The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


June 13, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, June 14, 2012


Nora Frances Cantley

Nora Frances Cantley, 88, of Charleston, died June 3, 2012, at the Valley Center in South Charleston.

Born Oct. 20, 1923, at Sanger, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wayman Cantley and Roena Spicie Scarbro Cantley. Nora also was preceded in death by her brothers, Arnold Cantley and Luther Cantley.

Nora was a member of Southridge Church in South Charleston for over 50 years.

She enjoyed her lifetime work as a caregiver; devoting herself to helping families in their time of need, the elderly and the sick; and the terminally ill in their home with personal caregiving until they passed away.

Surviving: sister, Romanza Hamilton of Oak Hill.

Funeral service was June 7 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor VP Palmer officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the Southridge Church Building Fund, 100 Eagle Drive, South Charleston, WV 25309.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Linda Kay Reece Cochran

Linda Kay Reece Cochran, 62, of Lochgelly, died June 6, 2012, at her home.

Born May 1, 1950, at Price Hill, she was the daughter of the late Billy Ray Reece Sr. and Clara B. “Dukie” Dwier Reece. Her husband, Joseph Elmer Cochran Sr., preceded her in death on Jan 25, 2006.

She was a former postal carrier for U.S. Postal Service in Oak Hill, and was a homemaker.

Surviving: children, Joseph E. Cochran Jr. and wife Susie of Beckley, and Tina Cochran Hargis of Maple Fork; a brother, Billy Reece Jr. of Oak Hill; a sister of the heart, Lilian Mathews of Oak Hill; and five grandchildren.

Graveside rites and committal service followed by burial were June 9 at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Oak Hill with Rev. Ken Souder officiating.

The family requests donations of sympathy be made to Tyree Funeral Home, 999 Jones Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901, to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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