The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 14, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Oct. 14, 2013


Orlando V. Copney

Mr. Orlando V. Copney, 59, of Beckley died Sunday, Oct. 13, 203.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

F. David Epperson

OAK HILL — F. David Epperson, 73, of Oak Hill, WV, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013, following a short illness.

Born on May 1, 1940, at Marfrance, WV, he was the son of the late Rex and Geneva Smith Epperson.

Dave was a retired coal miner and master electrician.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ellen Sears Epperson, his daughter, Beth Epperson of Oak Hill, and his son, D. Scott Epperson of Beckley; his brother-in-law Wayne Sears and his wife Lois, of Hominy Falls, his sisters-in-law and their husbands, Julie and Kenny O’Dell of Simpsonville, SC, and Norie and Ed Brown of Quinton, VA; his aunts Beulah Epperson of Sam Black and Martha Lemons of Greensboro, NC; his uncle Tom and Pat Smith of Indiana, his cousins Sherry and Jim Gilkerson of Sam Black and Rita and Delmas Beavers of Hines and Rexy and Janice Smith of Virginia and Jerry Joe Epperson of Florida and a host of nieces and nephews.

Dave is also survived by four special friends, Louise Duckworth of Leivasy, Jesse Garcia of Oak Hill, Becky Arthur of Fayetteville and Jessica Holland Stanley of Oak Hill. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

There will be a visitation held on Monday, October 14, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel in Rainelle. The Funeral will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with Reverend Mark Wood officiating. Entombment will follow at Wallace Memorial Mausoleum in Clintonville, WV.

Donations of sympathy may be made to “Operation Underdog Pet Rescue,” PO Box 10, Cool Ridge, WV 25825, and “Fayette Plateau Ministerial Association Food Pantry,” P.O. Box 883, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

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