The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 12, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012



Lyle Duane Campbell

MARLINTON — Lyle Duane Campbell, 69, of Marlinton, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, at Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye, with the Rev’s Scott Ingleton and Bob Mann officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery with masonic graveside rites.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at    


Emma Cook

MATHENY — Emma Cook, 79, departed this life Saturday, December 8, 2012.

A celebration of Mrs. Cook’s life will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel

The family will receive friends from noon until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

Robert Jean Peak Elkins

Roberta Jean Peak Elkins, 63, of Beckley, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012, following a sudden illness.

On line condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.


Barry Lane Hall

Barry Lane Hall, 59, of Prosperity, went home to be with his beloved lord and saviour, Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 9, 2012, after a short illness.

He was born July 22, 1953, in Corinne, W.Va., to the late Claude R. Hall and Vada J. Kestner of Edgewood, Md.

He graduated from Mullens High School in 1971 and went on to graduate from Mountain State University with a degree in mining technology and business. He later attended classes at West Virginia University. He was a retired safety engineer for CONSOL Inc.

Barry was an avid West Virginia University Mountaineer sports fan and enjoyed spending time on the golf course, writing and playing music with his friends, and spending time with his family.

Barry was preceded in death in by his father, Claude R. Hall, mother, Vada J. Hall, brother Claude Roger Hall, and his beloved daughter, Erica Layne Hall.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Cheryl Bair Hall of Prosperity, brothers Cecil R. Hall and wife Patricia of Glen Jean, W.Va. and Randall J. Hall and wife Barbara of Fairdale, W.Va. In addition he is survived by his paternal aunt Ethel Midkiff of Columbus, Ohio, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may join the family for a celebration of Barry’s life at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Bolt Church of God at Bolt, W.Va., Pastor Randall Pugh, officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Bolt Church of God in the memory of Barry Hall.

An online registry and other information can be found by visiting

Arrangements are in the care of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive,  Beckley.

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