Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

May 26, 2013

Dolen “Donald” Shrewsbury

BEESON — Dolen “Donald” Shrewsbury, 72, of Beeson, died at his home on Friday, May 24, 2013. Born January 15, 1941 at Springton, he was the son of the late Theodore Shrewsbury and Macie Shrewsbury Shrewsbury.  

He was a member of Beeson Chapel Church since 1998. He worked 28 years in the mining industry, mostly as a truck driver, hauling coal for the mines. He was also a self-employed truck driver, hauling timber for the mines. He was a member of the U.M.W.A., NRA and the American Rifle Association. He loved farming, hunting, fishing and working on antique cars.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Shrewsbury.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Beatrice Wiblin Shrewsbury; one daughter, Kathy Bridgeman and husband Joe of Camp Creek; one son, Stephen Shrewsbury and wife Cheryl of Princeton; four grandsons, Kevin, Travis, Joshua and Ryan; one granddaughter, Carrie; two step-grandsons, Timothy “TJ” and Christopher; four step-granddaughters, Tiffany, Jessica, Chloe and Claire; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Shrewsbury of Beeson; one brother, Darrell Shrewsbury of Massillon, Ohio; and lifelong friends, Roger Lilly of Montcalm and Wayne McKenzie of Beeson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013 at Beeson Chapel Church at Beeson with the Rev. Harold Taylor and the Rev. Maitland Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at the Shrewsbury Cemetery at Beeson. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may visit at Beeson Chapel Church from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013 and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

To send the family online condolences please visit

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Smith Thomas Carr Smith Thomas Carr

    MONROE, N.C. — Smith Thomas Carr, age 37, of Monroe, NC, formerly of Rocky Gap, VA, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 following a tree accident on his job.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Iris O'Quinn McClanahan Iris O'Quinn McClanahan

    ABINGDON, Va. — Iris O'Quinn McClanahan, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Grace Health Care.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norma J. Meadows Norma J. Meadows

    POUNDING MILL, Va. — Norma J. Meadows, age 84, of Pounding Mill, Virginia entered into eternal rest in Abingdon, Virginia on Thursday, April 17, 2014 after an extended illness.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • James (Jimmy) Joseph Groten James (Jimmy) Joseph Groten

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — James (Jimmy) Joseph Groten, age 24, of Bluefield, VA, passed away, April 14, 2014.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Harry Edward Kight Harry Edward Kight

    DEEP CREEK LAKE, Md. — Harry Edward Kight, age 89, of Deep Creek Lake, MD and Severna Park, MD, passed away on April 15, 2014 in Severna Park.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kenneth Dean Jackson Sr. Kenneth Dean Jackson Sr.

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — Kenneth Dean Jackson, Sr., Bluefield, VA, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Henry French

    BLAND, Va. — John Henry French, 66, of Bland, VA went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

    April 18, 2014

  • Ruth Wyatt Sluss

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — Ruth Wyatt Sluss, 80, of Bluefield, Virginia passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, West Virginia.

    April 18, 2014

  • Natalie Kirby Viars Natalie Kirby Viars

    PRINCETON — Natalie Kirby Viars, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Serenity Place, located on Browns Ridge Road, Lerona.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dennis Ray  Lawrence Dennis Ray Lawrence

    Dennis Ray Lawrence, 62, of Lewisburg, WV, formerly of Weyanoke, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo