The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 25, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012


Shirley Ann Robertson

PETERSTOWN — Shirley Ann Robertson, age 76, of Peterstown, WV, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, WV.

Born April 29, 1936, at Peterstown, WV, she was the daughter of the late Emmett William and Elsie R. Chisenhall Wilson.

Shirley was a member of the Seneca Trail Church of Christ. She had retired from the Monroe County Board of Education as a Cook mainly at Peterstown Elementary School.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Kenneth R. “Bucky” Robertson and one son, Raymond “Randy” Robertson.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ann Booth and husband Chris of Peterstown, WV, one sister, Eloise Baumgardner of Vinton, VA, three grandchildren, Adam Mann of Peterstown, WV, Kayla Mann Brown and husband Anthony of Princeton, WV, and Andrea Robertson.

Graveside Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, at the McDonald-Wilson Cemetery, Green Valley Road, Peterstown, WV, with Minister Henry Conley officiating. Those wishing to attend the services are asked to meet at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV, by 10:30 a.m.

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

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.

Billy R. Runyon

DELBARTON — Billy R. Runyon, 72, of Delbarton passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Laurel Creek Freewill Baptist Church on Laurel Creek in Mingo County, with Pastor James Baisden officiating. Burial will follow in the Maynard Runyon Family Cemetery at Riffe Branch. Friends may call on the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church.

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Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Bradley David Shumate

Bradley David Shumate, 34, of Beckley, previously of Myrtle Beach, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 23, 2012.

Born August 17, 1978, he was the son of Debbie L. Shumate of Beckley and Greg Shumate and his wife Pam of Branchland, WV.

Preceding Brad in death were his grandparents, Lloyd and Margaret Cochran and grandmother, Billie Jean Shumate.

Brad enjoyed watching WVU sports, caring for animals, walking around town and on the beach and had a love for gardening. Brad was an organ donor. He gave his eyes so that someone could see, his heart so that someone would have a better quality of life and his kidneys so that someone could come off dialysis as his final gift in life.

Besides his parents, Brad is survived by his companion Nicole Jarrett and her daughter Clarissa of Beckley; brothers, Chad Shumate and Dustin Shumate and his companion Sarah of Beckley; grandfather, Felix Shumate and Judy of Charleston; aunts, Peggy Daniels of Myrtle Beach, Karla Long and her husband Scott of Beckley and Susan Hargett and her companion Clint of Richmond, VA; uncle, Mark Shumate of Orlando, FL; niece and nephew, Ava and Ian Shumate whom he loved dearly; stepbrother, James Cantrell; stepsisters, Emily and Jennifer Cantrell; and numerous cousins and loving friends.

A celebration of life will be 1 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, at Calfee Funeral Home with Todd Harless officiating. Friends may visit with the family from noon until time of service.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

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