Debbie Richardson, 67, of Caretta, WV passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. Born January 29, 1953 in Warriormine, WV, she was the daughter of the late Dorcas Johnson Dale and Bill Dale.

She was a homemaker and loved her family, and was a graduate of Big Creek High School in War, WV.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Dean Richardson; five sisters, Maude Fly, Betty Akers, Helen Conley, Edith Cianciolo and Sandra Harris; two brothers, Bill and James “Jimmy” Dale.

Survivors include her loving husband, Harold Richardson of Caretta; one daughter, Jill Pentz and husband Ron of Charleston, SC; two sisters, Linda Smith and Nancy Dale both of Cartersville, VA and one brother, Johnny “Red” Dale of Cartersville, VA; many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, she has been cremated and the family will honor her privately.

The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is assisting the Richardson family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at