The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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August 21, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012


Rebecca Meadows-Akers

Rebecca “Beckey” Suzanne Meadows-Akers, 32, of Epperly Hill, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary Inc., Beckley.

Lillian May Alderson

HINTON — Lillian May Alderson, 99, of 313 Miller Ave., Hinton, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2012, at her home, following a long illness.

Born May 8, 1913, at Royal, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Emmette and Faye Long Mann.

Ms. Alderson was a graduate of Hinton High School and received a B.S. from Marshall University. She was a retired school teacher for Summers County school system. She was also a member of the Hinton First United Methodist Church and the Summers County Retired Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Granville S. Alderson Jr., in 1994; one sister, Jessie Mann Melton; and a brother-in-law, Hiter Melton.

Survivors include a son, Jim Alderson and wife Kitty of Barboursville, W.Va., and a daughter, Martha Jane Alderson of St. Louis, Mo. Grandchildren: Tracy and wife Stephanie Alderson and Tommy and wife Leslie Alderson, both of Greensboro, N.C. Three great-grandsons: Nicholas, Nathan and Jason Alderson, all of Greensboro, N.C.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, with Rev. Rick Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Men of Hinton First United Methodist Church will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Delford ‘Bill’ Bartlett Jr.

LEWISBURG — Delford William “Bill” Bartlett Jr., a native of Rainelle, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Joseph Kenaston officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association, West Virginia Region, 162 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301.

Please send online condolences by visiting

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

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