The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


June 27, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, June 28, 2012


Joann Blethen Pomeroy

Joann Blethen Pomeroy, 78, of Hilltop, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital at Charleston, following a short illness. Born Dec. 27, 1933, at Minden, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Lee Blethen and Essie Pearl (Stotts) Blethen.

Mrs. Pomeroy spent her life being a dedicated wife and loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, George C. Pomeroy, of nearly 61 years and her son Patrick Lee Pomeroy and a son-in-law Gaylon Wilkins. She was also preceded in death by five brothers and seven sisters.

Survivors include four sons, Clifford Lee Pomeroy of Hilltop, George D. Pomeroy and Michael L. Pomeroy of Warren, Mich., and Elzie P. Pomeroy and his wife Jenna of Belleville, Mich.; three daughters, Christine C. Wilkins of Corryton, Tenn., Belinda J. Brumley and her husband Rod of Shelby Township, Mich., and Michelle L. Dail and her husband David of Oak Hill; and one sister Virgie (Dimple) Mahood of Yale, Mich.

Other survivors include many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family received friends at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, on Monday, June 25, 2012. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 26 at the Summerlee Wesleyan Church in Summerlee, with Pastor Tom Odom, her grandson-in-law, officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Shirley E Settle

Shirley E Settle, a native of Oak Hill, 90, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2012, at Summit Villa Care Center in his current home town of Tallmadge, Ohio.

He was born in Lansing to the late Charles and Selah Jane Atkinson Settle.

He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1943-45. He retired from Elkem Metals Plant in Alloy.

Shirley enjoyed having his family around him and had a fun-loving sense of humor that we all will miss. Gardening, fishing and hunting were among the activities he enjoyed. He also enjoyed cooking and canning and spending time with his dog, Barnie.

He was preceded in death by the mother of his children Elizabeth Dravenstott Roseblock, daughter Joyce Neidert, brothers, Julian Settle and Charles Settle, and sister Colleen Denoff. Those left to cherish his memory include two daughters Shirley Terrell (Bobby) Sullivan of Rex, Ga., Sue (Tim) Twohy of Wasilla, Ark., two sons, Wayne (Sharon) Settle of Akron, Ohio, Ronald (Dixie) Settle of Roanoke, Va.: 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Service was in the mausoleum at Montgomery Memorial Park, 9619 E Dupont Ave., London, WV 25126, on June 26, 2012, with Rev. James Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank Summitt Villa Care Center in Tallmadge, Ohio, for the care he received.

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