The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 3, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Dec. 3, 2012

Barbara Bennett

Barbara Bennett, 79, of Coal City, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

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

Matthew Allan Blair

DANESE — Matthew Allan Blair, 26, of Critchley Lane in Danese, West Virginia, passed away Monday evening, November 26, 2012, at his residence in Danese. He had formerly lived in Kent, Ohio, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Born April 28, 1986, at Beckley, WV, he was the son of Karen Critchley Blair Smith of Pulaski, VA, and his father, Jerry Randall Blair of Edmond, WV. He was preceded in death by his maternal Grandparents, Cecil and Gussie Blair, and his great-grandparents, Elsie Smith, and Buzz and Mary Critchley, and his stepfather, David Glen Smith.

Survivors include his mother, Karen Critchley Blair Smith of Pulaski, VA; his father, Jerry Randall Blair of Edmond, WV. He was also loved by his very good friend, Jenny Gunnoe; 2 brothers, John Randall Blair and David Cook, both of Pulaski, Virginia; Grandparents, John and Hilda Critchley of Danese; Uncles, Steve Critchley of Lakewood, Ohio, Tony and Nikki Critchley of Danese, WV, Robert and Tressa Critchley of Danese.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Floyd D. Bolen officiating. Burial will follow at the family cemetery. Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel in Rainelle. Please send online condolences by visiting In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Matthew A. Blair Trust Fund c/o City National Bank at 1218 Main Street, Rainelle, WV 25962, to help defray the burial costs.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Betty Bowman

RAVENCLIFF — Betty Bowman, 66, of Ravencliff, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with the Rev. Ernest Francis officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Pretty Ridge Cemetery, Saulsville. Friends may gather with the family from noon until service time at the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

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