The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 18, 2014

Obituaries — Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Randy Bailey Jr.

Charles Randolph “Randy” Bailey, Jr., 49, of Mullens, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Irene F. Bragg

Irene F. Bragg, 84, of Beckley, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.

Arrangements pending with Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

Wanda Fay Davis

Wanda Fay Davis, 77, of Naoma, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her home after a long illness.

She was born Feb. 21, 1936, in Ky., a daughter of the late Andrew Oliver and Virgie Ann Clubertson Stamper.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, David Franklin Davis, who passed in 2009; a daughter, Wanda Ann; and a brother-in-law, Bill Swindler.

She is survived by her children Tony Davis and wife, Leasonna, Janetta Hudnall and husband, Stuart, David Davis and wife, Tania, Vicki Davis and fiancee, Justin Quigley, and Haley Wamsley and husband, Billy; grandchildren, Sonja, Jill, Jackqueline, Haley, Alisha, Christena, Anthony, Robert, David Allen, Dusty Dawn and Andrew Levi; great-grandchildren, Tristan, Mia, and Daelan; a sister, Dorothy Swindler; three brothers, Jim Stamper and wife, Regina, George Stamper and wife, Bev, and Billy Stamper.

Funeral services will be held  Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with Rev. Benny Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Davis Family Cemetery, Naoma.

Pallbearers will be Tony Davis, David Davis, David Allen, Andrew Levi, Billy Wamsley and  Stuart Hudnall.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, WV.

Elsie Jean Dorado

MOUNT HOPE — Elsie Jean Dorado, age 95, of Mt. Hope, WV, is celebrating in heaven with her family and friends, as of Friday, February 14, 2014.

She was born in Kersley, England, in 1918 and raised from early childhood in Minden, WV, as the daughter of Fred and Martha Barnes.

Elsie was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Sam Dorado, her eldest son Sam and her brother Alfred Barnes. Elsie’s daughter Janet (Robert) Yost, son Bob (Donna) Dorado and nephew Bob were with her as she got this promotion. She was blessed to enjoy time with her six grandchildren: Bob Dorado, Michael (Danielle) Dorado, Cathy Templeton, Amy (Doug) Parent, Mario (Merium) Dorado and Marcus Dorado. She also knew and loved her six great-grandchildren: Sydney and Sophia Templeton, Marshall Dorado, Alexis and Anthony Dorado, and Faith ReAnn Dorado. Surviving family members include Ms. Helen DiOdoardo, Ms. Lena Uliano, Ms. Mary Barnes and numerous nieces and nephews.

Elsie was a lifelong member of the Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church where she was active in the Women’s Circle. She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star. As a young lady Elsie worked at the Minden Company Store and later at Kelly’s Drug Store in Oak Hill where she met her husband Sam. She, Sam and their sons owned and operated the American Hardware Store in Mt. Hope.  

Elsie was a caregiver and server of others.

The family wishes to thank her caregivers: Ms. Freda Adkins, Ms. Kim Kincaid and Ms. Pam Warwick from Mt. Hope, and Donna Stewart, BJ White and Juanita Frye of the Huntington area for their faithful service and a special friend Ms. Peggy Bibb for her caring.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Beth Stone and Rev. Richard Allen officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park at Oak Hill, WV. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Monday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, donations in Elsie’s memory can be made to the Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, 412 Main Street, Mt. Hope, WV 25880, or the Mt. Hope Lions Club, P.O. Box 285, Mt. Hope, WV 25880.

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

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