officiating.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home Beckley.