The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


November 13, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, November 14, 2013


Shirley P. Harrah

Shirley P. Harrah, 74, of Waverly, Ohio, died Nov. 4, 2013, following open heart surgery.

Born May 14, 1939, in Ramsey, he was the son of the late Oral Lacy and Gertrude Susan Godby Harrah.

He married Bonnie M. Stewart Leetch on Dec. 19, 1987.

Surviving: his wife, Bonnie M. Stewart Leetch Harrah of Waverly; and a sister, Phyllis Hess of Fayetteville.

Funeral service was  Nov. 7 at Stonebaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Cary, Ohio.

Arrangements by Stonebaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Cary, Ohio.

Beulah Clintella Williams McFarland

Mrs. Beulah Clintella Williams McFarland, 88, of Summerlee, died Nov. 5, 2013.

Born Oct. 11, 1925, in Willis Branch, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Samuel W. and Julia Ann Williams Sr. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Isaac L. Williams; five sisters, Catherine Austin, Lola Wilkins, Jerlena Adams, Corrine Williams and Julia Nettles; husband, John D.; sons, John W. (Butch), Isaac L., Jeffrey, Jethro; daughter, Rhonda D.; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Summerlee, Silver Leaf Chapter #24, New River Chorus, New River Music Convention, Order of the Eastern Star, First Baptist Church Choir, Number Two District Baptist Music Convention, and West Virginia Quartet Convention.

Surviving: her children,Terry W. (Erma) McFarland Sr. of Bear, Del., William L. McFarland of St. Albans, Elder Kenneth A. (Natalie) McFarland of Madison, Ala., Forrest L. “Foxx” McFarland of Summerlee, Mary Howard of Cincinnati, Ohio, Joyce McFarland of Snellville, Ga., Jerlena McFarland of Tampa, Fla., Myra K. (Ronald) Stevens of Summerlee and Kathy (Al) Chatfield of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Rev. Dr. Samuel (Cleo) Williams Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sisters, Fannie Martin and Frances (Joseph) Williams, both of Buffalo, N.Y., and Jacqueline Albert of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 32 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was Nov. 11 at First Baptist Church of Summerlee, Allman Street, Summerlee, with Rev. Dr. Samuel W. Williams Jr., Rev. William R. Stevens, Rev. Homer Jones and Rev. Lowell Williams officiating. Entombment followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity.

Condolences may be e-mailed to ritchie-johnson@

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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