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Remembrance: Memorial Day insights

On this special holiday — a time to remember both departed relatives and service members killed in wars — it’s appropriate to acknowledge that all lives are temporary. Generations change, but life goes on. Memorial Day should spur...

Funerals for: May 25, 2015

Hoover, Betty L. 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Jarrell, Harry E. Jr. 11 a.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Jones, Vivian B. 11 a.m., Taylor

Lemon, David Q. 2 p.m.,...

Gracie Beasley

Mrs. Gracie Beasley, of Beckley, died May 23, 2015. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Ervin "Tim" Hager

Ervin Earl "Tim" Hager, 72, of Alkol, died May 23, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Alum Creek Church of Christ, Alum Creek. Arrangements by Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Lester Norris

Mr. Lester Norris, of Beckley, formerly of Greentown, died May 23, 2015. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Dale C. Drennen
Dale C. Drennen

Dale Crosier Drennen, 68, of South Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 21, 2015 after an extended hospital stay. Devoted and loving spouse, father and grandfather, Mr. Drennen was born April 21, 1947.

He was preceded in...

Ronald "Red" Wheeler
Ronald "Red" Wheeler

Ronald "Red" Stanton Wheeler, 86, of Alum Creek, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at home, with his children by his side.

He was a millwright worker, an appliance repairman for Speed Queen and a member of Alum Creek Independent ...

M. Berniece Neil

M. Berniece Rogers Neil, 80, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of South Charleston, W.Va., died May 16, 2015, after a long illness. Born Jan. 7, 1935, to Thomas and Hazel Rogers, both of which predeceased her in death as well as a sister, Charlotte...

Mary Frances Windon

Mary Frances Windon, 66, of Lewisburg, died May 22, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the funeral home.

Madeline G. Harris

Madeline Grace Lively Harris, 92, of Rainelle, died May 23, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Ruby I. Haynes
Ruby I. Haynes

Our wonderful mother, Ruby I. Haynes, 93, of Charleston, died peacefully early Saturday morning, May 23, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Tan and and Almeda Beasley Stewart and was born Dec. 12, 1921 in Mabscot. At the age of 12 her father moved ...

Irvin "Leroy" Riffle
Irvin "Leroy" Riffle

Irvin "Leroy" Riffle, 77, of Kellys Creek, passed away May 22, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House.

Leroy was a self-employed heavy equipment operator and attended Baber Agee United Methodist Church.

Preceded in death by his parents, Nellie and...

Ralph "Pete" Stowers
Ralph "Pete" Stowers

Ralph Dean "Pete" Stowers, 77, of Danville, passed away May 23, 2015 in the company of loved ones.

Pete was born Dec. 28, 1937 to the late Soder and Esta Stowers. He worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways and Carbon Fuel as a drill...

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