Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

March 15, 2013

Howard Franklin Stanley

CRUMPLER — Howard Franklin Stanley, 79, of P.O. Box 856, Northfork (Crumpler), W.Va., passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at his residence.

Born July 16, 1933 in Crumpler, W.Va., he was a son of the late Chester and Virginia Thomason Stanley. Mr. Stanley was a resident of Crumpler his entire life, of the Methodist faith and was a veteran of the Korean conflict having served in the U.S. Army. In addition Howard was a retired coal miner and was a life long member of the V.F.W.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years: Shirley Ann Edwards Stanley of the home; three sons: Randy Stanley and wife Deborah of Crumpler, Mark Stanley and wife Mary Ann of Chilhowie, Va., Brian Stanley and companion Julie Nelson of Alpoca, W.Va.; three daughters: Christine Burkett and husband Allen of Burke Mt., W.Va., Sherrie Bailey and husband Richard Sr. of Herndon Heights, W.Va., Kazan Reed and husband Matthew of Richmond, Va.; three brothers: Earnest Stanley and wife Darlene of Richmond, Va., Ray Stanley and wife Mary of Charleston, W.Va., Larry Stanley and wife Linda of Richmond, Va.; a sister: Judy Rickman and husband Fred of Beckley, W.Va.; thirteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Howard Stanley will be conducted Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Caves officiating. Burial will follow at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens located in Princeton, W.Va. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the West Virginia Honor Guard and the Mercer County Veterans Honor Guard. Serving the family as pallbearers will be sons and grandsons.

Friends may call at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 12:00 noon until service time.

Online condolences to the Stanley family will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Rd. (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family of Howard Stanley.

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • George Pearis Damewood III George Pearis Damewood III

    WARRENTON, Va. — George Pearis Damewood III of Warrenton, VA passed away April 16, 2014 at Sunrise Assisted Living, VA on his 88th birthday.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerry Van Goforth

    BRUSHFORK — Jerry Van Goforth 70 of Brushfork, WV passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, WV.

    April 19, 2014

  • Ricky Lane Slade Ricky Lane Slade

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ricky Lane Slade, age 48, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Bluefield, VA, passed away in Charlotte on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Emily Elizabeth “Betty” Barrett Emily Elizabeth “Betty” Barrett

    PRINCETON — Emily Elizabeth “Betty” Barrett, 89, of The Havens, New Hope Road, Princeton, departed from this life early Sunday morning, April 13, 2014 at Serenity Place on the Browns Ridge Road, Lerona.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Smith Thomas Carr Smith Thomas Carr

    MONROE, N.C. — Smith Thomas Carr, age 37, of Monroe, NC, formerly of Rocky Gap, VA, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 following a tree accident on his job.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Iris O'Quinn McClanahan Iris O'Quinn McClanahan

    ABINGDON, Va. — Iris O'Quinn McClanahan, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Grace Health Care.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norma J. Meadows Norma J. Meadows

    POUNDING MILL, Va. — Norma J. Meadows, age 84, of Pounding Mill, Virginia entered into eternal rest in Abingdon, Virginia on Thursday, April 17, 2014 after an extended illness.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • James (Jimmy) Joseph Groten James (Jimmy) Joseph Groten

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — James (Jimmy) Joseph Groten, age 24, of Bluefield, VA, passed away, April 14, 2014.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Harry Edward Kight Harry Edward Kight

    DEEP CREEK LAKE, Md. — Harry Edward Kight, age 89, of Deep Creek Lake, MD and Severna Park, MD, passed away on April 15, 2014 in Severna Park.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kenneth Dean Jackson Sr. Kenneth Dean Jackson Sr.

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — Kenneth Dean Jackson, Sr., Bluefield, VA, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo