Leda Yvonne Bess
RICHWOOD — Leda Yvonne Bess, 61, of Richwood, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Jay Cook and Pastor Craig Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the funeral home.
All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.
Pauletta Lynn Bailey Bess
OAK HILL — Pauletta Lynn Bailey Bess, 63, of Oak Hill, died on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.
Born October 29, 1949, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Harold D. and Christelle Laverne Slemp Bailey.
Pauletta was a homemaker. She was a 1967 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis Edward Bess; three sons, Christopher Via of Oak Hill, Kevin A. Bess of Oak Hill and Craig Bess and wife, Nikie, of Shady Spring; a sister, Phyllis Wallace of New Port News, Va.; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Delmas Wolfe officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
CRAIGSVILLE — Madeline Bleigh, 95, of Craigsville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Benny Bleigh officiating. Burial will follow in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home.
All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home Inc., Richwood.
James E. Dingess
HARTWOOD, Va. — James Edwin Dingess, 72, of Hartwood, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Stafford Hospital in Stafford County, Va.
He was born in Beckley, W.Va., a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Moscoe Dingess and Ruby R. Chrislip Dingess, and his brother, Norman Harold Dingess.
He is survived by his sister Elizabeth “Liz” Pickles (Ron); and his nephews, Robert (Tabitha) Dingess of Hartwood, James (Heather) Dingess of Hartwood, Thomas (Miria) Dingess of Tooele, Utah, David (Elizabeth) Dingess of Front Royal, Va., and Chris Pickles of Kellogg, Iowa.
He was a great Christian man who loved the Lord and will be missed by the children who knew him as the “candy man.”
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel in Beckley.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford 1310 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Va.