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April 12, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, April 12, 2013


Lisa Cochran Carroll

KING GEORGE, Va. — Lisa Kaye Cochran Carroll, 45, of King George, formerly of Beckley, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Walter Clyde Clay

YORKTOWN, Va. — Walter Clyde Clay, 77, of Yorktown, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, with his loving family by his side. He was originally from West Virginia, and had lived the past 34 years in Virginia.

Walter retired after 26 years of Civil Service work and was an Air Force veteran. Walter’s true love in his life was his family.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Bryan Clay and Anona Walkup Clay.

Walter is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Elta Richardson Clay; five daughters, Rebecca Clay Hovorka (Tom), Deborah Clay Anderson and fiance Dwayne Ball, Terri Clay Moore (Henry), Belinda Clay Trombetta (Nick), Crystal Clay Phillips (Scott); 10 grandchildren, Rachel, Holly, Cristy, Joey, Michelle, Clay, Sean, Nichole, Van, and Breanna, as well as four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ray Clay (Vada), and A.B. “Poochie” Clay, and a sister Phyllis Spade. Sisters-in-law, Mary Sue Smith and Rose Casey (C.B.); brothers-in-law, Ken Richardson (Rosie), Ray Richardson (Marie), Norman Richardson, and Ronald Richardson.

His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. Michael Whisman officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with military rites conducted by Oak Hill V.F.W. Post 3110.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Barbara Stafford Cline

PINEVILLE — Barbara Stafford Cline, 79, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service, Pineville.

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