The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 9, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, March 9, 2013


Frank Ray Davis

OCEANA — Frank Ray Davis, 57, of Oceana, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www. staffordfamilyfuneralhome. com.

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

Jeffrey Dennis Elkins

OCEANA — Jeffrey Dennis Elkins, 49, of Oceana passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston.

Born June 27, 1964, at Welch, WV, he was the son of Walter George Elkins, Jr., and Bonnie Sue Bowling Elkins of Pineville.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his fiancée of 9 years Linda Kazman of Oceana; His children, Jeffrey Kyle Elkins and wife, Kasey, of Lynco, Heath Alexander “Alex” Elkins of Oceana, Carly Elkins of Virginia, Makayla Elkins of Florida; A brother, Paul Gregory Elkins of Pineville; A sister, Angela Rae Elkins of Pineville; Niece, Emmalee Elkins; Nephew, Zach Elkins; 8 stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, in the Evans Memorial Chapel, Oceana.

Online guest book may be signed at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Elkins family.

Della Duty Elswick

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Della Jewell Duty Elswick, 98, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Elswick family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpayne

Arrangements are incomplete at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville.

Janie Goff

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Janie Perdue Goff, 77, of Harrisonburg, Va., formerly of Lester, died Saturday, March 8, 2014.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

William Kelsey ‘Bill’ McClure

PRINCETON — William Kelsey “Bill” McClure, 97, of the Athens Road in Princeton, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Glenwood Retirement Village following a long illness.

Born June 30, 1916, in Ivanhoe, Virginia, he was the son of the late Julia Ann McClure.

Mr. McClure was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army, while serving his country; he received a Purple Heart Medal, being wounded in combat while serving in Germany. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Defense Service Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars.

McClure was a retired electrical worker for both the Virginian & Norfolk & Western Railroad with 31 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Oleta Ruth McClure along with a sister-in-law, Mary Lester.

Survivors include his God child, whom he raised as a daughter, Sabrina Hager and husband Joe of Triangle, VA, and special friends and caregivers, Richard V. and Donna G. Poff of Princeton. His brother-in-law, Harry “Buzz” Lester of Rock, MI.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Orville Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. The staff of Memorial will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may visit Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolence may be shared with the family via

The McClure family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

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