The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


June 27, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, June 28, 2012


Mary Ellen (Hutchinson) Harmon

Mary Ellen (Hutchinson) Harmon, 89, of Oak Hill, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, at Hidden Valley Center, Oak Hill.

Born April 22, 1923, at Cannelton, she was the daughter of Henry Ewing Hutchinson and Mary Ellen (Bowles) Hutchinson.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Mountain View Church of God.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Rev. Wilson Harmon; three sisters Martha Hutchinson, Eunice Hutchinson, and Violet Hutchinson Reid; and five brothers Lawrence Hutchinson, Carl Hutchinson, Clarence Hutchinson, Leonard Hutchinson, and Leroy Hutchinson.

She is survived by two nieces Janet Ward and her husband Jodie Ward of Oak Hill, and Brenda Reid of Mooresville, N.C.; six nephews Woody Hutchinson and his wife Caryn of Mooresville, N.C., David Hutchinson of Elizabethtown, Ky., Charles Hutchinson and his wife Connie of Vine Grove, Ky., Tom Hutchinson of Lynchburg, Va., Billy Hutchinson and his wife Irene of Woodsfield, Ohio, and Robert Reid and his wife Sylvia of Newport News, Va. She is also survived by several great-nephews and great-nieces.

Funeral service was held at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, on Monday, June 25, 2012, with Rev. Rudell Bloomfield officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family wishes to thank everyone at the Hidden Valley Center and Mary’s Garden for the great care they gave to Mary Harmon.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

SFC E7 USA (retired) Clifford Lavinder Jr.

SFC E7 USA (RET) Clifford Lavinder Jr. died Oct. 31, 2011, at his residence in Huachuca City, Ariz. In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated. The immediate family invited SFC Lavinder’s classmates, friends and relatives to share in a celebration of life at a committal service for his cremains.

That service was Wednesday, June 27 in the chapel at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Graveside military honors were conducted by the Oak Hill VFW Post #3110.

Those in attendance comforted SFC Lavinder’s wife, Norma Eskew Lavinder, Huachuca City; daughter, Logan (John) Wizinsky, Grand Island, Neb.; son, Wayne (Dianna) Lavinder, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; brother, Randall (Barbara) Lookenott, Mansfield, Ohio; and brother Frederick Joseph Lookenott, Springfield, Ohio, to share memories of this wonderful man who so deeply impacted so many lives.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in SFC Lavinder’s name to VFW Post 3110, P.O. Box 221, Oak Hill, WV 25901. Or donate to the Fayetteville High School’s scholarship fund. Make check payable to FHS Alumni Association, and mail to Joan Dickerson, P.O. Box 195, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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