The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 31, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, October 31, 2013

Doris Ann Carrico

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Doris Ann Carrico, 79, passed away on Friday morning, October 25, 2013, in Vitas Inpatient Hospice Unit, San Antonio.

She was born in Huntington, W.Va. After graduating from Vinson High School, Class of 1952, she joined the U.S. Navy.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Mae Carrico, her brothers Richard, Jack and Jerry Carrico, and her son Gregory Michael Moore.

Her survivors include her daughters Marsha Sojot and Lisa Moore, her sons Kelly and Christopher Moore, grandchildren Lee and Christopher Sojot, Joshua and Matthew Dowdy, and Stacey and Stephanie Moore, great-grandchildren Tianna, Angelica, Alyna, McKenzie, Ciara, Tiana, Julissa, and Ryker.

Doris enjoyed life to the fullest and lived in West Virginia, Tennessee, California, Hawaii, Florida and Texas. She loved studying astrology with her many friends and she had a lifelong love of books, along with the bible, she loved reading books by James Patterson. She loved music, especially Elvis Presley and Josh Turner, playing scrabble, card games and doing crosswords.

She donated her body to science to further the education of mankind. She will be remembered by all for her charming wit, kindness, and generosity. 

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Arrangements entrusted to Olinger-Saenz Mortuary Service, 6614 S. Flores St., San Antonio. 210-924-4137

David Lee Church

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — David Lee Church, 55, of El Segundo, formerly of Beckley, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at the UCLA-Harbor in Torrance, Calif.

Born on January 26, 1958, in Mullens, he was the son of Rita Tabor Church Robinson of Beckley and the late Rev. Gerald B. Church. He was also the step son of Danny Robinson of Beckley.

David was an engineer for Chevron in California. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and WV Institute of Technology at Montgomery, WV.

He was of member of the Beckley Church of God, and had made his home in California for the past 10 years. Prior to moving to California, he owned and operated a restaurant on the Island of Grand Turk in the British West Indies. David and his friend Dennis Foster enjoyed bike riding along the Redondo and Venice beaches. He was a scuba diver, enjoyed NASCAR, and also spending time with friends and family. 

In addition to his father, his grandparents, Lawrence and Icie Church and Charlie and Lillie Tabor preceded him in death.

Surviving other than his mother, Rita Church Robinson, include his fiancé, Stacy Rocca of El Segundo, Calif.; his brother, Phil Church and his wife Valerie of Talcott; three nephews, Phillip, Adam and Daniel Church. Several great nieces and nephews are also surviving.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Church of God Family Worship Center, on Pinewood Drive, in Beckley, on Friday, November 1, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Stacy Dingess and Rev. Boyd England officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens at Princeton. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Pallbearers will be men of the Church of God Worship Center congregation. Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

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

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