Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

September 22, 2012

Otis Edward Nelson

JEWELL RIDGE, Va. — Otis Edward Nelson, age 77, of Jewell Ridge, Va., passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at his home. He was born in Tazewell County, Va. and was the son of the late Otis Lee and Kathern Wagner Nelson. He was a retired coal miner from Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation and a member of the UMWA Post No. 1594 District No. 28 of Jewell Ridge, Va. Otis enjoyed being in the peacefulness of the outdoors; he spent many hours on the river banks and lakes fishing to his heart's content.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ottie Barnett; and three brothers, Jack, Cecil and Orville Nelson.

Those who survive him are his sister, Alivia VanDyke of Jewell Ridge, Va.; and his brother, Marvin Nelson of Richlands, Va. He is also survived by several nieces; nephews; and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Otis Edward Nelson will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Va. with the Rev. Terry Keen officiating. Interment will follow at the Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be Dusty VanDyke, Raymond VanDyke, Howie VanDyke, Ralph VanDyke, Junior McGlothlin, James Harmon and Mike Nelson. Serving as Honorary pallbearers will be Roger VanDyke, Clyde Nelson, Jerry Nelson, Herman Nelson, Louie Barnett, Joe Sparks and Dennis Keen.

A visitation will be held from 1:00- 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Va.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • 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

  • Jerry Van Goforth

    BRUSHFORK — Jerry Van Goforth 70 of Brushfork, WV passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, WV.

    April 19, 2014

Local News