The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

August 7, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, August 8, 2013

Larry David Begley

Larry David Begley, known to most as “Sleepy,” died July 31, 2013, after a long illness.

He was son of the late Margaret E.A. Woolwine Begley and George W. Begley. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Cindy L. Cole Begley; brother, John Stone Begley; and sisters, Gertrude Ratliff, Darlene Loving and Shanda Hicks.

Mr. Begley was retired from the Mount Olive Correctional Complex as a mechanic and was formerly employed in the coal industry and was a truck owner/operator.

He was a member of the Bell Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church.

He enjoyed playing and singing gospel music, and sang with the Dixie Trio, The Harold Family and The Harbor Lights.

Surviving: his brothers, Delbert Woolwine and wife Midge and Richard Begley and wife Mary; children; Larry David “Chunk” Begley Jr. and Melinda Denise Begley Pauley and spouse Jay Pauley; mother of Larry and Melinda, Patricia Begley; stepchildren, Emily Wall and spouse Michael Wall and Danny Flores and fiancée Nicolle Garnish; grandchildren, Heather Kay Stone, Megan Nadine Begley, Katie Dawn Begley, Makia Bartch, Kristin Nicole Adkins and husband Austin Adkins, Jordyn Brooke Pauley, Rylee Faith Pauley and James Gage Pauley; stepgrandchildren, Allison Lilly, Shawn Lilly, Ashley Wall and Brett Wall; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services were Aug. 3 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Rev. Lee Holliday and Rev. Richard Harold officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

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Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Virginia L. Blizzard

Virginia L. Blizzard, 85, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 5, 2013, at Hidden Valley Health Care, Oak Hill, following a short illness.

Born May 24, 1928, in Miller (now called Nallen), she was the daughter of the late Cecil Hefner Miller and Fern Champe Miller. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Ray Blizzard, in 1998.

Virginia was a school teacher for 39 years at Clifftop and Oak Hill schools. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Concord College.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving: a sister, Phyllis M. Kessler of Fayetteville, and a brother, Bill Miller of Nallen.

Services were at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, on Aug. 7, with Pastor R. Bloomfield officiating. Burial followed at the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

Arrangements by to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Virginia Faye Smith Campbell

Virginia Faye Smith Campbell, 71, of West Frankfort, Ill., formerly of Dothan, died Aug. 3, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Ill.

Born May 7, 1942, at Lick Fork, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nettie Stover Smith. Her husband, Shirley Ray Campbell, preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1997.

Virginia was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Donna Hawley of Greenwood, Ark., and Rita Campbell of Scarbro; sons, William Campbell of Oak Hill, James Campbell of West Frankfort, Ill., Andy Cambpell of Colton, Calif., and Victor Campbell and Charlie Campbell, both of Scarbro; brothers, Sammy Smith, Jackie Smith, Bobby Smith and Phillip Smith, all of Scarbro; sisters, Bethel Coleman of Texas, and Loretta Walker and Tammy Nady, both of Adkins, Va.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Campbell and her husband, Shirley, were laid to rest in joint graveside rites and committal service on Aug. 6 at the Peters Cemetery in Dothan, with Pastor Samuel Smith officiating.

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Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Juanita Ruth Ennis

Juanita Ruth Ennis, 48, of Meadow Bridge, died July 30, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Burnett, and mother, Doris Burnett.

She was a loving wife and mother who always put everyone else first and made sure everyone was happy.

She was an animal lover and loved her cat, Moose. She also was a loyal friend and companion.

Surviving: her husband, David Ennis; son, Abraham Ennis; daughter, Samantha and husband Brad Lilly; brothers, Randy Ayers and Jack Burnett; sister, Robin Burnett; father-in-law, Russell Ennis; and Glen and Sue Ennis, Kelly Ennis, Stanley and Bobbie Ennis, Nick Ennis, and Chris Ennis.

Arrangements for memorial will be made at a later date.

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Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley.

Bonnie Lee Groves

Bonnie Lee Groves, 87, of Rockville, Md., formerly of Orient Hill, died Aug. 3, 2013 in Bethesda, Md. of natural causes.

She was the daughter of the late Levi Jackson Legg and Eugenia Halstead, the beloved wife of the late Ira Oliver Groves, mother of the late Wayne Oliver Groves, Waldo Wetzel Groves, Richard Lee Groves and sister of the late Youvonne Hurst and Earl Jackson Legg.

Bonnie was born in Greenbrier County on June 16, 1926, and was raised by Burpee and Jumbo Crane with Wapella Carver and Sonny Walker and the late Ole Crane, Orlie (Crane) Smith, Faye (Crane) May, Kathleen Launtage and Junior Walker.

Also surviving: sons, William Frederick Groves and Darrell Julian Groves; sister, Anna Faye McClung; brother, “Bill” William Buster Legg; grandchildren, William Waldo Groves, Annette Groves Stuckey, Laura (Groves) Conley, Darrell Lee Groves, Matthew Groves, Ruby Groves and Joshua Lochte; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She lived in Rockville from 1959 to present and was a long-time member of Wildwood Baptist Church in Bethesda, Md.

A memorial service was held at Wildwood Baptist Church, Bethesda, on Aug. 5. Funeral services will be held at Meadow Grove Baptist Church, Dawson, with Pastor Vince Deeds officiating, on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wildwood Baptist Church, 10200 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Rainelle.

Charles Edward Hambrick

Charles Edward Hambrick, 71, of Scarbro, died at his home Aug. 3, 2013.

Born April 19, 1942, at Ingram Branch, he was a son of the late Charles S. and Ora Evelyn Lewis Hambrick. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Pat Hambrick, and a brother, Robert Hambrick.

Mr. Hambrick was retired from the Fayette County Board of Education as a carpenter foreman.

He was a member of the Scarbro United Methodist Church; chartered and was Scout master of Troop #115 and Scout master of Troop #125 for several years.

He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving: his wife of 50 years, Carol S. Stover Hambrick; a son, Steve Hambrick and his wife, Dee, of Beckley; a daughter, Sue Sharp and her husband, Mike, of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Josh Sharp and his wife, Stacey, of Oak Hill, Mindi Sharp of Dunbar, Casey Hambrick and Ryan Hambrick of Beckley; great-grandchildren, Katy, Brian and Azlyn; and a brother, Mike Hambrick and his wife, Loretta, of Cross Lanes.

Funeral services were Aug. 6 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Dr. Charles Miller and Dr. Sharon Miller officiating. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Donations may be made to: Hospice of Southern West Virginia, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802, or to Scarbro United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 266, Scarbro, WV 25917.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Susan Jean Harper

Susan Jean Harper, 59, of Victor, died Aug. 2, 2013.

In keeping with Susan’s wishes she will be cremated and a memorial service will be at a later date in Lewistown, Pa.

Memorials in her memory may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Road, Beckley, WV 25801.

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

Jack Hicks

Jackie “Jack” Hicks, 67, of Greenwood, S.C., formerly of Lansing, died July 28, 2013.

A private graveside service will be held at the Hicks Family Cemetery, Lansing.

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

Peggy Gean Hoadley

Peggy Gean Hoadley, 69, of Victor, died July 28, 2013, following a long illness.

Born Oct. 26, 1943, in Lovers Leap, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Adams and Frances Bartrum Adams.

Mrs. Hoadley was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church of Hopewell.

She was a dietary aide working much of her life in local nursing homes.

Surviving: her husband, David Simms; daughters, Shelly Skaggs of Tennessee, Sandy Singh of Ohio and Robin Ford of Victor; sons, Mark Hoadley of North Carolina and David Simms of Victor; a brother, Dale Adams of Victor; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services were Aug. 2 at Simms Family Cemetery on Saturday Road at Victor.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Roger Dale Jeffries

Roger Dale Jeffries, 65, of Minden, died Aug. 1, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Division.

Born Nov. 5, 1947, at Hickory Gap, he was the son of the late Clark Napoleon Jeffries and Ora Elizabeth (Grose) Jeffries. He also was preceded in death by sisters, Dreama Jeffries and Judy Jeffries; brother, Wayne Jeffries; half-sister, Audrah Walker; half-brothers, Paul Jeffries and James Jeffries; and two favorite aunts, Fannie Jeffries and Goldie Jeffries.

Roger retired after working 25 years in general maintenance for the City of Oak Hill.

He attended New Beginnings Church of God at Glen Jean.

Surviving: his loving wife Wanda Mae (Masters) Jeffries; daughters, Shondaya Faye “Beano” Sears and her husband, James, of Minden, Angie Denise “LuLu” Todd and her husband, Mike, of Carlisle, Elizabeth Yvonne “Robut” Arrington and her husband, Charlie, of Summerlee, and Starlett Dawn “Bunkey” Humphrey and her husband, George, of Minden; sisters, Thelma Barker of Lansing and Linda Fitzwater of Oak Hill; brother, Robert Jeffries of St. Albans; half-sisters, JoAnn Summers and her husband, Herbert, of Gastonia, N.C., and Nora Powers of Monmouth Junction, N.J.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Aug. 5 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. John Pack and Rev. William Mosley officiating. Burial followed in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Connie Sue Mealhouse

Connie Sue Mealhouse, 66, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 3, 2013.

Per her request she was cremated and there will be no service or visitation.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

George Jennings Moreau

George Jennings Moreau, 91, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 4, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, following a short illness.

Born April 2, 1922, in Fayetteville, he was the son of the late George Moreau and Angie Bowyer Moreau Jackson. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Hitchcock.

He was a retired Oak Hill business owner and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: his wife, Helen Maxine Brackman Moreau of Oak Hill; son, Wayne Moreau and wife Linda of Oak Hill; grandson, Matthew Moreau and wife Lisa of Rolesville, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Megan and Morgan Moreau, both of Rolesville, N.C.; brother, Joe Moreau and wife Ann of Beckley; and sisters, Mary Beard and husband Malcolm of Tampa, Fla., Betty Haskell and husband D.D. of Dayton, Ohio, Susan Noble of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jean and her husband Milo Stewart of Florida.

Committal services were conducted Aug. 7 at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill, with Pastor Mike Kees officiating. There was no visitation.

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

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

George Allen Mullins

George Allen Mullins, 68, died July 31, 2013.

Born Dec. 22, 1944, he was the eldest child of the late George K. and Dorothy Mae Mullins. He also was preceded in death by two brothers.

He was a graduate of Ansted High School and a proud Army veteran, serving from 1962 to 1965.

He worked many years and retired from financial planning and insurance sales.

He held strong to his faith at the Lesslie Church of Christ in South Carolina.

Surviving: his wife, Christine, of 48 years; his children, Allen and his wife, Tammy, Gene and his wife, Becky, Jonathan and his wife, Nivein, all of South Carolina, Jason and his fiancée, Angela, of Ohio and Chad and his wife, Jessica, of Kentucky; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were Aug. 4 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

T. E. ‘Tommy’ Myles

Thomas Eberly “Tommy” Myles, 90, of Fayetteville, died Aug. 3, 2013 in High Point, N.C.

Tommy, the first child of Thomas A. and Rouena E. Myles, was born in Fayetteville on Oct. 24, 1922. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Marshall Myles.

He was a 1940 graduate of Fayetteville High School, received an AB degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology in Montgomery, was graduated in 1949 from the College of Law of West Virginia University, and immediately joined his father in the practice of law in Fayetteville.

He was an aerial gunner during World War II and flew 33 combat missions over Germany and Polesti, was wounded once, parachuted from a stricken bomber over friendly territory on another occasion, and on his 33rd mission became a prisoner of war and was taken to friendly territory after six weeks of captivity.

Tommy loved the Town of Fayetteville, was a friend to many, he loved his church and the practice of law. When dementia confined him to a nursing home, the two pictures in his room were of the Courthouse in Fayetteville and of his WWII B-24 bomber crew.

He was a former elder of the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Fayette County Bar Association, the West Virginia Bar Association, served in numerous professional and civic organizations and served in the West Virginia Legislature, House of Delegates, where he was the House Majority Leader.

Surviving: his sons, Steven M. Myles of Hico and Philip A. Myles of Charleston; a sister, Betty Myles Blume of Fayetteville; a brother, Dr. John T. Myles of Gloucester, Va.; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tommy had requested his body be donated to the West Virginia University Medical School at Morgantown for research.

A memorial service will be held in the Courtroom of the Fayette County Courthouse in Fayetteville on Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. Burial of cremains will be private at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

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

Ronald ‘Rondal’ Ray Shifflett

Ronald (Rondal) Ray Shifflett, of Cornell, Wis., formerly of Oak Hill, died July 17, 2013, at his home in Cornell.

Funeral service will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, at a later date.

Wilma Jefferson Thompson

Mrs. Wilma Jefferson Thompson, 85, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 2, 2013.

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

U.S. Army (Ret.) Sgt. 1st Class Marshall E. Wickline

U.S. Army Retired Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Edward Wickline, 70, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 3, 2013, at his residence.

Born Jan. 4, 1943, at Lindside, he was the son of the late Rexford Ernest Wickline and Dana Christine LaFon Wickline of Monroe County. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Wickline of Lindside; a sister, Nancy Mann of Mt. Hope; and his wife, JoAnn Wickline of Oak Hill.

Marshall was a retired Army veteran with three tours in Germany. He also was a Vietnam veteran and has numerous awards. He was proudest of the three Bronze Stars won in Vietnam.

He was assigned to many duty stations throughout the United States.

Marshall was a charter member of the Christian Missionary Church of Oak Hill where he served as Sunday school teacher many years. He was also an elder, board member and usher.

Marshall loved his dachshund dogs, better known as “wiener dogs.” He gave excellent care to his dogs with help from his granddaughter, Sarah, who he trusted with his dogs. Brother-in-law Denny Sanger helped at times.

Surviving: brothers, Ernie Wickline and wife Juanita of Mt. Hope and Howard P. Wickline and wife Merlene of Bluewell; sisters, Virginia Clemons of Peterstown, Marie Braddock of New Castle, Del., and Lula Meadows and husband Larry of Roanoke, Va.; sons, Michael Wickline and his wife, Mickey, and granddaughter Amelia of Galena, Mo., and Mark Wickline of Branson, Mo.; daughter, Amanda Wickline of Branson, Mo.; stepsons, Johnny Hendrick and wife Roxanne and Tommy Hendrick, all of Oak Hill; stepdaughter, Nancy McCarthy of Bradley; and numerous step-granddaughters and step-grandsons and a few great-granddaughters and great-grandsons and a special friend he loved very much.

Funeral service was Aug. 7 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Fredrick Joseph and Pastor Albert Bowman officiating. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Mildred Miller Wickline

Mildred Miller Wickline, of Lockbridge, died Aug. 2, 2013, at the home of her son, Dale Miller, following a long illness.

Born Jan. 25, 1927, at Lockbridge, she was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Annie Stickler Gwinn. She also was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry W. Miller in 1970, and James Wickline in 1997; stepson, James Olen Wickline; grandson, Shane Michael Miller in 1981; great-granddaughter, Angela Boothe; brothers, James, Harley, Dempsey and Bobby Gwinn; and a sister, Juanita Shoff.

Mildred was a faithful member of the Thorny Point Tabernacle for 57 years where she served as secretary.

She was a member of the Meadow Bridge Kiwanis Club; treasurer of the Sandstone All School Reunion, graduating in the class of 1945; and served on the board of the Summers County Committee on Aging.

Surviving: her children, Dale Miller and wife Brenda and Anna Belle Lewis and husband John, all of Lockbridge, Karen Tincher and husband Darrell of Meadow Bridge and Michael Miller and wife Sue of Lockbridge; stepdaughters, Phyllis Cales of Hinton, Edna Mattics of Meadow Bridge and Reva Black of Florida; stepsons, Danny and Doug Wickline of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Melissa Meadows and husband Chris of Hinton, Christina Tincher and husband Mark of Frankford, Christopher Miller and wife Eleni of Huntington, Jonathan Miller and wife Jessy of Rainelle, Kimberly Moore and husband Barry of Mt. Airy, N.C., Kelly Mills and husband Keith of Green Sulphur, Samantha Moretz and husband Mark of Mt. Airy, J.B. Simmons and wife Kaitie of Statesville, N.C., Rebecca Thomas and husband Tony of Shady Spring, Brian Tincher and wife Shannon of Graham, N.C., Matthew Tincher of Beckley, Chastity Smith and husband Warrick of Gauley Bridge, Alecia Ryan and husband A.W. of Meadow Bridge and Cecily Miller of Lockbridge; great-grandchildren, Sean and Nash Meadows, Emilee Miller, Isaac and Lily Tincher, Evyenia Miller, Levi and Luke Mills, Ian, Colin, and Meredith Moretz, Ella Simmons, Andrew and Maegan Thomas and Dean and Aden Ryan; sister, Nelma Fitzwater of Viola, Del.; sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were Aug. 5 at the Thorny Point Tabernacle, Lockbridge, with Franklin Bowles officiating. Burial followed in the Dequasie Cemetery, Lockbridge.  

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Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.