The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 4, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014


Robert H. ‘Bob’ Cline

BRENTON — Robert H. “Bob” Cline, 69, of Brenton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete. Evans Funeral Home Oceana is serving the Cline Family.

Doris LaVain ‘Vannie’ Cook

OCEANA — Doris LaVain “Vannie” Cook, 57, of Oceana, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with the Rev. Timmy Brewster officiating. Burial will follow in the Cook Cemetery, Oceana. Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Russell Gene Evans

MOUNT HOPE — Russell Gene Evans, 67, of Mount Hope, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

Graveside rites and committal services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Pax Community Cemetery with the Rev. Ed McNeely officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

James Marshall Fox

James Marshall Fox, 73, of Stanaford, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, after a long illness.

James was born on January 4, 1940, in Kathryn, W.Va., to the late Benjamin F. Fox and the late Elva A. Fox Ervin.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his brother, Frank J. Fox; stillborn sister, brothers-in-law, Roger Harris, Donald Harris, and sister-in-law, Arlene Foster.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 44 years, Lula Harris Fox of Stanaford, WV; daughter, Melissa A. Fox of Stanaford, WV, boyfriend, Paul Graves of Buffalo, WV; son, James F. Fox and fiancée Megan Giarretta of Richmond, VA; brothers-in-law, Thomas Harris and wife Blanche of Timberville, VA, Kenneth Harris of Macedon, NY, Russell Harris and wife Diana of Stanaford, WV, Johnny Harris and wife Janice of Knoxville, TN, Gary Harris and wife Wanda of Clifton Springs, NY; sister-in-law, Thelma Spears and husband John of Columbus, OH, sister-in-law, Diane Harris of Stanaford, WV; many nieces, nephews and cousins and his Church family at Grace Community Church in Lanark, WV.

James served in the U.S. Army as an Auto Mechanic obtaining the rank of Private E-4. After returning from the Army, James and his brother, Franky, ran Fox Brothers Service Station until 1973. He later worked for Lee-Norris Mining Machinery and West Moreland Coal Company. James was a member of Grace Community Church in Lanark, WV. He dearly loved his Pastor and his church family.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2014, at Grace Community Church, Lanark, with Pastor Everett Meadows officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with full military rites by the American Legion Post 32 Honor Guard. Friends and family will serve as pall bearers.

Friends may gather with the family Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Special thanks to the nurses, staff, and doctors at the VA Medical Center in Beckley, West Virginia.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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