The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 12, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013


Larry Ray Runion

Larry Ray Runion, 65, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, surrounded by his family.

Born February 2, 1947, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Russell Ray and Nina Louise Anderson Runion.

Larry was a custodian at Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary School. He was a former mechanic and loved working on cars and spending time with his family. He was a Sgt. in the U.S. Army serving in Germany and Vietnam.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents, John D. and Daisy Lamb Runion and McKinney and Ollie Bunice Buckland Anderson.

Survivors include his fiancée, Mary Thomas of Beckley; sisters, Kathy Miller and husband Dennis of Daniels and Connie Miller and husband Virgil of MacArthur; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews as well as a host of cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Robert Day officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to service on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Miller, Virgil Miller, Dewayne Rutherford, Kenneth Sizemore, Ricky Runion and Jeff Runion.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Grace Ann Sutphin

MCKINNEY, Texas — Grace Ann Sutphin, 98, of McKinney, formerly of Beckley, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013,  in McKinney, Texas.

Born on December 29, 1915, in Raleigh, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Craig Quesenberry and Ella Mae Densmore Quesenberry.

Mrs. Sutphin was a former employee of Richmond’s Cleaners and Laundry and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Allen, Texas, and had made her home in Texas for the past 19 years.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include twin sons, Clyde Sutphin and his wife Mildred of Daniels, W.Va., and Craig Sutphin and his wife Sue of Allen, Texas; seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren are also among her survivors.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Three sisters, Beulah Avery, Jean Tyler, and Eve Kish, and a brother, Craig Quesenberry, preceded her in death.

Committal services will be conducted at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum B, on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Thomas Shepherd officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum. There will be no visitation.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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