The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 7, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012


Billy G. Davidson

AMIGO — Billy Gene Davidson, 67, of Amigo passed away Thursday, October 4, 2012, at Beckley VA Medical Center following a long illness.

Born September 27, 1945, at Harlingen, TX, he was the son of Bernice Clark Davidson Amson of Rosharon, TX, and the late Atkinson Davidson.

Billy was a former automotive mechanic and in his leisure he enjoyed gardening, collecting guns, hunting, fishing, and especially tinkering around working on things.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Vietnam Era where he served on the carrier ship USS America.

In addition to his father he is also preceded in death by a sister, Minnie Knight.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Alice Davidson; two daughters, Lynn McClaugherty and her husband, Billy, of Crab Orchard and Lori Eskins and her husband, Brian, of Sophia; three sons, Mark Davidson and his wife, Willa, of Sophia, Billy Davidson of Sophia and his fiancée, Christy, and Tracy Davidson of Ohio; seven grandchildren, PFC Kevin Eskins, Corey Davidson, Nathan McClaugherty, Jacob Eskins, Ethan McClaugherty, Haydan McClaugherty, and Brenna Davidson; two sisters, Joann Hignight and Karen Cockrell both of Rosharon, TX; and his mother-in-law, Joyce Graham of Helen.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2012, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gilbert Dodson officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

For those considering an expression of sympathy the family requests contributions be made to help defray unexpected expenses to Tankersley Funeral Home, 102 Moran Avenue, Mullens, WV 25882.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Billy Davidson is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Alice Dickerson

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Mrs. Alice Dickerson, 92, of White Sulphur Springs, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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