The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


June 27, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, June 28, 2012


Rachelle Eileen Brewer Skeens

Rachelle Eileen Brewer Skeens, 92, of Beckley, died June 20, 2012, at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, following a long illness.

Born March 19, 1920, at Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Roy E. Brewer Sr. and Orva Christian Brewer. A son, Charles E. Skeens; brothers, Roy E. Brewer Jr., Glen Shelton Brewer and Sherrill Brewer; and a sister, Margaret Jane Brewer, also preceded her in death.

She was a devoted mother whose life centered around her two sons.

Mrs. Skeens retired from American Hardware in Mount Hope with 25 years’ service.

She was a member of the Mount Hope Baptist Church. Before entering the nursing home she attended the Bradley Free Will Baptist Church..

Surviving: son, James C. Skeens and wife Kitty of Covington, Va.; brothers, Cleve Brewer and wife Betty of Prosperity, and Richard Brewer and wife Hazel of Beaver; sister, Priscilla S. Vance of Seville, Ohio; grandchildren, Charles Slykerman and wife Donna of Oklahoma, James Michael Skeens and wife Lori of Hot Springs, Va., Cheryl Skeens Cropco and husband Dave of Forest, Va., and Deborah Skeens Stover and husband Danny of Sweeneysburg; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 23 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Pastor David Sneed officiating. Burial was at Lansing Cemetery, Lansing.

The family requests memorial contributions be sent to Parrish Court, 2343 S. Carpenter Drive, Covington, VA 24426.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

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