POUNDING MILL, Va. Winfred Jerome Hess, age 80, of Pounding Mill, Va., died, Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Salem, Va. Veteran's Hospital. Born at Drill, Va. he was the son of the late Robert and Jessie Fitzgerald Hess.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, Lois Ann Fitzgerald Hess; a son, Winston Brian Hess; and a granddaughter, Regina Ann Hess; eight brothers, John Hess, Cleo Hess, Paul Hess, Clarence Hess, Richard Hess, Roy Hess, Ervin Hess, Columbus Hess; and two sisters, Ollie Coleman and Beulah Elswick Keene.
Winfred was retired as an instructor for the Virginia Department of Corrections and was an off campus electrical and mechanical instructor for Southwest Virginia Community College. Winfred enjoyed singing and playing at area churches. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by two sons, Jerome Hess and wife, Sue of Loveland, Colo., and Wesley Hess of Pounding Mill, Va.; one daughter, Teresa Ann Mason of Hubert, N.C.; three stepdaughters, Teresa Nelson and husband, Homer, Belinda Lankford and Anita VanDyke; grandsons, Paul Hess, Jeremy Hess, Winston Hess and Jeremy Nelson; granddaughters, Mandalin Graham, Sarah DeRoberts, Amanda Roland and Carley Nelson; several great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with the Rev. Lonnie Perkins and the Rev. Chuck Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery at Richlands, Va. Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers. Casey Short V.F. W. Post 9640 will conduct military graveside rites.
Friends may call at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 21 July 2012