The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 6, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013



Richard A. Stanley

Richard Allen Stanley, 53, of Harper Road, died Monday, Nov. 4th, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital following a battle with cancer.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.


Brian Scott Stover

Brian Scott Stover, 38, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013.  

Born October 24, 1975 in Beckley, he was the son of the late Lacy Stover and Veda (Ferroro) Stover Gravley of Beckley.

Scotty attended Breckenridge Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Theodore and Laura Ferroro and paternal grandparents Alfred and Helen Stover.

Left to cherish his memory are  sons Jarred Stover of Shady Springs, Jacob Stover and Cameron Stover of Oak Hill; brothers Teddy Stover and companion Amy Elkins of Beckley and Anthony Stover and wife Erica of Crab Orchard; nieces Adrianna Elkins, Lacy and Danica Stover and nephew Teddy Ray Stover.

Funeral services for Scotty will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Breckenridge Baptist Church in Bolt, with Pastor Dewey Lowe officiating.

Visitation will be 12 noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Veda Gravley, P.O. Box 111, Crab Orchard, WV 25827.

Online condolences may be shared with the family a www.roselawnfuneral. com

Services entrusted to Roselawn Funeral Home, 450 Courthouse Road, Princeton.


James A. ‘Dick’  Taylor

OAK HILL — James A. “Dick” Taylor, 89, of Oak Hill, died on Monday, November 4, 2013 at CAMC - General Division in Charleston, W.Va.

Born February 26, 1924 at Prudence, W.Va., he was the son of the late Carl and Elizabeth Starks Taylor.

Dick was a retired Service Man for WV American Water Company with 33 years service.

He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion Post 149 in Fayetteville.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Fesco Taylor; son, Robert Taylor and wife, Tammie of Fayetteville; daughter, Karen Cogar and husband, Lee of Oak Hill and sister, Maxine Vandall of Beckley.

He is also survived by three grandchildren, Kristina Taylor, Morgan Roark and husband, Jordan and Jennifer Toney and husband, Rodney and five great grandchildren, Payton Roark, Amber Toney, Tristan Toney, Kaleb Toney and Jeremiah Toney.

Funeral services will be on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Paul Basham officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill with military graveside rites by Oak Hill VFW Post #3110.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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