The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


December 18, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, December 19, 2013


Carol Ann Markley

Carol Ann Markley, 68, of Danese, died Dec. 13, 2013.

Born Aug. 24, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Peter Robert and Ann Maharidge Guddy. She also was preceded in death by her husband, John Markley; and a brother, David Guddy.

Surviving: sons, Ray Markley and wife Mary and Joseph Markley and wife Kimberly; stepsons, Johnny Markley, Randy Markley and David Wright; grandchildren, Jennifer Markley, William Markley, Agusta Markley, Rachel Markley, Savanah Markley, Ray Markley II and Abaigale Markley; sisters, Stella Shaffer, Linda Alford and Jean Parshall; and brothers, Paul Guddy, Carl Guddy and Robert Guddy.

Service was Dec. 17 at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Benney Kenney officiating.

Tommy Simms

Tommy Simms, 60, of Oak Hill, died unexpectedly on Dec. 12, 2013.

Born Aug. 31, 1953, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Cornelius Houston and Marjorie Oiler Simms. His former wife, Jane Ann Samuels Simms, also preceded him in death on Nov. 13, 2013.

Tommy was a kind, tender-hearted man.

He was a coal miner, having dedicated 35 years to his employment. In his spare time he liked to hunt, fish, watch NASCAR and do woodworking.

Surviving: his loving daughters who were the center of his life, Lesley Simms of Fayetteville and Brittney Simms of Fayetteville; his only grandchild, Brynnlee Jackson of Fayetteville; brothers, Larry Simms and wife Carol of Gatewood, Jimmy Simms and wife Ann of Hartville, Ohio, Roger Simms and wife Carolyn of Whiteland, Ind., Michael Simms and wife Karen of Plum Orchard, Connie Mack Simms and wife Jennie of Oak Hill, Paul Dean Simms and wife Bernie of Dale City, Va., and Bruce Simms and wife Jennifer of Oak Hill; sisters, Lois O’Daniels of Wilmington, N.C., Trenia Christianson of Seattle, Wash., Vicki Maynard and husband Randy of China and Madge Hamilton and companion Bob Kelly of Cape Coral, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Dec. 18 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Ernie Francis officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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