The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 23, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Thelma Gay (White) Bever

CRAIGSVILLE — Thelma Gay (White) Bever, 76, of Craigsville died Nov. 21, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in the White Funeral Home at Craigsville. Interment will follow in the Shaffer Cemetery on Creek Creek of Camden-on-Gauley. Friends may call one hour prior to the services Sunday at the funeral home in Craigsville.

Franklin O. Davis

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — Franklin O. Davis, 89, of Indian Trail, formerly of Beckley, went to Heaven to be with his wife Helen on November 19, 2013.

Born on October 4, 1924, he was the son of Gordon and Mary Davis.

Frank was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Beckley and recently a member of First Baptist Church of Matthews, N.C. He was a World War II veteran in the Navy and worked for 43 years in the coal mines.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Helen, two sons, Franklin Davis Jr. and Jeffrey Davis.

Survivors include daughter, Dinah Atkins and husband Harry of Indian Trail; son, Mike Davis and wife Elisa of Indian Trail; daughter-in-law, Mary Davis of Mabscott; grandchildren, Charles Atkins and wife Deborah of Danville, Va., Joe Rivituso and wife Jennifer of Indian Trail, Amy Hulderman and husband Brent of Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Charlie and Alex Atkins, Jack and Stella Rivituso and Hailey Hulderman; one sister, Pat Caldwell and husband Curt of Lexington, Ky.; one brother, John Davis and wife June of Hico, W.Va.; sister-in-law, Joy Thomas and husband Jim; and brother-in-law Bill Taylor.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with grandson Charles Atkins officiating. Burial will be at 12 noon on Sunday, November 24, in the West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin, W.Va.

Friends may gather with the family from 5:30 to 7 p.m. prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements by Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

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