Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 27, 2013

Ishmel Lockhart

TAZEWELL, Va. — Ishmel Lockhart, age 85, of the Witten Valley community in Tazewell, Va., died Friday, January 25, 2013 at Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands, Va. Born October 10, 1927 in Buchanan County, Va., he was a son of the late Wilburn and Alta Jackson Lockhart.

He was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church. Mr. Lockhart retired from Consolidation Coal Company as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the UMWA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Virginia Peery Lockhart; two sisters, Margie Musick and Ella Mae VanDyke; one brother, Albert Lockhart; five infant siblings; and a great-grandchild, Chance Mullins.

Survivors include three daughters, Virginia L. Nelson and husband, Jerry of Witten Valley in Tazewell, Va., Juanita L. Moore and husband, Tom of Hillsborough, N.C., and Shirley Phillips and husband, Danny of Thompson Valley in Tazewell, Va.; one sister, Beulah O'Quinn of Abingdon, Va.; five grandchildren, Jamie Reedy, T.J. Moore, Meagan Mullins, Ben Moore, and Sydney Phillips Youther; four great-grandchildren, Braxton, Chace, and Blake Reedy, and Bryson Moore; several nieces and nephews; and his caregivers, Betty Horne, Linda Reedy, and Faith Horne.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. with the Reverend Barry Absher officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m., Sunday, January 27, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, Canton, OH 44720.

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