The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 4, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Lacy Michael ‘Mike’ Lafferty

MCGRAWS — Lacy Michael “Mike” Lafferty, 58, of McGraws, passed on Monday, June 2, 2014, following a long illness.

Born December 7, 1955, at Pineville, he was the son of Freda Shumate and the late Lacy Melvin Lafferty

Mike was a member of the Church of God of Ravencliff. He enjoyed working, hunting, his grandchildren and being with his family. Mr. Lafferty was a loyal and dedicated worker with the RMS-PSD in McGraws for 23 years as a Class 4 Water Plant Operator.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Catherine Nelson Lafferty of the residence; his mother, Freda Shumate Conner and her husband, Leroy of McGraws; two daughters, Melanie Meadows and her husband, Pete of McGraws and Shanna Lilly and her husband, Mike of Beckley; a sister, Glenna Cozort and her husband, Kenny of McGraws; a step-brother, David Conner of Lynco; a step-sister, Teresa Conner of Lynco; and 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Church of God, Ravencliff with the Rev. Ernest Francis officiating. Burial will follow in the Bower Family Cemetery, Twin Falls.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service on Thursday at the church.

Online guest book may be signed at

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

Cheryl Dawn ‘Sherry’ Lester

RAINELLE — Cheryl Dawn “Sherry” Lester of Loops Road, died Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Gene Bennett officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service (1 to 2 p.m.), at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Charles Elmer Lyall

ALDERSON — Charles Elmer Lyall, age 85, of Alderson, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, W.Va., following a short illness.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

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