The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 14, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Dec. 14, 2012



Edgar R. Lilly

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Edgar R. Lilly, 91, of Phoenix, passed away at the Arizona State Veteran's Home on Sunday, December 9, 2012, following a long illness.

Born on March 21, 1921 in Princewick, W.Va., to Henry Jackson Lilly and Cosby Elizabeth Bowling Lilly, and raised in West Virginia.

Edgar was a devoted husband and father. He served in the United States Army during World War II in France. He worked as a newspaper pressman, and got his start at the Beckley Newspaper.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Acklen Lilly, sisters Hallie Berry, Nora McGraw, brother-in-law Carl McGraw, and brothers, Amos Lilly, Albert Lilly.

 He is survived by his daughter, Martha Elizabeth Lilly (Libby), and his brothers, Mason B. Lilly and H. Dwain and Marlene Lilly, sister-in-laws, Mary Lee Lilly, Mickey Lilly, nieces and  nephews and their families…and one adopted Wire Fox Terrier, Jessie.

The family wishes to thank all of the staff at the Arizona State Veteran's Home in Phoenix for the wonderful care given to Mr. Lilly, during his stay at the facility.

Graveside rites and interment, accompanied with Military Honors by Oak Hill VFW Post 3110, will be conducted at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum B on Harper Road, Beckley, on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 1 p.m.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the mausoleum.

Private online guest book for condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available at www.roseandquesenberry. net

Donations in lieu of flowers, in honor of Edgar R. Lilly (Arizona State Veterans Home/Phoenix); to Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund, 3839 N 3rd St, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.


Betty Jo Sims Pugh

MEADOW BRIDGE — Betty Jo Sims Pugh, 59, of Meadow Bridge, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

Born December 25, 1952 in Hinton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joe Anthony and Betty Margaret Osborne Sims.

Betty Jo was a former Director of Human Resources for Beckley Hospital. She loved her horses, cats and dogs.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant son, Matthew Lilly.

Survivors include her husband, Neal Watson Pugh; son, Daniel Scott Lilly and his wife Susan of Asheville, N.C.; daughter, Lindsay Brooke Pugh of Beckley; grandchildren, Ashley Brooke Lilly and Rachel Scott Lilly of Asheville, N.C., Hayden Anthony Clyde of Beckley; sisters, Susan Allen and husband Don of Beckley, Jane Wood and husband Jeff of Grandview and Myra Anderson and husband Jay of Beckley; nephew Joe Allen of Exton, Pa.; niece, Paige Hawkins of Harrisonburg, Va. and her mother-in-law, Doris Pugh of Christiansburg, Va.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, with eulogies given by Tim Rector and Mac Tieche.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to service on Saturday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the American Heart Association,

PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or to a charity of your choice.

On line condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.


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