The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


July 10, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, July 11, 2013


Harry ‘Jimmy’ Cook

Harry “Jimmy” Cook, 74, of Oak Hill, formerly of Dameron, died July 6, 2013.

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Arrangements pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Bonnie Plumley Pack Helton

Bonnie Plumley Pack Helton, 72, of Oak Hill, died at her home June 30, 2013.

Born at Pear, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Plumley and Pansy Smith Plumley. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Dale Plumley.

Mrs.  Helton was a former retail sales clerk, having retired from Kmart.

She was a member of the Mt. Hope Christian Church, and had made her home at Mt. Hope for the greater part of her adult life.

Mrs.  Helton loved her “critters,” and enjoyed playing cards.

Surviving: her husband, James Helton; children, David Pack Jr. of Oak Hill, Lisa Okes and her husband, Tracy, of Cool Ridge, Debbie Helton, Carol Mottram, and Sharon Helton, all of Sacramento, Calif.;  brothers, Bruce Plumley of Mt. Hope and Bert Plumley and his wife, Edith, of New Mexico; sisters, Betty Jane Bennett and her husband, Daris, of Abraham, and Barbara Bazzie and her husband, Joey, of North Carolina; grandchildren, Sharon Baker, Brantley Sanger, Thomas Okes, Michael Tessmann, Daniel Helton, and Jarron Mottram; and great-grandchildren, Rylan Buskus, Cali Tessmann, Jeremiah Helton, Harland Todd II and Cameron Bowles.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Bonnie Pack Helton were held July 3 at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Dennis Kinzer officiating. Burial followed at the Washington Plumley Cemetery at Plumley Mountain.

Donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV, in memory of Mrs. Helton.

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Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Donald Joseph Persinger Sr.

Donald Joseph Persinger Sr., 73, died June 30, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Born Dec. 18, 1939, in Acup, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary Goldie Kirk Persinger. Don also was preceded in death by his brothers, Jacob and Bill Persinger; and sisters, Ellen Butler and Mildred Honaker.

Donald was an Army veteran with 21 years of service. He served two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea. During his years of dedication to his country he received the National Defense Service Medal; Bronze Star; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. During his duty as a Military Policeman he served as a liaison between the military and civilian Courts.

After retiring from the military, Donald began his career in coal mining in West Virginia. Donald furthered his career by becoming a federal government supervisor for mine inspectors in Vincennes, Ind.

Donald was a Mason, Shriner and in the York Rite; he was also a member of Bethlehem General Baptist Church. In his free time Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Donald was a deeply loved husband, father, grandfather, father-n-law, son and son-in-law.

Surviving: his wife of 44 years, Judith Dickerson Persinger; daughter, Donna Langley of Lexington, N.C., husband R.L. and her sons, Chuck, Chad and Will Talbert; son, Donald J. Persinger Jr. of Franklin, Ind., wife Tammi and children Monica, Joey and Hannah; son, Christopher L. Persinger of Monroe City, Ind., wife Tami and children Brittany, Kaylee and Garrett; and sisters, Maryitta Henley of Ohio, Helena Vedeikif of North Carolina, Genivie Bovie of West Virginia and Jewell Watson of Tennessee.

A graveside service was held at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Pastor Pete White officiating. Military honors were performed by the U.S. Army and the American Legion-VFW Firing Squad.

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Arrangements by Goodwin Funeral Home.

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