The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 22, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Nov. 22, 2013


Marvin Ray Conner

MCCONNELL — Marvin Ray Conner, 82, of McConnell, passed away Nov. 19, 2013.

Both his visitation and funeral are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, at the McConnell Tabernacle in McConnell, with the Rev. Orville Syner and Pastor Keith McClung officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., with funeral services immediately following at 1 p.m. Interment with military rites will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Pecks Mill.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that friends and family make donations in Marvin’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association or the church of their choice.

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Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of Mr. Conner’s arrangements.

Gladys M. Erskine Garner

RONCEVERTE — Gladys M. Erskine Garner, 88, of Ronceverte, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

Born Oct. 13, 1925, at Caldwell, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Clyde Jackson Sr. and Iris Elizabeth Surgeon Jackson.

Gladys attended Ronceverte Baptist Church, was a member of the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center Senior Friends and was a member of Post No. 4940 Women’s Auxiliary of the VFW. She was a retired room attendant with over 30 years of service with The Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gene Patrick; three sisters, Lelia Woods, Jackie Ayers and Christina Jackson; and five brothers, James, Arthur Jr., Bill, Charles and John Wallace Jackson.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Garner; children, Mae Beavers of Fairlea, Jerry Patrick of Caldwell, John Erskine of Lewisburg, Arthur Erskine and wife, Karen, of Ronceverte, Mitch Patrick and wife, Janice, of Akron, Ohio, and Mary Dunleavy and husband, Tom, of Roanoke, Va. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Karen Patrick of Canton, Ohio; a stepson, Bill Garner of Ronceverte; 15 grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with the Rev. Andy Howdock officiating, along with the Choir from the First Baptist Church of White Sulphur Springs. Burial will follow in the Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Organ Cave.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the funeral home in Lewisburg.

Those serving as pallbearers will be Travis Kyger, Greg Reynolds, Todd Patrick, Eric Patrick, Kevin Williams and Mike Gallimore.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

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