The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 8, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, April 8, 2013


David Owens Monroe Sr.

NEW HAVEN — David Owens Monroe Sr., 89, of New Haven, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013.

Graveside services and full military honors will be 2 p.m. in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc., Rainelle.

Beatrice (Bea) Orr

LOGAN — Mrs. Beatrice (Bea) Orr, 82, of Logan died Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Mrs. Orr’s arrangements are incomplete, and Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her services.

Larry Robert Puffenbarger

GHENT — The angels rejoiced as another one of God’s children, Larry Robert Puffenbarger, 72, of Ghent, WV, formerly of Rupert, WV, entered the gates of heaven on Friday, April 5th, 2013, following a long illness.

Born on February 7th, 1941, in Pocahontas County, Green Bank, WV, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Puffenbarger and Eloise Jane Arbogast Puffenbarger.

He attended Cool Ridge Community Church. Larry was a retired coal miner. He was a loving dad and husband who enjoyed life and loved to joke around with people. Some of his favorite past times over the years include playing music (he was a talented musician), singing, attending church, restoring antique vehicles, spending time with family and friends. Also spending time with his little buddy, Taco (his 8-year-old Chihuahua). He will always be missed by family and friends. He touched all of our lives in some way and things will never be the same.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Norma Jane Taylor Puffenbarger and Madeline Yvonne Crawford Puffenbarger. Also preceded in death by his dad, Robert Lee Puffenbarger.

Survivors include his wife, Connie B. Puffenbarger of Ghent, WV. His Mom, Eloise Jane Arbogast Puffenbarger of Lewisburg, WV, formerly of Cool Ridge, WV. Two children, Vicki Renee Fairfax of Rupert, WV, and Kipton Wayne Puffenbarger and wife Cindy also of Rupert, WV. Two stepdaughters, Tammy Bell of Radford, Virginia, and Debbie Goins of NC. One stepson, Carlos Crawford of Texas. Three grandchildren, Desmond Puffenbarger of Toledo, OH, Sheena Baldwin of Durham, NC, and Jaise Puffenbarger of Rupert, WV. Two stepgrandchildren, Lensay and Lucas Reece of Radford, Virginia. Two brothers, Thomas Puffenbarger and wife Gloria of Rupert, WV, and Rick Puffenbarger and wife, Cricket, of Ghent, WV. One sister, Jane Loudermilk and husband Earl of Clintonville, WV.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 8th, 2013. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 9th, at 1 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel. Burial will follow at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.

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