The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 10, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Harry R. ‘Rocky’ Farley Jr.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Harry R. “Rocky” Farley, Jr., 61, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, went home to be with Jesus, Friday, February 7, 2014, from Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

Born March 13, 1952, at WIlliamson, WV, he was a son of the late Harry Randolph Farley, Sr., and the late Emma Josephine Asbury Farley.

Rocky was a Cryogenics Technician from PRAX-AIR in Houston, Texas, an retired in 1999.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Thelma Roberts and Betty Coon; two brothers, Arlie and Harley Forrest; and his mother-in-law, Charlotte McClellan.

Survivors include his adoring wife, Teresa McClellan Farley, that loved him more than life; daughters, Melissa Dawn Farley and companion Mike McCaw of Waterford, Michigan, Amy Lynne Farley of Bloomingrose, WV, Kaysie (Jack) Fry of Dorothy, WV, and Tonda (Jerry) Smith of Arkansas, two sons, Joseph Farley of Neola, WV, and Jeremy (Jill) Jones of Sissonville, WV; father-in-law, Rev. Cecil (Nancy) McClellan of Beckley, WV; sisters, Emma (Billy) Austin of Ameagle, WV, and Teresa Ross of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Pentecostal Freedom Church, 7496 Clear Fork Road, Ameagle, WV, with Rev. Cecil McClellan and Rev. Jeff Shea officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 1 p.m. until time of the service on Wednesday.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH. com.

Harry J. Halsey

Harry J. Halsey, age 92, of Prosperity, WV, entered Heaven peacefully at the Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, WV, on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Born on May 13, 1921, at Coon Fork, WV, he was the son of the late Andrew Albert Halsey and Sarah Elizabeth Farley Halsey.

Mr. Halsey was a former employee of Cabot Gas, Raleigh County Board of Education, and ended his career as a carpenter for several independent contractors. Mr. Halsey was a WWII Army Veteran who served in the South Pacific as a communications specialist.

Mr. Halsey attended the Skelton Freewill Baptist Church, and the Little Valley Baptist Church. He enjoyed carpentry, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed the Grand Ole Opry Music Legends, and Gospel Music.

Mr. Halsey was a loving husband, dad, grandfather, neighbor, and a simple hard-working Christian.

Mr. Halsey was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Rose Marie Adkins Halsey, by brothers, Earl, Cash, and Carson Halsey, by sisters, Carrie Halsey and Ella Mae Miller.

Survivors include his children: Juanita Dooley and her husband Joe of Summersville, Anice Hatfield and her husband Rev. Greg Hatfield of Ballard, and William “Bill” Halsey and his wife Neil of Iron Station, NC.

Two sisters, Pansy Halsey and Wanda Morgan, both of Pineville.

Seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-granddaughters also survive. His special friends, Keith and Diana Shumate, who helped care for him.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Harry J. Halsey on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bill Bennett and Rev. Junior Plumley, with music by Rev. Larry and Greta Bolen. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum in Beckley.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

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

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

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