The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 26, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013


Isaiah Shivers

Mr. Isaiah Shivers, of Beckley, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. 

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Randall K. ‘Randy’ Stafford

OCEANA — Randall K. “Randy” Stafford, 53, of Oceana, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013, at his home, from a battle with cancer.

He was born January 28, 1959, in Man, W.Va., a son of Kenneth Jacob Stafford of Kopperston and the late Erma Lillian Arthur Stafford.

Randy loved to ride his GoldWing motorcycle with his wife Sue. They had traveled to 39 of 50 States in the United States touring the country. He was a member of the Toneda Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting with his two sons Patrick and Jared. Randy enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter Jasmine, usually bicycling and fishing. He also volunteered in the past with church youth groups and Sunday school programs, civic organizations such as Oceana Little League, Biddy Buddy Basketball, and the Boy Scouts. He was formerly employed with Arch Coal Inc., Mingo Logan Coal Co., Transervice Inc., Harris #2 Mine, and Itmann Coal Co.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

In addition to his father Kenneth Jacob Stafford of Kopperston, he is survived by his wife of 33 years Sue Stafford of Oceana, their two sons Patrick Stafford of Welch, and Jared Stafford and wife Kat of Beckley; one grandchild Jasmine Stafford of Mullens; three sisters Lillian Tilley and husband Billy of Eccles, Marsha Sparks and husband Tommy of Oceana, and Sandy Solacz and husband Mitch of Mt. Hope; a special sister-in-law Lou Blankenship of Oceana who helped with his home health care; special friends Brenda and Frank Jenelos Sr., Frank Jenelos Jr., numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, Kopperston, W.Va., with Pastor Jim Hamrick and Rev. Ron Lee officiating. Special singing by Timothy Harless and Eric Lusk Singers.

Friends gather with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the church.

In keeping with Randy’s wishes he will be cremated.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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

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