The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 12, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013



Joey Wayne Bailey

GLEN ROGERS — Joey Wayne Bailey, 53, of Glen Rogers, passed away Monday, September 9, 2013.

A celebration of Joey’s life will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Bailey family.


Virginia S. Belcher

QUINWOOD — Virginia S. Belcher, 79, of Russellville Rd., passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 10, 2013, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Ronceverte.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.


Jerry Robert Black

RAINELLE — Jerry Robert Black, 76, of Rainelle, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2013, in the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a short illness.

Born December 10, 1936 in Rainelle, he was the son of the late Otis and Tacy Wrasford Black.

Jerry retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He was a hard working man who raised and loved his girls.

Survivors include four daughters Tacy Patterson of Lewisburg, Teresa Black of Rainelle, Cheryl Ball and husband Roger of Rainelle and Desiree McCafferty-Black of Oak Hill; seven grandchildren Johnny Moreno of Valdosta, Ga., Brandon Black of Lewisburg, Barbara Hauss of Kannapolis, N.C., Caleb Stanley of Rainelle, Cendlelyn Stanley of Rainelle, Tara Patterson and Terry Patterson, both of Lewisburg; and one sister Sara Carr of Parsons and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, September 13, in the Apostolic Holiness Church on 4th Street, Rainelle, with Pastor Tom Tramel.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the church.

Online condolences at

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.


John R. Herndon

JOPPA, Md. — John R. Herndon, 84, of Joppa, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Set. 14, 2013, at the Emmanuel Open Bible Church in Vago, with the Rev. Gary DeVart officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

In lieu of the flowers, donations may be made to the Emmanuel Open Bible Church, Vago.

Please send online condolences by visiting

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

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