Donald Ray Aliff, 73, of Herndon Heights, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2022 in a Beckley hospital. 

Born February 28, 1949, at Corinne, he was the son of the late Herbert Donahue and Kathleen McCellan (Green) Aliff. 

Donald was a former coal miner and was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam Era from 1967-1973. 

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters, Francis Marie Crouse and Patricia Dawn Shirle; and an infant brother, Eddie Joe Aliff. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his three sisters, Christeen Shawver and her husband, Bill of Bastian, VA, Claudine Harrison and her husband, David of Tazewell, VA, and Ellen Sue Lambert White of Melbourne, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

In keeping with Donald’s wishes, he will be cremated, and there will be a private burial at the Lusk Cemetery, Herndon Heights. 

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The family of Donald Aliff is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.