The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


May 23, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, May 23, 2013



Lloyd Knapp

Lloyd Knapp, 72, of Oak Hill, died May 17, 2013.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.


Flora Frances Amos Leek

Flora Frances Amos Leek, 96, of Hico, died May 19, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born Aug. 30, 1916, at Mahan, she was the daughter of the late George  and Lilia Kincaid Amos of Cunard.

Her husband of 34 years, Jesse Smithson; an infant son, James Smithson; husband, Rev. Lloyd Martin of Russellville; and brothers, Lowell Amos of Arizona and Illinois, and Odis Amos and George Amos, both of Oak Hill, also preceded her in death.

In later years she married Joe Leek (deceased in 2006) and for 20 years they enjoyed playing music. She and Joe were known as “Flo and Joe” and they played the keyboard and guitar at all the nursing homes and senior citizen groups.

She was a 1936 honor graduate of Fayetteville High School. Her first work was at the Fayette County School Book repair shop in Fayetteville. She was a member and secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary United Mine Workers’ Union in Cunard.

Flo worked for Dr. Hamilton in his hardware store in Oak Hill; worked in Chicago for Admiral and Motorola; worked for 21 years at Massey’s at Victor; and retired from Sam’s Market in Ansted in 1975.

She was a member of Victory Independent Baptist Church in Victor where she played the piano and organ; member of AARP; 25-year volunteer for RSVP of Summersville; 15-year secretary for the Fayette County Song Convention; and a 10-year correspondent for The Fayette Tribune.

Mrs. Leek took several tours; enjoyed doing crafts, sewing and she took stained glass classes at Fayette Awning in Oak Hill.

Surviving: sister, Jeanette Stawychey of Steger, Ill.; in addition to nieces, nephews, several stepchildren and stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be on May 24 at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Rev. Tony Taylor officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill.  Friends may call from 12 noon until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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