The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 28, 2014

Obituaries — Friday, Feb. 28, 2013


John M. Doss

John M. Doss, 67, of Bolt, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Lawrence Thomas Evans

CRANY — Lawrence Thomas Evans, 67, of Crany, WV, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at his home.

He was born January 27, 1947, in North Spring, WV, a son of the late William Marion and Tracy Mary Davis Evans.

He was a 1964 graduate of Baileysville High School, a United States Navy Veteran, and a 1970 graduate of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: William Ronald Evans and wife Fran and John Wesley Evans and wife Elaine; a sister Leatha Etta Peery and husband John; and an infant sister.

Tom was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, who was known for his incredible work ethic and quick sense of humor. He enjoyed relaxing and hunting with his brothers, extended family, and friends at his beloved cabin in Glady, WV, and more recently reconnecting with a dear friend from the Navy, Barry Roederer, on fishing trips. A special highlight of each year was an annual picnic with high school friends from the Baileysville Class of 1964. Tom retired as a foreman for Peabody Coal Co. and fought a valiant battle against cancer for the past 25 years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years Linda Cochran Evans; two daughters Angela Lynn (Michael) Grinsell of Fleming Island, FL, and Dr. Carmella Evans (Chad) Molina of Zionsville, IN; two sisters Diana Lynn Evans of Houston, TX, and Dale Ann (Jim) Morris of Columbia, SC; three brothers Roger Barry Hatfield of Logan, Dr. Winston Churchill (Patricia) Evans of West Palm Beach, FL, and Jerry Arnold (Shelia) Evans of North Spring; four grandchildren: Thomas Wesley Grinsell, Rebecca Lynn Grinsell, Olivia Lianne Molina, and Cameron Elise Molina; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, Crany, WV, with Pastor Jim Hamrick and Rev. Glenn Hatfield officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Military Rites will be conducted by the Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chad Molina, Michael Grinsell, Thomas Grinsell, Jeremiah Schollar, Charles Schollar, Bill Evans, Scott Evans, Teddy Riffe, Otis Riffe, and A.J. Cook.

The family would like to extend a special thank you and debt of gratitude to Debbie Schollar, Deanna and J.B. Cook, and Drs. Carl Larson and Mayez El-Harake and the staff of the Raleigh Regional Cancer Center for their help and assistance over the years.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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

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