The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 20, 2013

Obituaries – Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Lucille Adams

GILBERT — Lucille Adams, 88, died Nov. 18, 2013.

Service will be noon on Thursday at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert,  with the Rev. Jim Nagy officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, W.Va.

Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online at www.mountsfuneralhome.com

Amy Lynn Calendine

PENCE SPRINGS — Amy Lynn Calendine, 28, of Pence Springs, went home to be with Jesus on the wings of angels on Monday, November 18, 2013.

Born February 1, 1985, at Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter of Diane Lynn Pakacki Calendine of Pence Springs.

Amy was a 2006 graduate of Summers County High School. She loved flower gardening, camping, fishing, NASCAR, family cook outs and spending time with family friends.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandfathers, Robert Pakacki and John Ciesielski.

Besides her mother, those left to cherish her memory include one brother, John Calendine Jr. and companion, Katie of Pence Springs; one half brother, Travis Calendine of California; one half sister, Crystal Carlino of Pennsylvania; maternal grandmother, Delma Ciesielski of Talcott; three uncles, Michael Stokes and companion Elaine of Talcott, Robert Pakacki and companion Doris of Hilldale, John Ciesielski and wife Gayle of Hilldale; one aunt, Denise Pakacki of Hilldale and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be noon Friday, November 22, 2013, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Sam Groves officiating. Burial will follow in the Barger Springs Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Gloria Jane Clark

Gloria Jane Clark, 80, of Shady Spring, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

 Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Friday November 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Brandon Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Skaggs Cemetery at Shady Spring.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Edsel Quentin Davidson

On Sunday November 17, 2013, Edsel “Ed” Quentin Davidson passed away in Deland, Fla. and joined with his Savior in a heavenly reunion.

Ed was born in Crany, W.Va., on September 27, 1931, to Lillie Blanche Stennett and Lee Everette Davidson. His father was a combat veteran of the U.S. Army in World War I. Ed was the fifth of eight children and was a typical boy of the Depression coalfields, learning how to hunt, garden and tend tasks along with having boisterous adventures in the mountains.

Ed was in the Oceana High School class of 1950, joined the U.S. Army in 1952, and was a paratrooper in the elite 82nd Airborne Division.

Ed married his boyhood sweetheart from Matney Town, Betty Sue Childress, in Reno, Nev. on the day after Christmas 1952 following a long-distance courtship (they were both in the armed forces). They had one daughter, Teri Lynn Davidson. In Ed’s 24-year Army career he had two combat tours in Vietnam and other assignments in Korea (twice), Italy and Panama. He retired as Chief Warrant Officer 4. After moving with Betty to Deland in 1980, Ed was employed for twelve and one half years by the Florida Prison Authority and helped in modernizing their records system, winning several commendations for outstanding performance.

Ed was known for his attention to detail and love of computers. His genealogy records and research are legendary. His quiet humor and sense of grace will be sorely missed by his friends and family. He grew up in and was a long-time member of Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, and at his death was a member of the Stetson Baptist Church.

Predeceasing him in death were his parents, two brothers (Harold and Bill), one sister (Edna Mae) and one brother-in-law (Richard Childress).

Surviving him are his devoted wife of over 60 years, Betty Sue and his loving daughter Teri, both of Deland. Also surviving him are sisters Mary Rose (Tom), Alice Jo (Charley), Shelby Jean (Ben) and Carol Sue (Gerry), one brother-in-law (Paul) and two sisters-in-law (Sandy and Sue) as well as many other family and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Ed’s life will be held at the Orange City Hospice on Thursday, November 21, at 11 a.m. Interment of his ashes will be at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Bushnell, Fla. at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to either PulmonaryFibrosis.org/donate or the Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/ Flagler.

You are invited to share your memories with the family at www.lankfordfuneralhome.com

Franklin Davis

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — Franklin Davis, 89, of Indian Trail, formerly of Beckley, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at his residence.

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

Daniel ‘Cash’ Easter

Daniel “Cash” Easter, 17-day-old son of William “Billy” Earl and Jessica Kelly Lively Easter, died on Thursday, Nov. 13th, 2013.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 21st at 1 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour. Burial will follow in the Tracy Evans Cemetery on South Branch Road, with Elder Dempsey Rakes officiating.

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

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Dorothy Gwendolyn Henry

Mrs. Dorothy Gwendolyn Henry, 85, of Beckley, died Friday, November 15, 2013.

Born October 11, 1928, in Hot Coal, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Daisy Austin Robinson.

Previously employed by Pine Lodge Care & Rehabilitation Center and Raleigh County Board of Education, she was a member of Central Baptist Church for over 50 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. Henry; brother, William Robinson and sisters, Laverne Lawson and Shirley Bivens.

Left to cherish precious memories are her children, Richard W.(Maria) Henry of Brookeville, Md., Keith Henry of Washington, D.C., Kevin Henry and Carolyn Henry, both of Beckley and Sharon (Jerry) Hardy of Washington, D.C.; special daughter, Pamela Pannell of Beckley; sister, Margaret R. Withers of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Dr. Timothy K. Hughes of Summerfield, N.C., Brandon Henry of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jerry Martin of Brookeville, Md., Kahil Henry of New York, NY, Endia M. Hardy of Hyattsville, Md. and Lia R. Gonzalez of Gaithersburg, Md.; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Central Baptist Church, 197 Brooks Street, Beckley, with Rev. Brian Copney and Rev. Walter Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Lois Hibbs

HOLDEN — Lois Hibbs, 77 of Holden, formerly of Farmington, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at her home in Holden.

Arrangements are incomplete and Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her services.

Howard Maffin

Howard Maffin, 79, of Crab Orchard, passed away Monday November 18, 2013.

 Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley, with Pastor Tom Shepherd officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bible Baptist Church John-Romans Mission and may be reached at 304-250-0312.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net

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

Eunice Maxine Penn Martin

Mrs. Eunice Maxine Penn Martin answered the departing call to her Lord on November 16, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born July 25, 1938, in Mabscott, she was the 5th child of ten children born to the late Virgie Muse Penn and William Penn Sr. of Mabscott.

Eunice accepted Christ, was baptized at the age of 12 and joined the First Baptist Church of Mabscott.

She married the late Joseph Martin and moved to East Beckley, where she joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She later became a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Beckley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Martin; brothers, James Penn III, Robert Penn, Wilbert Penn and Carl Milton Penn and sisters, Marie Burgess, Doris Wynes, Jaunita Steward and Sylvia Grant.

She leaves to cherish her memories her brother, William (Grace) Penn Jr. of South Carolina and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2013 at New Hope Baptist Church, 305 Worley Road, Beckley with Rev. Nathaniel Carey officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Mark Dale Robinson

PINEVILLE — Mark Dale Robinson, 51, of Pineville, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013.

A celebration of Mark’s life will be at 1 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2013, at the Claypool United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Entombment will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, November 21, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting www.calfeefuneralservice.com

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

Kathy Royster

Kathy Royster, 58, of Beckley, passed away November 18, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Blue Ridge Funeral Home is serving the Royster family.

Charles O. ‘C.O.’ ‘Smitty’ Smith Jr.

Charles O. “C.O.” “Smitty” Smith Jr. of Beckley, passed away at home on Sunday, November 17, at the age of 92.

He was born at Abraham, Raleigh County, to the late Charles Ota and Flora Arthur Smith on January 9, 1921.

After graduating from high school, C.O. attended Concord College until 1940, when he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving until November 1946. As an Aviation Ordinanceman (Chief Petty Officer) and flight crewmember on Martin PBM Mariner patrol bombers, in Navy Squadron VPB 203, Smith saw duty in Norfolk, Va., Puerto Rico and Recife, Brazil. He received a personal commendation for participating in a mission that tracked a German submarine off the coast of Brazil until it was sunk and the surviving crew members captured.

Returning to the United States after the dis-establishment of this air squadron, he married his wife of 68 years, Norma L. Richmond, on November 10, 1945, at Oak Harbor, Wash.

He is survived by his wife Norma; children Kenneth E. Smith and wife Norma of Marie; Kathryn L. Anderson and husband Mark of Beaver; Charles M. Smith of North Wales, Pa.; grandson Kenneth Earl Smith and wife Teresa of Elizabethton, Tenn.; granddaughters Heather Renee Smith of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Tatiana Smith of North Wales, Pa. and great-granddaughter Madison Olivia Smith of Elizabethton, Tenn.

He is also survived by a sister Marie Richmond of Villages of Greystone, Daniels.  In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by sisters Juanita Fitzgerald, June Westfall, Louella Goodson and Eileen Mann; brothers Sebird, Dempsey and Robert Noel Smith.

After returning to West Virginia in 1946, he sold automobiles for Duncan Catron Motors and Burleson Motors before being elected to two, six-year terms as clerk of court of Raleigh County. While Clerk of Court, he served a one year term as president of the West Virginia Association of County and Circuit Clerks and hosted the annual convention in Beckley. He served nine years as Business Administrator of Beckley’s Pinecrest Hospital followed by a position as a real estate sales associate with Home Seekers Reality. During this time he was also serving with Naval Air Reserve with Naval Patrol Squadron VP 68 at Naval Air Facility, Andrews Air Force Base, Washington D.C. and Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md. During the Vietnam and Cold War eras, he accumulated 6,000 hours in anti-submarine patrol aircraft from naval air stations and facilities in Burmuda, Spain, Cuba, Holland, Portugal, Sicily, Italy, England, the Azores, the Cape Verde Islands and both the east and west coasts of the United States. He continued serving his country until his retirement in 1983.

C.O. was a long standing and active member of First United Methodist Church in Beckley, until 2007 when he became a member of the United Methodist Temple. He served on the board of Beckley Child Care Center (presently Burlington Youth Center). He was one of the incorporators of the local Citizens Scholarship Foundation and was elected president of that organization for two terms.  

Raised a Master Mason in Whidby Island Lodge No. 15, State of Washington, July 1946, he later demitted to Beckley Lodge No. 95. At the 1973 Scottish rite spring reunion, he completed the degree work in all four lodges. He was a member of Benni Kedem Temple, Royal Order of Jesters, Court No. 111, Order of the Eastern Star, Beckley Chapter No. 38 R.A.M., and the Scottish Research Society. He was invested with the rank and decoration of Knight Commander Court of honor in 1993 and 33rd Degree October 3, 2001.  

Active in organizing numerous fund raisers and other Shrine functions, Smith sponsored approximately 50 children to Shriners Hospitals and Shriners Burn Centers.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, November 21, 2013, at United Methodist Temple Beckley, with the Reverends Randy Adkins and Dan Johnson officiating. Masonic Grave Side Rites will be conducted by the Masonic Lodge No. 95 AF & AM with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park.  

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley and also one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095 or Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802-1472.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry. net

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

Janice Irene Smith

RONCEVERTE — Janice Irene Smith, 65, of Ronceverte, passed away Mon., Nov. 18, 2013, in The Brier Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Ronceverte.

Born Feb. 12, 1948, in Huntington, she was the daughter of the late Hershel Woodrow Redden and the late Bonny Jean Dudding Redden.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Lynn Smith, on Nov. 18, 2011.

Survivors include: one daughter, Katrina Sue Carr and husband, Nathaniel, of Lindside; four sisters, Patricia Surbaugh of Lewisburg, Charlotte Wiseman of Rupert, Brenda Taylor and husband, Steve, of Rainelle, and Bonnie Jewel Nichols and husband, Russell, of Mead, Washington; six grandchildren, Amanda Dawn Fox, Ryan Lee Fox, Jonathan David Fox, Savana Hope Fox, Cassandra Nicole Smith, and Eary Shane Smith; and two great grandchildren, Morgan Faith Vinson and Remington Lee Fox.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with Pastor Kenny Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on  Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Please send on-line condolences to wallaceandwallacefh.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Clifford G. ‘Chub’ Townsend

DURBIN — Clifford George “Chub” Townsend, 79, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at New Hope Brethren Church at Frost, with the Revs. David Rittenhouse and Julian Rittenhouse officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the church.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Robert Mitchell Treadway

HINTON — Robert Mitchell Treadway,  41, of Hinton, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013.

Born December 13, 1971, he is the son of Delbert O. Treadway of Fla. and Shirley Marie Dunkley Treadway of Beckley.

Robert was employed as a construction worker. He loved working on motorcycles, trucks and cars. He also enjoyed designing artwork for tattoos.

Robert is preceded in death by his son, Robert Justin Treadway.

In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Diana Jarrells Treadway; son, Mitchell Seth Treadway of Maple Fork; sister, Geri Dawn Cox and husband William of Scarbro; brother, Allen Dale Treadway and wife Jodie of Glade Springs; also several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Beckley with Bishop Fred T. Simms of the Heart of God Ministries officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.