Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 26, 2013

Richard “Rick” William Yearout

NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Richard “Rick” William Yearout, age 53, of North Tazewell, VA, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands, VA.

Born on September 12, 1959, in Bluefield, he was a son of Naomi “Gerry” Belcher Ball of Bluefield, WV, and the late William Ezra Yearout. He had lived in North Tazewell for the past 2 years and was formerly of Augusta Street in Bluefield, WV. He was drafting instructor and worked at the Pocahontas State Correctional Facility.

Survivors: Wife: Teresa Alley Yearout of the home. Mother: Naomi “Gerry” Ball and husband John of Bluefield, WV. Brother: Jeremy Calvin Ball of Greensboro, NC. Sister: Deborah Boucher and husband Patrick of Harrisonburg, PA. Niece: Laura Johns and husband Denny of Raleigh, NC. 2 great nephews

Private family graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 1:00 PM at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell with honors being performed by the Pocahontas State Correctional Facility Color Guard.

Friends may call from 12:00 PM - 12:45 at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell where a time of remembering will take place at 12:45 with Buford Cordle speaking.

Memorial contributions can be made to the CVMC Cancer Support Group, PO Box 426, Rosedale, VA 24280.

Online condolences will be accepted at

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

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