The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 7, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Frances V. ‘Bonnie’ Shortridge

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Frances V. “Bonnie” Shortridge, 80, passed away Oct. 31, 2012.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Prayer Garden at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Arrangements by Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, 727-845-1957.

Harry Wayne Smith

OAK HILL — Harry Wayne Smith, 51, of Oak Hill, died Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Mr. Smith was cremated. There will be no visitation or service.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Lovell Ann Williams Stover

MAPLE FORK — Lovell Ann Williams Stover, 90, of Maple Fork, died on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born December 1, 1922, at Willis Branch, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry Wilson “Bill” and Gussie Beckleheimer Williams.

Lovell was a homemaker who loved to quilt and make cookies and candy at Christmas. She was a crafter and a collector of sea shells and ocean memorabilia. She was a 1941 graduate of Pax High School.

She was the oldest surviving member of the Bradley Presbyterian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and member of the Women of the Church. She loved her church, church family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lacy B. Stover (Dec. 18, 1996), a son, Eric Paul Stover, and a sister, Violet Warden.

Survivors left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Rose Mary Ward and husband, Isaac, of Maple Fork; two sons, Lacy Byron Stover and wife, Donna, of Maple Fork and Alan Stover and wife, Wanda, of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Lacy Blaine Stover, Amy Stover, Lori Ward Mooney and Shawn Ward; five great-grandchildren, Tyler Ward, Jacob Ward, Grace Ward, Krisalyn Mooney and Addyson Mooney; and a sister, Mary “Dorothy” Lafferty of Bradley.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope, with Pastor Elizabeth Stone officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be made to the Bradley Presbyterian Church, PO Box 291, Bradley WV 25818, or Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

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