The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 29, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014


Don Louie Deskins Sr.

Don Louie Deskins Sr., 82, of Daniels, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014.

Born May 19, 1931, he was the son of the late Robert and Bertha Tate Deskins.

Don was a 1948 graduate of Man High School. He proudly served four years in the Air Force; then worked in the mining industry for 39 years before starting his own business in mine equipment sales and consulting. Don spent his later years enjoying his time with his grandchildren. He was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to his parents, Don is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Jr., Harold, and Jack Deskins; sister, Geraldine Deskins.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Dora Bassham Deskins; sons, Don Deskins Jr. (Lou), W. Mark (Cheryl), Jack Deskins (Lisa); daughter, Sandra Wickline (Danny), Sarah Mattern (Scott); grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Tori, Samuel, Nicholaus, Isaac, Josiah, Aiden, Griffin; brother, Eldon Deskins (Nancy); sisters, Awayn Anderson (Newton), Niawana Pennington (Jim).

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be sent to Hospice of Southern WV @

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

Dorothy Jeanne Hardiman

BURLESON, Texas — Dorothy Jeanne Hardiman, 87, of Burleson, formerly of Peterstown, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

David Lee Harper

HAMPTON, Ga. — Mr. David Lee Harper, age 66, of Hampton, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Harper was born on January 28, 1947, in Mt. Tabor, W.Va., he was the son of the late Walter Winifred and Edith Holt Harper Hutchison.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. He retired from ABF Truck Lines in 2009. He worked construction for the coal mines with J.O. Lively for 15 years before moving to Georgia in 1987. He was a faithful member of the Liberty Baptist Tabernacle in Stockbridge.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Franklin Harper.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Cox Harper of Hampton; daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Scott Conaway of Griffin and Stephanie and Darrell Akers of Hampton; granddaughters, Rachael Conaway and Hannah Akers; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Carolyn Harper; sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Jerry Burks.

Funeral services for Mr. David Lee Harper will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of the Liberty Baptist Tabernacle. Rev. Matt Grimes and Rev. Glen Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow in Camp Memorial Park in Fayetteville. Friends may visit the family on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

To pay condolences online to the family, please do so at

The Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Road, Griffin, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

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