The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 7, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012


Melvin ‘Mel’ Anderson Smalley

MOUNT HOPE — Melvin Anderson Smalley, 77, of Mt. Hope, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

Born October 10, 1934, in Kanawha County, he was the son of the late Ralph and Alwilda Vogt Smalley.

Mel attended South Charleston High School, the Detroit Diesel School in Detroit, Michigan, Allison Transmission Tech in Indiana, and Stone Setting School in Cincinnati, OH. He was a Master Goldsmith and Stone Setter with Lilly’s Crown Jewelers. He was of the Baptist Faith and a member of Maple Fork Baptist Church.

Mel served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed being a creative handyman and performing restorations.

In addition to his parents Mel was preceded in death by two brothers, Talbert and Raymond, and two sisters, Janet Rhyne and Genevieve Clay.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Elsie Smalley; two daughters, Dewana Tidwell and husband, Leonard “Rip,” of Jasper, Alabama, and Jodie Addis and husband, Steve, of Culloden, WV; four grandchildren, Jason and Jeremy Combs, and Christopher and Sarah Karnes; three great-grandchildren, Gavin, Owen, and Liam Combs; a brother, Eugene Smalley and wife, Alene, of South Charleston.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 8, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Bowyer of the Maple Fork Baptist Church officiating. Friends may gather at 6 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

A Committal service will be held on October 9, 2012, at noon in the Mausoleum of Tyler Mountain Cemetery, Cross Lanes, WV.

An Online guest registry and other information can be found by visiting

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Mary B. Williams

BLUFFTON, S.C. — Mary B. Williams, 89, of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Peterstown, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Barry Harper officiating. Burial will follow in the Peterstown Cemetery, Giles County. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Williams family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

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