The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 5, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, December 5, 2013


Ethel Mae Ratliff

QUINWOOD — Mrs. Ethel Mae Ratliff, 81, of Quinwood, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her home.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, is in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel Lawrence Shawl

Daniel Lawrence Shawl, 70, of Beckley, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013.

Born May 10, 1943 in Emlenton, Pa., he was the son of the late Fredrick and Madeline Eckelbarger Shawl.

Daniel was president of Energy Machinery and a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Chris Shawl and a brother Wayne Shawl.

Those left to miss and love him include his wife, Millie M. Shawl; daughter, Sue and her husband Eddy; son, Mark and his wife Vicki and grandchildren, Leah, Tyler, Willow, Ava and Haleigh; brother, Bill Shawl; sister-in-law, Vicky Shawl and brother-in-law, Chuck Minnick.

Daniel will be cremated. There will be no service or visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St. Alexandria, VA 22311

On line condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Elsie Thompson

Elsie Thompson, 87, of Coal City, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion with Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.

Charles Wayne ‘Charlie’ Toney

OCEANA — Mr. Charles Wayne “Charlie” Toney, 73, of Oceana, passed away on Tuesday,  December 3, 2013.

A celebration of his life will be held 7 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the New Life Church, Jesse, W.Va., with Pastor Jay Morgan officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Charlie’s name to Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802-1472.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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

Edna C. VanStavern

HOLLYWOOD — Edna C. VanStavern, 95, of Hollywood, passed away, Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

 Funeral services will be held 12 noon, Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union, with the Rev. Tim Hogan officiating. Burial will follow at the Carmel Cemetery at Gap Mills.

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 11 a.m. until service time.

Arrangements by Groves Funeral Home, Union.

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