The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 10, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Dec. 10, 2012


Maxine Richmond Hamilton

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Maxine Richmond Hamilton, 83, of South Charleston passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012, at Candlelight Cottage of St. Albans.

Born September 7, 1929, in Montcoal, Maxine was a daughter of the late Walter and Gertie Canterbury Richmond. She was also preceded by her husband and soulmate, Harold G. Hamilton, and sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Maurice Oakley.

She was a graduate of Marsh Fork High School, retired clerk with the United States Postal Service and a member of First Presbyterian Church, South Charleston. She was a forty-year resident of South Charleston.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan (Vernon) Lambert of Newnan, GA, and Peggy (James) Shelton of St. Albans; grandchildren, Bridget Lambert Mattox of Richmond, KY, Jillian Shelton (Chad) Bridge of Raleigh, NC, Nicholas Shelton Jacksonville, AL; great-grandson, Bryce Mattox, and great-granddaughter, Bailey Mattox, both of Richmond, KY; nephews, Dr. Maurice (Judy) Oakley of Ashland, KY, and Donald (Pam) Oakley of Covington, KY.

Private services were held to honor her life.

Special thanks to the staff at Candlelight Cottage, especially Lisa and Imogene, and to HospiceCare.

Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25312-2536. You may share memories or condolences with the family at

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, WV 25177, is in charge of arrangements.

John Ryan Houchins

LINDSIDE — John Ryan Houchins, 75, of Lindside, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

Arrangements incomplete at Wickline Funeral Home.

Fred Hughes

SUN HILL — Fred Hughes, 91, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Jay Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow at Jay Hughes Cemetery, Sun Hill. Friends may gather with the family 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the funeral home.

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Hughes family.

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