The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 4, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012


Marie Catherine Lockhart

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Marie Catherine Lockhart, 90, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at the Whatcoat United Methodist Church, Rt. 92, White Sulphur Springs with Rev. Gerald Roberts and Rev. Lowell O’Dell officiating. Burial will follow in Mapledale Cemetery, Rt. 92, White Sulphur Springs.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Whatcoat United Methodist Church.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.

Joan Nichols

Joan Nichols, 80, of Prosperity, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012.

Born November 12, 1932, she was a daughter of the late John and Julie Peters Bias.

Joan enjoyed flower arranging, reading and loved helping at her church. She was a good leader and was a den mother with the cub scouts. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Joan was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Mabscott.

In addition to her parents, Joan is preceded in death by her brother, Jack Bias and son, Bob Nichols.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 62 years, Pastor Bob Nichols of Prosperity; son, David Nichols and wife Patricia of Shady Spring; daughter-in-law, Joann Nichols of Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; grandchildren, Kevin Nichols and wife Crystal of Sevierville, Tenn., Bob Jr. and wife Jennifer of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., Lea Gandy and husband Eric of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., Dustin and wife Secily of Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Sabrinah, Hunter, Nathan, William, Christopher, Sara, Amelia, Brenna, and Grant; daughter-in-law, Joann Nichols of Mt. Pleasant, N.C.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2012, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Cleve Allen officiating.

Following the service she will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information may be found at

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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

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