The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 22, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Nov. 22, 2013


Peggy Ann Vickers McCallister

ALDERSON — Peggy Ann Vickers McCallister, 70, of Alderson, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at her home in Alderson, following a short illness.

Born July 8, 1943, in Summersville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Reva Kathryn Bell Vickers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Glenn “TC” McCallister, and a sister, Patricia Izora Vickers Boggess.

Mrs. McCallister grew up in Weston, W.Va., and attended Weston High School. She worked as a sectional supervisor at the Pence Springs Manufacturing Company, Pence Springs, W.Va., and the Kellwood Company, Maxwelton, W.Va., for many years. She was also a former employee of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, W.Va., and was a former cook and bartender at several local taverns over the years. Mrs. McCallister was of the Presbyterian faith and she loved to cook.

Survivors include a son, Richard Lee Martin Jr. of Alderson; a daughter, Deborah Lee Martin and her husband, Ken Kincaid, of Mooresville, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Cara Martin Evans and her husband, Roger, of Oak Hill, W.Va., and Holly McCallister of Charleston, W.Va.; two brothers, Jim Vickers of Weston, W.Va., and Michael Vickers of Washington, D.C.; a granddaughter, Erica McMillion of White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.; one great-grandson, Caleb McMillion of White Sulphur Springs; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In honor of Mrs. McCallister’s wishes, following cremation, memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson,  with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Friends may call Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

David ‘Junior’ McKinney

David  “Junior” McKinney, age 78, of Stephenson, W.Va., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. Those of us left behind who are saved can rejoice in the fact that we will meet him again one day in Heaven.

Born on October 5, 1935, at Basin, W.Va., he was the son of the late David Mitchell McKinney and Martha Maxine Lusk McKinney. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Louise McKinney, Pauline Stewart, Ollie Poe; by father-in-law Rev. Dewey H. Acord, and brothers-in-law, Neeley Stewart, Charles Stewart, Jesse Poe, Henry Dills and Billy R. Smith.

David is survived by his wife of 36 years, Wanda Acord McKinney; a daughter Marla Lewis of Stephenson; three sons, Allen McKinney and his wife Vickie of Tobaccoville, N.C., Benny McKinney and his wife Patti of Maben, W.Va., and Anthony McKinney of Princewick, W.Va.; a friend whom he loved like a son, James “Mike” Reed of Stephenson. Seven sisters, Meldie Whitt and her husband Berman, Mabel Wilson and her husband Glen, Cora Stewart, Dorothy Adkins and her husband George, Nina Clay and her husband Dallas, Charlotte McKinney and her husband Danny and Evelyn “Sally” Hill and her husband K.D.; three brothers, James W. McKinney and his wife Kitty, Elbert R. McKinney and J. Wesley McKinney; five granddaughters, Michelle Moorefield and her husband Dusty, Heather Linville, Tiffany Lynch and her husband Scott, Breonna McKinney and Sheri McKinney; seven grandsons, Shawn Linville, Thomas A. McKinney, Christopher McKinney, Ronnie Dean Ransom, Leonard “Ray” McKinney, Benny “Mitchel” McKinney and Alexander “Alex” McKinney; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

David was of the Baptist faith and firmly believed in Jesus Christ. He enjoyed fox and raccoon hunting and raising and trading dogs and horses. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA, last working for the Slab Fork Coal Company. David loved his family and friends and loved spending time with them, who in turn loved and respected him.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Ardeth Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at the Acord Cemetery at Acord Mountain.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may visit with the family from noon until service time on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV.

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

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

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