The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 6, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, March 6, 2014


Eli K. Hatfield

COAL MOUNTAIN — Eli K. Hatfield, 79, passed away Monday, March 3rd, 2014.

Born January 25th 1935 in Guyan, W.Va., he was the son of late Kelly and Lessie Hatfield of Coal Mountain.

In addition to parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Hatfield.

Those left to mourn his passing are his sons, Tony and wife Terena Hatfield and their daughter Madison of Coal Mountain, Bradley Hatfield of Brenton; grandchildren Lyndsie Suttle, Haleigh Banther, and Gregory Meadows; brothers and sisters, Hubert Hatfield of Coal Mountain, Grethel Dixon of Virginia, Travis and wife Bonnie Hatfield of New York,  Opal Bailey of Rockhouse, Donna Lavender of New York, and Lizzie and husband Gerald Lester of Coal Mountain.

Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014 at Evans Funeral Home, Oceana.

Condolences may be shared with the Hatfield family at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Hatfield family.

Michael Eugene ‘Led Head’ Kelley

FRANKFORD — Michael Eugene “Led Head” Kelley, 50, passesd away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

A gathering in his memory will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Frankford Fire Department from 5 to 9 p.m.

Please send online condolences by visiting

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

William Joseph Kesner

HINTON — William Joseph Kesner, 67, of 213 12th Ave., Hinton, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at his home following a long illness.

Born December 30, 1946 in Hinton, he was the son of the late William and Nina Parker Kesner.

Mr. Kesner was a former employee of the trailer manufacturing industry. He retired to Hinton and was a loving father, grandfather and brother.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elwood and Brother Kesner, two sisters, Tina Gill and Mary Raia, five half-brothers, Lacy, Tommy, James, Jim and Ernie Simmons and a half-sister, Lena House.

Survivors include two sons, David Kesner of Hinton and Gary Kesner of Harrisonburg, Pa.; one daughter, Paula Kesner of Harrisonburg, Pa.; two sisters, Betty Adkins and Dorothy Adkins, both of Hinton; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Lawrence Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in the Kesner Cemetery at Upland near Hinton.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences & guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

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