The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 2, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Donald Joseph Persinger Sr.

Donald Joseph Persinger Sr., 73, entered into eternal peace Sunday, June 30, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Born December 18, 1939, in Acup, WVa. he was the son of Edward and Mary Goldie Kirk Persinger. Don was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; Jacob and Bill Persinger and two sisters, Ellen Butler and Mildred Honaker.

Donald was an Army veteran with 21 years of service. He served two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea. During his years of dedication to his country he received the National Defense Service Medal; Bronze Star; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry W/Palm; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. During his duty as a military policeman he served as a liaison between the military and civilian courts.

After retiring from the Military; Donald began his career in coal mining in WVa. Donald furthered his career by becoming a Federal Government Supervisor for mine inspectors in Vincennes Indiana.

Donald was a Mason, Shriner and in the York Rite; he was also a member of Bethlehem General Baptist Church. In his free time Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Donald is survived by his wife of 44 years Judith Dickerson Persinger; daughter, Donna Langley of Lexington N.C., husband R.L. and her sons Chuck, Chad and Will Talbert; son,  Donald J. Persinger Jr. of Franklin, Ind., wife Tammi and children Monica, Joey and Hannah; son, Christopher L. Persinger of Monroe City, Ind., wife Tami and children Brittany, Kaylee and Garrett; sisters, Maryitta Henley of Ohio, Helena Vedeikif of North Carolina, Genivie Bovie of West Virginia and Jewell Watson of Tennessee.

Donald was a deeply loved husband, father, grandfather, father-n-law, son and son–in-law.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, 2 p.m. EST, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Pastor Pete White officiating. Military honors will be performed by the U.S. Army and the American Legion-VFW firing squad.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through

Goodwin Funeral Home, Vincennes, Ind., is in handling the arrangements.

Dee Ett Beaver Scarbrough

OAK HILL — Dee Ett Beaver Scarbrough, 91, of Oak Hill, died on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

Graveside rites and committal service will be on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at noon at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity with Pastor Tim Spack officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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