The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 25, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Lois Jane Titmus Copenhaver

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Lois Jane Titmus Copenhaver, 72, of White Sulphur Springs, died Saturday, June 22, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Mapledale Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the funeral home.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.

William Craft

William Craft, 66, formerly of Rupert, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Wallace Memorial Cemetery.

Wallace & Wallace, Rainelle, is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Mae Munsey Griggs

PETERSTOWN — Ellen Mae Munsey Griggs, 82, of Peterstown, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Roger Dale Harris

Roger Dale Harris, 69 years old, died peacefully in his sleep at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at his home in Stanaford, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born March 3, 1944, to Tom and Hazel Harris of Stanaford and was of the Baptist faith.

He served in the United States Navy and earned an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He retired from MSHA after 27 years as a federal mine inspector. After retirement he worked part time at Foodlion.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters Florence Harris, Mary Ann Harris, both of Stanaford, and Arlene Foster of Georgia, brother Don Harris of North Carolina and a niece Debbie Noti of New York.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Diane Ewing Harris, who was faithfully by his side for 48 1/2 years, and daughters Michelle Haga and Jennifer Deel. He was the beloved “papa” of grandchildren: Brittani, Krista, Gus, Shay, Cheyenne and Harley and great-grandchildren Elijah and Presley. He is also survived by his brothers Tom Harris and wife Blanche of Virginia, Kenneth Harris of New York, Russell Harris and wife Diana of Stanaford, John Harris and wife Janice of Tennessee, and Gary Harris and wife Wanda of New York. Sisters Thelma Spears and husband John of Ohio and Lou Fox and husband James of Stanaford. His wife’s family Barbara Wood, Sharon and Jim Smith, Vetta Chapman, and Larry Ewing, numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends including Bill and Patty Lane of Stanaford.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Everette Meadows officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Also the family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the staff at the Raleigh Regional Cancer Center in Beckley.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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