The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


January 1, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, January 2, 2014


Fred Herbert Ryan

Fred Herbert Ryan, 86, of Mount Hope, died Dec. 28, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley,  following a short Illness.

Born April 25, 1927, in Norwood, Mo., he was the son of the late Fred Ervin and Charlene Lord Allen Ryan. His wife, Uvedis Bea Blevins Ryan; a brother, Raymond; and sister, Jean Keffer, also preceded him in death.

Fred was a federal mine inspector with M.S.H.A., a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, and a Mason with Mountain Lodge, No. 156 of Coal City AF&AM.

He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: sons, Barry Lane Ryan and wife Barbara of Morgantown, and Keith Gregory Ryan and wife Anne Davis of Morganfield, Ky.; brother, Wayne Ryan of Reidsville, N.C.; sisters, Delmae Walker of Aylett, Va., Lucille Farley of Daniels, Dorothy Smith of Mabscott, and Deanna Farmer of Coal City; grandchildren, Shawn Ryan, Kelly Giles and Sharon O’Nan; and great-grandchildren, Allison, Zachary, Landree and Grayson.

Funeral service was Dec. 31 at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, with Doctors Sharon and Charles Miller officiating. Entombment followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Park Mausoleum, Prosperity.

The family request that donations be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Elsie May Beals Taylor

Elsie May Beals Taylor, 95, of Wriston, died Dec. 20, 2013, at Hilltop Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hilltop.

Born June 20, 1918, at Cheyenne, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Abe and Bertha Kiser Beals. Her first husband, Luther Copley; second husband, Ernest Taylor; grandson, Robert Settle; great-granddaughter, Montana Rose Riser; sisters, Gladys Blake and Virginia Ina Garrett; and brothers, David Beals, Kenneth Beals and Martin Beals also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Loop Creek Baptist Church at Wriston.

Surviving: her children, Betty Phillips and husband Virgil of Ashland, Ohio, Franklin D. Copley and wife Barbara of Latonia, Ky., and Eva Mae Settle and husband James of Wriston; sisters, Odella Pennington of Beards Fork, and Evelyn Abbott and Edna Kincaid, both of Oak Hill; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 28 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Charles Webb officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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