The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 26, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, January 26, 2014

Alan Dirk Adams

Alan Dirk Adams, 55, of Beckley, passed away after a long illness on January 23, 2014.

Born November 8, 1958, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Harrison and Dorothy Adams.

Alan enjoyed spending time with his children and riding Harleys. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son Dillon Adams; daughter Jade Niday; Brothers Harrison Adams, Keith Adams, and Mark Adams; Grandchildren Tyler Niday, Alyssa Niday, and Ethan McAllister.

Alan worked at Industrial Steel in Fairmont, WV. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2014, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, with friends and family serving as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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


High Blackburn

OCEANA — High Blackburn, 91, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

A celebration of Mr. Blackburn’s life will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.


Rev. Clarence R. Campbell

ACCOVILLE — Rev. Clarence R. Campbell, 88, of Accoville, caught his ride on the Glory Train on Friday, January 24, 2014, from his residence, after an extended illness.

He was born on July 19, 1925, at Earling, the son of the late Rev. Dave and Binner Hart Campbell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Rev. Campbell has been an ordained Freewill Baptist minister for over 50 years with the Guyan Valley Conference. During those years he pastored at the Landville Freewill Baptist Church and the Crown Freewill Baptist Church. His ministry touched many lives for the Lord through both his church ministry and his radio ministry on WBKW in Beckley and WVOW in Logan. He was a Navy veteran who served during WWII. Rev. Campbell was a coal miner who retired from Island Creek Coal Company and was a member of the UMWA.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 66 years, Barbara A. Jeffrey Campbell; eight children, Rev. David (Betty) Campbell, Rev. Dale (Kathryn) Campbell, Debbie (Clarence) Freeman, Robbie (Brenda) Campbell, Kathy (Dale) Morgan, Andrew Campbell, Kim (Scott) Glessner, and Mary (Jeff) Lester; one brother, Jessie (Jan) Campbell of Dearfield, IL; two sisters, Linda Burgess of Accoville and Audrey Depta of CO; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his two best friends, Ozie Burgess and Curtis Harper, along with a host of other relatives, church family, and friends.

A celebration of Rev. Campbell’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Landville Freewill Baptist Church at Landville with Rev. Joe Lane and Rev. James Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church and one hour prior to services.

Pall bearers will be family and friends.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.

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