The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 11, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Jan. 11, 2013


Dallas L. Peters

Dallas L. Peters, 89, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

On line condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Mabel Richardson

Mabel Richardson, 92, of Shady Spring, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, in the Bowers Hospice House, following an extended illness.

Born August 30, 1920, in Crow, she was the daughter of the late Chesterfield and Lottie Bennett Boley.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Earl, her daughter Bobbi, her son John and her niece Kimberly Kay.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Gary of Long Beach California, Judith of Charleston, and Larry of Jarrett, Va.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, her beloved Ella and Lorry Beth of Princeton

Services celebrating Mabel’s life will be held at noon on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Crow Community Church, Crow. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

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

Larry Ray Runion

Larry Ray Runion, 65, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, surrounded by his family.

Born February 2, 1947, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Russell Ray and Nina Louise Anderson Runion.

Larry was a custodian at Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary School. He was a former mechanic and loved working on cars and spending time with his family. He was a sergeant In the U.S. Army serving in Germany and Vietnam.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents, John D. and Daisy Lamb Runion and McKinney and Ollie Bunice Buckland Anderson.

Survivors include his fiancé, Mary Thomas of Beckley; sisters, Kathy Miller and husband Dennis of Daniels and Connie Miller and husband Virgil of MacArthur; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews as well as a host of cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Robert Day officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to service on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Miller, Virgil Miller, Dewayne Rutherford, Kenneth Sizemore, Ricky Runion and Jeff Runion.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801

On line condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

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