The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 23, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, April 23, 2013


William Earl Moore Sr.

STONY BOTTOM — William Earl Moore Sr., 83, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Service will be noon Thursday, April 25, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale, with the Rev. Larry Gasman officiating. Burial will follow in the Stony Bottom Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the funeral home in Arbovale.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Kenneth Wayne Ratliff

Kenneth Wayne Ratliff, 58, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, at Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church in Crab Orchard, with Pastor Doug Seaman and Pastor Roger Tolliver officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will immediately follow in the Smith Family Cemetery in Hinton.

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Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Addie Riffe

OCEANA — Addie Riffe, 75, of Oceana, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family when her angels came to take her home on Monday morning, April 22, 2013, following a long, courageous battle with multiple myeloma.   

Born April 27, 1937, at Hanover, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Elsie (Lester) Paynter.

Addie enjoyed serving God and doing the Lord’s work. She also enjoyed painting, singing, and playing the piano. In her leisure she enjoyed shopping, going on family vacations, and writing poetry.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by Mother Pearl Day Paynter; three brothers, Theadore Paynter, James (Jim) Paynter, and Alton Paynter; three sisters, Luna Cline, Trula Eunace, and Betty; three stepbrothers, Clark, Alex, and Mack; and two sons-in-law, Charlie Maynard and Michael Dye.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving and faithful husband, Rev. J.L. Riffe of 59 years; her son, Jeff Riffe and his wife, Debbie, of Kopperston; three daughters, Janet Parsons, Dianna Talbert and her husband, Jennings, and Sherri Dye, all of Oceana; four brothers, Robert, Tom, Mark, and Edgar; 14 grandchildren, Shawn Parsons and his wife, Becky, Michael Parsons and his wife, Tina, Jennifer Davis-Brucato and her husband, Jon, Joshua Fon Davis and his wife, Kelsey, Jeremy Bailey, Tiffany Bailey, Bobby Wyatt, Justin Riffe, Arley Talbert, Jeffrey Saunders, Eric Saunders, Andrew Dye, Katy Cutshaw, and Whitney Bailey; eight great-grandchildren, Haleigh Parsons, Nathan Parsons, Blake Parsons, Alyiah Riffe, Skylar Bailey, Isaac Bailey, Kameron Saunders, and Tyler Saunders; countless loving nieces, nephews, friends, church family, and untold children “Reaching For The Stars.”

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Mullens Church of God with Bishop Robert Day officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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The family of Addie Riffe is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

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