The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 24, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, June 24, 2013

Elder David N. Bailey

JUMPING BRANCH — Elder David N. Bailey, 80, of Jumping Branch, formerly of Princeton, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

Born December 25, 1932, at Arista, he was the son of the late S. Kenneth Bailey and Ida Mae Wood Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from Southern Gunite in Rocky Gap, VA. He was an elder in the Primitive Baptist Church for 36 years and loved serving the Lord. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Ruby F. Owens Bailey, in 2005; one son, Kevin E. Bailey; and an infant great-grandchild.

Survivors include his second wife of seven years, Patty Bailey; one daughter, Beverly Quick and her husband Steve of Athens; one son, Teddy Bailey and his wife Linda of Speedway; five stepsons; two stepdaughters; two brothers, O. Allen Bailey and his wife Sue of Westover, AL, and Leland Bailey and his wife Terri of Princeton; five grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Elder Tommy Pack officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Princeton. Family will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from noon until service hour at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Dorlene M. Benger

ANSTED — Dorlene M. Benger, 91, of Ansted, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 22, 2013, after a courageous short illness.

Born August 26, 1921, at Powellton, WV, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Gertrude Miranda Kidd, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Other than her parents, Dorlene was preceded in death by her husband David T. Benger.

Those left to cherish her memory are children, David R. Benger of Ansted, daughters Ladonna Jane Benger of Fayetteville, Rhonda G. Fox of Ansted and son Mark R. Benger and wife Robin of Summersville.

Five Grandchildren David R. Benger ll and his wife Eve of Mesa, AZ, Stewart L. Fox and companion Stephanie Monroe and her son, Evan, of Ansted, Jayme C. Fox and wife Kristi of Ansted, Dr. Jeremy M. Benger, DO, and companion Jill Newhouse of Pittsburgh, PA, Tara Benger of Sevierville, TN. Five Great-grandchildren Cameron Behlert, Anthony J. Fox, Jessica L. Fox, Dakota Benger, and Tygart Benger.

Dorlene touched the lives of many people with her generosity and good cooking and baking, and maintained courage all the way to the end.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Trinity Assembly of God, Ansted, with Pastor Michael Angelona officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

Friends may gather with the family Tuesday from 1 p.m until service time at the church.

Family requests all donations and condolences be sent to Wallace & Wallace, Inc., P.O. Box 335, Ansted, WV 25812.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted.

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