The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 1, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

Calvin A. Akers

LAURELVILLE, Ohio — The family of Calvin A. Akers of Laurelville, Ohio, is having a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Holiday Inn Express, 23911 U.S. Rt. 23, Circleville, OH 43113. (Bereavement discounts will be given to those seeking accommodations.) Friends and family may call from noon to 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to MMORE (Multiple Myeloma Opportunities for Research and Education), P.O. Box 20067, Columbus, OH 43220. Please put Calvin’s name on your contribution.

Arrangements completed by Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, Ohio.

Robert J. Arthur

Robert J. Arthur, age 79, of Beckley, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center.

He was born on Dec. 31, 1932, in Mingo County.

Robert is survived by three daughters, one son, and five grandchildren.

He is also survived by his stepchildren, Johnna Moye, Valerie Moye, and Jimmy Morgan, a mother-in-law; ten brothers and sisters-in-law. A host of nieces and nephews.

Predeceased in death by his wife Vickie, and father-in-law James Richardson.

A special Thank you to Mary Richardson, Lottie “Suzie” Poore, Carol Richardson and Larry Richardson, George Richardson, Renee Richardson, and Vera Rader.

In keeping with his wishes he has been cremated, and there will be no services.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

Karen Ann Barley

MAPLE FORK — Karen Ann Barley, 71, of Maple Fork, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012, in Fairfax, VA.

Born August 8, 1941, in Omaha, NE, she was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy Baird Worthington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Ray Barley.

Karen was a member of the Mt. Hope Winolia Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include her daughter, Stacy Riggs and her husband Rich of Lorton, VA; grandchildren, Austin and Madison Riggs; as well as numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Skee Barley officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Barley, Matt Barley, Jimmy Chapman, Johnny Dotson, Richard Lovell, and Mike Stratman.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 12110, Charleston, WV 25302.

In lieu of flowers, Karen would have requested friends and family to vote for Mitt Romney!

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

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