The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 25, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012


Joseph Kent Keeney

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Joseph Kent Keeney, 28, of Tallahassee, Florida, formerly of Summersville, WV, passed away suddenly on November 21, 2012.

He was the son of Vicki Keeney and fiance Stuart Korte of Tallahassee, Fla., and Mike and BJ Keeney of Corliss.

Joseph was a 2002 graduate of Nicholas County High School and was an accomplished athlete. He attended Glenville State College where he majored in business and participated in football.

Although he spent time in Florida, his home was in West Virginia. He was an avid Mountaineer fan. He was a member of Minnie Belle Baptist Church in Corliss and worked construction.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Kent and Nancy Morgan of Alderson.

Others left to cherish his memory are brothers, Austin and Kyle Keeney of Corliss, grandparents, Billy and Freda Keeney of Corliss, Aunts and Uncles, Becky (Steve) Keadle of Alderson, Steve (Annie) Keeney, Dan Keeney, Tim (Terri) Keeney, Jennifer (Jim) Drennen all of Corliss, and many cousins and friends whom he loved dearly.

Friends and family may call Sunday, November 25, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Minnie Belle Baptist Church, Corliss, and one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 26, 2012, 11 a.m. at the Minnie Belle Baptist Church, Corliss, with speaker Rebecca Keadle, his aunt, officiating. Burial will follow in the Shawver Cemetery at Corliss. Family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund, acct. #1118165099, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 3529 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308.

Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, West Virginia.

Melissa Lester

LOGAN — Melissa Lester, 47, of Logan, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, with the Rev. Diamond Carter. Burial will be in Lester Cemetery, Baisden Fork, Baisden. Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at the funeral home chapel.

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Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.

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