The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


May 23, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, May 23, 2013

Jackie Welshans Betkijian

Jackie Welshans Betkijian, 76, of Eccles, died May 15, 2013, at Ansted Center in Ansted.

Born Dec. 10, 1936, at Glen Rogers, she was the daughter of the late George Lewis and Ruby Honaker Welshans.

Jackie was a retired licensed practical nurse for the Beckley VA Medical Center.

She was of the Baptist faith and attended the Eccles Baptist Church.

Surviving: son, Lewis Betkijian and wife Lisa of Beckley; daughter, Cynthia C. Walsingham and husband James of Smyrna, Ga.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Ms. Betkijian was cremated. There will be no visitation or service.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Keith M. Billings

Keith M. Billings, 75, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., formerly of Mount Hope, died May 16, 2013, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Born June 13, 1937, in Mount Hope, he was a son of the late Charlie and Ada (Bailey) Billings. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, on April 24, 2008, and 12 brothers and sister.

On Nov. 11, 1967, he married Dorothy Brown at United Protestant Church in Grayslake.

Previously from Highland Park, Keith moved to Round Lake Beach in 1973. He was employed in water distribution for public works at the village of Northbrook.

Mr. Billings was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1968. He enjoyed coin collecting.

Surviving: his siblings, Bobby (Rosetta) Billings of Custer Park, Harold (Barbara) Billings of Delaware, Ohio, and Juanita Hatcher of Oak Hill; many nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Jose and Mindy Ramirez of Round Lake Beach.

Funeral service was May 22 at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, Round Lake, Ill. Interment was in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill.

Memorials to the Salvation Army or to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be sent at

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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