The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 27, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, November 27, 2013

John Arch ‘Archie’ Bennett

TALCOTT — John Arch “Archie” Bennett, 52, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013.

Friends may call Wednesday evening, November 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home in Peterstown. There will be no funeral services. As requested by Archie he will be cremated.

Online guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the Bennett family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

JoAnn K. Clark

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — JoAnn K. Clark, 76, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at her residence.

Born in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Charley M. and Edith Lilly Keffer.

Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Clark and a brother, Ronald Keffer.

She is survived by a son, Michael Clark of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Debra Weeks of S. Chesterfield and Pamela Cofer and husband, Jack of Prince George; a granddaughter, Amanda Jo Clark; two grandsons, Matthew J. Clark and Timothy J. Cofer; three brothers, Charles Keffer and wife, Wilma of Coal City, W.Va., Jack Keffer and wife, Scharma of Elyria, Ohio, and Kenneth Keffer and wife, Carla of Shady Spring, W.Va.; a sister, Joyce Patterson-Sponsler of Colonial Heights; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Alice Greene. A special “thank you” to Crater Community Hospice for their care and compassion shown to Mrs. Clark.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard.  Interment to follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060.

Condolences may be registered at  

Lura Durham

Lura Durham, 92, of Table Rock, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at her residence.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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