The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 7, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012


Bennie Isiah Eppling

WAITEVILLE — Mr. Bennie Isiah Eppling, 85, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 5, 2012.

The family will receive friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Broyles-McGuire Funeral home in Union. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at New Zion Church in Waiteville, with the Rev. Jim Conyers officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the HospiceCare at 223 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Thelma Gares

HOLDEN — Thelma Gares, 79, of Holden, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete. Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Edward Garten

DUDLEY, N.C. — Charles Edward Garten, 63, of Dudley passed away Monday morning.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Doug Bartlett and Pastor Glenn Mills officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Garten family, and online condolences may be sent through

Kenneth Carl Goodson Sr.

OAK HILL — Kenneth Carl Goodson Sr., 75, of Oak Hill passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Gradie C. Legg

SMOOT — Gradie C. Legg, 74, of Smoot, passed away Sept. 29, 2012.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Sam Black United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jay Talbott officiating.

Information submitted by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Drema Madera

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. — Mrs. Drema Madera, 61, Of Willimantic, Conn., formerly of Beckley, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor Chapel with the Rev. Abner Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral parlor.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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