The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 27, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013


Cheryl Anne Slaughter

OAK HILL — Cheryl Anne Slaughter, 43, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center. Born May 19, 1969, at Baltimore, MD, the daughter of William Joseph Holmes and Barbara Ann (Wolfe) Holmes.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father William Joseph Holmes and one brother Thomas Joseph Holmes.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Larry Wayne Slaughter of Oak Hill, two sons Dale Joshua Joseph Holmes of Severn, MD, and Kyle Kristopher James Slaughter of Oak Hill; her mother Barbara Anne Ennis and her husband James of Severn, MD; one brother William Anton Holmes and his wife Christie of York, PA; and Beverly Donaldson of Millersville, MD, whom Cheryl loved like a second mom.

Her remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, WV, where the funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday and where the family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of the service.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Randall K. ‘Randy’ Stafford

OCEANA — Randall K. “Randy” Stafford, 53, of Oceana, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013, at his home, from a battle with cancer.

He was born January 28, 1959, in Man, W.Va., a son of Kenneth Jacob Stafford of Kopperston and the late Erma Lillian Arthur Stafford.

Randy loved to ride his GoldWing motorcycle with his wife Sue. They had traveled to 39 of 50 States in the United States touring the country. He was a member of the Toneda Baptist Church and the UMWA. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting with his two sons Patrick and Jared. Randy enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter Jasmine, usually bicycling and fishing. He also volunteered in the past with church youth groups and Sunday school programs, civic organizations such as Oceana Little League, Biddy Buddy Basketball, and the Boy Scouts. He was formerly employed with Arch Coal Inc., Mingo Logan Coal Co., Transervice Inc., Harris #2 Mine, and Itmann Coal Co.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

In addition to his father Kenneth Jacob Stafford of Kopperston, he is survived by his wife of 33 years Sue Stafford of Oceana, their two sons Patrick Stafford of Welch, and Jared Stafford and wife Kat of Beckley; one grandchild Jasmine Stafford of Mullens; three sisters Lillian Tilley and husband Billy of Eccles, Marsha Sparks and husband Tommy of Oceana, and Sandy Solacz and husband Mitch of Mt. Hope; a special sister-in-law Lou Blankenship of Oceana who helped with his home health care; special friends Brenda and Frank Jenelos Sr., Frank Jenelos Jr., numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, Kopperston, W.Va., with Pastor Jim Hamrick and Rev. Ron Lee officiating. Special singing by Timmy Harless, Wes Cook and Eric Lusk Singers.

Friends gather with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the church.

In keeping with Randy’s wishes he will be cremated.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

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