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Gary Adkins

Dec 28, 1947 - Nov 17, 2023

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Beckley, WV

Gary Lee Adkins, age 75 of Crab Orchard, WV went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 17, 2023, following complications from the stroke that he had in June of 2022. Born on December 28, 1947, in Slab Fork, WV, he was the son of the late Charles and Carrie Walls Adkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Paula Renee Adkins, and his best friend Chester Testament.Gary was a US Airforce Veteran who served in the Vietnam War. After retu...Read More

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James Arthur Pack

Jun 01, 1950 - Mar 01, 2024

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Beckley, WV

James Arthur Pack (Jim), 73 of Beckley passed away Friday March 1, 2024. He was the son of the late Samuel Arthur and Laura Catherine Pack. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister; Beverly Pack; stepdaughter, Stephanie Anderson; brother-in-law, Dick Knuckles; and nephew, Brandon Pack. Jim achieved his Masters Degree in Social Work from WVU and was formerly a Therapist and Social Worker at Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Rita Anderson Pack; son, Michael Pack, and wife, Kimberly of Beckley; daughter, Cheryl Voll of Georgetown, KY; stepson, David Anderson of Beckley; and grandchildren/step grandchildren, Logan, Isabella, Miles, Zack, Steven, Alexis, and Jessica. Jim is also survived by his brother, Sam Pack and wife Vickie of NJ; brother, Dean Pack and wife Barbara of VA; sister, Shirley Knuckles of Beaver; and sister, Nancy McGhee of Beckley. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday March 5, 2024, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home with his brother, Pastor Sam Pack officiating. Following the service, Jim will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may visit with the family from 12:00 p.m. until time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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Johnny Lee Vance

Sep 30, 1948 - Jan 31, 2024

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Beckley, WV

Johnny Lee Vance, 75, of Omar, West Virginia, passed away on January 31, 2024, in Beckley. He was born on September 30, 1948. Johnny was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Johnny had a passion for reading and studying his Bible. He found solace in fishing and cherished spending time with his loved ones, often engaging in long conversations over the phone. His big personality and kind heart touched the lives of many. Johnny is survived by his children: Johnny Vance Jr, Natasha (Leonard) Adkins, Shannon Vance, and Lisa Walls. Also 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Helen McGarvey, sister Christina Samson, brother Bill (Margaret) Vance, brother Jimmy (Kim) Vance, brother Rick Vance and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Homer and Sarah (Dempsey) Vance, sister Linda Short, sister Phyllis (Roger) Elswick, sister Betty Whitman, brother Homer (Alisha) Vance Jr., and son Jamie Vance. Throughout his career, Johnny worked in roofing and exterminating for many years, showcasing his dedication and strong work ethic. He took pride in his profession and was well-respected by his colleagues. Johnny worshipped at the Micco House of Prayer, where he found spiritual guidance and support. Alongside his two special lifelong friends, Eddie & Rosa. His faith was an integral part of his life. In his free time, Johnny enjoyed fishing and reading his Bible. These hobbies brought him joy and allowed him to connect with nature and his spiritual beliefs. A celebration of life for Johnny Vance will take place at a later date.Johnny Lee Vance will be remembered for his kind heart, love for his family, and dedication to his faith and work. He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. May he rest in peace.Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Collins Funeral Home, Inc. of Switzer, WV.

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Mary Lou Cox

Nov 24, 1940 - Feb 12, 2024

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Beckley, WV

Mary Lou Cox, 83, of Jumping Branch, died Monday, February 12, 2024, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born November 24, 1940, in Ellison, WV, Mary Lou was the eldest daughter of the late Waldo and Mary Ethel Farley Cox and was of the Baptist faith. She graduated from Hinton High School in 1958, and from Concord University in 1962, with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She later worked her way through graduate school, earning a master’s degree. She was a gifted, dedicated, and tireless educator, who taught first and third grades for 35 years in Jefferson and Summers counties. For most of her career, she taught at Jumping Branch Elementary School. She was stern, but beneath a sometimes gruff exterior was a tender, generous, loving heart...and a wonderful sense of humor. Mary Lou was a lifelong learner and a voracious reader. She was also a huge fan of many genres of music – her home frequently reverberated with the sound of a favorite CD. While her health permitted, Mary Lou sewed, quilted, crocheted, arranged flowers, and cultivated plants. Last, but certainly not least, she was a wonderful cook. In her younger days, she would fill the house with beautiful and delicious Christmas cookies, chocolate fudge, and fruit cake. Mary Lou was definitely a lady of many talents. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mary Lou is survived by two sisters: Carolyn and husband, Steven Bennett, of Jumping Branch, who were devoted caregivers; Judith and husband, Terrell Martin, of Powhatan, VA. Three nieces survive: Susan and husband, Keith Richmond; Mary Kaye (who was named after Mary Lou and shared her birthday) and husband, Todd Ingold; Julia and husband, Rob Everhart. She is also survived by great-nephew, Dr. Nathan Richmond and wife, Eden; great-nieces, Lydia Richmond, Olivia Everhart, and Allison Everhart; and great-great nephew, Landon Richmond. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors & Cremation Care Center, with Pastors Tom and Dalene Coffman officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.Interment at Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton, WV, will follow at a later date. The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff of Summers Healthcare Center, who cared for Mary Lou during the past year.

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Robert Ray Workman

Feb 12, 1949 - Feb 18, 2024

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Beckley, WV

Robert Ray Workman, 75, of Wharton, WV went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2024 at Raleigh General Hospital.He was born on February 12, 1949 in Wharton, son of the late George and Georgia Workman. He was also preceded in death by brothers Charles Workman and Gary Workman; and sisters Mary Ann Singleton and Deborah Kay Workman.Robert worked as a coal miner with Eastern Associated Coal Corporation and was a member of the UMWA Local 781. He was a member of the Greenwood Church of God faithfully for seven years. Robert was a devoted father and grandfather. He also enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and all outdoor activities with his sons. He was an avid supporter of St. Jude’s Children Hospital.Those left behind to cherish his memory include his best friend and soul mate of 47 years, Shelia Crouse Workman, whom he loved dearly and married on July 23, 1977 in Wharton; his sons, David Workman and Robert (Ursula) Workman of Patriot, OH, and George (Carolyn) Workman of Wharton; grandchildren, Destiny, Susanna, Chad, Jacob, Bristol, and Chloe; great-grandchildren, Emery, Bailey, Riley, and Raylan; sisters, Clara Jean Adkins (Jimmy), Teresa (Robert) Wright of Lexington, NC; brother-in-law, Phillip (Teresa) Crouse of Wharton; and several nieces and nephew who were very special to him.Service will be Thursday, February 22 at Green Wood Church of God with Debbie Price and Kenneth Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens on Low Gap Road, Madison, WV. Pallbearers will be Kenny Hartwell, Chuck Workman, Greg Singleton, Gary Myers, David Workman, Bobby Workman, and Mark Loud.Visitation will be from noon on Thursday until service time at the church.You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.

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Dona Kaye Johnson Parkulo

May 07, 1944 - Feb 07, 2024

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Beckley, WV

Beloved Wife, Mother, Nana, Sister and, Aunt, Dona Kaye Johnson Parkulo, passed away February 7th after a long illness at the age of 79. The "Johnson Crew" from Skelton, WV has welcomed their baby sister home to the Pearly Gates. Dona was a lifelong resident of Beckley and brightened the day of anyone that met her. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Luther, Bill and Russell Jr., sisters: Nina, Betty, Martha, Mary Lou and Eva Sue. Dona held many jobs in her lifetime. She was a receptionist for local optometrists’ offices; and was an employee of Lowes of Beckley, where she enjoyed her customers and co-workers.Dona had a soft spot for those with disabilities, having grown up with a disabled brother. Her most rewarding job was working with disabled adults through FMRS. She truly loved and enjoyed each of her clients. Surviving family members include husband Donald, children Donald II, and Chandra Kaye. Her 3 grandsons, the ones she loved to tell everyone about Daniel, Haydon and Colton. Former daughter-in-law and mother of her grandsons Heather Parkulo. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews on the Parkulo side and Natalie Coots from the Johnson side. Dona never met a stray animal that she wouldn’t take in or feed, so in lieu of flowers, the family asks you to please donate to the local animal or rescue shelter of your choice. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2024 at Sunset Memorial Park with Pastor Fred Lovell officiating.

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Shiela Kay Martin

Aug 21, 1970 - Feb 11, 2024

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Beckley, WV

Shiela Kay Martin, 53, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024.Born August 21, 1970 in Gilmer County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sandra Sue McCartney Parks.Shiela was a disabled nurse. She enjoyed crafts and photography.She is survived by her husband, Larry; step-daughters, Alyssa Martin (Jorge) of Houston, TX, Aimee Babarsky (Al) of Oklahoma City, OK; sister, Sherry Parks of Palm Harbor, FL; brothers, Charles Parks of Mabscott, WV, Samuel Parks of Crab Orchard, WV, and Nathan Parks of Beckley, WV.In accordance with Shiela's wishes, no services will be held at this time.

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Homer Alfred Warden

Jan 05, 1951 - Feb 12, 2024

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Beckley, WV

Homer Alfred Warden, 73, of Beckley, West Virginia, died Monday, February 12, 2024, at Bowers Hospice House, following a long illness.The son of Homer R. Warden and Bessie Faye Greene (Peraldo) Warden, Homer was born January 5, 1951, in Beckley, West Virginia. On February 14, 1974, he married Janet R. Calfee. They would have celebrated their 50th anniversary on Valentine’s Day.Homer served in the National Guard in the 1970s. He also attended Beckley College and Marshall University and was licensed as a master electrician. Homer spent most of his adult life working at Kroger stores throughout southern West Virginia. He worked in various positions within the company, spending the majority of his grocery career as a meat-cutter.Friends and family remember Homer’s generous spirit and willingness to share his knowledge of woodworking, automotive and electrical repair, construction, and general handiwork. He enjoyed tool and car shows, tractors, and hardware stores.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Betty Fleming, Lucille Wright, Sue Harley, and Martha Hicks; and a brother, Wayne Warden.Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Janet, of Beckley; a brother, Henry Peraldo of Orlando, Florida; a sister, Sharon Matherly, and her husband, John, of Beckley; son Robert R. Warden, of Beckley; and son Alan C. Warden and his wife, Yuzhu "Judy" Huang Warden, and their children, Meiling, Amelia, and William, all of Beckley; and several nieces and nephews.The Warden family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice of Southern West Virginia and to nurse practitioner Robin Cox at CAMC Cancer Center - Beckley.A funeral service will take place Monday, February 19, at 1 p.m., at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley, with John Neel officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley. Memorial contributions may be made to West Virginia Public Broadcasting or the Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund through Beckley Area Foundation.Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Sue Black

Dec 26, 1949 - Feb 16, 2024

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Beckley, WV

The Lord called home his beloved daughter, Dorothy (Dottie) Sue Black, on Friday, February 16, 2024, following a long illness. Dottie was 74. She was born December 26, 1949, in Leslie, WV, to David Ray and Dena Lucille Douglas Black, both deceased.Dot grew up in Sophia. She worked for the United States government her entire career, lastly with the Department of Education. Upon retirement, Dottie moved to Beckley and lived with Donald and Barbara Black.Dottie enjoyed a host of friendships. She was a member of the Baptist faith. She was an avid reader and loved watching movies, sporting events, and television, especially her soaps. Dottie was devoted to her family and her dogs. She enjoyed family cookouts featuring West Virginia hot dogs. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Donna Rye and Doris Mullins and Donna’s husband Bill Rye. Dottie is a cherished member of her family and will be greatly missed by her surviving siblings: Diane Harris and her husband Russell of Stanaford; David Black and his wife Judy of Beckley; Dean Black and his wife Becky of Stanaford; Donald Black and his wife Barbara of Beckley; Doris’s husband Joe Mullins of Cool Ridge; and her nieces and nephews and their families. Calfee Funeral Home made Dorothy’s arrangements. At her request, a private Celebration of Life will be held for her family at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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Constance Ellen Sirianni

Mar 13, 1939 - Feb 23, 2024

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Beckley, WV

Constance (Connie) Ellen Sirianni, 84 of Beckley, WV, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2024, at the Bowers Hospice House surrounded by her family. She was born March 13, 1939, Abney, WV, a daughter of the late Lemuel Blevins and Hessie Canady. After Connie graduated from Sophia High School, she moved to Cleveland, OH where she did factory work until she retired in 1998. After retiring, she moved to Beckley, WV. She quickly learned that retirement was not for her, so she returned to work as a Human Resource Case Worker for the Salvation Army. She worked there for twenty years before retiring at age 84. She was a devout Christian and a member of the Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her mother, Hessie; father, Lemuel; siblings: Frank Blevins, Lee Blevins, Bonnie Howell, Linda Saunders, Bennie Blevins, Pat Hart, Leon (Butch) Blevins, Carol Blevins, Doug Blevins, Josephine Goss, and David Blevins; and grandchildren Matthew Thompson and Morgan Powell.She is survived by her loving husband, Frank Sirianni; daughter Dianna (Rockey) Powell of Beckley, WV; son James (Beverly) Kniceley of Danville, IN; grandchildren: Amanda (Josh) Ellis of Coatesville, IN; Melissa (Foster) Lincoln of Tampa, FL; Kyle (Ashley) Thompson of Charleston, WV; Aaron (Jessica) Kniceley of Beech Grove, IN; Logan Powell of South Point, OH; great-grandchildren: Tanner, CJ, Karymn, Harlon, Lucas, Easton, Kane, Evelyn, and Kash; sisters Rebecca (Wayne) Hart of Coal City, WV; and Vannie Atkins-McKinney of Abney, WV; special friends Connie Baines, Janice Rash, and Brian Beckett; and many nieces and nephews. Connie lived a full, beautiful life and treasured her family dearly. Her grandchildren were her world, holding a special bond with each one. She was a selfless, strong-willed, and compassionate woman whose love was fierce and unconditional. The heart of the family, her home was always full of love and laughter. We could not have asked for a better wife, mother, grandmother, sibling, and friend. She made a profound impact on all who knew her, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts. We will miss her every minute of every day, but her spirit and strength will live on in each of us. We will cherish all the wonderful memories she has given us and honor the legacy of love she has bestowed upon our lives.Services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, February 28, at Calfee Funeral Home, 800 South Oakwood, Beckley, WV 25801 officiated by Pastor George Wood and music by Coral Wood. Visitation will be from 12-2. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Connie requested donations be made to Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church or the Bowers Hospice House.

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David Van Alderman

Nov 17, 1944 - May 26, 2022

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Beckley, WV

David Van Alderman, 77 of Winifrede died May 26, 2022 at Stonerise of Beckley. He was a retired nursing assistant and was U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceeded in death by his Parents: Harry & Ottie Estep Alderman, Sisters: Janice Alderman, Patricia Mager, Camella Jean Shepherd and Brother: Richard Alderman. Surviving Are: Sisters: Betty Carney of Winifrede, Ruby Sergent of Michigan, Brothers: Gary Alderman of Marmet, Michael Alderman of Nutter Fort and many Nieces and Nephews. He was cremated and a graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday July 15, 2022 in Green Cemetery, Winifrede where military graveside rites will be conducted by a U.S. Army Honors Team. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

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