The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 22, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013


Susan Jacobs DeBardi

Susan Jacobs DeBardi, 98, of the Villages of Greystone, formerly of Morgantown, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

In keeping with her wishes she has been cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later time.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Mercedes Ratliff Deskins

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Mercedes Ratliff Deskins, 94, of Traverse City, Mich., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Hall Funeral Home by the Rev. Steven Hamrick and the Rev. Keith Leap. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery, Miller, Ohio. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Dorothy Faye Dillman

HINTON — Dorothy Faye Dillman, 92, of 207 Pleasant St., Hinton, died Thursday, December 19, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born September 2, 1921, at Scarbro, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lee Roy “Dink” and Bessie Arcenia Drew Ward.

Mrs. Dillman was a homemaker and member of the Hinton First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Summers County Hospital Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Woodrow Carson, her second husband, Samuel Dillman, three sons, Earl Lee, Roy Edward “Eddie” and Roger Dale Carson, a granddaughter, Lisa Dawn Glascock, along with four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Agnes Faye Glascock and husband Johnny of Fairfax, VA, Carolyn Reed and husband Jim of Hinton and Sharon Kay Smith and husband David of Clarksville, TN. Two sisters, Ethel Westfall of Hinton and Elizabeth Neely of Clifton Forge, VA. Eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Melissa White and Pastor Rick Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to George Mason University-CNHS, The Lisa Dawn Glascock Scholarship Fund, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22030.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

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