Thursday, March 17, 2016

Joann (May) Tester Hess Obituary

Joann May Hess, 70 years of age of the Paw Paw section of Hurley, VA, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 19, 2013 in Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. Born April 14, 1943 in Grundy, VA she was the daughter of the late Edward and Hazel Dotson May. She was a homemaker, seamstress, enjoyed crafts and loved animals and a member of the Kelsa Freewill Baptist Church for 56 years. A loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents Edward and Hazel Dotson May, she was preceded in death by her first husband Cecil Tester and one brother Fairley May.

Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years Jerry Hess of Hurley, VA; daughters Diana Dotson and husband Gary, Vickie Justus and Anita Jill Hess all of Hurley, VA, Lisa Kim Wolford of Greensboro, NC.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Amber Matney, Dr. Bandon Tester, Tiffany Justus, Jeffrey Wolford, Matthew Wolford, and Gregory Wolford.

Funeral service for Joann May Hess will be conducted at the Kelsa Freewill Baptist Church, Hurley, VA, Tuesday October 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Elders Ervin Hurley, Ronnie Hurley and Kenny Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA.

Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Kelsa Freewill Baptist Church on Paw Paw Road, Hurley, VA.

The family will receive friends at the Kelsa Freewill Baptist Church, Monday October 21, 2013 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made toward the funeral expense.

Online condolences may be sent to

The family of Joann May have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 119029248

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