The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 9, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, January 9, 2013


Esther Ritchie Toler

NEW RICHMOND — Esther Ritchie Toler, 60, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Friday, January 10 at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Stapleton, Rev. Tanya Smith and Rev. Cecil Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Pinegrove Cemetery, Ravencliff. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service Friday, at the funeral home.

Those wishing to share condolences with the family may do so at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Toler family.

John W. Wood

REMINGTON, Va. — John W. Wood, 49, of Remington, died at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, VA on January 6, 2014.

He was born on October 15, 1964, in Beckley, WV. John was the son of Helen Linsky Riffe and Robert Wood. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1986 and was an IT Specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents John and Elizabeth Linsky and Ernest and Carol Wood and his beloved dog Yogi.

Survivors include his wife Dawn, children Ashley and Tyler, and one grandson Taylor Whorton of Remington, VA.  His parents Helen Linsky Riffe of Daniels, WV and Robert and Rebecca Wood of Hamptonville, NC.  Additional survivors include Dawn’s parents Charlotte and Pat Murphy of Boyers, PA and Robert and Lynn Huggins of Morgantown, WV. Dawn’s siblings Teresa and Allen Johnson of Morgantown, WV, Bobby and Sherry Huggins, of Morgantown, WV and Amber and Michael Simpson of Foot Hills Ranch, CA.  One niece and two nephews and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 PM Friday, January 10, 2014, at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, WV.  Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 11, 2014 with viewing at 11 a.m. and funeral at noon. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Beckley, WV.

Please make memorials to FCRHL Raise the Roof Campaign, P.O. Box 982, Warrenton, VA 20186 or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha Street Beckley.

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