The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 9, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013


Dalford Gail Harman

PRINCETON — Dalford Gail Harman, 79, of the Old Oakvale, Princeton, departed this life early Monday morning, October 7, 2013, at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born December 28, 1933, at Herndon, he was the son of the late Isaiah W. Harman and Lessie Dell Basham Harman.

Dalford was a graduate of Herndon High School. He had a long career with Appalachian Power with more than 41 years of service, retiring as a Station Supervisor. While his health permitted, he attended Johnston Chapel Baptist Church on the Oakvale Road in Princeton. He was a charter member of the Princeton Rescue Squad. Dalford was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Claude Harman.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Nina Mills Harman, along with three children and their spouses; David and Yvonne Harman of Winston Salem, N.C., Donna Gayle and Ronald Horning of Boarding, Ohio, Gregory and Alysa Harman of Princeton; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and two siblings, Oma Lou and  Harry Bailey of Green Cove Springs, Fla. and Lela and Jim McCormick of Princeton.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with his son, Pastor David Harman officiating with Pastor Jim Simmons assisting. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Friends may visit with the family Wednesday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Serving as pallbearers will be Ben Eads, Snoop Doyle, Ronnie Harman, Jackie Harman, John Blevins and Kelly Harvey. His grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The Harman Family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

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