The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 7, 2014

Obituaries — Friday, March 7, 2013


Louise Dingess

MADISON — Louise Dingess, 71, of Madison, passed away March 6, 2014, at Boone Health Care, Danville.

She was a member of Hilltop Methodist Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Erthal Goins Goff and her husband Stonewall Dingess.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Green of Madison; son, Kenric Vance of Madison; sister, Nancy Goff of Hilltop; grandchildren, Devin Green of Danville, McKenna Vance of Charleston, Savanna Blevins, Faith Cooper and Hope Cooper, all of Madison, and sister-in-law Paulette Vance of Madison.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Alvin Browning officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Park, Danville.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

You may express your condolences to the family at

Janice Irene Gunnoe

“Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. John, 14, 1-4.”

In the evening hours of Monday, March 3, 2014, our beloved sister and aunt, Janice Irene Gunnoe, was delivered into the arms of our Lord.

Born on March 1, 1929, at Bolt, she was the daughter of the late Anthony Acord and Stollie Dickens Acord. Mrs. Gunnoe was a homemaker and had lived her life in Bolt. Until declining health she attended the Shiloh Community Church in Saxon, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ray Gunnoe, in April 2000, by sister Laura Acord, and by two brothers, Dennis “Bill” Acord and Ronald Acord.

She is survived by three sisters, Connie Samples and her husband Kenny of Bolt, Eunice Gunnoe and her husband Kermit of Bolt, and Drema Hurst of Waynesburg, Pa. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Cantley officiating, and with Rev. Dean Adams as a soloist. Friends may call two hours prior to the service, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

A special thank you to the staff of the ICU and 1st floor of the Plateau Medical Center.  You treated not only her but the family with such respect and kindness. May God bless you.

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.

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