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April 24, 2013

William Nester Sr.

William Nester Sr., of South Farmington, passed away Tuesday (April 23, 2013) at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Farmington, a son of the late Stewart and Lena Nester. Mr. Nester was a coal miner, having retired from Bethlehem Steel Co.’s Idamay and Barrackville Mines. He was a member of the UMWA and the Llewellyn Baptist Church.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. In his younger days, he enjoyed working on televisions and radios.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, William Jr. and Vickie Nester and Rick Sr. and Donna Nester, all of South Farmington; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and William “Butch” Mike, South Farmington; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Bartholow, Enterprise; sisters-in-law, Jean Moore and husband Stanley, New Martinsville, Ruth Ann Arp, of Ohio; and a niece, Margaret Murphy.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Ella Mae Fluharty Nester; three children, Susie, Mark and Debra Nester; a sister; and two brothers.

Friends may call at the Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Friday. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery at Farmington.

The family would like to thank Hospice Care Corp., especially Lisa, Stacy and Holly, and the caregivers: Helen and Sheila.

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