The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 27, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

David Rusty Allen

David Rusty Allen, age 24, of Beckley, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012, at his residence.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Ronnie E. Bickford

BECKWITH — Ronnie E. Bickford, 61, of Beckwith, died Thursday, October 25th 2012, at Plateau Medical Center.

He was born September 5th, 1951 in Beckwith, he was the son of the late Robert and Fannie Holly Bickford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and maternal/paternal grandparents and two infant brothers, Bobby and Tommy.

He retired from the City of Oak Hill after 25 years of service. He was loved dearly by many. He will be missed terribly but remembered oh so greatly.

Ronnie is survived by his wife Geraldine (The Love of Her Life!); two  daughters, Misty Roberts and Wendy Sears; step-children Rachel White and Nathan Adkins; his eight grandchildren, Natalie, Cayla, Chelsea, Kristen, Tyler, Mya, Luke and Morgan; his five brothers, Charles and (Mary /Snookie) Bickford of Hilltop, Leo Bickford of Chicago, Jim and (Bonnie) Bickford of Beckwith, Jack and (Margaret Ann) Bickford of Oak Hill, Leonard and (Anna) Bickford of Minden; and his four sisters, Frances and (Jerry Jones) Giles of Beckley, Trudy Bickford of Fayetteville, Louise and (David) Gillespie of Beckwith, Lisa Gaye & (Jerry) Bess of Pinnacle, NC.

He is survived by many nephews, nieces and other relatives and many, many friends; a special niece Mackenzie and nephews Maximus and Mathias; very close and special friends Samuel (Hambone) Boardwine, Jimmy Bryson, and Steve and Trena Payne.

Visitation will be held on Monday evening, October 29, 2012, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with family receiving friends at 5 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with services officiated by Pastor Jackie Pittman.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Ronnie’s family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

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