The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 5, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Oct. 5, 2012


Phyllis Brown

OCEANA — Phyllis Brown, 83, of Oceana, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Vernon Dale Cales

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Vernon Dale Cales, 61, of Cleveland, formerly of Hix, was called home by God at 12:25 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012, following an accidental fall.

Born December 22, 1950, at Hinton, he was a son of the late James Lacy and Euna Alice Richmond Cales.

Vernon lived on Hix mountain for 12 years. Then, following the death of his father he moved to Cleveland, where he resided with his sister until he was called home.

Preceding him in death include one brother, Ernest “Bud” Cales; one sister, Barbara Anna Patterson; and two brothers-in-law, Nelson Patterson and Edward Henry Bennett.

Those left to cherish his memory include one sister, Mildred Maxine Bennett of Cleveland; two brothers, James Buford Cales and wife Virginia of Hinton and Nilon Hunter Cales and wife Ann of Sandstone; a very special nephew, Nicholas Leon Bennett, with whom he spent a great deal of his time. Several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 7, 2012, at Tempa Baptist Church with Pastor Bobby Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Alderson Cemetery at Hix. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral parlors and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Great-nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Calvin Eugene ‘Cookie’ Cook Jr.

RAINELLE — Calvin Eugene “Cookie” Cook Jr., 41, of Rainelle went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 1, 2012.

Born July 10, 1971, in Raleigh County, he was a tractor-trailer driver and a salesman. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Reva Bennett Kashola.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda L. Cook; mother Brenda Reed and stepfather, Charlie Reed; a son, Josiah A. Cook; a daughter, Riyan Megan; a brother, Shannon Dalton; granddaughter, Gabrielliah; special niece, Kaylee Alls; special cousin, Steve Pugh, and many other cousins. He will be sadly missed by family and a host of friends.

By his personal wishes, he is to be cremated and a private family gathering held at a later date.

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

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