The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 10, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Donald Dean Acord

Donald Dean Acord, 76, of Daniels, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.

He was cremated, and there will be no services.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Billy Berkhouse

OAK HILL — Billy Berkhouse, 83, of Oak Hill, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Edna Marie Farley

Edna Marie Farley, age 95, of Cool Ridge, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital after a long illness.

Born September 30, 1917, in Ellison Ridge, WV, she was the daughter of the late James Farley and Ada Bolen Farley.

Mrs. Farley was a Blue Ribbon Homemaker and had made her home in Cool Ridge for 66 years. She was an avid gardener and raised beautiful flowers for her enjoyment and for others; she took great pride in canning for her family. She did rise early, cooked, cleaned, and made many quilts during her lifetime. She was a faithful member of Cool Ridge Baptist Church for as long as her health permitted. For the past two years she had been a resident of Heartland of Beckley where she enjoyed bird watching.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Farley, of 74 years until his passing; son, Dempsey Ray Farley; brothers, Ezra, Clifford, Robert Thomas Farley; four infant brothers; sisters, Ora Brammer, Maude Farley, Ivory Farley, Della Lively, and Vinnie Hatcher.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her children, Juanita Bailey (David) of Prince Frederick, MD, Shelby Titus (Tom) of Gainesville, VA, Dennis Farley (Debbie) of Cool Ridge, Janice McConahy (Paul) of Cool Ridge, Larry Farley of Mooresburg, TN, Billy Farley (Rose) of Cool Ridge, Darren Farley of Cool Ridge; brother, Ray Farley of Ohio; sisters-in-law, Nellie Mullens (Covey), Mary Bolen, Emma McBride; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and also a host of nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Farley will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel with Rev. Jeff Sanders officiating and assisted by Edna’s son-in-law, Tom Titus. She will be laid to rest at Mt. View Cemetery in Cool Ridge.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Shady Spring Chapel.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home-Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road in Shady Spring.

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