The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 26, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, April 26, 2014


Velma Rosetta Frost

Velma Rosetta Frost, 85, of Midway, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following a short illness.

Born April 23, 1929 at McAlpin, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Gaye Radford Farley.

Velma was preceded in death by her husband, David “Hoot” Frost; a sister, Joyce and daughter-in-law, Sharon Hensley Frost.

Those left to cherish her memory include three sisters, Bertha Rakes of Beckley, Dorothy Lovell of Beckley and Dolly Heath of Midway; two sons, David of Crab Orchard, Jerry and wife Nancy of Oak Grove; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Williams Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia with Pastor George Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Williams Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 1st Street, Sophia.

Howard M. Naylor

CRAIGSVILLE — Howard M. Naylor, 77, of Craigsville, died Friday, April 25, 2014 in the Summersville Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014 in the West Virginia Memorial Gardens at Calvin, with Pastor Pat Greene officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of White Funeral Home at Craigsville.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.

Elizabeth Ann Scotty Scott

Elizabeth Ann (Scotty) Scott, of Stanaford, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Ewell Keith White

MAPLEWOOD — Ewell Keith White, 60, of Maplewood and formerly of Charleston, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, in a Beckley hospital.

Born May 26, 1953, in Ronceverte, he was a son of Clayton and Annie Fleshman White, of Maplewood.

Mr. White, a 1971 graduate of Meadow Bridge High School, served in the Army and later worked in coal mines, the construction industry and a printing company. He enjoyed hunting, reading and time with family and friends.

In 1976, he married the dark-haired girl in a red coat who had caught his eyes several years earlier when both were students. He and Myra Ratliff White celebrated 38 years of marriage on April 10.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. White is survived by sons Jeremy and daughter-in-law Rebecca of Charleston and Elem, also of Charleston; daughters, Adena Barber of Charleston and Wanda Holley and son-in-law James, also of Charleston; grandsons Zachery Barber, Clayton Holley, Austin Barber, Jeremy White and Andy Smith and granddaughters Cassidy Barber, Selena White, Athena White, Annie White, Lucy White and Ava Young; brothers Buddy and sister-in-law Sue White of Naomi and Timothy White of Maplewood; sister Karen White of Hartly, Del.; a nephew, a niece, three uncles, two aunts and numerous cousins.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at High Lawn Funeral Home, 1435 Main St. E., Oak Hill. Burial will be private.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home.

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