The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 18, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012


James Albert Hill

James Albert Hill, of Beckley, formerly of Glen White, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

Born January 4, 1918, in Mt. Airy, NC, he was the son of the late Johnnie and Lucy Joyce Hill.

He was a coal miner, member of Faith Temple of Deliverance, TPC church, baptized in a creek in Slabfork and was filled with the Holy Ghost in 2001. He was a man of faith, who loved everyone, and was an avid baseball player.

In addition to his wife, Inez Hill, and parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Brady, Joe, Willie, and Edward; two sisters, Essie Baxter and Clara Smith; grandson, Charles Henry Wade, Jr.; granddaughter, Tanya Yvette Hill; and great-grandson, Aaron Pearson.

He leaves to cherish five sons, James (Evelyn) Hill of Beckley, WV, Ronald (Cherry) Hill of Bronx, NY, Mark (Sarah Ann) Hill of Plainfield, NJ, Rodney (Tamara) Hill of Beckley, WV, and Douglas Hill of Charleston, WV; two daughters, Linda Faye (Eric) Tyler of Hickory, NC, and Patsy Darnell Pannell (Robert) of Charleston, WV; sister, Ethlene Henry of Beckley, WV; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Hill; and a host of nieces, nephew, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Faith Temple of Deliverance, 119 Deegans St., Beckley, WV, with Bishop Bob Tunstalle and Bishop Tony O. Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, WV. Friends may call one half hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Cynthia Hyman

Mrs. Cynthia Hyman, 82, of Beckley, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Central Baptist Church, with the Rev. Brian Copney.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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