The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 19, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, July 19, 2013

Linda Sue Acord

Linda Sue Acord, age 66, of Bolt, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center General Division.

Born August 20, 1946, in Davy, to Velma Barnes Douglas, of Charlotte, N.C., and the late Jesse Lewis Furrow.

Mrs. Acord was a homemaker and her joy in life was her family and her church. She was also a former employee of Southern Soil Conservation in Beckley.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by brothers, Jack and James Furrow, and Robert Douglas.

Along with her mother, those surviving include her husband of 49 years, Dallas “Bob” Acord of Bolt; son, Brian Scott Acord of Bolt; sisters, Judy Pennington and husband Bill of Cayce, S.C., and Ann Pierce and husband Roberk of Beckley; grandchildren, Brandi and Kandace Acord; and great-grandchild, Brentley Wyatt Acord.

Services to celebrate the life of Linda will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Glen White Church of God, 568 Carver Circle in Glen White with Rev. Jesse Farley officiating. Interment will follow at the Acord Family Cemetery in Bolt.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held the same afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the church on Saturday.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

Madeline Estepp Bailey

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Madeline Estepp Bailey passed away peacefully at Fairhope, on June 14, 2013, at the age of 59. She was surrounded by the love of her three children when she left this earth.

Madeline is predeceased by mother Hazel Griffey, father Robert Estepp Sr. and her grandson Tristan Long.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughters Taylor Hurley of Logan, W.Va., Heather and husband Tony Medaris of Elberta, Ala., son Pat and wife Marcy Long of Denton, Texas; nieces and nephews, Shannon and Chris Ward of Oceana, W.Va., Brian and Misty Cline of Parkersburg, W.Va., Jonathan Pritt of Beckley, Amber Estepp of Glen Fork, W.Va., Robert Estepp of El Paso, Texas; her brother Martin and wife Nancy Estepp of Glen Fork, W.Va., and her sister Cheryl and husband John Pritt of Oceana, W.Va. She was the proud grandmother to her five grandbabies as well.

Madeline was born in Oceana on December 9, 1953. She graduated from Oceana High School in 1971 and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from Concord University in 2011. Many know her from her work as a substitute teacher in Wyoming County and from her time working at McDonald’s in Oceana. Madeline was very fond of all her students and loved teaching.

Madeline was an incredible person and loved spending time with her grandbabies, as well as her friends and family. She also enjoyed gardening and reading.

At Madeline’s request a memorial service will be held at Faith Baptist Church in Matheny on July 27, 2013, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006.

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