The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


June 6, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, June 7, 2012

W.H. ‘Cobb’ Callison

W.H. “Cobb” Callison, 82, of Hilton Village, died May 28, 2012, following a long illness.

William was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Corliss, the son of the late Earl E. Callison and Mattie Bragg Callison. He also was preceded in death by a son, David McClung Sr.; a grandson, David McClung Jr.; and  brothers, Jack Callison and Ted Callison.

Mr. Callison served in the U.S. Army.

He was a coal miner, a UMWA member and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving: his wife, Mable Callison of Hilton Village; daughters, Sandy Baker of Hopewell, Va., Sue Gwinn and Earnest of Meadow Bridge, Lisa Skidmore of Fayetteville, Evon Ross and Chuck of New York; sons, W.D. Callison of Burton, Ohio, Mallory Callison and Deborah of South Daytona, Fla., Wallace Callison of Newberry, Ohio, Gregory Callison of Hilton Village, and Kenneth Callison and Nellie of Hico; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 31 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Rev. Ricky Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Warren Alan Coon

Warren Alan Coon, 57, of Comfort, died May 25, 2012, at his home surrounded by family and dear friend, Pete Williams.

Born Jan. 20, 1955, he was the oldest child of Lolita Coon and the late Kermit Coon. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, E. Reid and Ora Coon and William Harold and Catherine Hunter; mother-in-law, Nina Putinsky; and brother-in-law, Dean Cantley.

Warren was a 1973 graduate of Sherman High School, a 1977 graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology and a 1980 graduate of Marshall University Graduate School. Since 1985 he has been employed by Boone County Schools as a teacher, and also served as athletic trainer, and head track coach at Sherman High School. He was a former employee of Raleigh County Schools, teaching at Marsh Fork High School from 1977-1985.

Warren was a member of the Racine Volunteer Fire Department, joining in 1975. He held the ranks of chief, assistant chief, captain and lieutenant. He was also a member of the Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department from 1981 to 1985. He was the sixth person to reach 1001 Proboard Level 3 Certified Firefighter in the State of West Virginia.

Warren was a member of the Racine Boy Scout Troop 45 where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1972. Warren attended the Whitesville First Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his mother: his wife of 30 years, Toni Putinsky Coon; his son, Adam Coon; his daughter, Courtney Coon; brother, Paul (Kay) Coon of Hernshaw; sisters, Pamela Cantley of Vancouver, Wash., Vivian (Tom) Higgins of Montgomery, and Melinda (Rick) Fitzwater of Mt. Zion; nephews, Michael Fitzwater and Ryan Fitzwater; nieces, Sarah (Chris) Foster, Jessica (Allen) Rehkemper, Emily (Josh) Bowles, Cassie Coon, Catherine Higgins, and Kelsey Higgins; great-niece and nephews, Ryleigh, Phineas, Richey, and Avery; and father-in-law, Sam (Carolyn) Putinsky of Teays Valley.

A memorial service was held June 1 at Sherman High School.

Memorial donations may be made to: Sherman High School Football or Sherman High School Track and Field, PO Box AB, Seth, WV 25181; Racine Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 100, Racine, WV 25165; or Whitesville First Baptist Church, PO Box 526, Whitesville, WV 25209.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

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