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.

Charles Thomas Sink

THOMAS MOUNTAIN — Charles Thomas Sink, 95, of Thomas Mountain passed away Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Bowers Hospice House.

He was born June 15, 1918, in Raleigh County, a son of the late Clyde and Ivory Williams Sink.

Charles was a retired coal miner with over 40 years of service. A World War II Veteran having served from the start to finish of the war in the U.S. Army for 1 year and 4 years in the Marine Corps. He obtained the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and served on the USS Wyoming. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching and was a champion target shooter. Charles loved listening to big band music, dancing and he had a great sense of humor and was a Protestant by Faith.

He is survived by his wife, Ethelda Smith Sink, children, Carolyn (Okie) Thompson of Crab Orchard, Stephen Sink of Thomas Mountain, Scott (Connie) Sink of Thomas Mountain, Melissa Savage and friend Keith of Cowen, Charles Sink of Thomas Mountain. 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, son Bill Sink and son-in-law Gene Savage preceded him in death.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen. Burial with military graveside rites conducted by V.F.W. Post 3738 will follow at Highlawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014, at the funeral home.

Services are entrusted to the care of Morris Funeral Home.

Teddy Ray Toler

KOPPERSTON — On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, God called his hard-working Angel Teddy Ray Toler, 49, home to Heaven.

Born November 21, 1964, in Man, WV, he was the son of the late Willard Martin and Evelyn Painter Toler.

Teddy was a coal miner having worked for 31 years, a lifelong member of Toler Baptist Church at Cyclone. He enjoyed attending church singing, and playing guitar with his family. Teddy was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be dearly missed.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife of 26 years Linda Cassell Toler of Kopperston; two daughters, April Stafford and husband Carl of Kopperston and Chassidy Morgan and her husband Randy of Clearfork; his mother, Jewell Toler of Cyclone; four grandsons, Kameron Alec Prichard, Michael Boyd Prichard, Teddy Aiden Prichard and Kaden Shane Morgan; one granddaughter, Kinley Brooke Morgan; five brothers, Clyde Toler and wife, Nellie, of Cyclone, Darrell Toler and wife, Debbie, of Virginia, Randall Toler and wife, Donna, Ronald Toler and wife, Katia, all of Cyclone, and Martin Toler and wife Sara of Cyclone; five sisters, Linda Walls, Vickie Brown and husband, Allen, all of Cyclone, Tammy Repass and husband, Robert, of Oceana, Tiny Phillips and husband, Paul, of Mallory and Glenna Daniels and husband Wannis of Cyclone; a sister-in-law, Kim Toler of Summersville; several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

A celebration of Teddy’s life will be 12 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014, at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with Pastor John Toler and Pastor Eugene Cook officiating. Teddy will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Garden, Matheny, WV.

Casketbearers will be his nephews, Chris Brown, Robert Repass, Jr., Ben Cook, Phillip Rose, Norman Walls, Steve Nicholas, Darrell Toler, Jr., Cobe, Randy, Jackie and David Toler, and Coy Daniels.

Honorary casketbearers will be Kenneth Adkins, John Short, Tracy Osborne, Jay Bird Blankenship, Garrett Short, Jerry Freeman, Randy Morgan and Carl Stafford.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2014, at the funeral home.

After Teddy is laid to rest there will be a celebration dinner in his memory at Glen Fork Baptist Temple, Glen Fork, WV.

Video tribute and condolences at www.facebook/adamtolermemorialfuneralhome.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana, WV.

Bobbie Elchard Waddell Sr.

Bobbie Elchard Waddell, Sr., age 79, of Beckley, WV, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a long illness.

Born on May 18, 1934, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Allen David Waddell and Wadie Haga Waddell.

Mr. Waddell was a retired employee of Greenbrier Valley Vault Company at Ronceverte, WV.

He was a member of the Crab Orchard Gospel Tabernacle Church, and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Mr. Waddell was a member of the West Virginia Boxing Hall of Fame. He spent his childhood at Skelton, and had been a lifelong Beckley resident.

“Bob” was a a beloved family man who enjoyed gardening, trout fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, Jimmy Waddell and David Allen Waddell, by brothers, Cecil, Carl, Fred, Ted, Wilburn, Raymond, Rev. Billie Waddell, and Rev. Tommy Gene Waddell.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois Waddell.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife of 43 years, Ruby Gay Bailey Waddell, four sons, Bobby Waddell and wife Sharon of Shady Spring, Frank Waddell of Beckley, James Elder and wife Lori of Pemberton, five daughters, JoAnn Parsons and fiance Kenny Maggard of Beckley, Debbie Waddell-Welp of Beckley, Cindy Lowery and husband Robert of Lexington, SC, Rhonda Akers and her fiancé R.B. Kirk of Proctorville, Ohio, Bobbie Lisa McVey and husband James of Beckley.

A sister, Phyllis Waddell Baldwin of Crab Orchard, and a brother Arvil Waddell and his wife Barbara of Stanaford.

22 Grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Billy Waddell Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery at Mt. Tabor, WV.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday.

Pallbearers will be Freddie Waddell, Brandon Waddell, Frankie Waddell II, Seth Gunnoe, James McVey, and Zach Messervy.

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.

Alvin L. Wood

On Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2014, our most cherished Alvin L. Wood passed away at his home on Oakview Lane following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was in his 79th year.

One of six children, Alvin Leland Wood was born on April 1st, 1934. He was the son of the late James L. and Nettie Tolley Wood. His sisters, Vercie and Locie, and brothers, Virgil and Orvil Wood, have preceded him in death as well.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Alvin was an active man all his life. A dedicated fireman and former fire chief, Alvin served the City of Beckley 28 years before retiring. After retiring from the Fire Department, Alvin drove a school bus for handicapped children in the Raleigh County School System; it was a job he immensely enjoyed.

Sixty years ago, Alvin married his beloved wife, the former Wavalene Shaver. Alvin and Wavalene worshiped at the Memorial Baptist Church. They enjoyed listening to gospel music. He was the dear brother of Theodosia Estep of Beckley; the fond uncle of Cindy Brown and Isabell McClure, both of Beckley, Nancy Wall Lamb of Princeton and Ella Ray Wall Laxton of Florida.

A special thanks goes to Alvin’s caregiver, Laura Wall, and good neighbors, Mike Goode and Tom Merritt; Hospice of Southern West Virginia and Dr. Joseph Golden.

On Tuesday, Feb. 11th, at 1:30 p.m. there will be a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Dr. Charles Bright will be officiating. The calling hours are from noon until the service hour. Alvin will be laid to rest in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley, WV.

Margaret D. Wood

Margaret D. Wood, 92, of Beckley passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.