The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


April 25, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, April 26, 2012

Woodrow W.Ayers Jr.

Woodrow W. Ayers Jr., 79, of Clearwater, Fla., died Dec. 28, 2011, at Brookside Hospice House in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Born Nov. 27, 1932, at Prudence, he was the son of the late Woodrow W. Ayers Sr. and Elsie M. Criss Ayers. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Gisele, in 2007, and a granddaughter, Kelly Ayers.

Mr. Ayers moved to Clearwater in 1992 from Cleveland, Ohio. He was a driver for United Parcel Service and a member of the Teamsters Union.

He was a Methodist.

He enjoyed golf and watching the sunset at the Dunedin Pier and also spending time with his grandchildren.

Woodrow was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War Conflict (1950-1954).

Surviving: sons, Jean-Paul Ayers and wife Elaine, George Ayers and wife Dottie, and Patrick Ayers; brothers, Glen Owen Ayers of Norfolk, Va., and Carl Ayers of Pinebluff, Wyo.; sister, Eileen Suttle of Ravenna, Ohio; and grandchildren, George Ayers Jr., Nicole Marie Ayers and Brett Ayers.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor David Sneed officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill, with military graveside rites by Oak Hill VFW Post #3110.

Memorial donations in Woodrow’s memory can be made to Brookside Hospice House, 164 West Lake Road, Tampa, FL 34684.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Robert David ‘Bob’ Bibb

Robert David “Bob” Bibb, 69, of Port Republic, Md., formerly of Fayetteville, died April 13, 2012, of complications of Alzheimer’s disease.  

Born June 30, 1942, in Fayetteville, he was the son of the late Alfred C. Bibb and Wilma Craigo Bibb. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred C. Bibb Jr.

Bob was a graduate of West Virginia University and was probably, according to his family, the most devoted WVU football fan ever.

Bob taught history for 34 years at Calvert Middle School, Prince Frederick, Md.

Surviving: his wife, Judy of Port Republic, Md.; his daughter, Carey, of Worcester, Mass.; his sister, Ann Covington, of Fayetteville; his niece, Angela Walkup (John Mark) and children of Summersville; and his nephew, Douglas Covington II (Melissa) and children of Marion, Va.

A memorial service will be held at Fayetteville United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 28, at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Claire Sulgit-Horn officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville.

Friends may gather with the family at the church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Fayetteville United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 87, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

Online condolences may be made at

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

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