Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home

350 W Maple Ave, Fayetteville, WV


Alice Katherine King

May 29, 1927May 2, 2020

Alice Katherine King, 92, of Fayetteville, WV passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Oak Hill Place.

Alice was born on May 29, 1927 in Clifty, WV to the late Andrew A. and Chloe Fern Caldwell Kessler.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, George T. King and her brother, Hugh A. Kessler.

Survivors left to cherish her memory are her two daughters: Kathryn and her husband Walter E. Davis III of Raleigh, NC; and Karen and her husband Jerry A. Massie of Fayetteville, WV. Alice is also survived by her two grandsons, Scott Davis and his wife Kelly of Ocala, FL; and Brian Davis and his wife Amber of Raleigh, NC. She has five great-grandchildren: Haley, Caroline, Lauren, Hudson and Violet. Alice is also survived by her sister Lois Groome of Mechanicsville, MD.

Alice was a 70 year member of the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Kesler Memorial Church, Clifty, WV. She was a retired employee of the WV Department of Health & Human Resources.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 338, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Burial to follow at Highlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Oak Hill. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to time on service on Wednesday.

Due to the Covid-19 the family asks that you please “BRING YOUR OWN MASK”. For those wishing to express condolences to the King family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home will be assisting the King family.



  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020


  • Burial


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Robert Shuck

May 6, 2020

Sorry I can't be there, sympathy for Kathryn and Karen and their families. Alice had been my neighbor since about 1949 and she and George were part of my upbringing. May she rest in peace.

Sue Reynolds

May 6, 2020

Alice was always my favorite!she called me Bee!one day she said sue,I know your name is sue ,dont know why I call you bee all the time,I told her it was my own private pet name from her to me,and I loved it!!!we used to eat bell peppers like apples.loved her dearly!!!

Roy Milam

May 6, 2020

Karen, Kathryn, and family,
Dianne and I wanted to extend our condolences over the loss of your mother and our friend Alice. We enjoyed talking and laughing with her on those many Sunday mornings before and after Worship service. When we moved back here and started attending FPC, Alice was one of the first we reconnected with. She made us welcome in the church and always kept things upbeat and happy. She sat on the pew right in front of us and would sometimes comment on how well Roy sings, but he doesn't sing at all. When she went into the nursing home we were saddened but even more so now. We will miss her even more.
May GOD bless and hold each of you in the palm of his hand.
Dianne and Roy Milam

Calvin and Joanna Skaggs

May 6, 2020

We loved you and your family. Will miss the visits and will cherish the memories of having the family as neighbors at Hico. To the daughters, we would like to say your parents and grandparents were dear to our hearts.

Calvin and Joanna Carte Skaggs

Mary Kelley

May 5, 2020

DearAlice Katherine, We will Miss Our Visits with You! You are So Loved by All of Us. Godspeed My Dear Into The Arms of The Good Lord.

Charles Parsons (Class of '69)

May 4, 2020

Dear Ones: So very sorry for your loss. Although we lost contact after high school know that I have very fond memories of your Mom. Heaven is even a better place with her there.