The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 11, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, April 11, 2013


Laura Beatrice Hood

PINEVILLE — Laura Beatrice Hood, 84, of Pineville, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Born September 24, 1928, in Matheny, she was the daughter of the late Crawford and Laura Stewart.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Hood and two siblings, Donald Stewart and Ernestine Stewart Fletcher.

Laura is survived by two children, Ronald Hood Sr. of Pineville and Penny Hood of Freeport, Texas; a brother, Kennis Stewart of Matheny; three grandchildren, Ronald Hood, Jr. of Trap Hill, Angela Gravley of Cyclone and James Hood of Saulsville; eight great-grandchildren, Dakota, Nicholas, Savanna, Lani and Braden Hood, all of Saulsville, Christopher and Jonathan Gravley of Cyclone and Kylie Hood of Trap Hill.

At Laura’s request, she will be cremated. A memorial service will not be held.

Online guest book may be signed at

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

Viola Ledford

SCARBRO — Viola Ledford, age 89, of Scarbro, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Hidden Valley Health Care Center at Oak Hill.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Carrie Eileen Mann

Carrie Eileen Mann, age 88, of Daniels, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Raleigh Center in Daniels.

Born on July 16, 1924, at Abraham, she was the daughter of the late C.O. Smith and Flora Arthur Smith.

Mrs. Mann was a homemaker and a dedicated mother to her family. She had made her home in Daniels for most of her adult life.

Her husband, Fred F. Mann; a son Roger B. Smith, and several brothers and sisters  preceded her in death.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her children; Rodney Smith and his wife Debbie of Bristol, Va., Sue Lilly and her husband Fred of Shady Spring, Margaret Vandall and her husband Randy of Shady Spring, Fred Mann and his wife Beth of East Bend, N.C., Nancy Ellison and her husband Jim of Flat Top. A daughter-in-law, Drema Smith of Beaver; two special friends, Lucille Adams of Beckley, and Janet Cooper of Daniels. A brother, C.O. Smith Jr. and his wife Norma of Dry Hill Road, Beckley, a sister Rachel Richmond of Greystone Village, Beaver. Numerous grandchildren and great–grandchildren  are also among her survivors.

Committal services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum in Beckley on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Jack Barber officiating.  Burial will follow at the Cemetery.

Friends may call at the mausoleum from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

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

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

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