The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 27, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

Charley H. Atha

OAK HILL — Charley H. Atha, 59, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.


Kathie Gene Bailey

Kathie Gene Bailey, 59, departed this life Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Utah following a courageous battle with cancer.

A celebration of Kathie’s life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Oceana United Methodist Church. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the funeral home.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.


Pauline Meadows Ballard

Pauline Meadows Ballard, 93, of Beaver, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.  

Born March 20, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Henry Beecher and Mary Lilly Meadows.

Pauline loved cooking and needlepoint work. Her life revolved around her family.

In addition to her parents, Pauline is preceded in death by her husband, Forest B. Ballard; two daughters, Alice Wills and Sandra Corey; one grandson, Jonathan Rupe; six sisters, Muriel, Macie, Maude, Mamie, Opal and Maddie; five brothers, Darrh, Doan, Finley, David and Donald.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Elizabeth Rupe of Flat Top; brother, Henry Beecher Meadows Jr. and wife Erma of Jumping Branch; grandsons, David O’Neal of Springfield, Va., Arthur Wills III of Beckley; granddaughters, Christina Rupe of Bradley, Sarah Rupe of California, Md.; great-granddaughter, Mary Wills of Beckley; great-grandson, Christopher Rupe of Bradley.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Beckley with Pastor Rick Martin and Pastor Walt Harper officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Drew Zinchiak, David O’Neal, Arthur Wills, J.E. Meadows, Rick Newsome and Christopher Rupe will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Road, Beckley.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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