The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 8, 2012

Obituaries - Sunday, July 8, 2012


Stanley Dee ‘Spunk’ Acord

OCEANA — Stanley Dee “Spunk” Acord, 55, of Oceana, passed away Thursday July 5, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Pastor Randy Bowles officiating. In keeping with Spunk’s wishes he will be cremated. Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

James W. Allen

RAINELLE — Jimmy “The Bear” Allen, born on June 30, 1951, in Princeton, WV, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012, following a short illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents. James preferred to be called “The Bear.” He enjoyed being active with the facility staff. Whenever there was maintenance going on at Heartland, he would put on his tool belt and get his flashlight and hang out with the maintenance people. He was close to the Maintenance Director, Michael Persinger, with whom he enjoyed having his morning coffee.

Jimmy delivered the Valley Ranger on Wednesdays and Sundays to residents, staff and families. He enjoyed sitting in the patient lounge which he called the bear cave and watching “Law and Order” on television.

Jimmy was one of the original six people to be admitted at Heartland of Rainelle. He was admitted in 1977 and has remained a resident since that time.

During his stay he has made some very good and lasting friendships. His guardian was Charles Nester who became very special to Jimmy. Jimmy lovingly referred to him as PaPaw. Karen Tincher was the former Activities Director whom he became very close to. He would come into her office and spend time talking to her. He loved to go to the state fair and eat pancakes at Bob Evans.

One of the people he knew the longest was Hazel Adkins whom Jimmy called Mommy. She was close to him and saw to having all his needs met. Other close friends included Pat Smith and Bill Stone, former Administrators at Heartland of Rainelle. He enjoyed the staff at Quinwood Ambulance who made sure they spent time making him laugh. All these people and many more cherished Jimmy and loved him dearly. He was more than a resident, he WAS Heartland of Rainelle. He will leave a void in many people’s lives.

Special thanks to all of the staff at Heartland of Rainelle over the years who took such special care of him.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Wallace Memorial Cemetery with Mr. Paul Gibson officiating.

Friends may drop by the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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