The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 10, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013


William Dunford

William Dunford, age 83, of Mabscott, passed away on Sunday, September 8,  2013, at the Beckley VA Medical Center.

Born on April 29, 1930, at War, he was the son of the late Avery L. Dunford and Flossie Thornquest Dunford.

Mr. Dunford was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 13 years of service, and also retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 17 years of service.

Mr. Dunford was of the Christian faith and had made his home at Mabscott for most of his adult life. He was a member of the Air Force Sergeant’s Service Association, VFW 4326 Sophia-Midway, WV, and the NARFE. He also was a graduate of Stoco High School.

Mr. Dunford was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Sue Dunford Mills, by his brothers, Eugene, Albert, Tivis, Samuel, and Donald Dunford, and by his sisters Inez and Pinkelene.

Surviving wife, Launa Horwath Dunford; three children, William Dunford Jr. and his wife Laura of Elberton, Ga., Keith Dunford and his companion Janell Cook of Daniels and Jo Ellen Colo and her husband Kevin of Vancouver, Wash.; five grandchildren, Leslie, Allen, Tristan, Kaylee, and Ella, and three great-grandchildren also survive.

Committal services will be conducted at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles Bright officiating. Entombment will follow at the mausoleum. There will be no visitation.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Danny R. Hess

Danny Ray Hess, 38, of Midway, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.

Services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may call one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home. In keeping with Danny’s wishes, cremation will follow.

For those considering an expression of sympathy the family requests contributions be made to help defray unexpected expenses to Tankersley Funeral Home, 102 Moran Ave., Mullens, WV 25882.

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

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