The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 18, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, May 18, 2013


Roberta Cunningham

LOGAN — Roberta Cunningham, 77, of Logan, died Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Her arrangements are incomplete at this time. Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her services.

Barbara W. Davis

Barbara W. Davis, 66, of Maple Fork Road, passed away Friday, May 12, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Eugenia Joy Dishmon

Eugenia Joy Bailey Dishmon, 55, of Glen Fork, died Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Paul Thomas Goode

OCEANA — Paul Thomas Goode, 34, of Oceana, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Delphia Goodson

Mrs. Delphia Richmond Goodson, 95, of Florida Avenue, died Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary & Cremation Center, Beckley.

Ora Clifford ‘Pap’ Hatfield

HANOVER — Ora Clifford “Pap” Hatfield, 84, died Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, with the Revs. Jim Nagy, Dewayne Cline and Jackie Lester officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may cal 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Lairdy Alton O’Dell

SNOW HILL — Lairdy Alton O’Dell, 96, a lifelong resident of Snow Hill, Nicholas County, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Ansted.

Born Nov. 15, 1916, he was the son of the late Davis and Thelma Dotson O’Dell. From the age of three, Lairdy was raised by his Aunt Rosie and Uncle Willie Nutter, who also preceded him in death.

Although he never had any children of his own, Lairdy impacted the lives of countless children in his 35 years as a faithful custodian at Fleger Ridge Grade School, during which he never took a sick day. Lairdy is lovingly remembered for his sense of humor, love of reading, and passion for life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially the family of Dock and Deloris O’Dell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings and Shirley O’Dell, a cousin who was more like a brother to him.

Funeral service will be 12 noon on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Spruce Grove Community Church, Mt. Nebo, with Pastor Tim McClung officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call Saturday at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Donations of sympathy may be made to the Spruce Grove Community Church.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and management of Ansted Center for their care of Lairdy.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, is in charge of arrangements.

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