Delores J. Falls
Delores J. Falls
  • July 25, 1948 - June 11, 2016
  • Fayetteville, West Virginia

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Delores Jean (Wendell) Falls, 67, passed away in her home on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Born on July 25, 1948 in Courton, WV; to still surviving mother, Gladys Elkins Wendell Wise.

Delores was a 1966 graduate of Fayetteville High School and shortly after graduation she married the love of her life, Alfred Falls. Their marriage of 49 years produced two children: son, Stephen Falls and daughter, Kimberly Bone and her husband, Mike Bone. Delores was graced with two beautiful granddaughters: Laken Bone and Taren Bone.

Delores and Alfred were owners and operators of Falls Exxon in Fayetteville for 20+ years. They worked side by side and enjoyed taking care of their customers and being part of the community.

She is also survived by two brothers, Darrell Elkins and wife Mary and James Elkins and wife Lura; one sister, Jane Hardy; and several loved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Conard Wendell; grandfather, Cecil Taylor, grandmother, Anna Taylor, and brother Dallas Elkins Sr..

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, June, 16, 2016 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home with Pastor Delbert Walker officiating. Entombment will follow at Huse Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Delores’ memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 921W Neville Street, Beckley, WV 25801.

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The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.