The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 8, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

BECKLEY — Dr. Lori Ann Winebrenner Beam

CLINTONVILLE — Dr. Lori Ann Winebrenner Beam, 34, of Clintonville, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. on October 19, 2013, at The James Chapel UMC Fellowship Hall in Clintonville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to John’s Hopkins Hospital — Department of Palliative Medicine, 1800 Orleans Street, Blalock 371, Baltimore, MD, 21224, or James Chapel UMC, Building Fund, 110 Shoestring Trail, Clintonville, WV, 24931.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Romie Clayton Belcher

QUINWOOD — Romie Clayton Belcher, 83, of Quinwood, joined his loving wife in rest to await the return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Oct. 6, 2013, following a short illness.

Born July 1, 1930, in Wanego, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph “Jink” and Jessie McIntosh Belcher.

Romie was truly a man of God and God blessed him throughout his entire life. He served in the army in Korea during the Korean War, fighting for our country along side his twin brother. After the war, he returned home and spent his life as a coal miner, loving and devoted husband, and one of the best dads one could ever ask for. Romie was also a very important member of his little family church, The Advent Christian Church, in Quinwood. There was nothing more important to him than his church, his God, and his family. He was truly a special man that will be missed beyond measure.

Words cannot genuinely express the emptiness that is left in the hearts of all that have loved this great man. However, those who choose to follow the incredible life that he led will surely be blessed. Romie's sweet smile and gentle heart will truly be missed by all who knew him, yet it is certain that he will be seen again by all who know God.

He is survived by his loving son, Michael Belcher, twin brother Clyde Belcher (Loretta), brother Garry Belcher (Ruth), sisters Cora Nutter (Donald), Marcene Angle (Jim), and many loving nieces, nephews, family, and friends who will all miss him dearly.

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 2 p.m., we will celebrate the life of Romie Belcher at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with Pastors Roy Boyd, Jerold Hamrick and Steve Beard officiating. A graveside service will be held immediately following at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, 16155 Midland Trail, Clintonville. Friends may call Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the ceremony.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Rainelle.

Jimmy Ray Blankenship

BAISDEN — Jimmy Ray Blankenship, 66, died Oct. 3, 2013.

Service will be 3 p.m. today at the Full Gospel Church of God, Baisden, with the Revs. Jonas Trent and Winford Bradford officiating. Burial will follow in the Blankenship Cemetery, Mud Lick section of Gilbert Creek.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

John ‘Gene’ Crawford

HICO — John “Gene” Crawford, 78, of Hico, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013, at his residence.

John was born October 30, 1934, at Edmond, W.Va. He was the son of the late John Jefferson Crawford and Elizabeth Syner Crawford. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Sue Crawford on April 1, 2010.

He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army, he was a retired coal miner of 31 years, a member of UMWA and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Mt. Lookout.

Gene is survived by his wife, Ruth Crawford of Hico; two sons, John Robert and Kelly Crawford of Hico, Duane Evans and Lisa of North Carolina; a sister, Evelyn Josephine Workman of Lansing; three grandchildren, Katelin Settle, Jerod Settle and Emma Evans.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Pastor Mark Secrist officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

Friends may call at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, Tuesday, October 8, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Givens

MADAMS CREEK — Jack Givens, 87, of Madams Creek, Hinton, died Monday, October 7, 2013 at Main Street Care in Hinton.

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Mark Dewane Lafferty

Mark Dewane Lafferty (Boomer), 47, of Cowen, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born April 6, 1966, in Welch, W.Va., he was a son of the late Ross and Shirley Douglas Lafferty.

Mark enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his family. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Eugene Lafferty and a sister, Cheryl Lynn Griffith. 

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Juanita Holcomb Lafferty; two sons, Daniel Lafferty of the home and Cody Myers of Nelsonville, Ohio; three daughters, Samantha of the home, Kathryn McCartney and husband, Pat of Camden and Whitney Ledsome and husband, Chris of Craigsville; his sister, Annette Tilley and husband, Joseph of Ravencliff and a brother in law, Mike Griffith of Glen Rogers also survive. Also mourning his loss are Mark’s three nieces, Selina Wimmer and husband, Joey of Fairdale, Delilah Brown and husband, Chad of Bolt and Cecilie Griffith of Glen Rogers. Mark had three beautiful grandchildren who were the apples of his eye, Riley, Alyssa and Colton McCartney and a very special niece, Emaly Starr Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Francis officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday, at the church. 

Mark’s family would like to give great thanks to everyone at the Carl Larson Cancer Center in Beckley.

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Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Lafferty family.

Janie Lee Moore

Mrs. Janie Lee Moore, 62, of Beckley, died Saturday, October 5, 2013, after a short illness.

Born October 6, 1950, in Lanark, she was the daughter of the late Willie C. and Juanita Shepard Moore.

Mrs. Moore was a nursing assistant at Pine Lodge for over 18 years and was a long-time Christian and member of Second Baptist Church and an usher.

Left to cherish precious memories are her husband James Richard Moore; two children, Larry D. and Melissa A. Moore, both of Beckley; brother, John Wesley Moore; four grandchildren, Orlando M. Moore, Ashton D. Moore, Nicholas D. Alexander and Rhonda J. Moore, all of Beckley; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Second Baptist Church, 700 F. Street, Beckley, with Pastor Rudolph Poindexter and Rev. Nathaniel Carey officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ride Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Julia Moore

VERDUNVILLE — Julia Moore, 81, of Verdunville, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday October 10, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan, with the Bishop Michael Hartwell officiating. Burial will follow in Frye Cemetery in Verdunville, W.Va.

Friends call on the family Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at Honaker Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Dignity Hospice of Southern WV.

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Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

David L. Mortensen

MARLINTON — David L. Mortensen, 68, of Marlinton, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Frank Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Gary Reynolds officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Online condolences may be made at

Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Jones Munsey

PETERSTOWN — Marjorie Jones Munsey, 86 of Peterstown, passed away, Monday, October 7, 2013 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital.


Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Anna Opal Richards

Anna Opal Richards, 90, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013, at her residence.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Richard Dean Webb

On October 3, 2013, God whispered come with me, to a Loving son, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Friend. Richard Dean Webb received his crown into the gates of paradise. He was in his 44th year.

Born in Dayton, Ohio on January 20, 1969, and became the son of proud parents, Forrest Dean and Joanna Webb of Rhodell, W.Va.

Richard never met a stranger and always smiled. He never would let any of his family leave without saying the word “I love you!” He loved his family, each and everyone.

He was a great and hard worker who was self employed in maintenance jobs. He loved being outdoors, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.

Those waiting on him in heaven are his grandparents, and a brother, Robert Dale Webb.

Those left to cherish and honor his memory are his three children, Tiffany Webb Mays and her husband Scott of Beaver, Brett David Dean Webb of Stephenson and Destiny Milam of Helen. His sweet grandchildren whom he cherished so, Colin, Joshua, Landon, Avery and Lilly. Three sisters, Regina Lea Webb Sheets and her husband Glen of Coal City,  Rebecca Lynn Webb Wood of Sophia and Josephine Graham Cadle and her husband Randy of Odd and host of nieces, nephews, and friends all of whom he loved dearly and they in turn loved him dearly. He will be deeply missed and loved by family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Roy Shrewsbury officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Hot Coal Cemetery at Sophia, W.Va.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services.

Pallbearers will be Glen Sheets, Jason Sheets, Bobby Sheets, Danny Sheets, Jimmy Wood and Scott Mays. Honorary Pallbearer will be his son Brett Webb.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry. net

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.