The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 28, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

David Russell Allen

David Russell Allen known to all his friends as “Rusty” all his life. He was born on October 5, 1988, and was the most precious gift God gave his family. He passed away of a short illness on October 25, 2012.

Rusty worked side by side with his daddy Robbie Allen hanging steel mining tipples and cleaned mine prep plants. He loved his family and doing family things together. He never met a stranger. He loved to fish and hunt. Rusty was preceded in death by his daddy Robbie Allen.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother Melissa Allen Walker and stepdad Jeff Walker; a brother Dustin “Ryan” Allen; and his MaMaw whom he adored Barbara Wills; and an Aunt Beth El-Quadi.

A Service of Celebration will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2012, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel with Rev. Cleve Allen and Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Pallbearers will be Jr. Buchannon, Eric Mills, Ryan Allen, Frank McVey, Jeff Walker and Randy Boggs.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information available via

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

Derrick Dewayne Blackburn

OCEANA — Derrick Dewayne Blackburn, 25, of Oceana, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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

William H. Carpenter

BUCKEYE — William H. Carpenter, 69, of Buckeye passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye with Pastor Sam Felton officiating. Burial will follow in the Carpenter Family Cemetery on the Spruce Flats. Visitation will be noon Sunday until time of service at the funeral home.

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