The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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August 20, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Aug. 20, 2012


Steven L. Brown

WEST LAKE, Ohio — Steven L. Brown, age 37, formerly of Beckley, WV, passed away on August 16, 2012, in the Hospice House in West Lake, Ohio, following an extended illness.

Born on June 13, 1975, he was the cherished son of Jackie Crouch of Lorain, Ohio.

Steven had attended Crab Orchard Elementary and was an honor graduate of Independence High School and was an employee of CVS Pharmacy. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by a cousin, Cheryl Harrah, and by his aunt Evelyn Deeds.

Those left to cherish his memory other than his mother are brother Johnny Mack Brown Jr. of Beckley, niece Trinity Grace Brown of Lorain, Ohio, grandparents Bill Harrah of Beaver, Norma Harrah Raines of Crab Orchard, aunt, Brenda Harrah Hearth of Crab Orchard. Four uncles Billy Harrah and wife Sue of Danville, VA, Richard Harrah and wife Veronica of Beckley, Jesse Harrah and wife Sheila of Conway, S.C., also uncle David Harrah of Beckley, as well as a host of cousins.

Steven loved dancing and gymnastics and having fun with friends and family. Steven, we love you and will miss you.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Steven Brown at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Monday, August 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Leonard Joe Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

Russell E. Crawford

WIKEL — Russell E. Crawford, age 90, of Wikel, WV, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012, at Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, WV.

Born March 3, 1922, at Blue Lick, WV, he was the son of the late Allen T. and Maude Riner Crawford.

Russell had retired from the Celanese Corp. after 41 years of service in the Spinning Department. He was a member of the Lindside Christian Church and AARP. Russell loved wildlife, especially his little squirrel, feeding the birds and watching the deer.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Gary Crawford, and two brothers, Ralph and Mark Crawford.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Ruth Campbell Crawford, one daughter, Brenda Crawford of Lindside, WV, one brother, Frank Crawford of Peterstown, WV, one sister, Hallie Weikle of Peterstown, WV, daughter-in-law, Frances Crawford of Wikel, WV, two granddaughters, Jennifer Woodyard and Jessica Hale both of Wikel, WV, four great-grandchildren, Samantha and Nathaniel Woodyard, Morgan Handy and Katelyn Hale, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, WV, with Minister Dennis Trail and Minister Henry Conley officiating. Burial will follow in the Orchard Cemetery, Ballard, WV.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2012, at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Crawford family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.

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