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Miscellaneous Mercer County,
West Virginia Obituaries
Submitted by Bobby B.
Friday Morning, January
25, 1957, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, Mercer Co. WV
MRS. ALICE HARRISON BENNETT
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Harrison
Bennett, 44, of Bishop, Va., will be held from the Bishop Methodist Church
today at 1 p.m. with the Rev. P. C. Foote and the Rev. George Fox officiating.
Burial is in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Bluefield, W. Va. The body
will remain at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands until one hour
prior to the services.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Pruitt, John Jackson,
Earl Justice, Clarence Sexton, David Pruitt and Andy Atwell.
MRS. GEORGE F. DESKINS
Funeral rites for Mrs. Annabelle Puckett
Deskins, wife of George F. Deskins of Bushnell, Fl., will be held Saturday
at 12 o’clock noon from the Reformation Church of God at Iaeger.
The Rev. G. W. Powell will officiate. Interment will follow in Iaeger
Memorial Cemetery at Roderfield.
Mrs. Deskins died Monday morning after a
long illness. She had been a resident of Iaeger since her marriage
in 1906 until Mr. Deskins’ retirement from Norfork and Western Railway
Signal Maintenance Department in 1952.
In addition to her husband, survivors include
five daughters; Mrs. Ethel Lockhart, Richlands, Va., Mrs. Bernice Perdue
and Mrs. Zelta Vance, of Iaeger, Mrs. Helen Deskins, Bluefield, and Mrs.
Betty Chaffin of Detroit, Mich.,; two sons, McDowell County Deputy Sheriff
George J. Deskins of Gary and Bobby B. Deskins, stationed with the U. S.
Marine Corps at Miami, Fl.; 31 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a
sister, Mrs. P. H. Bailey of Iaeger; and two brothers, Daniel Roberts,
Williamson, and Fleming Roberts of Iaeger. Her parents, a brother
and three children preceded her in death.
The body arrived at Welch Wednesday night
from Florida and will remain at Fanning Funeral Home there until 10 o’clock
this morning, when it will be placed in the chapel of Fanning Funeral Home
at Iaeger to remain until one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Fred Ball, Lester Cure,
Levi Long, Jennings Rozzell, Andred Christian, Andy Bowman, Lee Keaton
and Ed Hager. Women of the church will act as flower bearers.
LONNIE NAFF RAMSEY
Lonnie Naff Ramsey, 71, of Route 2, Bland,
Va., died Wednesday evening in a Pulaski hospital.
Survivors include the widow, Leona Miller
Ramsey; four sons, Kenneth, Herman, and Paul, of Redford, Va., and Ira,
of Bland; three brothers, Jim, of Pulaski, Va., and Tony, and Shular, of
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m.
from the Shiloh, Va. Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Kitts and the
Rev. Lewis Kegley in charge.
Interment will be in the Shiloh cemetery.
Funeral services for Monroe Mullens, of Clintwood,
Va., Route 2, who died Tuesday morning will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the
Little Zion Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Bob Sexton and Lloyd
Tike in charge.
Burial will be in the Honaker Family Cemetery.
Colley Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
MRS. DOROTHY McLAUGHLIN
Funeral rites for Mrs. Dorothy Frances Britts
McLaughlin, 43, of Charleston, SC., will be held today at 2 p.m. from Kee
Street Methodist Church in Princeton. The Pastor, the Rev. Dwight
Dickenson, will officiate. Interment will be made in Maple Hill Cemetery
at West Graham.
The body was removed to the residence of
the grandmother, Mrs. Smith, at 300 Kee Street, yesterday from Seaver Mortuary
in Princeton and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. today.
ANITA LORAINE COBURN
Anita Loraine Coburn, three month and eight-day
old daughter of Robert and Peggy Coburn of near Ceres on the Old Bluefield-Princeton
Road, was found dead in bed yesterday morning. The child apparently
died of suffocation.
Surviving in addition to the parents are
two brothers, Robert Jr., and Tommy, both at home, the paternal grandmother,
Mrs. Maggie Holdran of Cleveland, Ohio.
The body will remain at Memorial Funeral
Chapel where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today with
the Rev. Arthur Shields in charge. Burial will follow in the Monte
Vista Park Cemetery.
MRS. HALLIE ELIZABETH SHIREY
Mrs. Hallie Elizabeth Shirey, 81, of 213
South Street, Bluefield, died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at her
She was the widow of the late James Watson
Shirey who preceded her in death in 1921. She was the daughter of
the late Lorenzo and Harriett Dodd and was born in Tazewell, Va., March
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard
O. Rogers, of Bluefield, and Mrs. Juilus J. Johnson, of Williamson; one
son, Edwin K. Shirey, of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; two grandsons, Dr. Charles Flynn,
of Bluefield, and Jack Wynns, of Williamson; and two great-grandchildren,
Catherine and Charles Fynn, of Bluefield.
Mrs. Shirey was a pioneer resident of Bluefield
and was a member of the Westminister Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at Hawkins Chapel
at 2 p.m. Saturday with Dr. C. H. Patterson in charge.
Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery
Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at Hawkins
Wesley Johnson died Wednesday at his home
235 North Garfield Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Johnson was the brother
of Mrs. T. M. Mahaffy of this city. Funeral services will be held
in Columbus Saturday at 1 p.m.
Ira Lester, 47, of Hurley, Va., died in a
Richlands, Va., hospital yesterday morning.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Fay Tolly
Lester; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Lester, of Hurley; four sons, Harold,
Jimmy, WIlliard, and Roger, all of Hurley; two daughters, Mrs. Quincy Stacey,
of Slate, Va., and Mrs. Nelline Margaret Lester, of Hurley; two brothers,
Earl and Stuart, of Hurley; six sisters, Mrs. Emaline Blair, Mrs. James
Estep, Mrs. Lester Hensley, Mrs. Stokley Matney, all of Hurley. Mrs.
Quincey Christian, of Wolford, Va., and Mrs. H. F. Marcum, of Cincinnati,
Funeral services will be at the Hurley Church
of God, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with the Revs. Delbert Owens and Dennis Ownes
Burial will be in the Lester Cemetery at
The body will be removed at 10 a.m. today
from Virginia Funeral Home in Grundy, Va., to the residence.
AXLEY A. JACKSON
Axley A. Jackson, 36, of Council, Wv., died
Wednesday in the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va..
Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Hazel Lester
Jackson; four daughters, Sue, Joan, Judy and Gaylene; one son, Bobby, all
at home; his mother, Mrs. Minda Jackson, and a sister, Mrs. Hatie Ball,
both of Honaker, Va.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday at the home with the Rev. Hurley Dye and the Rev. Howard Bostic
officiating. Burial will follow in the Compton Cemetery.
The body was removed to the home yesterday
afternoon by the Honaker Funeral Home.
Homer Brewster of Canebreak died last night
in a Richlands hospital.
The body was removed to the Hurst-Scott Funeral
Home in Richlands, Va., where arrangements will be made.
HENRY G. THOMPSON
Henry G. Thompson, 80, of Lick Creek, died
yesterday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dick Butler. He
had been in failing health for the past three years and his condition had
been critical since Sunday.
Born Jan. 5, 1877, in Mercer County, he had
lived all his life in Mercer and Summers counties. He was the
son of the late Joe and Elizabeth Locker Thompson.
He is survived by a son, Mack of Huntington;
three daughters, Mrs. Dick Butler, of Pipestem, Mrs. Elmer Akers, of Beaver,
and Miss Hadassah Thompson, at home, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o’clock at the Knob Church near Pipestem with Elder A. L. Neely
Interment will be in the Athens cemetery.
The body will remain at the Ronald Meadows
Funeral Parlor in Hinton until time for the services.
TAYLOR, Dave, 88, of Honaker, Va.,
10 a.m. today, Hess and Hubbard Chapel. Interment in Hess Cemetery,
RICHARDSON, Henry A., 78, of Swords
Creek, Va., 2 p.m. today, New Garden Primitive Church. Interment
in Wallace Cemetery, Honaker.
LYNCH, Donald L., 22, of Route 1,
Tazewell, Va., 2 p.m. today. Wilbur Memorial Methodist Church.
Interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell.
CHATMAN, The Rev. Graham E. 47, of
Chilhowie, Va., 2 p.m. today, First Church of God, Chilhowie. Interment
in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
MCLAUGHLIN, Mrs. Dorothy F., 43, of
Charleston, S. C., 2 p.m. today, Kee Street Methodist Church, Princeton.
Interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, West Graham.
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