The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


October 10, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, October 11, 2012


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

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

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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

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

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