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Everett L. “Pid” Dempsey, 85, of Fawcett in Adams County, Ohio, died Monday, October 1, 2012, at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center in Seaman.

He was born January 14, 1927, in Weeksbury, Ky.

He was preceded in death by parents, Tom and Emma (Ratliff) Dempsey.

He is survived by wife, Ramona Ann (Cooper) Dempsey of Fawcett; three sons, David W. (Karen) Hall of Mt. Orab, Donald L. (Lesley) Hall of Oliver Township and Alan R. (Lanette) Mounts of Bethel; one brother, Leslie (Rose) Dempsey of Lucasville; two sisters, Midge Webb of Bluefield, and Betty (Barney) Reil of Virginia Beach, Va.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He retired from the former Norfolk and Western Railroad Company in Norfolk, Va., and was an engineer for 40 years. He was a Navy Veteran, Seaman First Class, and served in World War II. He was a former member of the Teamsters Union and a member of the former Adams County Garden Club.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

The funeral service is Saturday, October 6, at 1 p.m. at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Pastor David Hopkins will officiate. The visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The interment is at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Blue Creek. A military service will be performed by the Adams County Honor Guard.

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