Thursday, March 17, 2016 Joann (May) Testor (1943-2013)

Jo Ann "Joann" May was born on 14 April 1943 in Grundy, Virginia, to Edward May and Hazel Dotson. On 13 May 1961 she married Cecil Paul Tester, son of Hillman Charles Tester and Addie Marie Conn. Cecil worked as a truck driver for a coal company at the time of their marriage. The couple had two daughters:

  1. Diana Gail Tester born on 25 December 1961 in Buchanan County. She married James Terry Dotson on 25 December 1981 in Hurley, Virginia. They had a daughter in 1989. The couple divorced on 27 May 2002. Diana married Cecil Gary Dotson on 8 October 2005.
  2. Vicki Lynn Tester born 13 October 1964 in Buchanan County. She married Morris Kevin Moore on 20 February 1990; they divorced on 21 July 1992. Secondly, she married Christopher Allen Justus and had a daughter. They divorced on 10 November 2008. She had a son, Brandon Paul Tester in 1983.
On 21 February 1966 Cecil Paul Tester was driving his coal truck near Kelsa, Virginia, when he was killed after he lost control of his truck and jumped, landing in the path of the truck's wheels. He was killed instantaneously.

Joann (May) Tester married Jerry Robert Hess on 25 September 1968 in Grundy, Virginia. They had two daughters.

Joann (May) Tester Hess; photograph courtesy of Find A Grave volunteer
Vernon Miller

Joann died on 19 October 2013 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was interred at Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Big Rock, Virginia.

'Joann (May) Tester Hess,' Find A Grave
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 119029248
US, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015, 2013 Hess, Joann
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: 1959 (Hess, Joann)
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1943 May, Jo Ann
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1961 Tester, Cecil Paul - May, Joann
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1968 Hess, Jerry Robert - Tester, Joann May

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