The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 12, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012



Evert Jones

Evert Jones, 82, of Bolt, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 10, 2012,  following a sudden illness.

Born October 13, 1930, in Clarksburg, he was the son of the late David and Olive Carter Jones.

Evert was a retired well tender, last working for Dominion Resources. He was a member of the Breckenridge Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed being outside, hunting, fishing and being with his family, but dearly loved his dogs.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Myrna Lafferty Jones, his daughter, Debra Jones Morris, two sisters and three brothers.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Leila Dowdy, a granddaughter,  Dana Daniel, a grandson, Evert Beckner and his wife Leslie, great-grand children, Andrew Daniel, Jacob, Ethan, and Casey Beckner, a very special friend whom he treated as his grandson Brandon Hinkle. His sisters, June Ferree and husband Denzil, and Georgia Frye, and his brother, David Jones, all of Clarksburg.

In keeping with Evert’s wishes he will be cremated.

A service celebrating Evert’s life will be held at Breckenridge Baptist Church at a later date.

An online guest registry and other information can be found by visiting

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Evert’s memory to the Breckenridge Baptist Church.

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


Vera Kliewer

GREEN SULPHUR SPRINGS — Vera Juanita Russell Mize Kliewer, 84, of Green Sulphur Springs, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, December 8, 2012 following a long illness.

Born August 25, 1928, at Abraham she was the daughter of the late Overton H. and Bessie Mae Harvey Russell.

A homemaker, she had lived most of her life in Green Sulphur Springs, a member of the Apostolic Church of Auburn Hills, Mich., she loved to fish, can, read, take walks in the woods and spend time with family and friends.

Preceded in death by her first husband, George Howard Mize Jr.; one son, Michael Wayne Mize; one granddaughter, Brittany Barber Mize; six brothers and eight sisters.

Survived by her husband, Elmer Vern Kliewer of Green Sulphur Springs; seven children, Edward Lee Mize of Hillsboro, Patricia Ann Maxwell of Green Sulphur Springs, James Gregory Mize of Green Sulphur Springs, Barbara Susan Matthews of Mt. Carmel, Tenn., Carl Richard Mize of Green Sulphur Springs, Maudie Jean Gates of Lansing, Mich. and Vera June Lafferty of Rochester Hills, Mich.; 20 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, three sisters, Patricia Ruth Whittaker of Quinwood, Dicey Faye Miller of Hinton and Bessie Hilda Pritt of Grandview and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel. Burial will follow in the Halliden Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral parlors.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

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