The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 12, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

Paul Edward Blankenship

PRINCETON — Paul Edward Blankenship, 69, of Princeton, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

David Randall Carter

David Randall Carter, 61, of Sophia, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

In honoring David's request he will be cremated and a memorial service held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Mary Ernestine  Harvey Duncan

Mary Ernestine Harvey Duncan, age 63, of Sophia, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

Born on November 3, 1950, in Harper Heights, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Ernest Harvey and Mary Mae Hampton Harvey.

Mrs. Duncan was a former secretary for the WV State Police, and Mountaineer Gas Company.

She was a member of the Sophia United Methodist Church, where she played the piano.

Mrs. Duncan enjoyed photography and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, James R. Duncan; a son, James Andrew Duncan of Sophia; and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate the Life Of Mary Ernestine Duncan on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Henry Clarence Lilly and Bishop Jesse Farley officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Lorah L. ‘Bud’ Fox

Lorah L. “Bud” Fox, age 74, of Gatewood Road, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

Born September 24, 1939, in Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Forrest W. and Irene Blake Fox.

Bud was a 1957 graduate of Collins High School and was an avid golfer. From an early age he had a great love of cars and became the owner/operator of Bud Fox Body Shop and Towing, LLC. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-1965 as a crew chief on a C-130.

Bud was preceded in death by sisters, Forrest Ann Balding, Carolyn L. Rogers Wagner, Virginia Mae Fox, Nancy Elmore, Jeanette Sue Fox, and by a brother, Burke Walton Fox.

Surviving are his wife, Chloe Ann Parrish Fox, his son Mike Fox and wife Kristie of Oak Hill, his daughter, Allyson Fox Wyatt and her husband Russell of Oak Hill, his four grandchildren, Kayla Wyatt, Aubrey Fox, Christan Wyatt and Delanie Fox. Also surviving is a brother, Thomas William Fox and wife Carol J. of Washington, NC.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Rev. Roy Crist officiating. Entombment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2014.

John Joe Srednicki, James Suggs, Barry Massey, LeRoy Adkins, Tom Rhodes and Mike Fridley will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

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