Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

December 8, 2012

Mary J. (Dockery) Wallington

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Mary J. (Dockery) Wallington, formerly of Elkhorn/Powhatan, and Hiddenite, N.C.,, died Dec. 2, 2012 at the Cape Fear Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.

Born July 8, 1940 in Welch, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Helen Hairston Henderson. Mary was a graduate of Elkhorn High School, class of 1958, and worked for the McDowell County Council of Southern Mountains Head Start Program for 24 years as a parent coordinator. She also worked as a certified nursing assistant in North Carolina for 6 years.

Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Dockery Sr. and Harold R. Wallington; and her brother, Robert (Peterball)/(Mary) Henderson.

Mary will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and closest friends.

To cherish her best memories are her daughters, Eddie Marie Dockery of Elkhorn, and Emma Mae Surratt of Fayetteville, N.C.; her sons, Frank (Cindy) Dockery Jr. of Taylorsville, N.C. and Johnny Dockery of Hiddenite, N.C.; four granddaughters, four grandsons and a great-granddaughter; one sister, Eddie Mae Gravely of Powhatan; two brothers, Roland (Rose) Henderson of Powhatan and Percy James Henderson of Taylorsville, N.C. Other survivors include one Dockery sister-in-law, Gertrude Reese of Guyton, Ga.; and one brother-in-law, Johnny Dockery of Fayetteville, N.C.; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews and extended family friends.

Durgan funeral home in Beckley is serving the family and, per Mary’s request, cremation services were performed. It is the family’s desire to respect her wishes, but will hold memorial gatherings at various locations in the near future with close family and friends in honor and respect of Mary’s life.

The family appreciates any cards of condolences to be forwarded to E. Marie Dockery, P.O. Box 697, Northfork, WV, 24868.

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Ms. Bessie Stacy Keene

    CEDAR BLUFF, Va. — Ms. Bessie Stacy Keene, age 92, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia departed from this life on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in a local Richlands hospital.

    April 21, 2014

  • Leonard (Bob) R. Richard Jr. Leonard (Bob) R. Richard Jr.

    SUMMERFIELD, Fla. — Leonard (Bob) R. Richard, Jr., 69, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 17, 2014.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rev. Aaron Thomas Godfrey Rev. Aaron Thomas Godfrey

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Rev. Aaron Thomas (Tommy) Godfrey, of Chicago, formerly of Bluefield, W.Va. made his transition on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the Vistas Hospice Unit of Mercy Hospital in Chicago.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Earl French Hadden Earl French Hadden

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Earl French Hadden, of Wilmington, NC died April 17, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Frances Loredith Yates Frances Loredith Yates

    BIG ROCK, Va. — Frances Loredith Yates, Age 77, Big Rock, Virginia passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Grundy, Virginia.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sonja Fay Kirk Davis

    NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Sonja Fay Kirk Davis, age 36, of North Tazewell, VA died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at her home.

    April 20, 2014

  • Lurinda Virginia Whittaker Walters Lurinda Virginia Whittaker Walters

    BLUEFIELD — Lurinda Virginia Whittaker Walters, 87, of Bluefield, died Sunday, April 13, 2014  Kissito Healthcare of Bland County in Bastian, VA.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Janice Ann Ollis

    BLUEFIELD — Janice Ann Ollis, 61, of Bluefield, formerly of Bramwell, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the home of her daughter.

    April 20, 2014

  • Helen JoAnn Lester Helen JoAnn Lester

    PANTHER — Helen JoAnn Lester, know to most as "Grandma", 76, of Panther, WV, passed away peacefully April 17, 2014 at her home.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • George Pearis Damewood III George Pearis Damewood III

    WARRENTON, Va. — George Pearis Damewood III of Warrenton, VA passed away April 16, 2014 at Sunrise Assisted Living, VA on his 88th birthday.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo