The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 5, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1014


Vernon Ballard Elmore

PICKAWAY — Vernon Ballard Elmore, 71, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte, with Pastor Timothy Dillon officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery at Second Creek, W.Va.

The family will receive their family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ronceverte.


Audrey Odell Farley

Audrey Odell Farley, 92, of Cool Ridge, passed away at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley on Sunday, February 2, 2014 following a short illness.

Born on March 12, 1921 at Ellison, he was the son of the late William Matthew Farley and Eliza Irene Meador Farley.

Mr. Farley was a former saw mill employee, Log Truck Driver, and construction worker.  He was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran having served as an Anti-aricraft Gunner in the European Theater. Mr. Farley was of the Primitive Baptist faith.

“Every year dad raised a sizable vegetable garden and always shared his harvest with friends and family. He was known as an excellent carpenter, timberman, and sawyer.

“Dad was a wise and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather.”

Mr. Farley was preceded  in death by his wife of 56 years, Nellie Farley, in 2002; by sons,  Hartzel in 2003, Kenneth in 2006 and Steven Farley in 2010; by brothers, Zina, Jason, and Hollis Farley and by a half-sister.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his sons, Archie Dale Farley and his wife Kathy of Glen Morgan, John Farley of Polk, Neb., Tim Farley and his wife Dorothy of Cool Ridge, and Jesse Farley and his wife Teresa of Mt. View; his daughters, Betty White of Shady Spring, Macie Farley of Beckley, and Kathy Webb and her husband Wayne of Charleston;  15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. with Elder Tommy Pack officiating.

Burial will follow at the Drewry Farley Cemetery at Ellison Ridge. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends, nephews, and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry. net.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.

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