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 www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

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 www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

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



Charles Dale Colbird

Charles Dale Colbird, 30, of Fayetteville, died April 22, 2012, at his home.

Born July 31, 1981, at Morehead, Ky., he was the son of Mae Jones of West Liberty, Ky., and the late Timothy Colbird.

Charles was a correctional officer for Mount Olive Correctional Facility.

He attended the Beckley Nazarene Church.

Surviving, in addition to his mother: his wife, Katina Fay Perkins Colbird; daughter, Alexis Nichole Colbird of Princeton; stepsons, Clifford Lee Wriston Jr., Preston James Wriston and Caleb Andrew Wriston, all of Fayetteville; brothers, Dean Colbird and wife Darlene, and Jonathan Colbird, all of Princeton; and a nephew, Zachary Colbird of Princeton.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. James Perkins and Rev. Richard Wagoner officiating. Burial will be at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 

Ruth Marie Meadows Sharpe Daniels

Ruth Marie Meadows Sharpe Daniels, 85, of Oak Hill, died April 17, 2012, at Hidden Valley Nursing Home.

Mrs. Daniels was born Nov. 17, 1926, at Traylee, the daughter of the late Berman E. Meadows Sr. and the late Ollie Gilkerson Meadows Jones. Mrs. Daniels also was preceded in death on March 4, 2012, by her husband, Clifton “Cliff” West Daniels; by her first husband, Robert B. Sharpe; brothers, Bobby Ray Meadows and B.E. Meadows; sister, Norma Jane Tygrett; and a niece, Sharon Jane Tygrett.

Mrs. Daniels attended Calvary Baptist Church.

She attended Oak Hill High School, and was a graduate of Charles Beauty School at Newport News, Va. She retired from Adora Beauty Salon, and was a bookkeeper for her husband’s firm, Robert B. Sharpe Construction Company, for several years.

Mrs. Daniels had a wonderful talent for working with stained glass and made many beautiful lamps as well as other items which she gave to her family and friends.

She was also gifted with knitting and crocheting. She made several beautiful afghans as gifts for her family.

Surviving: her son, Robert Baxter Sharpe Jr. of Newport News, and his two children, Robert B. Sharpe III and Robert-Adam Baxter Sharpe; stepdaughter, Donna Waldmiller and her husband, Dave, of Smithfield, Va.;  stepson, Dexter Daniels and his wife, Linda, and their three children and her great-granddaughter of Boise, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was April 21 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Mark Wood officiating. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent at www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Larry Epperly

Larry Epperly, 77, of Elkhart, Ind., died April 17, 2012, at Riverside Village.

Larry was born Feb. 17, 1935, in Oak Hill, the son of the late Ervin Edgar and Maude Minnie (Martin) Epperly. Larry also was preceded in death by his brothers, Ervin Jr. and Jerry Epperly, and a sister, Loretta Legg.

Larry was a material supervisor for Ford, Dearborn, Mich., for 43 years.

Surviving: his wife, Sharon (Dunbar) Epperly, whom he married on Dec. 1, 1956; daughter, Dianne Pierce and her husband, Richard, of Wayne, Mich.; son, Michael Epperly and his wife, Betty, of Ada, Mich.; sisters, Polly McClung and her husband, Russell, of Fayetteville, Wandalene Shyblosky and her husband, Larry, of Lebanon, Tenn., Drema McClanahan and her husband, Wesley, of Oak Hill, and Kay Allen and her husband, Joe, of Fayetteville;  grandchildren, Doug Pierce, Joshua, Jacob, Rachel Epperly; and one great-grandchild, Maya Pierce.

A funeral service was held April 20 at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, Elkhart, Ind., followed by a second funeral April 22 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family asks that donations be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601.

Online condolences may be sent at www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, and Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, Elkhart, Ind.



Lacy A. Flint

Lacy A. Flint, 63, of Oak Hill, died April 17, 2012, at CAMC Memorial at Charleston.

Born Aug. 16, 1948, in Gatewood, he was the son of the late Charles Lacy and Cora Lee (Adkins) Flint.

Lacy was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and a retired coal miner.

Surviving: children, Stacey Elaine Treadway and her husband, Scott, of Fayetteville, and Lacy Aaron Flint and his wife, Jennifer, of Oak Hill; former wife and mother of his children, Norma Flint of Oak Hill; brothers, Donald Clifford Flint of Oak Hill, and Jonathan Noel Flint of Oak Hill; sister, Katherine Sue Flint England and her husband, Benjamin, of Beckley; and grandchildren, Scott “Scotty” Wayne Treadway Jr., Gabrielle Nicole Flint, Nikolas Jordon Treadway, Leighann Renee Flint, Triston Conner Treadway, and Emilee Faine Flint.

Funeral service was April 20 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Jackie Pittman officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent at www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Isaac Luther Harville Jr.

Isaac Luther Harville Jr., 83, of Russellville, died April 18, 2012, at Ansted, following a long illness.

Born Dec. 7, 1928, in Brookville, Fla., Isaac was the son of the late Isaac Luther Harville and Josephine Davis Harville.

He was a rancher by trade and a member of the Methodist faith.

Surviving: his daughter, with whom he made his home, Cynthia A. Herndon and her husband, David, of Russellville; sons, Isaac Randall Harville and Enoc Keenon Harville, both of Florida; a sister, Carolyn McCoy of Brookside, Fla.; grandchildren, Stanis Anette O’Dell and  Jeremy, Jessica Dawn Poticher and Christopher, and Kendra Sue Whitmore; and great-grandchildren, Emily Dawn O’Dell and Kayla Rae O’Dell.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Bays Chapel in Nallen with Pastor Mike Loudermilk officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Submitted by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.



Henry Johnson Jr.

Mr. Henry Johnson Jr. of Oak Hill died April 21, 2012.

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Anna McDaniel

Anna McDaniel, 73, a resident of Highland Home Care Center of Ridgeland, Miss., formerly of Meridian, died March 16, 2012.

Born Oct. 12, 1938, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late George Murphy and Roxie Louise Daniel Murphy. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Gary W. McDaniel, in November 1981; and her brother, George David Murphy of Waxahachie, Texas.

Mrs. McDaniel was a devoted military wife and loving mother. While in Charleston, S.C., she volunteered her time to the MenRiv Park Chapel. At the Meridian Naval Air Station, she volunteered at the base chapel and was active with the Ladies Auxiliary.

Anna worked for McRae’s in the cash office and retired from Goody’s Department Store in 1999.

She enjoyed participating in the Meridian Bowling League, playing golf at Meridian NAS, traveling and reading.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Meridian.

Surviving: daughters, Ruth Ann McDaniel Lathem and her husband, Skip, of Forest, and Susan Elaine McDaniel Ordich and her husband, Scott, and their son, Brooks of Boynton Beach, Fla.; sister, Shirley Murphy Myers and her husband, Jack, of Tiverton, R.I.; brother, Robert Murphy and his wife, Carolyn, of Arlington, Texas; sister, Judy Murphy Rowe of Meridian; sister, Jane Murphy Keith and her husband, John, of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Sheila Murphy of Waxahachie, Texas; 12 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held March 24 at First Baptist Church in Meridian, Miss., with Dr. Raymon Leake officiating.

Arrangements by Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.



Alfred Emanuel Skaggs

Alfred Emanuel Skaggs, 83, of Montpelier, Va., formerly of Ansted, died April 20, 2012.

Graveside services were April 22 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Ansted, with the Rev. Freddie Parkins officiating. Burial followed at Westlake Cemetery in Ansted.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Ansted.



Natilla Isabella Foster Smith

Natilla Isabella Foster Smith, 84, of Fayetteville, died April 23, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born Nov. 22, 1927, at Whipple, she was the daughter of the late Wyatt and Tina Treadway Foster. Her husband, Frank Orlando Smith; stepson, Richard Smith; stepdaughter, Donna Abdennour; brothers, Ernest Foster and Merle Foster; and sisters, Katheleen Dawson, Evelyn Rhodes, Polly Biggs and Clara Boggess, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church, Oak Hill, and a homemaker.

Surviving: sons, Bobby Gene Copeland of Virginia Beach, Va., and John Smith of Fayetteville; daughters, Patricia Vatillio of Jim Thorpe, Pa., and Sue Toll of Clinton Township, Mich.; stepson, Douglas “Doug” Smith of Dodson’s Branch, Tenn.; sister, Dorothy Franklin of Birmingham, Ala.; 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Harry Fuller officiating. Burial will be at Bays Cemetery, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Doris ‘Dorie’ Lowry Thorpe

Doris (Dorie) Lowry Thorpe, of Ansted, died at her home April 15, 2012, following a prolonged illness.

Born May 27, 1930, in Ansted, Dorie was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Dainty Hiser. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Lynn Lowry; her husband, Robert Thorpe; and a brother, Oscar Hiser.

Dorie loved her family. Family reunions were enjoyed as an occasion to play her music, to dance, and to read her poetry with those she treasured the most; she enjoyed sharing food and fun with all she knew. She loved using her creative talents with those in need and often visited friends in the nursing home to style their hair for them. Her giving nature was always prevalent in everything she did.

She was a retired beautician and instructor, and attended the Church of the Redeemer in Ansted.

Surviving: a former husband, Fred Lowry of Oak Hill; sons, Michael Lowry and wife Chelsa of Franklin, Tenn., Fred Lowry and wife Jackie of Falls Church, Va., William Lowry and wife Pam of Alamo, Ga., and Wesley Lowry and wife Katrina of Centerburg, Ohio; daughters, Mary Lambert and husband John of Utica, Ohio, and Pamela Minnich and husband Joseph of Toledo, Ohio; sisters, Faye Licklider of Charlton Heights and Betty Neal of Evans, Ga.; brother, Boyd Hiser of Belle; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 21 at the Church of the Redeemer in Ansted with Father Roy Gene Crist officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

Please make donations to the Church of the Redeemer, PO BOX 625, Ansted, WV 25812.

Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.

 

Edna June Walker

Edna June Walker, 79, of Page, died April 17, 2012.

Born June 6, 1932, in Smithers, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Smith Walker Sr. and Bertha Asbury Walker.

Surviving: her children, Billy Eugene Walker of Eugene, Ore., Russell Lewis Walker and Charles Calvert Knight, both of Kincaid, and Irma Fae Fenton, Richard Gene Walker and Mary Ann Linville, all of Page; brothers, Robert S. Walker and Lewis M. Walker, both of Virginia; sister, Mary Ellen Lewis of Fayetteville; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Service was April 20 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.



Regis Eugene Woolwine

Regis Eugene Woolwine, 90, of Jackson, Mich., formerly of Wriston, died April 15, 2012, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Born July 23, 1921, at Lick Fork, he was the son of the late Seth Thomas and Bessie V. Light Woolwine. Sisters Nora Bragg and Anna Pennington and brothers Clyde Woolwine and Everett Woolwine also preceded him in death.

He retired from King Coal Chevrolet in Oak Hill.

Mr. Woolwine attended the Cranberry Community Church of Prosperity and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving: brother, Archie Woolwine of Jackson, Mich.; sister, Helen Gibson of Oak Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 20 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Burial was at Woolwine Cemetery, Wriston.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.