The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 27, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, April 27, 2014


Betty Crawford

Betty Crawford of Crow passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at CAMC General.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Curtis M. Farley

BASTROP, Texas — Curtis M. Farley of Bastrop, Texas, passed away April 11, 2014, at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center following a long illness. 

He was born November 21, 1955, in Hinton, West Virginia, to Jason and Ruby Farley.

Most of his childhood, he lived in Cool Ridge, W.Va., and was a graduate of Shady Spring High School. The majority of his adult life, he resided in Texas.

His life’s passion was music. He produced and engineered music at his home studio as well as performed with multiple groups through the years. He was a strong supporter of independent musicians.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those who survive are his son, Jason Farley, of Bastrop, Texas; brother, Ray Farley (Vicki) of Wooster, Ohio; sisters, Teresa Jones (David) of Cool Ridge, W.Va., and Kimberly Field (Jim) of Hendersonville, N.C.; stepdaughter, Bianca Arvin of Los Angeles, Calif., and ex-wife, Celia Zavala of Bastrop, Texas. 

A Memorial Service was held April 17, 2014, in Bastrop, Texas. His cremated remains will be interred at the Birchfield Cemetery at Flat Top, W.Va.

Information submitted by Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Catherine K. Mack

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Catherine K. Mack, formerly of Beckley and Kopperston, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Camp Thomas E. Lightfoot, Vesper Knoll in Hinton.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Honor Flight for Veterans or the Raleigh County Veterans Museum.

Ethel June Miller

Ethel June Miller, 87, of Beckley, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Bowers Hospice House.

Born on the 14th day of February in 1927 in East Gulf, W.Va., a daughter to the late Clifton Bud Lovell Sr. and Laura Ethel Graham Lovell.

Ethel was a homemaker and was a graduate of Sophia High School Class of 1948. She enjoyed cooking for her family, photography, and going to church. She attended the Grace Chapel Community Church on Dry Hill Road in Beckley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. James French Miller; son, James French Miller Jr.; and a brother, Clifton Bud “Buddy” Lovell Jr.

Those left behind to carry on her legacy include her children, James Darrel Miller and wife Sheila of Prince George, Va., Linda Jean Goins and husband Arlie “Barney” Goins of Beckley, Dwayne Lacy and wife Lois Kathleen of Beckley, Brenda Critzer and husband Shawn of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Kathy Sanders and husband Joe of Oceana, W.Va.; brothers, Phillip Thomas Lovell and wife Patricia of Sophia and Jackie Ray Lovell of Beckley; sister, Jeanne Dressel of Port Charlotte, Fla.; grandchildren, Katelyn Sanders, James David Miller, Daniel Scott Miller, Angel DeSouza, Lori Cooper; great-grandchildren, Alexis Miller, Michael and Travis Cooper; sister-in-law, Dorothy Lovell of Sophia; and a host of friends.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2014, at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel in Prosperity with, at Ethel’s request, her son Dwayne Lacy officiating. Also officiating will be Pastor Jeff Perdue, Pastor Kenny Woolwine, and Pastor Randy Mann. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2014, at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other tributes may be sent to the family by visiting this obituary at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive in Prosperity.

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