The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 16, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Frances Louise Reeves

Frances Louise Reeves, 69, of Stanaford, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Born March 30, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Ray Claypool and Reba Claypool.

Frances enjoyed baking, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Frances is preceded in death by her daughter, Chesalene Reeves; brother, Franklin Claypool; and sister, Marie Reeves.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 52 years, Chester Reeves of Beckley; daughter, Elene Flannery of Beckley; granddaughter, Tia Gillespie of Beckley; grandson, Steven Flannery of Beckley; great-grandchildren, Zoe Gillespie of Beckley, Zayne Flannery of Beckley, Leia Flannery of Beckley; brother, Junior Claypool of Shady Spring; sisters, Patricia Ferguson of Beckley, Thelma Smith of Beckley, Janie Miller of Beckley, Joanie Gill of Raleigh, Connie Vance of Beckley; Nina George who was like a daughter to her and Nelson Ledford who was like a son to her; many other nieces and nephews who loved and will miss her.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Alan Ledford officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Reeves, Jeremy Reeves, Anthony Reeves, Justin Pierce, Charlie Pierce and Chris Ewing.

Friends may gather with the family Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the family.

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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