Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

October 15, 2013


PRINCETON — PRINCETON — Elsie Coles DeWitt Hairston, 72, of 207 Lower Pine Street in Princeton died Monday, October 14, 2013 at her residence. Born November 30, 1940 in Lamar, W.Va. she was the daughter of the late, Melvin Coles and Jennette Hairston Coles. Elsie attended Giatto schools, graduated from Princeton High School, and attended Bluefield State College. She was a retired Dietician at Princeton Community Hospital with thirty years service. Elsie was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Princeton for over forty years serving on many auxiliary committees until her failing health. However, she remained a consulting member for church functions.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Hairston; one son, Timmy DeWitt; two brothers, Grover Hairston and Romey Coles; and a special niece, Jennifer Spicer Green.

Survivors include three daughters, Janet DeWitt Edwards and husband, Mark, Tammy DeWitt Scott and husband, Emmanuel, and Pamela Hairston Payne, all of Princeton; one son, James DeWitt of Princeton; nineteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Beatrice Burton Spicer of Princeton; one brother, John Coles and wife, Geraldine of Capitol Heights, Md.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Homegoing services will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Princeton with Bishop Charles Stores, III officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Littlesburg Road in Bluewell. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour on Thursday.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Hairston family.

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Dorothy Carter Rasnick

    Dorothy Carter Rasnick, 91, of Princeton Health Care Center, formerly of Village Green, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at her residence.

    July 31, 2014

  • Mattie M. Church Allen

    Mattie M Church Allen age 78 of Burk Mountain went home to Heaven Monday July 28, 2014.

    July 31, 2014

  • Mamie Lee Webb Mamie Lee Webb

    Mamie Lee Webb , age 82, of Blacksburg, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clarence E. Smith

     Clarence E. Smith, 88, of Peterstown formerly of Princeton died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his home.

    July 31, 2014

  • Darlene Yvonne Wohlford Rose

    Darlene Yvonne Wohlford Rose died at the age of 88 on Sunday afternoon, July 27, 2014, at her home in Princeton following an extended illness.

    July 31, 2014

  • Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly Jr. Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly Jr.

    Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly, Jr., 75, of 300 Gott Road in Princeton died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Princeton Community Hospital.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey) Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey)

    Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey) of Bluefield West Virginia passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in Winston-Salem, NC after a brief illness.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Glen Kahle Belcher Glen Kahle Belcher

    BLUEFIELD — Glen Kahle Belcher, 82 of Bluefield, WV went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty Jo Gray Betty Jo Gray

    Betty Jo Gray, 76, of the Springfield Center in Lindside, formerly of Princeton Towers, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at her residence.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Juanita Bourne Coon

    Juanita Bourne Coon, age 75 of the Gratton community in Tazewell, VA died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Welmont Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN.

    July 30, 2014