The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 14, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Jan. 14, 2013


Elsie Hamilton

Elsie Hamilton, 76, of Lester, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

Services for Mrs. Hamilton will be at Devore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 State Route 61, Sunbury, OH 43074,, 740-965-3936.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other information available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley, and also Devore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury, Ohio.

Rev. Mary Margie Hatfield

The Rev. Mary Margie Hatfield, 77, of Pemberton, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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

David R. Keffer

David R. Keffer, age 70, of Coal City, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, following an extended illness.

Born July 28, 1940, in Whitby, WV, to the late James Porter and Mae Blevins.

David worked in road construction most of his working life and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, James Porter, Jr., Terry Franklin, Mark Austin, Marvin, Daniel, and John Keffer; four sisters, Ettie Blevins, Dorothy Meadows, Beulah Miller, and Flora Harless.

Those surviving include his wife of 50 years Mrs. Helen Keffer; sons, Scott Keffer and Mark Keffer of Coal City; daughter Crystal Keffer of Coal City; brothers, Lloyd and Burl Keffer of Coal City and Roy Keffer of Ohio; sisters, Fannie Hensley of Ohio, Zelda Wills and Ruth Bolen of Coal City; grandchildren, Patrick Foster, Derek Foster, Mariah and Cameron Keffer, Aiden Keffer, Tyler Foster and Allysa Austin; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate the life of David Keffer will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Orville Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Coal City Community Cemetery in Coal City.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Visitation was held Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, in Beckley.

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