The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 20, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, February 20, 2014



Orazio ‘Ray’ Lucento Jr.

TUSCON, Ariz. — Orazio “Ray” Lucento Jr., 88 of Tuscon, formerly of Beckley, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014.

Graveside rites and committal will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, with military graveside rites following.

A family and friends gathering will be held at Blue Ridge Funeral Home from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Online condolences and other tributes can be made to his family via

Arrangements pending with Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive in Prosperity.


Dewey Arnold McGuire

DANESE — On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, God called Dewey Arnold McGuire, 84, of Crickmer Road, Danese, to Heaven and reunited him with his beloved wife of 63 years, Iris Jolene Kincaid McGuire.

Born July 6, 1929, at Springdale, W.Va., he was the son of the late Aubrey and Elva  Hanshew McGuire.

Dewey was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church of Danese, a retired coal miner, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who loved his family unconditionally.

Dewey passed away at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following a short illness.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Simms, Lola McGuire, and Nola Nadine Sheets; six brothers, Raymond, Howard, Basil “Sonny”, Elmer, Melvin, and Marvin McGuire.

Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Kelley of Meadow Creek, W.Va., Connie McGuire of Danese, Cathy McGuire of Hinton, W.Va. and Caryn Williams and husband William of Danese; two sisters, Erma Williams of Hinton and Eva Zsifkov of Clarkston, Mich.; one brother, Emory McGuire and wife Julia of Danese; five grandchildren: Kristi Fernatt, Albert Halstead III, Amelia Halstead, Jason and Cayli Bolen and five great-grandchildren: Whitney Fernatt, James and David Rose, Aubreigh Raines and Robert Bolen.                                  

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Faith Freewill Baptist Church of Danese, with Pastor Alan Whitt officiating. Burial will follow in the J. H. Walker Cemetery of Crickmer, W.Va.

Pallbearers will be William Williams, Jason Bolen, Lonnie Fernatt, Richard Kincaid, Norman Fox and Mike Lowe.

Friends may visit with the family Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., February 21, 2014, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle.

Please send online condolences to:

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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