The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


April 3, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, April 4, 2012

John Arnold

John Arnold, 83, of Millington, Tenn., formerly of Cannelton, died March 26, 2012.

He was born July 17, 1928.

Graveside services were April 2 at the Settle Family Cemetery at Lansing.

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

Elden R. Bainbridge

Elden R. Bainbridge 66, of Canton, Ohio, died March 26, 2012, in Mercy Medical Center at Canton of an apparent heart attack.

Born July 13, 1945, in Fayette County, he was a son of the late Robert and Helen Roselle (Martin) Bainbridge. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Sheets; and a brother, Ricky Bainbridge. 

He was employed in maintenance at Stark Co. MRDD until he was disabled in 1998.

He had served in the West Virginia National Guard and enjoyed C.B. radios and fishing.

Surviving: his wife, the former Sharon Young whom he married Dec. 15, 1966; children, Michael R. Bainbridge of Canton, Lisa (Joe) Carrick of Zoar and Crystal (fiancé Keith Sutton) Bainbridge  of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Courtney Bainbridge and Matthew Bainbridge; brothers and sisters, Robert E. Bainbridge of West Virginia, Billy Bainbridge and Pamela Bainbridge, both of Canton; and many nieces and nephews. 

In keeping with Elden’s wishes no services or calling hours are planned.

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Arrangements by the Lebold-Smith Funeral Home, Bolivar, Ohio.

Luella Ethel Skeens Giles

Luella Ethel Skeens Giles, 92, of Church Hill, Tenn., formerly of East Bank and Corliss, died peacefully March 2, 2012, surrounded by her family.

Born Oct. 27, 1919, at Collinsdale on Paint Creek, she was the daughter of the late Peyton ‘Pate’ and Lucille Skeens. Luella also was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William R. “Grump” Giles; son, Peyton Bradford; grandson, Nathan Forrest Hutton; brothers, Sam and Clyde; and sisters, Helen Burgess and Betty Osborne.

She was raised in Charleston and Paint Creek.

Luella was a Christian and a homemaker who was well known for her seamstress skills, upholstering, donuts, gardening, and canning. She loved life and her family. She opened her home to everyone and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving: her children, Bill Giles (Flo) of Denton, Texas, Betty Hutton (Forrest) of Artemas, Pa., Carl ‘Bud’ Giles (Geraldine) of Ansted, Glenna Dorman and Mary Giles, both of Church Hill, Tenn., Patty Giles of Russellville, and Jimmy Giles (Sherri) of Banner Elk, N.C.; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; her brother, William Skeens; and sisters, Louise Stevens, Pearl Chapman, Jeri Sveum (Cecil), Ellen McClusky, Mary Hudnall (Bill), and Bea Staab (Ron). 

A celebration of her life will be held on April 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the East Bank United Methodist Church in East Bank. She will be buried beside her husband at Green Castle Cemetery, Paint Creek.

Donations can be made in memory of Wellmont Foundation - Hospice, 280 Stelles Road, Bristol, TN 37620.

Arrangements by TriCities Funeral Home of Bluntville, Tenn.

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