The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 7, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, June 7, 2013


James Dempsey Dodson

James Dempsey Dodson, age 83 of White Oak, passed away on Monday,  June 3, 2013 at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born on November 8, 1929 at True, he was the son of the  late Dorcas Dayton Dodson and Sybil Marie Williams Dodson.

Mr. Dodson was a retired truck driver, and had made his home at White Oak for most of his life.   

He was preceded in death by his wife,  Elizabeth Lucille Dodson, a son James Dempsey Dodson, and brothers, Dorcas, Johnny, Marvin, and Norman Dodson.    

Surviving are his children, Carol Brammer of Cool Ridge, Shirley Martin and her husband Larry of Coal City,  Judy Thompson and fiancé George Wood of Pluto Road, Shady Spring, and Ronnie Dodson of Coal City; brother, Ronald Dodson and his wife Lois of Maryland; two sisters, Evelyn Hatcher of Virginia, and Helen Bennett of Dobson, N.C.; four grandchildren, James  Blevins, Chelsea Thompson, Kristen Hale, and Michaela Martin. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Friday June 7, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Delmas Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Mount View Cemetery at Cool Ridge.  Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Charles Francis

Mr. Charles Francis, 92, of Beckley, died Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Meloney Marie Castle Franklin

Meloney Marie Castle Franklin, 65, of Beckley, formerly of Oceana, passed away on Wednesday,  June 5, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

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