The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 14, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, September 14, 2013


Chester Waymon Stanley

BEDFORD, Va. — Chester Waymon Stanley, 70, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013; in the middle of the night he changed from a kind and somewhat jovial man who with a crew could construct anything to a man who could walk or even run on the streets of gold.

He was born August 6, 1943, in Beckley, W.Va.; he was the first child of the late C. Waymon Stanley Jr. and Evelyn Anne Thompson Stanley.

He was a 1961 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Renee Rodgers Stanley, and children, Robin Renee Baker of Georgia, Richard Blaine Baker of North Carolina, Waymon Lewis Stanley of Bedford, Va.; stepdaughter, Ida Marie Wilson of Bedford. He is also survived by his siblings, Beth Stanley, Patrick Stanley and Timmy Stanley and one deceased brother, Charles Stanley, in 1984.

Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.

Raymond Luther Whitman

CANVAS — Raymond Luther Whitman, 77, of Canvas, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastors Paul Mateer and Ryan Trescott officiating. Interment will follow in the Whitman Family Cemetery in Canvas. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Janie Young

GREENVILLE — Janie Young, 87, of Greenville, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 3, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union. Burial will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the funeral home.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.�

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