The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 10, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Dec. 10, 2012


Ronald D. Lafferty

GLEN FORK — Ronald D. Lafferty, 62, of Glen Fork, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

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

Stella Marie Lively

FAYETTEVILLE — Stella Marie Lively, age 94, formerly of Dry Hill, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012, at the Fayette Nursing and Rehab Center in Fayetteville, WV, after a long illness. She had previously lived at the Villages of Greystone in Beaver, WV, from 2009 until 2012.  

Born on October 1, 1918, in Owensboro, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late James and Annie Woods Evans. She moved with her parents to WV when she was 6 years old, living first in Lochgelly, WV, then later in Cranberry. She met the love of her life and married Eugene Lively on December 24, 1936. They were together for 67 years before he passed away in 2003.

Stella was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, making quilts, going to church services and spending time with her family whom she loved, and they loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Alvey, Leroy, and Estil Evans. By three sisters, Virginia Morris, Ethelyn Crisp, and Opal Baker. Also her son-in-law, Fred Arthur.  

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Betty Arthur of Prosperity, and Alice Cox and her husband Paul of Medina, Ohio. Four grandchildren, Steve Arthur and his wife Tammie of Beckley, Greg Arthur and his wife Sherrie of Charlotte, NC, Keith Cox of Medina, Ohio, and Lori Aveni and her husband Scott of Apex, NC. Six Great-grandchildren, Jake and Gigi Cox of Medina, Ohio, Patrick and Michael Aveni of Apex, NC, and John and Mark Arthur of Charlotte, NC. Two sisters, Hazel Bossert of Barberton, Ohio, and Sadie Watson of Akron, Ohio.

The family wishes to thank all of the staff at the Fayette Nursing and Rehab for the wonderful care given to Mrs. Lively during her stay at the facility.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Stella Marie Lively on Monday, December 10, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with Rev. Fred Lovell officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home two hours prior to the services. Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, WV.

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