The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

July 17, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mary E. Berry

Mary E. Berry, 89, of Winona, died July 9, 2013, following a long illness.

Born April 23, 1924, at Albright, she was a daughter of the late Fred John Hanner and Jessie Myrtle Goff Hanner.

Mary was a retired telephone operator for AT&T.

She was a homemaker and a member of Keeney’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church at Winona.

Surviving: her son, William “Bill” Denson of Georgia; sisters, Dora Roupe of Charleston, Betty Tolley of Detroit, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Eileen Hanner of Winona; grandchildren, David Denson and Pamela Knight; great-grandchildren, Ruby Denson, Avery Knight, Emerson Knight and Elliot Knight; and a beloved niece, Cindy Hanner of Winona.

Services was July 13 at Keeney’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church of Winona with Pastor Mark Secrist and Pastor Joe Shaffer officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Irma Goins Bourgoin

Irma Goins Bourgoin, 89 of Oak Hill, formerly of Beckley, died at Bowers Hospice House July 8, 2013, after bravely battled a rare cancer for two years.

Irma was born Oct. 2, 1923, at Backus, the eldest child of the late Plummer and Ella Goins of Backus. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Lucien Albert Bourgoin, in 2008; and siblings, Lucille DeDeo, Charles Goins and Junior Goins.

She was a hard worker and a fantastic cook. She owned and operated, along with her late husband Lou, Ye Olde Fashioned Restaurant in Sophia for many years. Upon retirement they moved to Oak Hill.

Irma was a member of Life Bridge Assembly of God Church in Oak Hill.

Surviving: daughter, Karen Shott of Oak Hill, and Kathi and husband Russell Meadows of Maidens, Va.; grandchildren, Matthew Shott, Laura and Thomas Meadows; siblings, Josephine Anderson and Myron of Maine, Norman Goins and wife Joyce of Virginia, Glenville Goins and MB of New Jersey, and Alberta Campbell and husband James of Kentucky; special sister-in-law, Mary Alice Goins of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews as well as many close friends in Oak Hill and Beckley.

Services was held July 13 at the LifeBridge Assembly of God Church with Pastor Shirley Fraker Watson officiating. Entombment followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

The family requests donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia.

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Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Edward Cecil Bowles

Edward Cecil Bowles, 64, of Sand Branch, died July 15, 2013, at Specialty Select Hospital at St. Francis in Charleston.

Born March 16, 1949, at Beckley, he was the son of the late Cecil and Constance Dowdy Bowles.

He was a retired butcher.

Mr. Bowles was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving: a son, Noah Bowles of Sand Branch.

In accordance with his wishes Mr. Bowles was cremated. A memorial service will be on Friday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Rev. Jerry Tyree officiating. Friends may call 15 minutes prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Dorene Clendenin

Dorene Clendenin, 58, of Gauley Bridge, died July 10, 2013, following a long illness.

Born Feb. 23, 1955, she was the daughter of Walter Lee Parker of Ramsey and the late Mary Madeline Clark Parker.

She was a disabled custodian for Fayette County Schools and a member of Fresh Oil Church of Jesus Christ in Marmet.

Surviving, in addition to her father: her husband, Wallace Clendenin; sons, Wallace L. Clendenin of Edmond and Bobby Clendenin of Victor; grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler and Christopher of Edmond, and Kaylon and Jordan of Oak Hill; and siblings, Phyllis Clendenin, Linda Lance, Brenda Harris, Arlean Dorman, Julie Legg, Christine Clendenin, Loretta Parker, Lawrence Parker, William Parker, Garland Parker, Russell Parker and Lee Parker.

Services were July 14 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with the Rev. Thomas Sergent officiating. Burial followed in the Martin Cemetery at Horseshoe.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Bessie Irene Cawley Corder

Bessie Irene Cawley Corder, 99, of Fayetteville, July 15, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

Born Dec. 29, 1913, at Poca, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Canna B. Cox Cawley. she also was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Meade Corder, on June 27, 1978.

Mrs. Corder was a longtime member of Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Beckwith.

She was the oldest living graduate of her class at East Bank High School.

Mrs. Corder and her late husband, Otis, were owners and operators of Corder’s General Store at Beckwith.

She was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 107 at Oak Hill.

Surviving: her sons, Otis Meade Corder Jr. of Oak Hill and Robert Allen Corder of Fayetteville; grandson, Timothy Corder; granddaughter, Tiffany Turpin; and two great-granddaughters.    

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 18, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity with Pastor Mack Canterbury officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home at Prosperity.

A “Memorial Service and Celebration of Her Life” will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Beckwith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church — Ladies Circle; PO Box 884; Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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

Ernest Fazio

Ernest Fazio, 90, of Oak Hill, died July 10, 2013, at Main Street Care, Hinton, following a short illness.

Born March 12, 1923, at Anawalt, he was the son of the late Dominique Fazio and Josephine Fazio. In December 2008, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Fazio.

He served his country in the Navy during World War II.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Ernest had a master’s degree in business education and he was devoted to teaching. He was a former professor and night school administrator at Beckley College and a former teacher in the public school system in Fayette County.

Surviving: his daughter, Terri Fleshman and her husband, Mike, of Hinton, and a brother, Ralph Fazio of South Carolina.

Funeral was July 14 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Frank Lich

Frank Lich, 79, died July 13, 2013, at Baptist Medical Center South in Jacksonville, Fla.

Born in Oak Hill in 1933, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lich. He also was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Loretta Jean.

Frank served in the U.S. Army during the time of the Korean War.

Frank went on to help write the parts catalog for American Motors in Milwaukee, Wis. He then became a successful parts manager for several auto dealerships in the Jacksonville area. He finished his working life in the City of Jacksonville motor pool.

He enjoyed playing golf and fishing, once winning a catfish tournament. He generously supported causes close to his heart such as the Wounded Warriors Project.

Surviving: his son, Rodney Lich, his daughter-in-law, Sarah, and his grandson, Andrew, all of Middleburg, Fla.; his brother, Edward of Collierville, Tenn.; and sisters, Mary Zahn of Raleigh, N.C., Margaret Childers of Vancouver, Wash., and Sheila Dawson of Bend, Ore.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, July 19 in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin.

Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to the Wounded Warriors Project or to diabetes research charities.

Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223 ( or 904-288-0025).

William Mason Redden

Bill (Jupie) Redden, 66, of Meadow Bridge, died July 11, 2013, at his home following a short illness.

Born Feb. 28, 1947, in Stickney, Raleigh County, he was the son of the late William Mason Long and Maxine Blanche Redden Lewis. He also was preceded in death by his son, Riggie Redden; his brother, Dale Lewis; and his stepdad, Herbert Lewis.

Bill was a carpenter who enjoyed his work.

He loved hunting and fishing and his family.

Surviving: sons, William Mason Redden II (Scott Burke) of Kokomo, Ind., and James Mason Redden and Howard Lee Simms Jr., both of Meadow Bridge; daughters, Patricia Gail Guilliams (Andy Selmon) of Staunton, Va., Rebecca Simms of Meadow Bridge and Pamela Thombs of Maplewood; sisters, Daisy Sparks of Van Buren, Ind., Linda Romero (Bob) of Marion, Ind., and Patricia Ann Jones of Meadow Bridge; his companion, Constance Bowles of Meadow Bridge; ex-wives, Theresa Redden of Meadow Bridge and Linda Redden of Kokomo, Ind.; numerous grandchildren and one great-grandson, Alex Jennings Simms; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were July 15 at Smathers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Steve Martin officiating. Burial followed in the Claypool Cemetery at Meadow Bridge.

The family requests that donations of sympathy be made to Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., 1109 Main Street, Rainelle, WV 25962.

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Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Matthew Paul Wood

Matthew Wood, 29, of Victor, died July 10, 2013.

Born May 4, 1984, in Beckley, he was the son of Paul and Elaine Wood of Victor.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie and Nannie Wood.

Matthew was of the Baptist faith.

His greatest love was spending time with his wife and daughter.

Surviving, in addition to his parents: his wife, Brandi Wood, and daughter, Zoey, both of Victor; sisters, Miranda Miller and husband John Paul of Bridgeport and Alysha Caudill and husband Logan of Victor; niece, Addyson Miller; nephews, Reid, Jace and Jake Caudill; and grandparents, Bill and Patsy Jarvis of Winona.

Funeral services were July 15 at Sunday Road Baptist Church in Hico with Pastor Danny Legg and Pastor Allen Donaldson officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

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Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.

Richard Eugene Wood

Richard Eugene Wood, 85, of Glen Jean, died July 9, 2013, at Pine Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Beckley.

Born May 26, 1928, at Thayer, he was the son of the late Roy Wood and Bessie Staton Wood. Richard also was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Wood, in 1993; a daughter and son-in-law, Anna Lee Underwood and Tom Underwood; and a great-grandson, Kalib Dean Wood.

Surviving: sons, Eric Hamilton and wife Carla of Michigan, Richard Wood II and wife Carol of North Carolina, Earl Dean Wood and wife Connie of Glen Jean, David Wood and wife Susan of Harvey, Larry Wood and wife Sheila of North Carolina, James Wood and wife Theresa of Maple Folk, and Michael Wood and wife Melony of North Carolina; grandchildren, Tommy, Alfred, and April Underwood, Eric, Tina and Lura Hamilton, Jason Wetzel, Richard and John Wood, Lisa Myers, Dean Wood, David Wood, Sandra Campbell, Mathew Wood, and Brittany Wood; 20 great-grandchildren; and special great-grandson Casey Wood.

Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5250 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, where he will be laid to rest following the service.

There will be no visitation.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Carl ‘Doc’ Woolwine

Carl “Doc” Gwinn Woolwine, 76, died July 8, 2013, at Beckley VA Medical Center following an extended illness.

Born July 27, 1936, at Fayetteville, he was the son of the late Howard Clayton and Jessie Betty Lightner Woolwine. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Howard Austin Woolwine and Larry E. Woolwine; and a sister, Donna W. Ellis.

Carl was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He attended Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Beckwith.

Carl was a retired surveyor assistant for Leon Spencer Surveying for 47 years.

Surviving: an extended family of his sister-in-law, Goldie Woolwine, and niece, Lois and her husband, John Matthews, many cousins and lots of friends.

In keeping with Carl’s wishes he was cremated and a memorial service held July 17 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home with Chaplain Paul Bricker officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at

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