The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 25, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012


Estella Marie Pettry

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Estella Marie Pettry, 79, of St. Augustine, Fla., passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Margaret Ann Richards

Margaret Ann Richards, 67, of Glen White went home to be with the Lord on November 22, 2012, following a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Born December 12, 1944, in Hotchkiss, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Etter Tedder Acord.

Margaret was a lifelong resident of Raleigh County. She was employed as a nursing assistant for 30 years at the VA medical center in Beckley where she retired. Margaret loved being outdoors, and ginsenging. Margaret was a born again Christian, and was a member of the Glen White Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her youngest son Brian Adrian Richards.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 49 years Jack “Johnny” Richards, her son Eric Lee Richards of Jacksonville, Florida, her granddaughter Samantha Richards, and her great-grandson Brian Russell Hood. Five Brothers and Four sisters including Janit Hylton, Anna Rae Gluszko, and Fredrick Acord who were her caregivers for the last eight months of her life, whom she loved very much. A special friend Faye Fraley of Hotchkiss, and a host of nieces and nephews and dearly loved  friends.

A service celebrating Margaret’s life will be held Monday, November 26, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kenneth Parent officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Beckley. Pallbearers will be Michael Acord, Roman Gluszko, Donny Wiley, Jimmy Fraley, George Wiley, and Joe Stone.

Friends may gather with the family from noon until service time Monday at the funeral home.

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.

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