The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 24, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013


Merle McKinney

BUD — Merle McKinney, 89, of Bud, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Wyoming Nursing and Rehab Center, New Richmond following a long illness.

For those considering an expression of sympathy the family requests contributions be made to Wyoming Nursing and Rehab Center Activity Department, P.O. Box 149, New Richmond, WV 24867.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Douglas Wayne Mills

Douglas Wayne Mills, 65, of Beckley, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center, following a sudden illness.

Born September 10, 1947, in Slab Fork, W.Va., to the late Winston and Virginia Brewer Mills.

Mr. Mills was a graduate of Sophia High School Class of 1965. Following high school he then received his education from Beckley College, Morris Harvey College, and LSU College of Banking. He was well known from being employed with Raleigh County National Bank and United Bank in Beckley. He also served our country in the United States Army.

Those surviving include his loving wife of 42 years, Mrs. Rebecca Beaver Mills, at home; son, Jeffry Mills (Janet) of Louisville, Ky.; daughter, Sara DeBorde (Damon) of Lexington, Ky.; sisters, Audrey Daniels of Daniels, Nancy Gilbert (Ronnie) of Fort Worth, Texas, Shirley Young (Butch) of Cool Ridge, and Rose Stewart (Doug) of Florida; grandchildren, Rachel and Ryan Mills and Violet DeBorde; close family friend, Mike Farris of Beckley; a special nephew, Cole Cross of Beckley, along with many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013, at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church, on South Kanawha Street in Beckley, with Dr. Sharon Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held the same afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley.

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