The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


July 24, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, July 25, 2013

Margaret Louise Puckett Beirne

Margaret Louise Puckett Beirne, 86, died July 17, 2013, surrounded by loving family and friends whose lives she touched so memorably.

Margaret was born on May 22, 1927, a daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Puckett of Kilsyth.

She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Cecil Everett Puckett and Charles “Buster” Puckett, and sister, Charlotte Puckett Bookman.

On Jan. 1, 1947, she married Pete Beirne and together they shared 50 years before his passing in 1996.

She was a 1945 graduate of Mt. Hope High School and a Mustang through and through.

Margaret was a dedicated member of Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Hill. She had a very kind and gentle soul, a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others.

Her legacy will live on in those whose lives she touched and who are inspired to realize the goodness she saw in them. The world is a better place because of her presence and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving: her brothers and sisters, Jim Puckett and his wife, Juanita Puckett, of Chesterfield, Va., Bettie Puckett Day and her husband, Pat Day, of Oak Hill, Lois Puckett Tyree and her husband, Larry Tyree, of Wake Forest, N.C., Donald Puckett and Sarah “Jupy” Puckett of Charlotte, N.C., and Sonja Puckett Lohmar of Raleigh, N.C.; and all of her loving nieces and nephews.

Services were held July 23 at Calvary Baptist Church, Oak Hill. The burial immediately followed at High Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Youth Program at Calvary Baptist Church, Oak Hill, WV, 25901.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Lois ‘Jenny Wren’ Rice Blaschak

Mrs. Lois “Jenny Wren” Rice Blaschak, 83, of Lancing, Tenn., formerly of Scarbro, died July 19, 2013, after a long illness. Jenny was surrounded by her loving family whom she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Mattison and Arizona Harrington Rice; husbands, Cager D. Howard, and Walter Blaschak; daughter, Freda Babinski; brothers, John Wesley, William J., Charles Casto, Rufus, Thomas, and Hayden Clark Rice; and sisters, Lillie Mae Sanders, Jessie Lee Hamby, Lou-Anna Rice, Nellie Beatrice Seletyn and Mattie Louise Riser.

She was a faithful Christian who loved her Lord. Jenny Wren was an accomplished author of many books, loved painting, and writing poetry and had a love of music and loved playing the organ.

Jenny never met a stranger.

Surviving: daughter, Lou Whitson and husband Curtis of Lancing; grandchildren, Audrey Korgan and husband Michael of Florida, Angela Humphries and husband Don of Lancing, Jarrod Whitson and wife Cyndy of Harriman and Lindsey Johnson and husband Andrew of Murfreesboro; great-grandchildren, Brittney, Michael, Faith, Brock, Tyler, Nate, Mathew and Ari; and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were July 22 at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, with Brother Rick Taylor officiating.

Graveside services were July 24 at the High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with Brother Walter Webb officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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