The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 26, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Stella Josephine McClary Bell

UNION — Stella Josephine McClary Bell, 93, of Union, passed away March 23, 2014.

Funeral services will be held noon Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers, her son, David Bell and Dr. Rick Vogel officiating.

Burial will follow at the Carmel Cemetery, at Gap Mills, W.Va.

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Herman W. Carpenter

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Mr. Herman W. Carpenter, 70, of White Sulphur Springs, died Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

William Allen Comer

PEARISBURG, Va. — William Allen Comer, 61, of Pearisburg, a native of Adairs Run, W.Va., passed away Monday, March 24, 2014.

It was Bill’s request to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Comer family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Marjorie ‘Margie’ L. Crowder

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Marjorie “Margie” L. Crowder, age 99, of South Charleston, formerly of Prosperity, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Born on the 14th day on June in 1914 in McAlpin, W.Va., to the late Eugene S. Floyd and Dora E. Wilson Floyd.

Ms. Crowder was a homemaker and had been a previous member of Memorial Baptist Church in Beckley. She lived in Prosperity most of her life before residing in Charleston for the past seven years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years prior to his passing, Mr. John Thomas Crowder; daughter, Audrey Joan Broyles; four sisters and four brothers.

Those left to carry on her legacy include her sons, Richard Crowder and wife Brenda and Roger Crowder and wife Marlene; daughter, Shirley Fannin; brother, James Floyd; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild also survive her.

A celebration of life service for Margie will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel in Prosperity with Dr. Charles Bright officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Prosperity.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd, Charleston WV 25309.

Online condolences and other tributes may be made to the family by visiting this obituary at

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

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