Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 13, 2013

Lavinia Arbutus Rose

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Lavinia Arbutus “Carol” Hampton Rose, age 64, of 911 Union Street, Bluefield, W.Va., passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield.

Born on January 25, 1948 in Tazewell, Va., she was a daughter of the late Dorothy Hampton Nelson and the late Charles Thomas Hampton. She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith. She had been a resident of Bluefield all of her life. Carol was an animal lover and loved them with a passion.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Alfred, Raymond, Charles Jr., and William Hampton; and her sisters, Nancy Mullins and Beulah Belcher.

Left to cherish her memory are: Husband of 35 years: Johnny R. Rose of the home; brother: Jimmie Hampton and Beulah of Tazewell, Va.; sisters: Mary Baker of Rocky Gap, Va., Patsy Nelson and Bill of Bluefield, JoAnn Moore of Bluefield, Barbara Belcher and Jerry of Bluefield; stepfather: Alton Nelson of Rocky Gap, Va.; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Rev. James Price officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.