Calfee Funeral Service

Calfee Funeral Service is conveniently located in Pineville. Originally founded as Robertson & Fogelsong Funeral Home in 1928, the facility has been known as Calfee Funeral Service since 1975. Today, the Calfee staff continues the tradition of integrity, excellent service and care that Wyoming County families have come to expect. At Calfee, services of all kinds are available. We feel that serving families is a privilege, and understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. Members of the staff pride themselves in providing a wide variety of choices to the families we serve, including personalized services, cremation memorials and traditional funerals. The attractive red brick building was constructed as a funeral home in 1959 and encompasses approximately 5,000 square feet. The main viewing room also serves as a chapel with seating for up to 125 guests. An additional viewing room and a family lounge are also available at Calfee. At Calfee Funeral Service, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, Calfee offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility.


Our Obituaries

Shirley Jean Lusk

July 16, 1944 - September 29, 2014

Shirley Jean Cooper Simpson Lusk, 70, of Pineville, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital following a sudden illness.Born July 16, 1944 at Pineville, she was the daughter of the late Virginia Long and Richard Simpson, and Alva Cooper.She enjoyed doting on her family, especially her grandchildren.In addition to her parents and step-father, she was preceded in death by...
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Walter Elkins

September 7, 1943 - September 29, 2014

Walter George Elkins, Jr.,71, of Pineville passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital. Born September 7, 1943 at Pineville he was the son of the late Walter George Elkins and Ida Mae Miller Elkins.He was a coal preparation plant supervisor for many years.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Dennis Elkins, two brothers, Elden Elkins and...
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Christopher Michael Hatfield

December 10, 1972 - September 25, 2014

Christopher Michael Hatfield, 41 of Turkey Creek passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born December 10, 1972 in Man, he was the son of Michael Rush and Rhonda Carol Daniels Hatfield of Turkey Creek. He was married to Jennifer Sue Blankenship Hatfield and father to a daughter, Allyson Christa and a son, Ethan Michael.Christopher was a 1991 graduate...
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Melissa Dawn Gilliand

September 12, 1965 - September 21, 2014

Melissa Dawn Brown Gilliand, 49 of Brenton passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014Born September 12, 1965 at Rockview, she was the daughter of the late Joseph “Joe Bill” and Beatrice Cook BrownMelissa was a member of the Cooper Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing and being with her family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Dewayne...
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Kenna Victor Smith

September 29, 1942 - September 18, 2014

Kenna Victor “K.V.” Smith, 71 of Pineville passed away following a long illness.Born September 29, 1942 at Keyrock, he was the son of the late Oley Smith and Marie Walker Smith.K.V. was of the Baptist faith. He served in the US Air Force in the 1960’s. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, an avid Jeff Gordon fan, playing cards and being with his family and friends.In addition to his...
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James Anderson Privett

April 3, 1941 - September 16, 2014

James Anderson Privett, 73, of Sabine passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, following a short illness.Born April 3, 1941 at Keyrock, he was the son of the late George Dewey Privett and Peachie Lester HensonJames was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Sabine. He served in the US Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He enjoyed going to church,...
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Geneva Sharon Blankenship

April 8, 1949 - September 8, 2014

Geneva Sharon Miller Blankenship, 65, of Oak Hill formerly of Brenton, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 following a short illness.Born April 8, 1949 at Brenton, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Mae Craig MillerGeneva was a member of the Brenton Church of God. She attended Baileysville High School and was in the band. She enjoyed car racing, working with flowers, cooking and being...
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Vera Basham

April 26, 1925 - September 5, 2014

Vera Basham, 89, of Pineville passed away Friday, September 05, 2014 at her residence following a long illness.Born April 26, 1925 at Itmann, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Wenzel and Octavia Pais Wenzel.Vera was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pineville. She was a member of the Pineville Women’s Club and the Pineville CEO’s and was Postmaster of the Pineville...
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Ernest Wayne Cline

April 25, 1988 - August 6, 2014

Ernest Wayne Cline, 26 of Oceana, passed away August 6, 2014Born April 25, 1988 in Logan County, he was the son of the late Brian Keith Graybeal and Sherry Cline.He enjoyed being outdoors and being with his family.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, two uncles, Dennis and Barry Graybeal and his stepfather, Jackie Ray Tilley.Survivors include a son, Jordan Noel Cline of...
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Alvin Johnson

November 15, 1949 - August 6, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV.
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Emmett Turman Leadbetter

January 10, 1944 - August 6, 2014

Emmett Turman Leadbetter, Jr. 70, of Rock View passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 following a short illness.Born January 10, 1944 at Richmond, Va. He was the son of the late Emmett T. Leadbetter, Sr. and Ida Jackson Leadbetter.Emmett was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being with his family and friends.Survivors include his wife, Donna Yeager Leadbetter of the residenceA...
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Timothy W. Tilley

August 21, 1957 - August 4, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV.
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Teddy Shumate

April 25, 1940 - July 29, 2014

Teddy Frank Shumate, 74, of Pineville, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 following a long illness.Born April 25, 1940, he was the son of the late Harper Shumate, Sr. and Grace Laxton ShumateMr. Shumate was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the UMWA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working and being with his family, especially his grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
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Johnny Griggs

March 20, 1938 - July 23, 2014

Johnny Griggs, 76 of Pineville passed away Wednessday July 23, 2014 at Jackie Withrow Hosital in Beckley.Funeral Services will be conducted Monday July 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Calfee Funeral Service with Rev. Bill Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. The family will receive friends from 12-1 PM Monday at the Funeral Home.
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Tammy Trump

January 2, 1967 - June 29, 2014

Tammy Lee Trump, 47, of McGraws, passed away June 29, 2014 at CAMC Memorial after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born January 2, 1967 in Prince George County, MD, she was the daughter of Ernie Lee Trump and Drema June Trump of McGraws. Prior to Tammy’s illness, she worked as a cook at Wyoming East High School where she made many wonderful friends whom she often spoke of...
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Mary Gunter

March 30, 1921 - June 29, 2014

Mary Irene Gunter, 93, of Daniels, passed away Sunday June 29, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House. Born March 30, 1921 at Itmann, WV, she was the daughter of the late Walter G. Goode and Lilly Belle Lilly Goode. Mrs. Gunter was a member of the Pineville Presbyterian Church.She was preceded in by her husband Jess W. Gunter, 3 sisters, Sene, Dorie, Lila and 4 brothers, Brack, Carl, Ray and Herbert.Those...
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Carolyn Lyn Byars

February 1, 1957 - June 17, 2014

Carolyn Lyn Byars, 57, of Saulsville passed away, Monday, June 16, 2014 following a long illness.Born February 1, 1957 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Mickey Byars and Essie Faye Tolliver ByarsIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Dale Byars.Carolyn attended the Ravencliff Church of God. She enjoyed hunting, bowling, flowers, working in the postal...
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Duffie Gale Hunt

November 13, 1952 - June 14, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV.
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Frank Davis

May 10, 1926 - June 14, 2014

Frank Calvin Davis, 88, of Pineville, WV went home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WVBorn May 10, 1926 at Glen Rogers, WV, he was the son of the late Harry and Nola (Stewart) Davis Dorsey.Frank was an active member of the Cook Memorial Baptist Church and the American Baptist Men. He served as Deacon, Trustee, and Teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class...
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Lacy Michael Lafferty

December 7, 1955 - June 2, 2014

Lacy Michael “Mike” Lafferty, 58 of McGraws passed on Monday, June 2, 2014 following a long illness.Born December 7, 1955 at Pineville, he was the son of Freda Shumate and the late Lacy Melvin LaffertyMike was a member of the Church of God of Ravencliff. He enjoyed working, hunting, his grandchildren and being with his family. Mr. Lafferty was a loyal and dedicated worker with the...
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Mae Dixon Green

September 17, 1925 - May 29, 2014

Mae Elizabeth Green, 88, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Raleigh Center, Beaver following a long illness.Born September 17, 1925 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late William Dixon and Della A. Tilley Dixon.Mae was a member of the Antioch Regular Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, canning, going to church, flower gardening and being with her family.In addition to her...
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John Ray Ritchie

July 15, 1958 - May 23, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV.
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Arthur Chris McNulty

February 5, 1937 - May 22, 2014

Arthur Chris McNulty 77 of Brenton passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 following a long illness.Born February 5, 1937 in Hazard, KY, he was the son of the late Arthur Sherman McNulty and Lena Ward McNulty.Arthur was a member of the Baileysville Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to church, fishing, playing basketball, being outdoors and being with his family and friends especially his grandchildren...
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Ned Crews

October 10, 1946 - May 21, 2014

Ned Crews was a gift given to the world and entrusted to parents who had waited ten years to have a child. He arrived early on October 10, 1946 as a miracle "preemie" weighing only three pounds and survived without the advantages of a neonatal intensive care unit. Henry Edward (Ned) Crews III departed his Pineville life on a morning journey to his heavenly home Wednesday, May 21, 2014...
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Ned Crews

October 10, 1946 - May 21, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV.
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David L. Brooks

April 30, 1932 - April 21, 2014

David L. Brooks, 81, of Rock View, went to be with his little Mary, Monday, April 21, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following a long illness. Born April 30, 1932 he was the son of the late John and Dolly Cozort Brooks. Mr. Brooks was a graduate of Pineville High School; he was a Navy veteran, a member, deacon and choir member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church. He was a former...
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Lillian Cook

March 22, 1928 - April 14, 2014

Lillian Johnson Cook, born March 22, 1928 to Samuel Johnson and Ida Mae Stewart Johnson at Cranberry, WV, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House at Cranberry. She was a member of the Rockview Pentecostal Tabernacle, where she served 50 years as Secretary and Treasurer. She enjoyed her family, going to church, southern gospel music, gardening, cooking, canning,...
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Helen Ruth Morgan

November 21, 1928 - April 13, 2014

Helen Ruth Morgan, 85 of Welch passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 Born November 21, 1928 at Twin Branch, Huff Creek, WV she was the daughter of the late Frank Rose and Lear Lester Rose. She attended the Indian Creek Baptist Church. Helen was a homemaker, loved working with her flowers and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...
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Denver Larry Duty

September 21, 1945 - March 31, 2014

Denver Larry "Howdy" Duty, 68, of Pineville passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Born September 21, 1945 at Blackie, VA, he was the son of the late Lemuel E. Duty and Sarah Rasnake Duty. Larry was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed working, being outdoors, operating heavy equipment and being with his family. In addition to his...
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Deborah Kay Hoosier

September 5, 1952 - March 30, 2014

Deborah Kay Morgan Hoosier, 61, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at her residence following a long illness. Born September 5, 1952 at Welch, she was the daughter of Maxine Maynor Morgan of Mullensville and the late Jimmy Clyde Morgan. Deborah loved spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, James Hoosier and his fiancé, Macy Hamilton of...
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James "Bones" Hall

June 28, 1957 - March 25, 2014

Mr. James Keith "Bones" Hall 56 of Brenton passed away Tuesday March 25, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 28, 1957 to the late Roy I. and Sarah Lyons Hall. Mr. Hall was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and being with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Brenda Hall...
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Connie Sue Shumate

September 5, 1962 - March 21, 2014

Connie Sue Shumate, 51, of Keyrock, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 following a long illness. Born September 5, 1962 at Mullens, she was the daughter of Teddy and Betty McCoy Shumate Connie was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed working in flowers, cleaning house, animals and being with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Shumate Survivors include...
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Georgia Powers

February 9, 1939 - March 21, 2014

Georgia Hylton Powers, 75, of Turkey Creek, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at Appalachian Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born February 9, 1939 in Clifton Fork, VA, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Wesley Hylton, Jr. and Mary Etta Rose Hylton Deskins. Georgia enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Brenton Church of God for over 25...
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Norma Cook Brooks

July 31, 1938 - March 15, 2014

Norma Jean Cook Brooks, 75, of Sabine passed away at home Saturday, March 15, 2014 following a short illness. Born July 31, 1938 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Oley Cook and Annie Graham Cook. Norma attended the New Life Community Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, going to church, being with her family and spending time with her two special grandchildren, Autumn...
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Mary Johnson Brooks

June 23, 1931 - March 14, 2014

Mary Lunda Johnson Brooks, 82, of Rock View passed from death unto life Friday, March 14, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following a long illness. Born June 23, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Jane Stewart Johnson of Rock View. Mary was a graduate of Pineville High School and attended Concord College. She was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church was a former...
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Otis Toler

November 20, 1946 - March 10, 2014

Otis Toler, 67, of Fredericksburg, VA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA Born on November 20,1946 in Justice, WV, he was the son of the late Courtney James Toler and Allie Marie Walker Toler. Otis was a Vietnam War Veteran and was a coal miner. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors. In addition to his...
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Norma Hagamon Green

May 30, 1927 - March 2, 2014

Norma Hagamon Green, 86, of Pineville, WV passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Wyoming Nursing and Rehab Center, New Richmond, WV. Born May 30, 1927 at Clearfork, WV, she was the daughter of the late John and Thelma Walker Hagamon. She was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Green; a sister, Beatrice Phillips and...
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Euell Sherman Hanshaw

January 17, 1932 - February 26, 2014

Euell Sherman Hanshaw, 82, of Pineville passed away, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Wyoming Nursing and Rehab Center at New Richmond following a short illness. Born January 17, 1932 at Guyan, WV he was the son of the late Sherman Hanshaw and Lucy Morgan Hanshaw. Mr. Hanshaw was of the Baptist faith. He served in the US Army and was a retired Sergeant and tank commander. He enjoyed...
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Lisa Morgan

July 24, 1962 - February 22, 2014

Lisa Miller Morgan, 51, currently of Huntington and formerly of Brenton and Augusta, WV has transitioned from this Earthly world to her Heavenly home. Born July, 24, 1962 in Welch, WV to the proud parents of James E. Sonny (Son) Miller and Margaret E. "Margie" Trivett Miller formerly of Chilhowie, VA In her youth, she attended Mill Creek FWB and Augusta United Methodist Church. Lisa was...
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Ted Oliver

June 17, 1926 - February 22, 2014

Ted Oliver, Sr. Our loving dad, Ted Oliver, Sr., 87, went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Bower's Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. Born June 17, 1926 in Keyrock, WV, he was the son of the late James Lester Oliver and Viola Jane Adkins Oliver. Ted served in the Army during World War II in Japan and in the Philippines'. He was a coal miner for 40+...
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Leola Faye Gilliland

December 11, 1921 - February 21, 2014

Leola Faye Cook Gilliland, 92 of Wyoming County, WV passed away Friday, February 21, 2014. Born December 11, 1921 in Turkey Creek, WV, she was the daughter of the late Walter Raleigh Cook and Minnie Edna Cook. Faye was a 1940 graduate of Pineville High School. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years William O. "Bill" Gilliland; four brothers,...
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Georgia Mitchell

September 3, 1930 - February 20, 2014

On February 20, 2014, Georgia Marie Allen Mitchell was reunited with her longest, strongest and truest love, her husband, Lewis who passed away six days earlier. Georgia was born in a log cabin on the river near Bailesyville on September 3, 1930 to Andrew Lee Allen and Emma Morgan Allen. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Arnold Ralph Allen, William Sydney Allen; sisters,...
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Clara Jean Tilley

July 31, 1933 - February 15, 2014

Clara J.Tilley, 80, of Pineville went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 15, 2014 following a long illness. Born July 31, 1933 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Sherman Morgan, and Cora Etta Hatfield Morgan. Clara attended the Sweet Divine Baptist Church. She enjoyed going to church, visiting family, baking and being with her children and grandchildren. In...
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Lewis Mitchell

April 5, 1930 - February 14, 2014

Lewis Mitchell, loving husband and father, left for Heaven Friday, February 14, 2014. Born April 5, 1930, at Mill Creek, WV, he was the son of the late John Henry Mitchell and Delphia Elswick Mitchell. Lewis lived most of his life in Baileysville and was a veteran of the Korean War. He attended the Church of God in Brenton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister,...
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Katherine "Kathy" Evans

December 19, 1963 - February 13, 2014

Katherine "Kathy" Evans, 50, of Pineville passed away, February 13, 2014 following a long illness. Born December 19, 1963 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Evans and Shirley Ann Privett Evans. Kathy enjoyed summer, cleaning and being with her family and friends and her dog Candy Lynn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her companion, Melvin Hall...
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Edith June Patrick

March 8, 1922 - January 25, 2014

Edith June Patrick, 91 of Pineville passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 following a long illness Born March 8, 1922 at Jewel Ridge, VA, she was the daughter of Lacy Gregory and Rhoda Jewell Gregory. Mrs. Patrick was a founding member of the Pineville Church of God. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a member of the Pineville Church of God Ladies' Auxiliary. She enjoyed going...
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Imogene Justus Short

April 17, 1948 - January 24, 2014

Imogene Short, 65 of Brenton, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Welch Community Hospital, following a short illness. Born April 17, 1948 at Hurley, VA, she was the daughter of the late Carl Justus and Lettie Blankenship Justus. Imogene was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed playing bingo and playing with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...
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Patricia Ann Sinecoff

February 3, 1959 - January 24, 2014

Patricia Sinecoff, 54, of Ravencliff passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital following a short illness. Born February 3, 1959 at Mullens, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Ann Tilley Sinecoff and Tony D. Sinecoff Patricia was a lifetime member of the Ravencliff Church of God of Prophecy. She enjoyed singing, jigsaw puzzles, helping her mother write songs for the...
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Jerry Lee Hedrick

September 4, 1935 - January 18, 2014

Pineville- Jerry Lee Hedrick, 78, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014, at his home. He was born September 4, 1935; the son of the late John and Gladys Hedrick. Jerry was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He entered the Marines in 1953 and attained the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. While serving his country he earned several awards, including several Purple Hearts. After retiring...
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Grace Moore Beverly

October 8, 1926 - January 17, 2014

Grace Moore Beverly, 87, of Wyoming, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 17, 2014 Born October 8, 1926 at Hellier, KY, she was the daughter of the late Woodson Moore and Rachael Arnold Moore. She enjoyed travelling, visiting family and being with the babies. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Ray Beverly; a son, Allan Nadeau; two sisters and...
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Charles "Sparky" Parker

November 21, 1925 - January 14, 2014

Charles F. Sparky Parker 88, of Pineville WV, passed away on January 14th 2014 at the VAMC, Beckley, WV. Sparky was born on November 21, 1925 at Smithdale, PA the eldest child of Charles K. and Alice M. Parker. As a young man he moved with his family to Pineville where he married Mary Ann Cook in 1948. Sparky and Mary Ann spent over 50 years together before her death, December 15 1999. ...
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Winifred James Ogle

November 24, 1951 - January 7, 2014

Winifred "James" Ogle, 62, of Pineville, WV passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:45 am after a short illness. At the time of his death, he was in the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. Born November 24, 1951 in Pineville, he was the son of the late Betty Lou Salome and Jack Ogle. James will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He never met a stranger and enjoyed helping others. In...
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Malone Cox Mullens

May 6, 1922 - January 6, 2014

Malone Cox Mullens, 91, of Princeton formerly of Pineville passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 following a short illness. Born May 6, 1922 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late David Cox and Lettie Lee Roles Cox. Malone was a member of the Cook Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning, reading, cooking, and being with her family. In addition to her parents,...
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Donald Gene Toler

November 2, 1937 - December 31, 2013

Donald Gene Toler, 76, of Brenton passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at his residence. Born November 2, 1937 in Logan County, he was the son of the late Roy Toler and Blanche Hall Toler. Donald was a member of the Brenton Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gospel music. Survivors include his sons, Stevie Shawn Toler of Brenton and Mike Brown of Mullens A daughter,...
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Lula Virginia Fuller

November 14, 1922 - December 30, 2013

Lula Virginia Fuller, 91, of Lula Lane, Keyrock Road, Pineville passed away on December 30, 2013 at Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, New Richmond, where she had been a resident for several years. Born November 14, 1922 at Asco, she was the daughter of the late William H. "Bill" Brooks and Margaret E. Rose Brooks of Indian Creek. She was a former employee of Holloway Drug Store. ...
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J. P. Bottomlee

January 4, 1930 - December 28, 2013

J. P. Bottomlee, 83 of Turkey Creek Road, Brenton, WV, entered his heavenly home December 28th 2013. Born January 4, 1930 in Kingston, WV, he was the son of the late Arnold and Pauline Bottomlee. He was a US Army veteran serving his country during the Korean War. J.P. was employed in the coal industry for 32 years. He was a proud member of the Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Turkey Creek, WV...
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Mildred Loretta Canterbury

August 9, 1926 - December 24, 2013

Mildred Loretta Canterbury, 86 of Denver, NC formerly of Jesse, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Born August 9, 1926 at Keyrock, she was the daughter of the late William Harrison Jewell and Virginia Lee Halsey Jewell Mrs. Canterbury was a member of the Denver Baptist Church, Denver, NC In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Clinton Canterbury ...
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Herbert Curtis Graham

November 23, 1928 - December 24, 2013

Herbert Curtis Graham, 85 of Skin Fork, WV went home to be with the Lord on December 24, 2013 at Wyoming Continuous Care, New Richmond following a long illness. Born November 23, 1928 at Herndon, WV, he was the son of the late William McKinley Graham and Letha Lusk Graham. Herbert was a 40 year employee of Itmann Coal Company, from which he retired from. He was a member of UMWA and was a...
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Robert "Pee Wee" Warner

December 5, 1959 - December 22, 2013

Robert "Pee Wee" Warner, 54, of Pineville passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness. Born December 5, 1959 at Pineville, he was the son of Pauline Forte of Cleveland OH and the late Josh Warner. Pee Wee was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed football, basketball, baseball and softball. He was a 1978 graduate of Pineville High School. ...
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Joseph C. Fritz

February 7, 1936 - December 21, 2013

Joseph C. Fritz, 77, of Pineville, WV went to be with the Lord, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at his daughter's residence at Mill Creek. Born February 7, 1936, he was the son of Shorty and Margaret Fritz of Marianna, WV. Joseph was a retired coal miner with thirty years of service at Consol Mines in Itmann, WV. He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Virginia. He enjoyed hunting,...
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Darlene Sue Poindexter

June 5, 1946 - December 20, 2013

Darlene Sue Cook Poindexter, 67 of Green Camp, WV, departed this world and into the waiting arms of Jesus on Friday, December 20, 2013 at Bowers Hospice House after a short illness. Sue was a retired bus driver with the Wyoming County Board of Education. She was an avid bowler and was President of the WV Women's 600 Club; Director of the WV Women's Bowling Association; President of the Welch...
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Hazel Rose Lambert

May 13, 1921 - December 19, 2013

Hazel Rose Lambert, 92 of Davy, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 following a long illness. Born May 13, 1921 in McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late Jeston Rose and Viola Walker Rose. Mrs. Lambert attended the Indian Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, travelling, working in her flowers and her dog Goldie Mae. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Madgeline Madge Compton

May 1, 1980 - December 17, 2013

Madgeline "Madge" Compton, 33 of Wyoming passed away December 17, 2013. Born May 1, 1980 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Michael "MaGoo" Compton and Frankie Ward Compton Madge attended the Pineville Church of the Nazarene. She was a 1998 graduate of Pineville High School. She enjoyed playing softball, partying, taking care of her nieces and nephew, fishing, and being with her...
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Corbet V Justus, Sr.

May 7, 1938 - December 17, 2013

Corbet V. Justus, Sr. 75, of Brenton passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at his residence following a long illness. Born May 7, 1938 at Hurley, VA, he was the son of the late Carl Justus and Lettie Blankenship Justus. Mr. Justus was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and being with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Gregory Vance Shumate

January 8, 1970 - December 16, 2013

Major (P) Gregory V. Shumate, of Fairbanks, Alaska, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 16, 2013. He was the son of Rosa E. Shumate, Garnet L. Coleman and Roy V. Shumate. Gregory graduated from Glen Rogers High School in 1988 with honors. He received a B.S. in Nursing from Mountain State University and later a Masters degree as a Nurse Practitioner. Gregory entered active duty (Army) in...
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Coy Alvin Ray, Sr.

October 18, 1931 - December 14, 2013

Coy Alvin Ray, Sr., 82, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Pine Lodge in Beckley, following a short illness. Born October 18, 1931 in Keyrock, WV, he was the son of the late Roy Ray and late Naoma Lester Britton. Coy was a retired Well Tender. He was a member of Coon Fork Church. He enjoyed hunting, being outdoors and watching TV. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Wilburn H. Cantrell, Jr.

October 5, 1930 - December 12, 2013

Wilburn H. Cantrell, Jr. 83, of Turkey Creek, was taken by angels to heaven on December 12, 2013 after many years of patient suffering. He parted this life at the Beckley Veterans Medical Center where he was tenderly cared for. Born October 5, 1930 at Paynesville, WV, he was the son of the late Wilburn H. Cantrell, Sr. and Lady B. Rowe Cantrell. He was preceded in death by his loving wife...
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Sherry Collins

October 2, 1966 - December 11, 2013

Sherry Collins, 47 of Beckley formerly of Mullensville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born October 2, 1966 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Robert Earl Allen, Sr. and Sharon K. Johnson Allen of Beckley In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Powell and Helen Allen; Sam and Ida...
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Frankie Dale Collins

November 17, 1968 - November 29, 2013

Frankie Dale Collins, 45 of Mill Creek, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 following a sudden illness Born November 17, 1968 in McDowell County, he was the son of John R. Edwards of Turkey Creek and the late Louise Trent Edwards Frankie attended the Mill Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, being outdoors, working on vehicles, four wheeler riding, and...
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Mark Dale Robinson

January 31, 1962 - November 17, 2013

Mark Dale Robinson, 51, of Pineville passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 following a sudden illness. Born January 31, 1962, in Cincinnati, OH, he was the son of Charles Dale Robinson of Brenton and the late Margaret Brown Robinson. Mark was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and 4-wheeling. He was the former owner of Pineville Pizzamingo and was last employed at Alpha...
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Anna J Holley

June 3, 1929 - November 8, 2013

Anna J. Holley, 84, passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Richmond. Born June 3, 1929 in Pineville, WV, she was the daughter of the late John L. Stewart and Lettie McMillion. Anna was a member of Rockcastle Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer E. Eller, her second husband, Bobby...
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Kevin Webb

December 7, 1959 - November 2, 2013

Kevin Arnold Webb, 53, of Mullensville, near Pineville, WV went to live with his Heavenly Father on November 2, 2013 at CAMC General Division, Charleston, WV. Born December 7, 1959 at Pineville, he was the son of Elmer M. Webb, Jr. of Brenton and the late Anna J. Spence Webb. Kevin attended Baileysville High School. He enjoyed playing the piano and he sang for the Webb Family Gospel Singers. ...
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Terry Sue Murray

March 18, 1948 - November 2, 2013

Terry Sue Murray, 65, of Rock View, passed away Saturday, November 02, 2013 at Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Division following a sudden illness. Born March 18, 1948 in Lexington, KY, she was the daughter of the late Homer Wilson McBrayer and Edna Stafford McBrayer. Terry was a member of the New Life Community Church and a member of the Antique Dealer's Association. She worked...
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Michael E Bannon, Sr.

September 3, 1958 - October 8, 2013

Michael E. Bannon, Sr. 55, of Allen Junction, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Charleston Area Medical Center following a short illness. Born September 3, 1958 at Killeen, Texas, he was the son of the late Hannelore Rose Weber and Donald Roy Bannon. Michael was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, being outdoors, target shooting and being with his family and...
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Thomas L. Hill

February 7, 1960 - October 8, 2013

Thomas Leon Hill, 53 of Glen Fork passed away Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness. Born February 7, 1960 at Mullens, he was the son of the late Joseph Dempster Hill and Anna Mae Bailey Hill. Thomas was of the Pentecostal faith. He enjoyed computers, NASCAR, his dogs, and being with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Kathy Ellison Blankenship

March 5, 1954 - October 1, 2013

Kathy Blankenship, 59, of Pineville, passed away Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at her residence following a long courageous battle with cancer. Born March 5, 1954 at Pineville, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Gladys Brooks Ellison. Kathy was a lifelong resident of Pineville. She was a 1972 Pineville High School graduate; was part owner of Riteway Packette, was manager at Pinnacle...
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Hazel Stanley Cook

September 13, 1933 - September 25, 2013

Hazel Cook, 80, of Pineville, passed away Wednesday, September, 25, 2013 at Appalachian Regional Hospital surrounded by her family. Born September 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late James Quilly Stanley and Tessie Workman Stanley. Mrs. Cook was a homemaker and was of the protestant faith. She was a patient at the Wyoming Nursing and Rehab Center at New Richmond. She enjoyed...
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Clara Shumate Whitt

August 24, 1937 - September 19, 2013

Clara Mae Shumate Whitt, 76, of Pineville, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013, following a long illness. Born August 24, 1937 at Keyrock, she was the daughter of the late Harper Shumate, Sr. and Grace Laxton Shumate. Clara was a member of the Pineville Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed watching TV, eating at the Cow Shed and socializing and being with her family and friends. In...
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William "Bill" Epperhart

September 28, 1950 - September 13, 2013

William Frazer Epperhart, age 62, of Indian Creek died Friday, September 13, 2013 from a courageous battle with Black Lung. Born September 28, 1950 in Oak Hill, WV, he was the son of the late Edward Clayton Epperhart, Sr. and Thelma Faye McMillion Epperhart. Mr. Epperhart retired from Cline Resources after 36 years of service. He was a lifelong member of the UMWA Local 9177. He enjoyed hunting,...
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Joey Wayne Bailey

July 20, 1960 - September 9, 2013

Joey Wayne Bailey, 53 of Glen Rogers passed away Monday, September 9, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born July 20, 1960 at Beckley, he was the son of the late Nelson Bailey and Quinnie Cozart Bailey of Glen Rogers. Joey enjoyed fishing, reading, gardening, being outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his mother,...
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William F. Hurley

November 30, 1938 - September 5, 2013

William F. Hurley, 74, of Axle, Texas, formerly of Pineville, passed away September 5, 2013 following a long illness. Born November 30, 1938 at Logan, he was the son of the late Edward and Agnes Rose Hurley. William attended the Rock Castle Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching sports, fishing and being with his family. Survivors include 3 brothers, Burl Edward Hurley and his wife, Darla...
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Vesta Louise Jenks

February 2, 1933 - September 5, 2013

Vesta "Louise" Mullens Jenks, a lifetime resident of Pineville, West Virginia and most recently Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation, passed away peacefully on September 5th, 2013. Louise loved traveling, gardening, and sewing. Always wearing a smile or humming a tune, she brought pleasure to young and old alike with her handmade quilts and Raggedy Ann dolls. When she wasn't sewing or...
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Emma Lou Withrow

October 8, 1934 - September 1, 2013

Emma Lou (Bolen) Withrow, went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, September 1, 2013 at Thomas Memorial Hospital in Charleston, following a long illness, with her family by her side. She was born in Covel, WV on October 8, 1934 and lived in Wyoming County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Eriie Bolen and Bessie Green Bolen of Basin, WV. Lou was a retired insurance...
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Frank Eugene Adams

February 11, 1934 - August 28, 2013

Frank Eugene Adams, 79 of Brenton passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a short illness. Born February 11, 1934 in Wyoming County, he was the son of the late Enoch Adams and Amanda Walker Adams. Frank was a member of the Indian Creek Community Church. He enjoyed going to church, hunting, fishing, being with his grandchildren and spending...
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Stephen Glen Bailey

June 7, 1990 - August 27, 2013

Stephen Glen Bailey, 23 of Peterstown, formerly of Glen Fork, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born June 7, 1990 in Beckley, he was the son of Stephen Grant Bailey and Lisa Cozort Bailey of Peterstown. Glen was of the Pentecostal faith. He enjoyed sports, music, playing guitar, video games, hunting, fishing, being outdoors and riding dirt bikes. He also...
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Barbara Jenkins Phillips

August 5, 1942 - August 25, 2013

Barbara Phillips, 71, of Pineville, departed her earthly life, Sunday, August 25, 2013 at her residence following a short illness. Born August 5, 1942 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Ray Jenkins and Glenna Cook Jenkins. Barbara had attended the Pineville Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed sewing, collecting cook books and recipes, raising her children and being with her...
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Isaac "Billings" Vance

November 14, 1982 - August 14, 2013

Isaac Byron "Billings" Vance, 30 of New Richmond passed away, Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Born November 14, 1982 in Princeton, he was the son of James and Ersie Goode Frost. Isaac enjoyed riding 4wheelers and spending time with his son. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Isaac Layton Goode; grandmother, Charlene Billings and step dad, Paul Wade. Survivors include his parents...
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Cora Buchanan Halsey

February 4, 1911 - August 7, 2013

Heaven has a new angel, Cora Buchanan Halsey went home to be with our Lord, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Bowers Hospice House of Beckley, West Virginia. She was loved by her family, neighbors, and friends for 102 and a half years; kept house by herself; making pickles two weeks ago - active and alert until a week ago, going strong. Cora was born February 4, 1911 in Wyoming County, WV. ...
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Joyce Brown Sizemore

November 15, 1949 - August 6, 2013

Joyce Brown Sizemore, 63, of Herndon, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the University of Virginia Hospital following a long illness. Born November 15, 1949 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late William Jennings Brown and Gladys Tolliver Brown. Joyce was a lifelong member of the Church of God of Prophesy, Ravencliff. She enjoyed gardening, glass collecting, cooking and being...
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Geneva Altizer

February 11, 1929 - August 3, 2013

Geneva Altizer, 84, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 following a short illness. Born February 11, 1929 in Wharencliffe, WV, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Vida Walker. Geneva enjoyed travelling, sewing, cooking, and being with her family and friends. She attended Rockview Pentecostal Holiness Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe...
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Anrek Shey Steele

February 10, 2013 - July 27, 2013

Anrek Shey Steele, 5 month old, of Pineville, passed away July 27, 2013 at Welch Community Hospital. Born February 10, 2013, in Raleigh County, he was the son of Samuel Steele and Megan Audet. Anrek was preceded in death by his grandfather, Rodney Audet. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Mike and Patty Mullins and Janet Audet all of Brenton. Great...
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Franklin "Frankie" Bishop

April 30, 1993 - July 22, 2013

Franklin "Frankie" McArthur Bishop of New Richmond, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 20. Frankie was born on April 30, 1993, the son of Carlos Lee and Christina Dawn (Lilly) Bishop. He was a 2012 graduate of Wyoming East High School where he made friends with everyone he met. Frankie will always be remembered for his infectious laugh. He was...
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Ida Mae Lester Mullins

May 8, 1922 - July 12, 2013

Ida Mae Lester Mullins, 91, of Pineville, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Bluefield Regional Hospital following a short illness. Born May 8, 1922 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lola Elizabeth Gullion Lester. Mrs. Mullins was a member of the Brenton Church of God. She enjoyed reading her Bible, crafts, cooking, and being with her family and friends. ...
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Lemuel "LR" Lester, Sr.

December 9, 1962 - July 4, 2013

Lemuel Roosevelt "LR" Lester, Sr.50, of Beckley, passed away July 4, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital following a sudden illness. Born December 9, 1962 at Welch, he was the son of the late Billy Lester and Betty Kirby Lester. LR attended the Indian Creek Community Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers and being with his family and friends. Survivors include his son,...
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Terry Lee Tilley

April 14, 1952 - June 24, 2013

Terry Lee Tilley, 61, of Glen Fork, passed away June 24, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness. Born April 14, 1952 at Mullens, he was the son of the late Clinton Clifford Tilley and Thelma Vaught Tilley. Terry enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, riding 4-wheelers and being with his friends. Survivors include his daughter, Melissa Ann Tilley Lester and her husband, Teddy...
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James Allen Lester, Sr.

January 7, 1952 - June 22, 2013

James A. Lester, Sr. 61, of Pineville, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 following a long illness. Born January 7, 1952, at Pineville, he was the son of the late William Clarence Lester and Edna Louise Spencer Lester. Mr. Lester was of the Baptist faith. He was a proud member of the UMWA District 17. He enjoyed working on cars, model cars, NASCAR and being with his family, especially...
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Gilda Brinkley Phillips

June 18, 1965 - June 20, 2013

Gilda Jane Brinkley Phillips, 48, of Keyrock, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013. Born June 18, 1965 at Mullens, WV, she was the daughter of the late William Dewey Brinkley and Clara Grose Brinkley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman L. "Tony" Phillips, Jr. and two sisters, Gaynell Blankenship and Terri Thompson. Gilda dearly loved her children and...
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James Lloyd Burchette

February 1, 1931 - June 4, 2013

James Lloyd Burchette (Bud), 82 of Pineville, WV passed away Tuesday June 4, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley WV after a long illness with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and a paralyzed diaphragm. Born in Davy WV, James was one of six children of the late Treely and Lucinda Bailey Burchette. James was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church where he served several years as a trustee,...
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Aster Odell Kirk

November 19, 1940 - June 4, 2013

Aster Odell Kirk, 72, of Pineville, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 following a long illness. Born November 19, 1940 in Mingo County, he was the son of the late Edwin Pauley and Francis Gillman Aster enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, target shooting and being with his family. Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Sarah Broom Kirk of the residence Son, Marcus Kirk and his wife...
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Katelyn Joyce Marie Rocchi

December 9, 2008 - May 25, 2013

Katelyn Joyce Marie Rocchi, 4, of Glen Fork passed away Saturday May 25, 2013. Born December 9, 2008 at Beckley, she was the daughter of Jeremy Rocchi and Heather Thompson Rocchi of Glen Fork. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Warren and Suzanne Smith. Katelyn attended the Glen Fork Baptist Temple. She loved to sing, dance, ride four-wheelers, planting flowers and...
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