The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 26, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013


Lena Belle Stanley Ratliff

ALDERSON — Lena Belle Stanley Ratliff, 100, of Alderson, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Heartland of Rainelle, Rainelle, following a short illness.

Born November 5, 1912, in Monroe County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Daniel and Birdie Mitchell Stanley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Fred Ratliff; a son, William Howard “Bill” Ratliff; a brother, Clarence Stanley; a sister, May Eary; two grandsons, Shannon Carter and Dustin Carter; and a great-grandson, Colby Fisher.

Mrs. Ratliff was a homemaker and was of the Protestant faith. She was an avid reader and will always be remembered for making family and friends feel welcomed at her home.

Survivors include two daughters, Norma Gaye Ratliff Carter of Manassas, Va., and Alderson and Rebecca Ann Sinclair and her husband, David, of Gorham, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ratliff’s death leaves many loving nieces, nephews, and numerous extended family members.

Funeral services will be 12 noon on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Gary Baker officiating. Burial will follow at the Fletcher Addition of the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson.

Friends may call Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

For those considering an expression of sympathy, at Mrs. Ratliff’s request, contributions may be made to the Alderson Community Food Pantry.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Heath Wayne Robinson

EDMOND — Heath Wayne Robinson, 42, of Edmond, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Born on June 29, 1971, at Oak Hill, he was the son of Charles Matthew and Barbara Allan Boardwine Robinson of Silver Springs, Fla.

Heath was a heavy equipment operator for Radford-Radford Construction, which he felt were wonderful employers. He was an avid hunter and sportsman.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clifford Boardwine.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Robinson; parents, Charles and Barbara Robinson of Silver Springs; brother, Brian (Rhonda) Robinson of Bolt; sister, Carrie (Michael) Webb of Cool Ridge; grandmother, Katherine Boardwine of Fayetteville; two stepdaughters, Heather (fiancé: J.J. Thorne) Roberts of Oak Hill and Ashley (Richard) Underwood of Richlands, Va.; four stepgrandchildren, Connor Roberts, Matthew Roberts, Morgan Underwood and Lillian Underwood; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2013, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from noon till 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up at City National Bank to help with the family’s expenses.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Robinson family, you may do so by visiting our website at

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

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