The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 19, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Margie Marie Vaughan Thomas Cook

JESSE — Margie Marie Vaughan Thomas Cook, 78, went to be with the angels Thursday, January 17, 2013, following a sudden illness.

Born July 29, 1934, in McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late Green and Myrtle Suttles Vaughan.

Margie enjoyed traveling, cooking on Sunday for her family, having a good time with her friends, and being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She attended Indian Creek Community Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Leroy Thomas and Willis Cook; one son, Roger Thomas; a great-grandson, Zachary Clay; and several brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory are a son, Gordon Thomas and wife, Tammy, of Lynchburg, VA; three daughters, Carolyn Steele and husband, Tommy, of Lynco, Connie Deel of Beckley and Cindy Clay of Pineville; two brothers, Frank Vaughan of Goshen, IN, and Billy Ray Vaughan of Seattle, WA; a sister, Emilene Sparks of Pineville; eleven grandchildren, Sabrina Richardson, Christy Laxton, Rickey Clay, Jennifer Deel, Tee Jaye Thomas, Kevin Steele, Robert Clay, Dale Thomas, Danielle Larkins, Kaitlyn Thomas, and Emilee Thomas; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Margie’s life will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Scott Cline officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Family Cemetery, Briar Creek. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

An online guestbook and additional information can be found at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Cook family.

Betty Plumley Dick

Betty Plumley Dick, age 72, of Shady Spring, passed away at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.

Born at Pear, W.Va., on March 27, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Lester Plumley and Leona Bennett Plumley.

Mrs. Dick was a homemaker, and a member of the New Salem Baptist Church at Abraham. She had made her home at Shady Spring for the past 17 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Greer.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband, Thomas Dick.

A son, Timothy Grant Dick and his wife Shari of Daniels. A daughter, Julie Ann Devericks and her husband Duane of Shady Spring.

A brother Lester Plumley Jr. of Abraham.

Three sisters, Jeanetta Tincher of Florida, Vera Copeland of Litchfield, Ohio, and Arlena Spangler of Plainfield, Ind. Six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Betty Dick on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Pastor Eddie McNeely officiating. Burial will follow at the Washington Plumley Cemetery at Plumley Mountain.

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

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

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