The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


May 23, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, May 23, 2013



Rita E. Houck Dotson

Rita E. Houck Dotson, 73, of Oak Hill, died peacefully May 15, 2013, surrounded by loved ones.

Born July 16, 1939, at Gary, she was the daughter of the late Quincy and Ola Mae Jordan Houck.

Rita attended Calvary Baptist Church.

She retired from the Probation Office at the Fayette County Courthouse after many devoted years.

Rita enjoyed cooking for her loved ones, country line dancing, shopping and Lifetime movies.

She was known for her spunky personality, hip sense of style, and miraculous ability to have her Christmas shopping complete by the Fourth of July.

Surviving: her husband, Larry Dotson; daughters, Tammy Lilly of Charlotte, N.C., and Dee Dotson of Charleston; granddaughters, Amy Hanna and husband Grey, and Rachel Rivenbark and husband Patrick, all of Charlotte, N.C.; great-granddaughter, Caroline Hanna, of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Anna Christine Garten of Illinois; half-brother, Sam Houck of Florida; half-sister, Nina Lang of Florida; and many other family and friends.

The funeral service was May 18 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Mark Wood officiating. Entombment followed at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill.

Memorials can be made to: The American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, 162 Court Street, Charleston WV 25301.

Online condolences may be offered at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Gregory Giles Kees

Gregory Giles Kees, 60, of Oak Hill, died May 13, 2013, at CAMC - Memorial Division in Charleston.

Born Dec. 10, 1952, at Charleston, he was the son of Delmer Giles Kees of Shady Spring, and the late Jessie Katherine Peal Kees.

Greg was a mechanical pipe fitter for DuPont.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during Vietnam.

To say he was an avid fisherman would be an understatement.

Surviving: his wife, Della Mae Smith Johnson; daughters, Jessie Treadway and husband Marshall of Oak Hill, and Lorna Lewis and husband, Danny of Walkertown, N.C.; a brother, Mark Kees and wife Sharon of St. Augustine, Fla.; grandchildren, Aaron Lewis and Kristal Lewis; and a great-granddaughter, Alyssa Stewart.

In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Kees was cremated. A time of remembrance was held  at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill on May 16.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the March of Dimes - WV Chapter, 3508 Staunton Avenue SE -- 2nd Floor, Charleston WV 25304.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Text Only