The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 6, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013



Leoda Harrah

PRINCETON — Leoda Harrah, 95, of Princeton, formerly of Meadow Creek, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Arrangements are being made at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors.


Redia Diann Harrah

GREEN SULPHUR SPRINGS — Reida Diann Harrah, 55, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at her home.

Born April 6, 1958, at Hinton, she was the daughter of William P. and Eltay L. Fleshman Roach of Green Sulphur Springs.

Redia was a loving and dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother, Memaw and friend and was known for her love of animals, especially cats and hummingbirds. For 36 years she was also a dedicated and compassionate Respiratory Therapist, employed at Summers County ARH Hospital in Hinton.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband of 32 years, Billy L. Harrah of Green Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Joni D. Harrah of Green Sulphur Springs; a stepson, Billy S. Harrah and wife, Shannon of Layland; two sisters, Phyllis Deeds and husband, Larry of Conway, S.C. and Dorma Roach of Hinton, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Colby and Madison Harrah of  Layland, her pride and joy.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle with Pastors Bob Meadows and Larry Deeds officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.


Stacey Loren Lester

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Stacey Loren Lester, 43, of Fort Ashby, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 7, 1969 in Jaeger, W.Va., he was the son of the late Van Buren Lester and Mary Magdalene (Banover) Lester.

He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Brian Keith Lester.

Stacey had worked at the Clary Street Center. More recently, he attended the Sycamore Run Workshop.

Survivors include his sisters, Sheila Lynn Mullin and Robin Darlene Lester; a brother, Van Louis Lester and a niece, Tina Renee Shawver and husband Jeremy.

Visitation at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Fort Ashby, on Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 5 p.m.

Arrangements by Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Fort Ashby, W.Va.

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