The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 17, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012



Stanley ‘Smokin Stan’ Brown

Mr. Stanley “Smokin Stan” Brown, 67, of Beckley, died Monday, October 15, 2012.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Barbara Davis

Barbara Davis, 54, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of New Orleans, La., and Beckley, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Frank Ricky Delong

OCEANA — Frank Ricky Delong, 56, of Oceana, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012.

A celebration of his life will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at the funeral home.

In keeping with Rick’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.


Norma L. England

 MULLENS — Norma Louise Lafferty England, 90, of Mullens, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House.

Arrangements are pending completion at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.


Frances Catherine Fish

LOOKOUT — Frances Catherine Fish, 52, of Lookout, passed away Friday, October 12, 2012, following a motor vehicle accident.

She was born December 4, 1959 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Frances was the daughter of the late James Marion Morris and Frances Helen Gobes.

Frances was a Motel Manager for Hillcrest Motel in Lookout. She was a member of Lovers Leap Baptist Church of Ansted.

Survivors of Frances are her husband, Michael David Fish Sr. of Lookout; a daughter, Misti Dawn Fish of Lookout; two sons, Michael David Fish Jr., of Lookout and Matthew Dellson Fish of Gatewood; sisters, Joyce Larson and Patty Huwa; brothers, Charlie Morris, Jim Morris, John Morris and William Hill; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Lookout Baptist Church Lookout, with Pastor Ron George officiating. Burial will follow in Jennette Cemetery in Lookout.

Friends may call at the church Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.

On line condolences may be sent to

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

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