By: Bob FalaOutdoors Columnist
May 6, 2013
LAKE, W.Va. — Mrs. Pearl “Minnie Pearl” Mullins Dingess of Lake, 77, formerly of Mud Fork, was born September 30, 1935, a daughter of the late Walter and Linnie Pearl Ball Mullins of Greenview. She departed this life Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Also preceding her in death was her husband of 49 years, Pete Dingess; great-granddaughter, Maddyn McGrath; great-grandson, Jaxon Runyon; brothers, Tilton Vance, Kenneth Vance, Cecil Vance, Basil Vance, and O’Dell Mullins and infant twin brother, Emil Earl Mullins, and one sister, Jewell Gillman.
Pearl was a 1953 graduate of Scott High School and attended all her class reunions. She was a homemaker and worked for the US Postal Service with a total of 38 years. She retired in 2004 from Jeffrey Post Office as Postmaster. She also worked at Mount Gay Post Office for many years. Through the years, she served as Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, 4-H Leader, various positions with PTA, and homeroom mother for her three children. She also helped with various local charities and community activities. She also loved to attend the many sporting events and special occasions for her five grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her children, Barbara (David) Runyon of Lake, Eddie Dingess of Big Creek, and Gayle Dingess (Bill Craddock) of Lake; grandchildren, Asheley Dingess-Allie (Jamil), Jason (Christine) Dingess, Jeremy (Jessica) Dingess, Brent (Dolores) Runyon, and Bridgett (Travis) Runyon, and great-grandchildren Adrik, Ayla and Arix Allie, Kierra, Sarah and Jaxon Dingess and Braylyn Dingess, and Mira McGrath.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Honaker Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family would like to thank all the staff and nurses of the ICU Unit at Logan Regional Medical Center, especially Dr. Marzouk, Dr. Kanuri and Dr. Mullen for the special care to our mother/grandmother.
Condolences may be left at www.honakerfuneralhome.org
Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.