The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 18, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012


Barbara Davis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Barbara Davis, 54, of St. Louis, formerley of Beckley and New Orleans, LA., died Tuesday, October 16,2012.

Funeral services will be 12 noon, Saturday, October 20,2012 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 142 Mool Avenue, Beckley, with Rev. Nelson Staples III officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to ritchie-johnson

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Frank Ricky Delong

OCEANA — Frank Ricky Delong, 56, of Oceana, passed away at home unexpectedly on Thursday, October 11, 2012.

He was born May 29, 1956 in Welch, W.Va., a son of the late Frank and Sadie Delong.

Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister Glendean.

Frank was a great Nascar fan and loved fishing, he was a disabled coal miner and owned a trucking company.

Survivors include his loving wife Shirley Cook Delong of Oceana; a brother Gregory Delong of Columbia, Missouri; two sisters Linda Cline and husband Eddie of Moneta, VA, Ruth Toler and husband Benny of Oceana; special aunts Lutia Lamb of Kopperston, Edra Smith of Oceana, Ruth Whittington of Grandview, Viola Williams of Springfield, OH, and Margaret Bohman of Lancaster, CA; two step daughters Lisa Nease and Veronica Browning; a step son Daniel Cook; eleven step grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephew and other loving family and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Rev. Valdis Bailey officiating.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at the funeral home.

In keeping with Ricky’s wishes he will be cremated.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.stafford

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

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