The Montgomery Herald, Montgomery, W.Va.


July 16, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dorene Clendenin

Dorene Clendenin, 58, of Gauley Bridge, died July 10, 2013, following a long illness.

Born Feb. 23, 1955, she was the daughter of Walter Lee Parker of Ramsey and the late Mary Madeline Clark Parker.

She was a disabled custodian for Fayette County Schools and a member of Fresh Oil Church of Jesus Christ in Marmet.

Surviving, in addition to her father: her husband, Wallace Clendenin; sons, Wallace L. Clendenin of Edmond and Bobby Clendenin of Victor; grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler and Christopher of Edmond, and Kaylon and Jordan of Oak Hill; and siblings, Phyllis Clendenin, Linda Lance, Brenda Harris, Arlean Dorman, Julie Legg, Christine Clendenin, Loretta Parker, Lawrence Parker, William Parker, Garland Parker, Russell Parker and Lee Parker.

Services were July 14 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with the Rev. Thomas Sergent officiating. Burial followed in the Martin Cemetery at Horseshoe.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Bessie Irene Cawley Corder

Bessie Irene Cawley Corder, 99, of Fayetteville, died July 15, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

Born Dec. 29, 1913, at Poca, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Canna B. Cox Cawley. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Meade Corder, on June 27, 1978.

Mrs. Corder was a longtime member of Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Beckwith.

She was the oldest living graduate of her class at East Bank High School.

Mrs. Corder and her late husband, Otis, were owners and operators of Corder’s General Store at Beckwith.

She was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 107 at Oak Hill.

Surviving: her sons, Otis Meade Corder Jr. of Oak Hill and Robert Allen Corder of Fayetteville; grandson, Timothy Corder; granddaughter, Tiffany Turpin; and two great-granddaughters.    

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity with Pastor Mack Canterbury officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home at Prosperity.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church – Ladies Circle; PO Box 884, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

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