The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 5, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Loretta Sue Barker

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Loretta Sue Barker, 72 of Jacksonville, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Delores Lijo Campbell

Mary Delores Lijo Campbell, 74, daughter of the late Eunice and Santiago Lijo of Shady Spring, WV, died November 1, 2013.

Delores received a B.A. degree in Education from WV State College in Institute and taught in Putnam County until her retirement. She served on the state executive board of the AFT and was the local treasurer for several years.

She is survived by three sons, David Howard Reed and his wife Rebecca, Stephen Eric Bias and Jeffery Allen Bias; four grandsons, Jeremy Reed, Colton Reed, Wesley Bias and Tyler Bias; and one great-granddaughter, Lindsey Reed. Also surviving are two sisters, Barbara Watkins of Annapolis, MD, and Rosalita Lijo of Virginia Beach, VA.

Graveside service will be noon Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Park, 1925 Harper Road, Beckley, WV 25801.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV 25526.

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Craig Russell Clay 

Craig Russell Clay, 35, of Shady Spring, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at his home.

Born on December 12, 1977, in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of Roscoe Rex Clay and Linda Irene Suskie.

Craig is survived by his daughter, Kadie N. Clay; his mother, Linda I. Suskie and his father Roscoe R. Clay. Also his two brothers, Roscoe R. Clay Jr. and William M. Clay; their wives, Sabrina Clay and Tammy Clay; his sister-in-law, Tiffany Bowyer and her husband Jerry Bowyer; six nephews, Brett M. Osborne, Roscoe C. Osborne, Seth L. Clay, William M. Clay II, Adrian A. Clay and Gray Bowyer; four nieces, Alicia Rutledge, Kayla Plumley, Gabrielle N. Clay and Emma Bowyer; also several loving aunts and uncles and the mother of his daughter, Melissa Stafford.

Craig was preceded in death by his two grandfathers, Roscoe Clay, William Suskie and his special grandfather, Bobby Vance; his two grandmothers, Margie Clay and Betty Suskie.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Pastor Charles Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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