The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 8, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013


Bonnie Marie Hunt

ANSTED — Bonnie Marie Hunt, 74, of Ansted, passed away at Ansted Center, Sunday, January 6, 2013, following a long illness.

Bonnie was born August 7, 1938, in Charleston, W.Va.; she was a daughter of the late Dalefield Harold and Eunice Pickens Harold.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hunt, on May 20, 1993.

She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors are three daughters, Lori and Tommy Grimmett of Ansted, Rachael and Wayne Wirtjes of Nettie and Jeannie Hunt of Pinch; four sons, Larry Hunt of Ansted, Mike Hunt of Beckley, Charlie Hunt of Fayetteville and Lawrence Hunt of South Carolina; a sister, Faye McNeeley of Charleston; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted.

By the request of Bonnie, she will be cremated after the visitation.

Online condolences may be sent to

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

Lewis ‘Greg’ Lilly

Lewis “Greg” Lilly, age 51, of Beckley, took the stairway to Heaven on Sunday, January 6, 2013, following a short illness.

Greg is survived by his beloved wife of 15 years, Elizabeth Huffman Lilly; his children, Greg, Belle, and Nick; a sister Claudette Cimala of Flagstaff, Ariz.; in-laws, Tammy and Mike Wyss of Beloit, Ohio, Brenda and Garry Morris of Oak Hill, Kim and George Shaw, of Clarksburg, Melinda and Mike Bush of Lost Creek, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members, and countless friends.

Greg was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dorma Ryder Lilly of Beckley.

Greg was born on October 16, 1961, in Beckley, and was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1979. He attended ACT and then went to Towson University in Baltimore, Md. He was a land developer in the Maxwell Hill area for many years before becoming an insurance agent and the owner and operator of Grace Corp. He previously owned Jam Sessions in Oak Hill and Princeton. Greg was a Chaplain and a Stephens Minister through the Church of God and he and Elizabeth are the current Children’s Pastor of Kids Power Zone at the Family Worship Center. In his youth, Greg had Power House Gym and loved to body build. He loved to race motorcycles, spend time with his family, and watch Notre Dame Football.

Greg was known by many children as Dad. His heart, compassion, and love stretched out to touch everyone that he came in contact with. His infectious laugh would fill and brighten every room. Greg never knew a stranger and will be remembered for his outrageous sense of humor.  

A joyous Celebration of Greg’s Life will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Church of God Family Worship Center with Pastor Ken Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may call at the church from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Joe Smith, Matt Bishop, Mike Bush, Rusty Hunt, Garry Morris, Robert Hill, Billy Bailey, Joe Bush, Rick Wallington, Dave Hudnall, and Joe Nichols.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the family and would be greatly appreciated. 

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

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