The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

November 27, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, November 28, 2013


Yonsia Geraldine Dandridge

Yonsia Geraldine Dandridge, 65, of Greentown, died Nov. 17, 2013.

Born Nov. 1, 1948, in Greentown, she was the daughter of the late Gerald Clifford and Emogene Price Dandridge.

Ms. Dandridge was a former worker at Mount Olive Correctional Center and was a member of St. Paul Baptist Temple, Beckley.

Surviving: her sister, Fonda Dandridge and her husband, Robert Brooks; uncle, Dennis Price Sr.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was Nov. 23 at St. Paul Baptist Temple, Beckley, with Rev. Walter Leach officiating. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Condolences may be e-mailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com.

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Juanita Billings Hatcher

Juanita Billings Hatcher, 91, of Oak Hill, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Nov. 10, 1922, at Packs Branch, she was the sixth of 16 children of the late Charley E. and Ada Bailey Billings. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Warren A. Hatcher Jr., and 13 brothers and sisters.

She and her husband were the owners of Hatcher’s Music Store in Oak Hill.

Mrs. Hatcher was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving: her son, Charles “Rusty” Hatcher and his wife, Louise, of Lewisburg; daughter, Marjorie Davis of Oak Hill; stepdaughter, Judy Arrington and her husband, Jim, of Tampa, Fla.; and Jacob Hanson, her “special” great-grandson of Oak Hill; her brothers, Harold Billings and wife Barbara of Delaware, Ohio, and Bobby Billings and wife Rosetta of Custer Park, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Anita Billings of Cary, N.C., and Doris Billings of Winston-Salem, N.C.; grandchildren, Susie Logsdon, Christina Hatcher, Charles W. Hatcher Jr., Jimmie Hatcher, Amanda Davis and Joseph Davis; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Roy Wayne Hinkle

Roy Wayne Hinkle, 60, of Hilltop, died Nov. 18, 2013, at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley.

Born July 18, 1953, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Roy H. and Gladys Pennington Hinkle. Brothers Donald F. Hinkle, Darrell E. Hinkle and Kenneth Hinkle also preceded him in death.

He was a retired yardman for Fayco Lumber Company in Oak Hill.

Surviving: wife, Agnes Marie Hawley Hinkle; daughters, Angie Donelow of Harvey and Esther Hinkle; brothers, Roger Hinkle of Fairview, Edward Hinkle of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Marvin Hinkle of Oak Hill; and sisters, Joyce Stover of Mount Hope, Eleanor Jarrell of Oak Hill, Barbara Flowers of Slow Point, N.C., and Karen Aslams of Tiffin, Ohio.

Mr. Hinkle was cremated. There will be no visitation or service.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Dorothy M. Holliday

Dorothy Margaret Holliday died Nov. 22, 2013, at the Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, at the age of 91.

Born May 20, 1922, at Edmond, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Stella Norman Syner. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Guy S. Holliday, in 1979, and a son, Noah Daniel Holliday, in 1953. She was the last surviving member of her family, also preceded in death by her sisters, Freda Argabright, Katherine Argabright, Wilda Entsmiger and Annie Coy, and brothers, William, Earl, Clifford, and Noah Syner.

She was a resident of Fayetteville for 31 years and a prior resident of Layland for 35 years.

Dorothy graduated from Nuttall High School in 1942, and was postmaster at Nuttallburg for a short while.

During World War II, she worked as a war bond typist for the U.S. government in Elkton, Md.

She served as a post office clerk for 17 years and later as postmaster at Layland.

A former member of Layland Baptist Church and a current member of Lansing Baptist Church, Dorothy taught youth groups, children’s Sunday school classes, directed plays and served in several positions, including president of the Ladies Mission Circle. She taught the Ladies Adult Sunday School class at Lansing Baptist Church until ill health forced her to resign at the age of 81.

Surviving: her children, Patricia Overholser (Dan) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Guy S. Holliday Jr. (Jessica) of Forest Hill, Daphina Jean Facello of Maple Fork and George S. Holliday of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Dwayne Meadows, Sabrina Harrison, Opal Lively, Guy Holliday III, Teresa Holliday, James Shanda Hutchison and Dr. David Facello; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 24 at Lansing Baptist Church with Rev. James S. Hutchison officiating. Burial followed at Nuttall Cemetery, Edmond.

Online condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.



Dorothy Kincaid Honaker

Dorothy Kincaid Honaker, 89, of Fayetteville, died Nov. 19, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born June 18, 1924, in Smithers, she was the daughter of the late Berl Dunlavy and Lottie Craigo Semon. She also was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Kincaid and Robert Honaker; stepmother, Charlotte Dunlavy; stepfather, Herb Semon; and stepsons, Mike and Ike Honaker.

She graduated from Gauley Bridge High School and was a resident of Fayetteville for 58 years.

Dorothy loved her church, Fayetteville Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school, served as circle chairman for the local circles as well as the Fayette Association American Baptist Women, the Scholarship Committee and the food committee.

A homemaker and a great cook, Dorothy was known for her hot rolls and cinnamon rolls.

She participated in the local Garden Club, Homemaker Club and the Red Hat Society.

Surviving: her son, Bob (Sherry) Kincaid of Racine, Ohio; her daughter, Kandy (David) Akers of Fayetteville; stepdaughters, Sandy (Leon) Copeland of Charleston, and Libby (Bob) Neely of South Charleston; sisters, Emily (Denver) Corley of Hillsborough, N.C., and Pat (Frank) Werner of Pittsburgh, Pa.; several cousins, special friends and caregivers and 14  grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services were Nov. 22 at the Fayetteville Baptist Church at Fayetteville with Pastor David Sneed and Pastor Ron George officiating. Interment followed at Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Fayetteville Food Pantry, PO Box 33, Fayetteville, WV 25840 or the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.



Freda Maxine (Hudnall) Jennings

Freda Maxine (Hudnall) Jennings, 86, formerly of Chicago and Lake Zurich, Ill., died Nov. 20, 2013.

Born Jan. 1, 1927, in Gamoca, she was the youngest daughter of the late John Clifford Hudnall and Sarah Barr Hudnall. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Jackson Theodore (JT), who passed away on Jan. 19, 2010, at the age of 81; and by her youngest daughter, Debra Marie (Jennings) Ganek; and her grandson, Jim Cline.

Freda always claimed “I was born in West Virginia, but I’m a Chicago girl at heart.”

Surviving: her children, Charles, Regina Small, Jackson III and Joseph; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Freda will be laid to rest alongside her husband, love of her life, at Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville.



Luvena ‘Sally’ Nettleton

Luvena “Sally” Nettleton, 72, of Victor, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Luvena was born Nov. 1, 1941, at Graydon, the daughter of the late William Columbia and Margie Belle Ellison Willis. She also was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Curtis Nettleton, on July 17, 2009; and brothers, Larry and Bill Willis.

She served in the U.S. Army.

She was a member of the Victory Independent Baptist Church at Victor and was retired from the Social Security Administration.

Surviving: her sons, Michael Allen Nettleton and wife Kelly of Ripley and Mark Arthur Nettleton and wife April of Culloden; sisters, Lois Yancey of New Waverly, Texas, Geraldine Hall of Mechanicsville, Va., Frances Clark of Ansted and Patsy Coppins of Richmond, Va.; brother, Roger Willis of Ansted; and grandchildren, Nicholas Nettleton, Jessica Nettleton and Emma Runion.

Funeral services were Nov. 25 at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted with Pastor Tony Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the Willis Cemetery at Victor.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Ansted.



Mary F. Perry

Mary Frances Stone Perry, 86, of Mount Hope, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born Dec. 17, 1926, at Kilsyth, she was the oldest daughter of the late Clarence Mahlon and Blanche Lee Farrish Stone. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Ray C. Perry, on Jan. 28, 1978; a sister, Betty Lou Stone; and brothers, Cledith Stone, Ernie Stone and Todd Stone.

She was retired from the Fayette County Board of Education as a school teacher from Mount Hope Elementary School and was a former store clerk for the New River Company at the Kilsyth and Mount Hope stores. There was nothing that pleased her more than to see her former students and hear of their accomplishments in life.

She attended the Kilsyth and Oswald Elementary schools and graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1944; was a graduate of Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tenn., and Morris Harvey College in Charleston.

Mary was a member of the Kilsyth Free Will Baptist Church since Easter Sunday 1947. She was active in the church, as a past president and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the church, taught Sunday school for over 40 years, served as choir director and as a member of the adult choir, and directed the VBS program for many years.

She served as a past president and past secretary of the West Virginia State Ladies Auxiliary of Free Will Baptists.

She was a member and past Worthy Matron of the Winolia Chapter No. 59, Order of the Eastern Star, Mount Hope; the West Virginia and Fayette County Association of Retired School Employees and was a member of the former Suburban Homemakers Club in Bradley.

Surviving: her son, Ronnie Perry of Mount Hope; sisters, Pat Renfro of Maple Fork, and Freda Lee Cincinnati of Boomer; brothers, Jack Stone of Holden, and Jim Stone of Bluefield; caregiver and niece, Ginny Deal Price; and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were Nov. 25 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Rev. Jim Sturgill and Rev. Dana Gatewood officiating. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Donations of sympathy in her memory may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801, or Kilsyth Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 565, Mount Hope, WV 25880.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.



Michael Stephen Settle

Michael Stephen Settle, 52, of Dempsey Road, died Nov. 21, 2013, at his residence.

Born Sept. 16, 1961, in Ashland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Ira and Theressa Dodd Settle. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Melissa Cara Toney Settle, and by a nephew, Jeremy Rinehart.

Michael was a truck driver in the coal industry, was an avid fisherman and hunter and a member of the NRA.

Surviving: his beloved son, Brandon Michael Settle of Fayetteville; his sisters, Martha Sandy Shenberger of Ashland, Ohio, and Nina “Kitty” Loughery and Yvette “Vesty” Wilshire, both of Oak Hill; his nephews, Jason Rinehart, Monnie Loughery, Michael Loughery and Christopher Loughery; and his niece, Tonya Dudley.

Funeral services were Nov. 25 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Rev. Delmas Wolfe officiating. Burial followed in the Settle Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Jane Ann Samuels Simms

Jane Ann Samuels Simms, 58, of Oak Hill, died Nov. 13, 2013, at her home.

Born Feb. 26, 1955, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Dorothy Leffel Samuels. A brother, Johnny Samuels, and sisters, Alice Honaker and Brenda Hunter, also preceded her in death.

Jane was a homemaker and a former employee of Heck’s Department Store, various other department stores and the Committee on Aging.

She enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques and was very good at doing craft work.

Surviving: daughters, Lesley Simms and Brittney Simms, both of Fayetteville; her loving ex-husband, Tommy Simms of Oak Hill; brothers, David Samuels of Hampton, Va., and Hugh Samuels of Kentucky; sisters, Barbara Fuller and Shella Smith, both of Virginia; one grandchild, Brynnlee Jackson of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 23 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Ernest Francis officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Walter George Summers Jr.

Walter George Summers Jr., 92, of Mount Hope, died Nov. 19, 2013, at Hilltop Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hilltop, following a long illness.

Born Aug. 8, 1921, at Sun, he was the son of the late Walter G. Summers Sr. and Margaret Summers Bouchard. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert S. and Roy T. Summers; and sisters, Goldie Baker and Margaret McClung.

Mr. Summers was a 47-year employee of the New River Company.

Following his retirement, he served as a volunteer at Raleigh General Hospital for several years.

He was a member of the Beckley First Baptist Church.

A former Mount Hope city councilman, he was also a member of the Housing Authority. He was past Worshipful Master and a 50-year member of the MacDonald Lodge No. 103 A.F. & A.M.  

Surviving: his wife of 72 years, Nancy Thompson Summers; a daughter, Carol Lynn Haimberger, her husband, Gerhard, and their son, Fritz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation was held at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Home on Nov. 21. Burial was private.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church, 422 Neville Street, Beckley WV 25801 or Mount Hope Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.