The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 21, 2014

Obituaries — Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Donna Lorraine Asbury

LESTER — Donna Lorraine Asbury, 54, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014, at her home.

Born March 5, 1959, in Beckley, WV, she was the daughter of Bobby Lee Lawson and Mary (Sizemore) Lawson.

She worked as interior designer for Home Interior. Donna attended Breckenridge Memorial Baptist Church in Bolt; she was a member of Gospel Echoes and played piano at Hotchkiss Missionary Baptist Church. Donna struggled with her health, but no matter how sick she was, her heart was always filled with love and concern for everyone else. She was more concerned with taking care of others than herself.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Letha Sizemore and William Fred Sizemore; her paternal grandparents Cressie Lawson and Daniel Lawson; uncle William “Bill” Sizemore; aunt Faye Pope; Goldie Engle; uncle Johnny Lawson and aunt Myrtle Lucas.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Gary W. Asbury of Lester, WV; father Bobby Lee Lawson, mother Mary (Sizemore) Lawson of Lester, WV; brother Daniel Lawson and wife Tamara of Raleigh, NC; son Adam Asbury and wife Mary of Lester, WV; daughter Erica Stover and husband Anthony of Crab Orchard, WV; eight grandchildren Alex Asbury, Aleigha Asbury, Jayleigh Asbury, Laiton Asbury, Ryder Asbury, Lillianna Asbury, Lacy and Danica Stover, Stephanie Richardson whom Donna Considered as a daughter, and her daughter Raegan Richardson; four special friends Roxie, Katie, Kathy and Lisa, a host of friends and extended family by whom she will be dearly remembered.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at Breckenridge Memorial Baptist Church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Dewey Lowe officiating.

To leave online condolences with the family, please visit

Services entrusted to Roselawn Funeral Home, 450 Courthouse Road, Princeton, WV.

Castella Mae  Blosser Barker

OTSEGO — Castella Mae Blosser Barker, 79, of Otsego, passed away Friday Jan. 17, 2014.

There will be no services or visitation.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

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