The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 27, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, June 28, 2013


U.S. Army retired Sgt. 1st Class Robert ‘Bob’ Ford

U.S. Army retired Sgt. 1st Class Robert “Bob” Ford, 81, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

Services to celebrate the life of Bob will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Minister Adam Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity, where the American Legion Honor Guard Beckley Post 32 will conduct final military graveside rites. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations will be greatly appreciated to the Beckley VA Hospital.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley.

Alex G. Foster

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Alex Foster, 57, of Phoenix, formerly of Northfork, W.Va., passed away June 12, 2013, in Phoenix of a sudden illness.

Born September 24, 1955, in Welch, he was the son of Patricia A. Foster of Northfork.

Alex graduated from Northfork High School and attended West Virginia Technical College where he studied engineering. Alex was a former employee of the Keystone Mines.

Alex was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Sarah J. Foster; his grandmother, Georgia A. Foster; and his grandfather, William H. Brown.  

He is survived by his loving family: his mother, Patricia A. Foster of Northfork; his brothers, David D. (Barbara) Foster, Beckley, Robert L. Foster, Lake Ariel, Pa., William H. (Amelia) Foster, Christiansburg, Va., and  Ronald L. Foster, Columbus, Ohio; sisters: Latonia M. (Georgie) Foster, Northfork, Trina L. Foster, Columbus, Ohio, and Toyna A (Eric) Foster-Anderson, Columbus, Ohio; his grandmother, Cora E. Brown of Detroit, Mich., and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends, and a best friend, Rodney Winfree of St. Albans, W.Va.

Services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th, 2013, at First Baptist Church Northfork, Northfork, W.Va. Officiating are Rev. Eugene L. Watson, Rev. Walter E. Clay, Rev. Curtis Spencer, and Rev. Harold Calloway, Eulogist.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. at the church prior to service.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Buewell, W.Va.

Online condolences may be sent to

Services are entrusted to Durgan Funeral Home, Inc., of Beckley.  

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