The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 5, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Oct. 5, 2012


Ruth E. Hedrick Arnold

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Ruth E. Hedrick Arnold, 93, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with Brian Arnold and Martin Rudd officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Billy Herman Bailey

BAISDEN — Billy Herman Bailey died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dewayne Cline officiating. Burial will follow in the Lester Family Cemetery, Baisden.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Jo Ann Virginia Berger

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. — Ms. Jo Ann Virginia Berger, 72, of Capitol Heights, MD, formerly of Beckley, WV, died Thursday, September 27, 2012, in Washington Hospital Center.

Born June 12, 1940, in Helen, WV, she was the daughter of the late Huvester and Rovena Medley Berger.

She was a retired Budget Analyst.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Huvester Jr. and Steven, and sister, Brenda.

Those left to cherish precious memories are her daughter, Carla Boney-Palmer (Chad), grandchildren, Julian Boney, Chad II and Collia Berger, all of Brandywine, MD; Cornell Boney, companion of thirty-eight years, of Capitol Heights, MD; sister, Laverne Berger of Beckley, WV; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012, at the Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, 748 So. Fayette St., Beckley, with Evangelist Marie Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral parlor.

Condolences may be e-mailed to ritchie-johnson@

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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