The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 1, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013


Clarence L. ‘Junior’ Craft Jr.

OAK HILL — Clarence L. “Junior” Craft Jr., 53, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

Junior will be cremated and a committal service will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Sam Forinash

Sam Forinash, 68, of Glade Springs, Daniels, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Shady Spring.

Richard Wayne Heath

Richard Wayne Heath, age 61, of Sophia, West Virginia, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

Born on December 16, 1951, in Beckley, he was the son of Dolly Farley Heath and Billy Heath of Midway.

Mr. Heath was a disabled building construction employee, and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3226 at Midway-Sophia.

Mr. Heath attended the Oak Grove Christian Church, and was a member of the Brothers of the Wheel, Highlands Chapter.

In his spare time he enjoyed motorcycle riding.

Surviving are his wife, Darlene Vandall Murry Heath; His children, R.J. Heath and his wife Angie of Sophia, a daughter Alyson Nicholas of Romney, WV. Stepdaughter, Amber Murry of Sophia, Stacey Murry, of Beckley, and Tashawna Vandall of Beckley. Three granddaughters, a grandson, six stepgrandsons, and three stepgranddaughters. Three brothers, Johnny Dwayne Heath of Midway, Kyle Heath and his wife Sharon of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, and Billy Heath Jr. of Midway. A sister, Patricia Strader and her husband Rennis of Midway.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Barry Clyburn officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Heath Jr., Luke Heath, Billy Heath Jr., Oscar Hughes, David Caldwell, and Timmy Asbury. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle and Johnny Heath.

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, WV.

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