The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 18, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

Timothy R. Clifton

Timothy Russell Clifton, 40, of Harper died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary Inc., Beckley.

Dorman Odell Crawford

FOREST HILL — Dorman Odell Crawford, 84, of Forest Hill, died at 12:53 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, at Rockin’ Chair Residential Care at Lerona following a long illness.

Born January 17, 1928, at Forest Hill, he was the son of the late John and Lucy Bumgardner Crawford.

Mr. Crawford was a former employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways and was a former Bus driver for the Summers County Board of Education. He was also a self-employed mechanic. He was a member of Spruce Run Chapel at Forest Hill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Jean Yancey Crawford, in 1993. Also preceded by a son, Gary Crawford, one brother, Dale Crawford, and one sister, Nancy Galligher.

Survivors include two sons, Daniel Crawford and wife Lois of Barren Springs, VA, and Terry Crawford and wife Debbie of Marie. One daughter, Tammy Lyall and husband Gary of Pence Springs. Grandchildren: Kelly Crawford, Scott Crawford, Kayla Pettrey, Melissa Burnett, Daniel Crawford, Jr., Tony Lyall, Tonya Smith, Terry Mark Crawford and Jared Crawford. Twelve great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2012, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastors Tommy Mounts and Orville Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in the Huffman Cemetery at Buck.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Terry Mark Crawford, Jared Crawford, Scott Crawford, Robbie Turner, Marvin Smith, Scotty Reed and Johnny Wheeler.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

Delano Dennis Dean

Delano Dennis Dean, age 71, of Beckley, son of the late John Taylor Dean and Daisy Abrams Dean, was born at Hazy, on October 25, 1941, and went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, November 16, 2012.

Mr. Dean served in the U.S. Air Force, worked 29 years as a coal miner with Eastern Associated Coal, Harris #1, and  7 years with RCCAA after his retirement with the coal mines. He was a trustee, teacher, and helper at the Glen Fork Church of God and a servant of God The Father and His Son, Yeshua, since 1975.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Noah, Keith, Lawrence, Cleo, Dorothy, and Thelma.

Those of his family left here on earth are his wife, Patricia, of over 47 years, His daughter, Jennifer and her husband Steve Stover, granddaughters Louressia Nichole Flowers and Samatha Lynn Smith, and great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Jean Bush, all of Crab Orchard. A sister, Diane and her husband Dess Massey of Lincoln, Arkansas, and nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law and sister-in-law Junior and Sue Kyle of Moorefield, WV, and Donnie and Karen Bunch of Fairdale, WV.

Mr. Dean invites everyone to his Going Home Party. Come celebrate with us at the Glen Fork Church of God on Monday, November 19, 2012, with Rev. Darrell Stapleton officiating. The wake will be from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012, with the Going Home Party beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV, or to the Glen Fork Church of God Love In Action.

Pallbearers will be men of the church, along with Steve Stover and Ronnie Williams.

Graveside Rites and Burial will follow on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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