The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 6, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Loretta Sue Barker

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Loretta Sue Barker, 72, of Jacksonville, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Logan, with Father Yesa Golla officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill, W.Va.

Friends may call on the family Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.


Melissa Sue ‘Missy’ Crouse

OCEANA — Melissa Sue “Missy” Crouse, 37, of Oceana, passed away on Saturday, Nov.  2, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco. Melissa will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may gather with the family on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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


Kitty Pearl Dingess

Kitty Pearl Dingess, 73, of Whitesville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Division after a long illness.

Born on May 1, 1940 at Packsville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Arvil Allen and Myrtle French Allen.

Mrs. Dingess was a homemaker, and a member of the Dorothy Church of God at Dorothy.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Paul Dingess, by a sister, Joy Allen Stover.

Survivors include her daughters, Paulal Massey and her husband Steve of Colcord, Judy Stavrakis and her husband Mike of Sylvester; her sons, David and Danny Dingess, both at the home at Whitesville; five brothers, Billy Allen and his wife Martha of Whitesville, Larry Allen and his wife Jean of Colcord, James Allen of Colcord, Johnny Allen of Colcord and Eugene Allen and his wife Lois of Fairdale; three sisters, Agnes White and her husband Benny “Popeye” of Whitesville, Louise Harris and her husband John of Dorothy, Arlene Farley and her husband Mike of Dorothy; eight grandchildren, Dewayne Massey of Huntington, Valerie Massey of Huntington, Sara Massey of Charleston, Aaron Flowers and his wife Camelia of Pettus, Adam Flowers and his wife Amber of Beckley, Christopher Brazwell of Benson, N.C., Jessica Wilson of Raleigh, N.C., Brandon Holsonback and his wife Jessica of Garner, N.C.; 10 great grandchildren, Tori, Chloe, Kylie, Dylan, Reagan, Riley, Aubree, Allie, Chloe and Kennedy.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Dorothy Church of God on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Ricky Peters officiating. Burial will follow at the Estep Cemetery at Ameagle, W.Va. Friends may visit at the church from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, and also one hour prior to the services at the church.

Pallbearers will be Adam and Aaron Flowers, Jimmy Dale Austin, Jamie Austin, Ricky Lee White, and “Hotrod” White.

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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