The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 24, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013


Lois Garten

Lois Garten, 79, of Coal City, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Betty Griffith

Betty Griffith, 80, of White Oak Creek Road, Artie, died Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013, at her home.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Charlene Gwinn

OCALA, Fla. — Charlene Gwinn, 76, of Ocala, formerly of Rainelle, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at her home.

Born February 28, 1936, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Henry Charles and Flora Ione Stone Schultz.

Charlene was a registered nurse and homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter Deborah Rochelle Braun and her sister Barbara LaCroix.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Lonnie Gwinn; two sons Ronald Charles Kuhn and wife Laurie of Kansas City, Missouri and Kenneth Shawn Wilson and wife Regina of Elk City, Oklahoma; two daughters Christian “Kim” Zane of Pikeville, Kentucky and Chash Giovenco and husband Mark of Toms River, New Jersey; two stepsons Alan Gwinn and wife Amber of Haines City, Florida and Brian Gwinn and wife Melba of San Francisco, California; one sister Yvonne Cole of Excelsior Springs, Missouri and 13 grandchildren.

Friends may call Thursday, January 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smathers Funeral Chapel with a service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville on Friday, January 25, at 1 p.m.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Loriane L. Jones

Mr. Loriane L. Jones, 85, of Beckley, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley         

Maurice ‘Reece’ McCain

OAK HILL — Maurice “Reece” McCain, 25, of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete

The honor of serving the McCain family has been bestowed upon Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

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