The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 11, 2014

Obituaries — Friday, April 11, 2014


Pearl Elizabeth Holley Lafferty

Our loving mother and grandmother, Pearl  Elizabeth Holley Lafferty, 91, of Oak Hill, died on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the home of her daughter and caregiver, Debra and Jimmy Richmond.

Born November 25, 1922 at Kanawha County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Will and Ocie Grass Holley.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Her husband, Denny Ray Lafferty; daughter, Harstel Gay Dunbar; sons, Denny Ray Lafferty Jr., Mickey Lafferty and Ricky Lafferty; brother, Orbie Holley and sisters, Reba Walton, Helen Ryder Jones and Louise Williams preceded her in death.

Those left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Drema Kay Gray  and husband, Richard of Harper and Debra Richmond and husband, Jimmy  of Oak Hill.

Though Pearl cherished and loved each and every one of her family members there were her grandchildren and caregivers, Kimberly and Matthew Gill, Misty and Jeremy Simms,  Ricky Richmond, Sandra and Steve Drennen and LeAnn Drennen all of Oak Hill.  Pearl is survived by her 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Herbert Hatfield officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Grandson, Lloyd Dunbar, Stephen Hitchcock, Stephen Drennen, Matt Gill, Jeremy Simms, Jimmy Richmond and Richard Gray will serve as pallbearers. 

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Lillian L. Lambert

Lillian L. Lambert, age 86 of Midway, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014.                                                                                                                                  Arrangements pending with the Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive in Prosperity.

Charles Thomas Moore

Mr. Charles Thomas Moore, 71, known by most Nannie MO’, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, during a brief stay at the Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio.

He leaves to cherish his memories, four daughters; Angela Hickman (Ronald), of Huntsville, Ala., Nanette Moore of Wake Forest, N.C., Kitt Hunter (Edwin) of Warrenville Heights, Ohio and Deshanne Staggers (Russell) of Cleveland, Ohio, three sisters, Shirley Lang (Johnnie), Sandra Gunn and Sharon Moore; two brothers, Robert Smith (Pam), and Terrance Moore; eight grandchildren, two great-grandaughters; nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.

Services will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Calhoun Funeral Home, 23000 Rockside Road, Bedford Heights, Ohio 44146. Officiating will be the Rev. Walter Leach of Beckley. 

Submitted by Durgan Funeral Home, 1501 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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