The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 13, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, July 13, 2013


Donald Keith Ewing

Donald Keith Ewing, 43, of Beckley, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, following a short illness.

Born June 1, 1970, in Beckley, he was the son of Ronald Ewing and Janet Richmond.

Donald was a veteran of the United States Army; he served in the national guard and the Army reserves. He loved riding motorcycles, spending time with his family and friends and listening to music and being outdoors. Donald was a loyal son to his parents; he helped them whenever they needed him; he was always there to help them.

In addition to his parents those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Mikayla Ewing, and his son Little Ronnie Ewing, his brother Kevin Ewing and his wife Angie of Salem, Va., and many beloved friends.

Memorial services for Donald will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

Macie Irene Farruggia

Macie Irene Farruggia, age 73, of Rhodell, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the home of her sister Molly Mullins of Meade, W.Va.

Born on March 5, 1940, in Mullens, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Phillip Dunford and Mary Green Dunford.

Mrs. Farruggia was a homemaker, and attended the Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church at Crab Orchard. She had made Rhodell and Meade her home for the greater part of her life. Mrs. Farruggia enjoyed spending time with her sister Molly and also with her grandchildren, using her Ipod, working puzzles, and watching TV soap operas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Farruggia, by a stepson, Charles V. Farruggia, by sisters Betty Hensley and Helen Richmond, and by an infant sister, Edna Dunford.

Survivors include her children, Carmela Farruggia of Rhodell, with whom she had made her home, Sherry Richmond and her husband Danny of Rhodell (she and her sister Molly had also raised their nephew Danny Richmond as a son); stepsons, Billy Joe Farruggia and his wife Ann of Beckley, and Jimmy Farruggia and his wife Pat of Rhodell. A daughter-in-law, Sue Farruggia of Lexington, N.C.

Her sister and best friend, Molly Mullins of Meade; a brother Ernest Dunford and his wife Gail of Egeria, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Manny Farruggia and Brandy Richmond, and a host of stepgrandchildren. A special niece Kathy Lilly and her husband Eddie of Meade, along with a host of other nieces and nephews, are also surviving.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Roger Tolliver officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may visit with the family from noon until service time on Sunday.

Pallbearers will be Pete Smith, Dwayne Austin, Barry Lilly, Cody Wilson, Gary and Travis Mills.

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 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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