The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 6, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, March 6, 2013



Ronald William Vaught

Ronald William Vaught, 68, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Born June 14, 1944, he was a son of the late Lester and Mary Pittman Vaught.

Ronald loved spending time with his family and woodworking in his shop. He received an Associate’s Degree from Beckley College and attended Morris Harvey College in Charleston, WV. Ronald retired as the store manager after 30 years of service at Montgomery Ward’s in Beckley. Ronald was a member of the United Methodist Temple of Beckley.

In addition to his parents, Ronald is preceded in death by his grandson, Tyler William Vaught.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Brenda Vaught of Beckley, WV; sons, David Vaught and wife Stephanie of Gulfport, Mississippi, Michael Vaught and wife Melissa of Fayetteville, WV; sister, Patty Swift of Hickory, NC; brother, Lester Harold Vaught and wife Mary Ellen of Beckley, WV; granddaughters, Ashlee Witten and husband Christopher of Dallas, TX, Lauren Vaught of Fayetteville, WV; grandson, Andrew Vaught of Fayetteville, WV; great-grandson, Brayden Witten of Dallas, TX; five nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Pastor Randall Adkins and Rev. Roger Lafferty officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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


Lorena Mae ‘Logan’ Wallace

Lorena Mae “Logan” Wallace, 92, of Odd, passed away March 1st, 2013.

She was born August 5, 1920 at Odd, she was the daughter of the late Grant and Claudia Logan.

Mrs. Wallace was a very beloved and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had always been a hard worker and loved people. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was known to her grandchildren as “Granny” and “G.G” to her great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Wallace of 48 years; four brothers, Ernest Logan, Calvin Logan, Eldridge Logan, and Lloyd Logan; four sisters, Grace Vines, Lenora Walker, Ruth White, and Nora Jane Fink.

Those left to cherish her memory include her five children, Shirley Snuffer and husband, Ronald “Junk” Snuffer of Beckley, Norma Thompson and husband, Tommy of Mineral, Va., Linda Davis of Woodbridge, Va., Johnny Wallace of Odd, and Anthony “Tony” Wallace and wife, Doreen of Manassas, Va.; five grandchildren, Keith Thompson, Kenny Thompson,  Regina May, Greg Davis, and Anthony Davis; seven great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Deloris Logan and Geraldine Logan; several nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Daniel Legg and Rev. Donnie Fink officiating. Following the services Mrs. Wallace will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Pallbearers will be Keith Thompson, Kenny Thompson, Greg Davis, Anthony Davis, Charles May, and Jeremy May.

Friends may gather with the family from 12 noon until time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Donations of sympathy may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.


Charles Edward West

GATEWOOD — Charles Edward West, 74, of Gatewood, died on Monday, March 4, 2013.

At his request, Mr. West was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. His cremains will be interred at the Smith Cemetery at Meador Fork.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


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