The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 9, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Stella Josephine ‘Jo’ Clower Blake

OAK HILL — Stella Josephine “Jo” Clower Blake, 82, of Oak Hill, died on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Graveside rites and committal services will be on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill, with Rev. Ralph Shupe officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Russell Conrad

CRAIGSVILLE — Russell Conrad, 52, of Craigsville, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday , April 10, 2013, at the Mausoleum of WV Memorial Gardens in Calvin with Rev. Jarrod Price, Rev. Anthony Moss and Rev. Arliss Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the WV Memorial Gardens. 

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Mausoleum Chapel. 

Online condolences may be sent to 

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

Brandi Nicole Craft

Brandi Nicole Craft, age 27, of Fairdale, W.Va., passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Born on October 30, 1985, in Beckley, she was the daughter of Thomas Craft and Teresa Evans Craft of Fairdale, W.Va.

Brandi was a homemaker, and was a graduate of Liberty High School. She was a former employee of Shoney’s Restaurant.

Brandi was a member of the Bolt Church of God.

Other than her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Angel Craft; and two brothers,  Tommy Craft and his wife Heather of Maple Fork Road, and Timmy Craft of Fairdale. Also aunts, uncles, and cousins, are among her survivors.  

Funeral services will be conducted at the Bolt Church of God on Thursday,  April 11, 2013, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Randy Pugh officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens at Princeton.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via our guestbook at

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

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