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May 14, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Alfred E. Delp Sr.

Alfred E. Delp Sr., age 85, of Beckley, passed away at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

Born on October 30, 1928, at Stotesbury, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert Lee Delp Sr., and Cynthia Truitt Delp.

Mr. Delp was a retired coal miner with 34 years of service, and was a member of the UMWA. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served as a gunner’s mate on the USS Worcester during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Delp attended the Stotesbury School and enjoyed gardening as a hobby. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Louise Mullis, Jean Bowling, Ina Hornsby, Joyce Hurley, and Martha Frances; by brothers Robert, James Earl, Gary, Raymond, Harold, and Larry Delp.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 57 years, Alice Hutchens Delp. His children, Susan Delp of Columbia, S.C., Kimberly Elkins and her husband Dan of Columbia, S.C., David Delp and his wife Susan of Cool Ridge, and Alfred Delp Jr. and his wife Tisa of Manning, S.C. Grandchildren, Zachary and Tyler Elkins of Columbia, S.C., Jonathan Delp of Columbia, S.C., and David Andrew Delp and his wife Christy of Beaver; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Riley Grace Delp; two stepgrandchildren, Joseph Elkins of Columbia, S.C., and Tesa Bontrager and her husband David of Eagle River, Wis.; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Lance, Bethalyn, and Lillian Bontrager, all of Eagle River, Wis. A sister, Janet Caulder and her husband Carl of Fairmont, N.C., and sisters-in-law, Chloe Delp of Dallas, Texas, and Erma Delp of Beckley. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 11 a.m., with Mr. Steve Baird officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Private online condolences may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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