The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 13, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013



Elizabeth Ann Connick

UNION — Elizabeth Ann Connick, 67, of Union passed away Friday, January 11, 2013, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.

She was born at Bluefield, Virginia, Dec. 22, 1945, a daughter of the late Emil and Lena Love Beasley Aldish.

Mrs. Connick was a homemaker, a member of the Gap Mills United Methodist Church at Gap Mills, a 1964 graduate of Tazewell High School, a charter member of the Monroe Gardener’s and a member of the Monroe County Quilters.

Surviving are her husband, Jack Leo Connick of Union; 3 sons, Alan E. Connick and wife, April, of Lindside, Tony L. Connick of Arnold, MD, Jerry Wayne Connick and wife, Cathleen, of Yadkinville, NC; 2 brothers, George A. Aldish of Union, Danny Aldish of Struthers, Ohio; a sister, Susan Aldish of Lexington, NC; 4 grandsons, Jarrett Lee Connick, Austin Wayne Connick, Matthew H. Connick and Evan A. Connick.

Memorial Services will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with the Rev. Eugene Fullen officiating.

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center at Charlottesville, Virginia.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.


Elizabeth Jo Moodespaugh Halstead

LOWELL — Elizabeth Jo Moodespaugh Halstead, 90, of Lowell, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.


David R. Keffer

David R. Keffer, age 70, of Coal City, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, following an extended illness.

Born July 28, 1942, in Whitby, WV, to the late James Porter and Mae Blevins.

David worked in road construction most of his working life and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, James Porter, Jr., Terry Franklin, Mark Austin, Marvin and Daniel Keffer; four sisters, Ettie Blevins, Dorothy Meadows, Beulah Miller, and Flora Harless.

Those surviving include his wife of 50 years Mrs. Helen Keffer; sons, Scott Keffer and Mark  Keffer of Coal City; daughter Crystal Keffer of Coal City; brothers, Lloyd and Burl Keffer of Coal City and Roy Keffer of Ohio; sisters, Fannie Hensley of Ohio, Zelda Wills and Ruth Bolen of Coal City; grandchildren, Patrick Foster, Derek Foster, Mariah and Cameron Keffer, Aiden Keffer, Tyler Foster and Allysa Austin.

A service to celebrate the life of David Keffer will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Orville Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Coal City Community Cemetery in Coal City.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, in Beckley.

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