The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 21, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

Carlos Ray Arthur Sr.

FAYETTEVILLE — Carlos Ray Arthur, Sr., age 73, of Fayetteville, WV, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at his residence after a long illness.

Born August 27, 1940, at Prosperity, WV, he was the son of the late Frank E. and Pansy M. Wilson Arthur.

Carlos was a retired school principal retiring from Rosedale Elementary School, was a member of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, member of the Fayette County Association of Retired School Employees. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles F. Arthur.

Surviving are his wife Yvonne Tatum Arthur of Fayetteville, his son, Carlos Ray “Butch” Arthur, Jr., of Cary, NC, two sisters, Jessie Arthur Tolley and her husband Dave of Charleston, WV, Jo Ann Arthur Kidd Davis and her husband John, of Mount Hope, WV, by a sister-in-law, Freida Arthur, the widow of his deceased brother, Charles.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church with Rev. Clare Sulgit-Horn officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, 120 High Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

Robert ‘Bob’ T. Bair

Robert “Bob” T. Bair, 65, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Born October 11, 1948, in Beckley, he is the son of the late James Woodrow Bair and the late Alice Elizabeth Mayhew Bair.

Bob loved his family and the neighborhood kids. He was a member of the Beckley Regular Baptist Church, where he served as a former Deacon, Treasurer, Youth Leader, and Sunday School Teacher; he  served his country proudly in the United States Air Force.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Vicky Bair; three sons, Brian Bair and wife, Jenny, of Beckley, Aaron Bair and wife, Emily, of Springfield, OH, and Eric Bair and wife, Katherine, of Flushing, MI; six grandchildren, Hallie, Emma, Caleb, Carly, Colby, and Austin; two brothers, James A. Bair and wife, Dorothy, of Fairborn, OH, and William Bair and wife, Britt, of Lake Lure, NC.; and a host of extended family and friends.

Services to celebrate the life of Robert “Bob” T. Bair will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Steven Beverly officiating. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post #3110. Following the services, Bob will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Brian, Aaron, and Eric Bair, Jim Neil, Rob Rector, and Jimmy Caudill will be serving as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s honor to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences and other information may be found by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is honored to be serving the Bair family.

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