The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

October 10, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, October 11, 2012


O.C. Allen III

O.C. Allen III of Rainelle died Oct. 7, 2012, at his home, following a long illness.

Born Dec. 7, 1949, at Danese, he was the son of the late Orland Clifton Allen II and Lorlene Gilkerson Allen.

O.C. was a member of Lilly Valley Baptist Church in Lilly Park, and of the Christian faith.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Surviving: daughters, Kathy Blevins and Jennifer Cone, both of Danese; sons, Orland C. Allen IV of Rainelle, and Joseph Allen of Hilton Village; sisters, Karen Nestor of Spanishburg, Sandra Toney of Danese, Vicky Starling of Princeton, and Tammy Allen of Richmond, Va.; nine grandchildren, and three stepgrandchildren.

Services were Oct. 10 at Sewell Valley Baptist Church of Rainelle, with Pastor Don Bean and the Rev. Fred Fryar officiating. Burial followed in the Halidon Cemetery at Green Sulphur Springs.

The family has requested any donations of sympathy be made to: Rainelle Christian Academy, P.O. Box 784, Rainelle, WV 25962.

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

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.



Golden E. Argabright

Golden E. Argabright, 100, of Barberton, Ohio, died Oct. 6, 2012.

Born at Hilltop, he was the son of the late Daniel V. and Eliza Jane Cregar Argabright. His wife of 66 years, Catherine E. Syner Argabright, and a son, Robert Earl Argabright, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Argabright had been a resident of Barberton for 51 years. Employed by the New River Coal Company for 21 years, he became part owner of Olson Sheet Metal in 1962, retiring in 1972.

He was a member of the Norton Baptist Church, an avid fisherman and hunter, especially deer hunting, and he enjoyed watching all sports on TV.

Golden took up golfing at age 91 and had his first “hole-in-one” at Copley Greens at age 100.

Surviving: son, John Argabright and wife Marsha of Norton, Ohio; daughters, Jean VanHook of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Eureka Orr and husband Ronald, and Janice Wilkinson and husband Jerry, all of Simpsonville, S.C.; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and 48 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. George Holliday officiating. Burial will be at Hilltop Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Mission USA, Fred Muffet, 544 Taft Ave., Barberton, OH 44203, please include “Haiti” on your check.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Eula Edith Woolwine Barnhouse

Eula Edith Woolwine Barnhouse, 93, of Ansted, died Oct. 5, 2012.

Funeral services were Oct. 12 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Pastor Ron George and Preacher Jack Eades officiating. Entombment followed in the Chapel of Rest Mausoleum at Victor.

Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.



Mable Marie Dixon Bennett

Mable Marie Dixon Bennett, 91, of Oak Hill, died Oct. 2, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born May 16, 1921, at Minden, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mattie Tatum Dixon. Her husband, Wallace R. Bennett Sr.; sons, Dr. Barry R. Bennett and Wallace R. “Cabby” Bennett Jr.; and brothers, Robert Dixon, William Dixon, and Clifford Dixon, also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Oak Hill First Presbyterian Church.

She was a 1940 graduate of Oak Hill High School.

Surviving: son, Robert E. Blackburn and wife Loretta of Fayetteville; daughter, Janice Bennett of Oak Hill; a daughter-in-law, Anna Bennett of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Wallace R. “Ross” Bennett III and Sarah Beth Bennett Powers; and great-grandchildren, Grace Bennett, Bryson Powers, Abby Bennett and Elijah Bennett.

Funeral services were Oct. 5, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Harry Fuller officiating. Entombment was at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 250 Central Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901; Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801; or the New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Kenneth Carl Goodson Sr.

Kenneth Carl Goodson Sr., 75, of Oak Hill, died Oct. 5, 2012.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Clyde D. ‘Bud’ Hughes

Clyde D. “Bud” Hughes, 93, of Ansted, died at Ansted Center, Oct. 1, 2012, following a long illness.

Clyde was born July 27, 1919, at Nallen, the son of the late Clyde S. Hughes and Annie Daley Hughes. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel “Tink” Hughes.

Bud enlisted in the U.S. Navy prior to World War II. During his 9 years in active service, he received five honorable medals.

He was a coal miner from 1951 to 1953. He served as a police chief in Whitesville. He was a security officer in American Ship Building Company and Libby Owens Ford Glass plant.

He retired at age 60 and spent a lot of his time on charity work to assist children in need of medical assistance. He was faithful to help make apple butter at the yearly Country Roads Festival in Ansted.

Retirement gave him a chance to pursue an important love of his life — music. Bud was a talented harmonica player who was ready to play wherever and whenever he was needed. On many occasions he used his musical abilities for fundraisers to help the needy. Mr. Hughes played with the remaining “Drifters” from the band of Hank Williams Sr. He cut his first CD at age 81. He was so excited to let the public hear the music that he had loved and played all of his life. Because of his loyalty to his harmonica, his CD was played during his visitation and funeral.

Mr. Hughes does not have any known survivors. He was loved by many people whom he became acquainted with during his lifetime. Bud resided at the Genesis Ansted Center in Ansted where he made many friends who will miss and remember him for many years.

Funeral service was Oct. 5, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with Father Roy Gene Crist officiating. Entombment followed in the Chapel of Rest Mausoleum in Victor.

Online condolence may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.



Cora Belle Lewis Cales Jones

Cora Belle Lewis Cales Jones, 89, of Maplewood, died Oct. 6, 2012, at home surrounded by family.

Born Sept. 30, 1923, at Danese, one of 12 children, she was the daughter of the late Shirl and Blanche Lewis. She also was preceded in death by her husbands, Lester Cales and Thelmar Jones; brothers, Gordon, Cape, Zane, Boyd; and sisters, Zella, Edna, Elsie and Cavell.

Surviving: children, George Lester Cales of Danese, Ruth Vandall (Jerry) of Illinois and Cathy Jones at home; sisters, Lucy Hanshew (Adam), Millie Lewis, all of Danese, and Betty Tidwell (Bob) of Ohio; grandchildren, Rhonda Bowen (Michael), Jerry Vandall Jr. (Jamiann), Sabrena, Melanie, George Jr., and Gary Cales; and great-grandchildren, Brandon, Nicholas, Jacob, Micaela, Madeline, Alexis, Mahayla, Chloe and Tyler.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Daniel Legg officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services.

Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.



Howard Malcolm Kessell

Howard Malcolm Kessell, 80, of Fayetteville, died Oct. 4, 2012, at Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Fayetteville.

Born April 28, 1932, in Elkview, he was the son of the late Opie and Ruby Blackwell Kessell. He also was preceded in death by his son, Howard Malcolm Kessell Jr., in 1998.

Mr. Kessell honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War Conflict.

While living in Michigan, he was manager at various GM auto plants. He started the Little League baseball and football leagues in Durand, Mich.

Surviving: his wife, Wanda Kessell of Fayetteville; son, Richard Kessell of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law, Lisa Kessell in Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Lewis Kessell and wife Linda of Nebraska; caregiver and friend, Annette Evans of Oak Hill; grandson, Joshua Kessell of Tucson, Ariz.; granddaughter, Richelle Kessell of Lewisburg, Tenn.; grandson, Spencer Kessell of Lewisburg, Tenn.; two favorite cats, Baby and Moonbeam; and a host of other family, friends, residents and caregivers at Fayette Nursing and Rehab.

The family received friends at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, on Oct. 6. In keeping with his request, he was cremated following the visitation.

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

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



Marjorie Leona Nelson

Marjorie Leona Nelson, 91, of Victor, died Oct. 4, 2012, at her residence, following a long illness.

Born June 24, 1921, in Jodie, she was the daughter of the late John Leslie Steele and Mary Alice McGraw Steele.

Marjorie was a homemaker, a Christian and a wonderful mother.

Surviving: a son and daughter-in-law, Timmy and Vivian Steele of Victor.

Graveside services were held at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor on Oct. 6, with Preacher Jack Eades officiating. Burial followed there in the cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.

 

Sadie Hilda Vandall Parker

Sadie Hilda (Vandall) Parker, 98, of Meadow Bridge, died Oct. 4, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 15, 1914, at Meadow Bridge, she was the daughter of the late Olin Jackson “Jack” Vandall and the late Eva Gwinn Vandall. She also was preceded in death by her husbands, Cecil Vester Parker and Orville Junior Lewis; a daughter, Loretta Jane Packard; sons, Vester, George, Rufus, Earl Wayne, and Elwyn Parker; a sister, Margie Walker, and an infant sister, Ruby Vandall; and brothers, Vadis, Rufus, and Dewey Vandall.

Known by many as the “Queen of Meadow Bridge,” Sadie was a member of the Meadow Bridge Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving: daughters, Rosetta Parker Giuliani of Dickerson, Md., Eva May Parker Altman of Fredericksburg, Va., Patricia Ann Parker-Smith and husband Jim of Anchorage, Ak., Judy Diane Martin of Crickmer, Darlene Cortinas of Chesterfield, Va., and Donna Kay Jafri and husband Teymoure of Prince Frederick, Md.; sons, Eugene Parker and companion Norma, Danny Parker and wife Grace, and Denvell “Demp” Parker and wife Pam, all of Meadow Bridge; sister, Lucille Vandall Sanford of Rainelle; 40 grandchildren; and 136+ great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 7, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with Pastor Mark Spence and Pastor Steve Martin officiating. Burial followed in the Patton Hill Cemetery, Meadow Bridge.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.



Melvin ‘Mel’ Anderson Smalley

Melvin Anderson Smalley, 77, of Mt. Hope, died Oct. 6, 2012.

Born Oct. 10, 1934, in Kanawha County, he was the son of the late Ralph and Alwilda Vogt Smalley. In addition to his parents, Mel was preceded in death by brothers, Talbert and Raymond, and sisters, Janet Rhyne and Genevieve Clay.

Mel attended South Charleston High School, the Detroit Diesel School in Detroit, Mich., Allison Transmission Tech in Indiana, and Stone Setting School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was a master goldsmith and stone setter with Lilly’s Crown Jewelers.

He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Maple Fork Baptist Church.

Mel served his country proudly in the United States Air Force.

He enjoyed being a creative handyman and performing restorations.

Surviving: his loving wife, Elsie Smalley; daughters, Dewana Tidwell and husband Leonard “Rip” of Jasper, Ala., and Jodie Addis and husband Steve of Culloden; grandchildren, Jason and Jeremy Combs, and Christopher and Sarah Karnes; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Owen, and Liam Combs; and a brother, Eugene Smalley and wife Alene of South Charleston.

Funeral services were Oct. 8 in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Bowyer of the Maple Fork Baptist Church officiating.

A committal service was held Oct. 9 in the Mausoleum of Tyler Mountain Cemetery, Cross Lanes.

An online guest registry and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.



Irene Francis Smith

Irene Francis Smith, 48, of Oak Hill, died Oct. 3, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill.

Born June 3, 1964, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Gene Walker and Pauletta Vada Walker.

Mrs. Smith was a homemaker.

Surviving: her husband, Ronald Smith of Oak Hill; sons, Gene McRay Walker, Cameron Dyre Smith and Corey Mathew Smith, all of Oak Hill; sisters, Melba Walker, Teresa McMillion and her husband, Mike, and Michelle Walker, all of Oak Hill; brothers, Henry Walker and Winifred Walker and his wife, Cindy, all of Oak Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Oct. 6, with Rev. Robert Pauley officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Nancy Jo Thornburg-Scott Thorn

Nancy Jo Thornburg-Scott Thorn, 79, of Oak Hill, died Oct. 3, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Linda Williams, in Oak Hill.

Born Nov. 18, 1932, at Greensboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pansy Tutterow Thornburg. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis M. Scott; second husband, Troy Thorn; and sisters, Margie Allen and Mabel Cranford.

Nancy was of the Protestant faith.

She was a homemaker, a life member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and a member of the Hampshire County Homemaker’s Club.

She loved gardening and nature.

Surviving: daughters, Deborah Scott Painter and husband Chuck of Huntington, and Linda Scott Williams and husband Ben, and Kathy Scott Boyer, all of Oak Hill; sisters, Joyce Bellew of Barberton, Ohio, Ola Mae Hall of Thomasville, N.C., Remona Baxley of Flagler Beach, Fla., and Betty Treadway of Akron, Ohio; brothers, Bill Thornburg of Beaver Dam, Va., and Wallace Thornburg of Fayetteville; a grandson, Scott Painter of Huntington; granddaughters, Courtney Urbach of Littleton, Colo., and Lindsay Williams of Daytona Beach, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Preston Williams of Oak Hill and Cassidy Urbach of Littleton; and her precious dog, Chloe.

Funeral services were Oct. 6, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Dr. Charles D. Miller officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801, or New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 

Edna Mae Tredway

Edna Mae Tredway, 88, of Kincaid, died peacefully in her sleep Oct. 8, 2012.

Born July 3, 1924, at Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Albert F. Perry and Maggie S. McCutchon Perry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene L. Tredway; son, Paul S. Workman; grandson, Gene Hively; sisters, Anna Pearl Starcher, Nellie Wyatt, and Mary Perry; and brothers, William “Bill” Perry and Noville Perry. Edna Mae was the last surviving member of her family.

She was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church and a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church Ladies Bible Class.

Edna Mae was a retired self-employed insurance agent from the former Tredway Insurance Agency.

Surviving: her son, Eugene Neil Tredway and his companion, Tami Bennett, of Kincaid; daughter, Sharon Hively and her husband, Julian, of Weirton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, with Pastor Brian Knight officiating and where the family will receive friends from noon until time of service. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Mark E. Wade

Mark E. Wade, 58, of Winona, died Oct. 5, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center, following a long illness.

Mark was born Oct. 30, 1953, in Falls View, the son of the late Clayton Avinette Wade and Dorothy Led Wood Wade.

Mr. Wade was a member of the Church of The Redeemer of Ansted.

He was an auto body repairman and an insurance adjuster.

Surviving: his wife, Robin Wade of Winona; daughters, Melanie Wade of Winona, and Toni Frame and her husband Michael of Canvas; sisters, Janis Hawver of Ansted, Betty Jo Holloway of Fort Walker Beach, Fla., Peggy Drumm of Tampa, Fla., and Sandra Wade of Indiana; brothers, Robert Michael Wade and Terry Lee Wade, both of Fayetteville; and grandchildren, Raygen, Remington and Havyn Frame.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with Father Roy Gene Crist officiating. Burial will follow in Nuttall Cemetery at Edmond.

Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday.

Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.



Nora Jean (Ehrke) Williamson

Nora Jean (Ehrke) Williamson, 73, of Moorehaven, Fla., formerly of Hico, died Oct 2, 2012.

Born Oct. 4, 1938, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Louise (Small) Ehrke, and granddaughter of the late William and Nora (McDaniel) Small.

Surviving: her husband, Jack Williamson; son, Trey Bennett; his wife, Lori; grandsons, Taylor and Ethan; numerous cousins and her devoted dog, Daffy.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.