The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 22, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Barbara M Boone

Barbara M Boone, 50, passed away Feb. 20, 2014.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Wallace Funeral Chapel in Rainelle with Pastor Jimmy Murphy officiating. Friends may visit the funeral home one hour prior to service Monday.

Please send online condolences to

Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle are in charge of arrangements.


John S. Cook Jr.

SCOTT DEPOT — John “Johnnie” S. Cook Jr., 93, of Scott Depot, formerly of Madison and Eunice, died Feb. 20, 2014.

Visitation by friends will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and the funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23, at the Dorothy Assembly of God Church at Dorothy, WV. Burial will be at the Pineview Cemetery in Orgas. A tribute to Johnnie will be conducted by the Boone Masonic Lodge #162.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Johnnie’s name may be made to Attention: Jerry Pauley, Dorothy Assembly of God Church in Dorothy, and CAMC David Lee Cancer Center at 3100 MacCorkle Ave. S.E., Charleston, WV 25304.

Arrangements are by Armstrong Funeral Home in Whitesville.


Carson Brian Gibson

GILBERT — Carson Brian Gibson, 37, of Gilbert, died Feb. 19,  2014.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hatfield Cemetery, Sharon Heights, Gilbert.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.


Roy Daniel Lawson

Roy Daniel Lawson, 61, of Hotchkiss, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

Arrangements are pending with Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.


Orazio ‘Ray’ Lucento Jr.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Orazio “Ray” Lucento, Jr., formerly of Bud-Alpoca, WV, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Ray was living in Tucson, Arizona, at the time of his death.

Ray was born to Italian immigrants on December 6, 1925. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a seaman on the aircraft carrier Spider in the South Pacific. In the 1940s and ’50s, he worked for the Virginian and the Norfolk & Western Railways as a machinist. After his time with the railways he worked for Columbia Gas as a welder and the Slab Fork Coal Company as an electrician. He also was a skilled stone mason and carpenter.

Ray was active in the community and in the Catholic Church. He served on the Democratic Executive Committee in Wyoming County for many years. He was a member of the American Legion in Mullens for 57 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria; and first wife, Betty Jane Titta.

Those left to carry on his legacy include his second wife, Sandra Buckley, and their daughter, Angelina, of Tuscon, Arizona; sons, Orazio “Butch” Lucento, III, and wife Brenda of Christiansburg, VA, and John Lucento and wife Sheila of Beckley; siblings, Willie Lucento, Tracy Lucento, Virginia Queen, and Sonja Scott; grandchildren, Angela Hughes and husband Mark, Kenna Fox and husband Jimmy, and Nicholas Orazio Lucento; also survived by great-grandchildren, London Hughes, Colin Hughes, and Tatum Fox.

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

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

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

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

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