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June 29, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, June 29, 2013

Darlene C. Bailey

UNION — Darlene C. Bailey, 58, of Union, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the Hollywood Tabernacle at Hollywood, with the Rev. Marva and Mark Smearman officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery at Union. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Groves Funeral Home in Union and one hour prior to the services at the Tabernacle.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

U.S. Army Ret. Sgt. 1st Class Robert ‘Bob’ Ford

U.S. Army Retired Sergeant 1st Class Robert “Bob” Ford, 81, of Beckley, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Beckley following a short illness.

Born May 5, 1932, in Scarbro, W.Va., to the late Lundy Ford and Edith Thompson Ford.

Bob enjoyed wood working and was with the United States Army for over 22 years of service. Early on in his military career he was a drill sergeant and then when honorably discharged he earned the rank as Sergeant 1st Class. During the Korea 3rd Infantry and Vietnam 1st Armored Calvary Division where he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, and Air Medal. He was a member of the Kenneth Shadrick Korean War Association, Beckley Chapter. He was retired from the Fayette County Courthouse as a maintenance worker and was a proud member of North Beckley Church of Christ.

Those surviving include his wife of 29 years Mrs. Lana Jordan Ford; son, Robert L. Ford Jr. and wife Anita of Sibley, LA; stepdaughter, Kelly Jordan Hinzman and husband Richard of Stafford, VA; brother, David Ford and wife Carol of Scarbro; sisters, Deloris and Don Hall of Riverton, WY, and Patsy Moody of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Daniel Ford, Jordan Hinzman, Kayla Hinzman, and honorary grandson JD Walker; and also a host of nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Bob will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Minister Adam Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity where the American Legion Honor Guard Beckley Post 32 will conduct final military graveside rites.

The gentlemen serving as pallbearers will be Richard Hinzman, Jordan Hinzman, Robert Hinzman, JD Walker, Andrew Hashimura, and Kevin Taylor.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations will be greatly appreciated to the Beckley VA Hospital.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

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