The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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January 19, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013


Delores Kathryn Fleshman

DAWSON — Delores Kathryn Fleshman, 62, of Dawson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville,

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Inc. of Rainelle.

Jack L. Hall

WAITEVILLE — Jack L. Hall, 86, of Waiteville, WV, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013, at his home following a long illness.

He was born at Pageton, WV, January 17, 192, a son of the late John Allen and Katherine McCormick Hall.

Mr. Hall was a farmer, part-time postmaster and owner of Hall’s Supply at Waiteville. He was also a 50-year member of Monroe Lodge #77 AF & AM at Union, the Beni Kedem Shrine at Charleston, and the Giles County Shine Club at Pearisburg, Va., and a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Zion Union Church Cemetery and he was affiliated with the New Zion Union Church at Waiteville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Humphreys Hall; a daughter, Patricia Hall; a brother, Jimmy Hall; and an infant sister.

Surviving are a daughter, Rhonda Hall of Union; 2 sons, Roger Hall of Waiteville, Bobby Hall and wife, Vicki, of Waiteville; a sister, Helen Guy of Union; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2013, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with Revs. Bob Ratliff and Larry Dunbar officiating. Burial will follow at the New Zion Union Church Cemetery at Waiteville.

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Masonic Graveside Rites will be conducted by Monroe Lodge # 77 AF & AM.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Kanawha Hospice, 223 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Kay Reid McGuffin

OAK HILL — Evelyn Kay Reid McGuffin, 91, of Oak Hill, WV, died on Friday, January 18, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV.

Born December 3, 1921, at Scarbro, WV, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lula Smith Reid.

Mrs. McGuffin was a member of the Lochgelly Baptist Church.

Like millions of woman of her generation she worked during World War II. Initially as a shipyard worker in Groton, CN; helping to build submarines and at Swan Island, WA, building Liberty ships. She became an electric welder and riveter. By war’s end she was a master welder teaching men how to weld.

She was a homemaker and resided in Oak Hill most of her life following the war.

Her husband, Edward C. McGuffin, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Michael McGuffin and his wife, Marilyn, of Charleston, and by one niece and two nephews.

Graveside rites and committal services will be on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at 1:15 p.m. at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill with a eulogy by her son, Michael McGuffin, officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill on Sunday, January 20, 2013, from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Evelyn’s memory to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

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