The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 1, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013


Mildred Deloris Lacy

Mildred Deloris Lacy, 88, of Midway died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 30, 2012.

She was nicknamed “Dodo” by her father in childhood and was known as “Dodo” all her life. She was born in Kanawha County on June 7, 1924, and spent her early years in Belle, East Bank, and Montgomery, W.Va. Montgomery is where she met a star athlete at WV Tech, Jesse Lacy. They were married for over 60 years.

Dodo was a member of the Sophia United Methodist Church. In her younger years she was active in United Methodist Women as well as keeping busy in the church kitchen and other activities of the church. Jess and Dodo worked together at Sophia High School where he was a teacher and coach and she was a secretary. They were active in the Midway community, he as a Boy Scout leader and she as a Cub Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout Leader; they played a major role in building the Scout Cabin/Community Building in Midway and in keeping it available for community use for years. Dodo was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club, and very active as a volunteer/homeroom mother at Midway Elementary.

She was preceded in death by her father, C.A. Foster, her mother Mildred Amelia (Bea) Foster Goodman, her mother’s second husband, Estle Goodman of Crab Orchard, her brother C.A. Foster Jr., and her sister Lorene Frances (Sally) Battaglio, as well as her husband Jess Lacy.

Dodo is survived by her sons, Neal and wife Helen of Beckley, and Danny and wife Jan of Crab Orchard, granddaughters, Angela Kauffman (Kevin) of Morgantown, Leigh Ann Wyco (Jeff) of Indian Trail, N.C., Lisa Mills of Crab Orchard, and grandson Michael Lacy of Crab Orchard, great-grandchildren Jonah and Kaleb Mills, Andrew and Nathan Wyco, Mackenzie and Mikey Lacy, and Tay Kauffman. She will also be missed by nieces Peggy Grubb of Farley Hill, Margie Kamakani of Oregon, Patty Battaglio of Pennsylvania, and Joyce Payne of Georgia.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, from 12 to 2 p.m., with a celebration of her life beginning at 2 p.m., at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Dr. Robert Stoddard, Pastor Ernie Jarrell and Pastor David Rumberg officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Following the services she will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

We would also like to extend a special “thank you” to Dr. Golden and the many people who helped us from Hospice; you were a special blessing to our family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

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