The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


October 10, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, October 11, 2012


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.

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

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