The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 29, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012


Emily Eades Norford

FAYETTEVILLE — Emily Mae Eades Norford, 93, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clare Sulgit-Horn, the Rev. Roy Gene Crist, and Pastor Jack Eades officiating. Burial will follow in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made in Emily’s memory to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Emily’s family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Willie B. Perkins

CLEMMONS, N.C. — Willie B. Perkins, 88, of Clemmons, formerly of Alderson, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

Memorial graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Ballengee, with Pastor Anthony Carter officiating.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Stacey Gail Rakes

OAK HILL — Our sunshine baby is now where the SON shines forever. At the end of this life is an open door and beyond that threshold, there is peace. Stacey Gail Rakes was an earth angel who touched many lives. We rejoice in knowing that all of her severe handicaps are gone and she is whole and running through the streets of Heaven. In her brief life, even with all her disabilities, she touched countless lives.

Born April 1, 1974, at Beckley, Stacey Gail Rakes, 38, of Oak Hill, died on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

She was a much loved member of the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene.

Stacey is survived by her devoted parents, Sherri Blake Groves and Terry “Papa T” Groves; two sisters, Nikki Hall and husband, Keith, of Fairdale and Lisa Brown and husband, Marc, of Phoenix, Ariz., and nieces and nephews, Brittany Alderman and husband, Lewis, Courtney Cook and husband, Mike, Corey Brown, Coty Brown, and Tyler Brown.

Also surviving are her very special great-nieces and nephews, Madisyn, London, Kendra, Michael, Hunter and Legend, her wonderful church family and her father, Paul Rakes of Oak Hill.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jerry Bush officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the church.

Men of the church will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene, Haiti Project – for the Stacey Rakes Chapel, PO Box 22, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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