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20 Whitman Community Church
Friday October 19th, 2018

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20 Whitman Community Church
Saturday October 20th, 2018

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Arlis Dingess

Arlis D. Dingess, 86 of Henlawson went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 17, 2018 at Dignity Hospice House at Chapmanville surrounded by his loving family at his bedside following an extended illness. He was born March 26, 1932 at Whirlwind, WV in Logan County to the late Will Dingess and Stella Dingess Vance. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by: his precious wife of 62 ½ years Sylverine Dingess; 3 sisters, Lilly Mae Bryant, Esther Newhart, and Mary Elizabeth Viars; seven brothers, Raymond Dingess, Roy Dingess, Jack Dingess, Ray Dingess, William Dingess, Alfred Dingess, and Dee Martin; five brothers-in-law, Earl White, Bob White, Herbert Vance, George Stone, and Chester Ray Martin; 7 sisters-in-law, Vernie Dingess, Josie Dingess, Edith Dingess, Eliza Dingess, Hazel Dingess, Edith Dingess, and Ocia Nelson; 3 sons-in-law, Charles W. Burton, Donny Barrett, and Roy Keith White. Arlis was a disabled coal miner from Westmoreland Coal Company. He was a lifelong resident of Henlawson, WV and a faithful and devoted member of the 20 Whitman Community Church. He greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family, going to church, and serving the Lord. He loved to hunt and ginseng and enjoyed the outdoors. Arlis was such a blessing and inspiration to so many. He was a kind-hearted man who never met a stranger. The Lord blessed him with the gift of being a bright shining light to witness to everyone he came in contact with. He loved to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and he told everyone that Jesus loved them, and he did too. He always gave God the glory and as a result of him a faithful soulwinner many people over the years accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Dad will be forever loved and remembered and so sadly missed by his family and friends. Those left to cherish his memory include: 3 beloved daughters, Candy Burton Barrett, Vanessa (Paul) Estep, and Brenda Chrislip Tedder; 2 loving and devoted sons, Rodney (Teresa) Dingess, and Jerry (Nikki) Dingess; 7 grandsons, Joshua White, Rodney Allen Dingess, Christopher (Jill) Dingess, Preston Chrislip, Eric Morris, Luke Jeremiah Dingess, and Scott Barrett; granddaughter, Jennifer Barrett; great-granddaughter, Marlie Brooke Dingess; great-grandson, Carter Donald Barrett; 3 sisters, his beloved twin sister, Alda White, Myrtle White, and Pauline Vance. He is also survived by many other in-laws, nephews, nieces, cousins, neighbors, friends, and his church family that he loved and enjoyed fellowshipping with so much. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday October 20, 2018 at the 20 Whitman Community Church with Pastor Joaquin Ooten and Rev. Roscoe Chafin officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Pallbearers will be: Joshua White, Rodney Allen Dingess, Christopher Dingess, Preston Chrislip, Eric Morris, Luke Dingess, and Paul Estep. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Clifford Martin, Clayton Martin, Roger Martin, Harvey Martin, Teddy Nelson, Ronnie Nelson, Michael Nelson, Lloyd Belcher, Cleve Curry, P.D. Clemens, Roy Dingess, James Lee White, Pastor Joaquin Ooten, Rev. Roscoe Chafin, Daris Meadows, Roger Curry, Willie Viars, Phillip Farley, Bruce Simpkins, Dr. Satish, and Dr. Radha. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday October 19, 2018 also at the 20 Whitman Community Church. Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you and our gratitude to the following for all their assistance, love, and support for the wonderful care and needs of our loving dad and papaw: Drs. Radha and Satish and Staff for all the years they so lovingly took care of Dad. Logan Regional Medical Center 3rd Floor & CCU nursing staff, Dignity Hospice House, Family Discount Pharmacy, Medi-Home Care, Girlling Home Health and staff, Pastor Joaquin Ooten for always being a wonderful Pastor and friends, and our 20 Whitman Community Church, and his brothers and sisters in Christ. Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com Akers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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