Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 27, 2013

Billy Dempsey Mann

BLUEWELL — Billy Dempsey Mann, age 87, of The Havens, formerly of Bluewell, passed away early Thursday morning, April 25, 2013 at The Havens.

Born on June 12, 1925 in Russell County, Va., he was a son of the late Ida Thompson Mann and Robert Monroe Mann.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was retired from U.S. Steel #50 in Pineville. He was a UMWA member.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Quesenberry Mann; children, Artie and Beth Mann of Arkansas; grandson, Jeremiah James Baldwin; great-grandson, Tyler Houston Baldwin; son-in-law, Benjamin Farmer Sr. and several siblings.

Survivors include: Daughters: Cynthia Mann Baldwin and husband Freddie of Bluefield, Tina Quesenberry Cline and husband Michael of Newport News, Va., Tonna Quesenberry Smith and husband Doug of Princeton, Patricia Mann Farmer of Princeton, Brenda Joes of Tennessee; son: Brian Mann of Arkansas; grandchildren: Andrew Earl Dobbins III and wife Kellie of Montcalm, Jordan Dobbins Stone and husband Adam of Brushfork, Benjamin Farmer Jr. and Caleb Farmer of Princeton, Ashley Cline and Corey Cline of Newport News, Va., Noah Smith and Savannah Smith of Princeton, Fred Kyle Baldwin III and wife Louise of Glenwood; seven great-grandchildren; sister: Florence Mandakunis of Flat Top, W.Va.

Funeral services will be held today (Saturday), April 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Minister George Mandakunis officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell where Military Graveside Honors will be performed by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. The family will be serving as pallbearers. Friends may call today (Saturday) from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family is accepting online condolences at www.cravens-shires.com.

The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road, Bluefield, WV (Bluewell) is in charge of arrangements.

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