The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 8, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, March 8, 2013



Pamela Sue Pennington Settle

OAK HILL — Pamela Sue Pennington Settle, 49, of Oak Hill, died on Monday, March 4, 2013.

Services will be on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Homel in Oak Hill, with Pastor Jamie Baley officiating. Burial will be at Pax Community Cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Elizabeth Smith

MT. HOPE — Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, 90, of Mt. Hope, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013, at New Hope Baptist Church, 305 Worley Road, Beckley, with Rev. Nathaniel Carey officiating. Burial will follow in Greentown Cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Betty Sutphin

On Saturday, March 2nd, 2013, Betty Jo Garnette Sutphin, of Harvey Street, Beckley, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House. She was in her 85th year.

One of two daughters, Betty was born on Christmas Day in 1927, at Pratt. Her parents were the late Thomas Ottoway and Elizabeth Huddleston Garnette. Betty’s sister, Peggy Ann Schrader has preceded her in death.

Betty graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and was a devoted member of the Beckley Presbyterian Church. She served as President of the Women of the Church for many years, was a Sunday school teacher and the first women elected to serve as a deacon for the church. Betty also mentored church youth during the confirmation process.

Betty volunteered at the Montessori School for years from its inception, and was a member of the Briarcliff Garden Club and the Beckley Women's Club. She was very involved in Girl Scouts and served as a leader for many years. Betty volunteered as a Pink Lady at one of the local hospitals and was one of the founding volunteers for Hospice in Beckley.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of nearly 67 years, William Edward Sutphin; her children, Thomas Kemple Sutphin and his wife, Mary Charles, of Raleigh, NC, Elizabeth Sutphin Brown and her husband, Charles of Raleigh, NC, William Glenn Sutphin and his wife, Elisabed of Fayetteville, NC and Mary Jo Sutphin of Beckley; the grandchildren are, Ashlea Heavner, Mary Kemple Henderson, Lori Sutphin and Rebecca Holt; her great grandchildren are Will and Cross Henderson, Kaiden Pereir and Charlie Holt; her only niece: Ann Hafer, Arlington, VA; and brother-in-law, Ralph C. Schrader, Beckley, also survive.

Betty’s Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 9th, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Beckley Presbyterian Church.  The Rev’s. John C. McKinnon and Robin W. Debnam will be officiating. The family will receive friends after the service with a time of food and fellowship in the church hall.

The family suggests donations of sympathy to the Beckley Presbyterian Church, 203 S. Kanawha St., Beckley WV 25801, Bowers Hospice House, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802 or the charity of your choice.  

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

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