The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 12, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, December 12, 2013



Gladys Tackett Porterfield

RONCEVERTE — Gladys Tackett Porterfield, 83, of Ronceverte, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Greenbrier Manor in Fairlea.

Born Sept. 26, 1930, in Welch, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Sollie and Bertha Tackett.

Mrs. Porterfield was a member of the Ronceverte Baptist Church, was a former member of the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church Choir, former clerk at Dot’s Discount Store in Lewisburg and a former aide at Greenbrier Manor in Fairlea.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husbands, Claude Porterfield and Paul F. Jones.

Surviving are her daughter, Lois J. Mooney of Cumberland, Md.; sons, randy Jones and his wife, Joyce of Mountainlake, Wash., Doug Jones and his wife, Kim of Virginia Beach, Va. and Frank Jones and his wife, Joan, Missionary to Mexico; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and an aunt, Flora Riley of Harold, Ky. and numerous cousins in Kentucky.

Graveside services for Gladys will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Morgan Cemetery near Ronceverte with Rev. Andy Howdock officiating. In honor her request there will not be any visitation.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Ronceverte Baptist Church, Missionary Fund, 617 W. Main St., Ronceverte, WV 24970.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ronceverte.


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