The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


November 14, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, November 15, 2012


Cheryl Kessinger

Cheryl Kessinger, 65, of Mount Hope, died peacefully Nov. 7, 2012, at the Bowers Hospice House, following an extended illness.

Born July 9, 1947, in Guyandotte, Mich., she was the daughter of Erma Bennett Waddell of Bradley and the late William Waddell. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Pam Cooper.

Cheryl enjoyed gardening, especially planting her flowers. She also enjoyed raising shelties and collies.

She was also of the Baptist faith.

Surviving, in addition to her mother: her husband of 44 years, Jerry Kessinger, at home; a daughter, Christina Kessinger of Mount Hope; and also some special friends, Debbie Smith, Karen Thompson, Pam Reynolds, Sandy Gunther, Sue Turtly, Diane Elswick, and Sherry Williams.

A service to celebrate the life of Cheryl Kessinger was conducted Nov. 10, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley, with Mike Kessinger officiating. Interment followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

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Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Charles Martin

Charles Martin, 51, of Mt. Hope, died Nov. 10, 2012.

Graveside services were held Nov. 13, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Rosie Mae Martin

Rosie Mae Martin, 89, of Danese, died Nov. 12, 2012, at the home of her caregivers, Patricia and Lewis Cales at Sandstone, following an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 11, 1923, at Red Springs, the daughter of the late Anderson Harrison and Louie Edna Ennis Goddard. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, George W. Martin Sr.; a son, Roger Lee Martin; sisters, Ruby, Genevie, Virginia and Gladys; and a brother, Owen.

Rosie was a homemaker, and a member of Millbrook Baptist Church at Crickmer. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving: a daughter, Juanita Hanshew and husband Hilbert of Danese; a son, George Martin Jr. and wife Reva of Danese; grandchildren and spouses, Shelia and Dewey Martin of Virginia, Sandy and Frank Shuck of Danese, Rhonda and Brian Neely of Virginia, Shawn and Shelia Hanshew of Beaver, and Jill and Allen Kinder of Danese; great-grandchildren, Josh and Kaleigh Neely of Virginia, Maddy and Jessie Shuck of Danese, and Weslee Kinder of Danese; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Steve Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Cemetery at Crickmer.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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