The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 12, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012



Larry Ted Stacy

PEMBERTON — Larry Ted Stacy, 66, of Pemberton, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Hollywood Baptist Church, with Pastor Rick Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the McVey Cemetery at Sullivan.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

On line condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.


Vivian Katherine Mays Yost

Vivian Katherine Yost, age 84, of Raleigh, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, December 10, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness.

Born on December 29, 1927, in Raleigh, W.Va., she was the daughter of George Mays Sr. and Elsie Hite Mays.

She was a dedicated homemaker and a faithful member of the Raleigh Baptist Church, where she served as secretary for many years.

She was a devoted wife, loving mother and adoring grandmother. She was selfless and always placed the needs of her family first. She loved attending family reunions and had a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed attending the many sporting events of her children and grandchildren, and was truly their biggest fan. She lived a beautiful life and her warm smile and contagious laughter will be missed by so many.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, George Mays Jr; sisters, Thelma Taylor, Myra Jane Shumate, and a grandson, Eric McQuillen.

Those left to cherish her memory are her devoted husband and caregiver of 65 years, Arnold Oliver Yost Sr.; daughters, Diana Hopkins, Linda McQuillen and husband, Mike; sons, John P. Yost III and wife, Delores, Arnold “Bo”  Yost and wife, Cheryl, Jeffrey Yost and wife, Tami; brothers, Harold Mays and wife, Betty, Jack Mays and wife, Margaret, Robert Mays and wife, Jeanette; sisters, Dorothy Calfee, Mary Treadway  and husband, Tommy ; 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, all from the Beckley area.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Yost will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel, with Pastor Roger Pauley officiating, assisted by Reverend Walter Leach.

She will be laid to rest at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity, W.Va., where grandsons Brandon, Jordon and Corey Yost, great-grandsons Josh Goddard, Trevor Hopkins and nephew, Thomas Treadway, will serve as pallbearers.  

 Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Shady Spring Chapel.

The family of Vivian Yost would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Southern WV, Cookie Telah, Celeste and all of those who assisted with her care during her final days.

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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