The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 15, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Norman D. ‘Okey’ Boggess

RAINELLE — Norman D. “Okey” Boggess, 30, of Central Avenue, Rainelle, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2012, at his home, following a long illness.

Born November 7, 1982, at Sistersville, W.Va., he was the son of Norman R. and Lilla Kay Smith Boggess.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James A. Smith.

Okey attended the House of Prayer Church at McRoss.

Survivors include his parents: Norman and Lilla Smith of Rainelle, one brother, Samson Kerry Boggess of Rainelle, grandmother, Beverly A. Smith of McRoss, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews as well as other extended family of Sistersville.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Mark Spence officiating.

As per his wishes, the body is being cremated.

Friends may call from 1:30 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Lois Ann Bowyer

MAHAN — Lois Ann Bowyer, age 83, of Mahan, died Thursday, December 13, 2012.

She was born June 22, 1929, in Krebs, Fayette County, and was the daughter of the late Estill “Doc” and Edna Sawyer Willmeth.

She is also preceded in death by her husband Jennings Bowyer and son Johnnie Bowyer.

She was known to her friends and her family as the “biscuit queen.” She was a member of the Gallagher Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving: daughters Brenda Krogman and her husband Ed of Newburgh, Ind., Regina Wriston and her husband Dan of Oak Hill, Lou Ann Cox and her husband Steve of Clendenin, Terri Pomeroy and her husband Randy of Westminster, S.C. Sons: Timothy Bowyer and wife Patricia of Barnesville, Ohio, and Earl Bowyer Jr. and his wife Debbie of Mount Hope. Sister: Betty Colflesh of Confluence, Pa.; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. David Mitchell and Rev. Ervin Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to: Valley Hospice’s Liza’s Place, 308 Mt. St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.

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