The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


May 23, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, May 23, 2013



Cordelia ‘Ann’ Thompson

Cordelia Ann Thompson, 59, of Jamaica, N.Y., formerly of Fayetteville, died May 12, 2013 in Jamaica, where she resided for over 40 years.

Born June 24, 1953, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late William and Louise Britton Thompson. She also was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Jackson and Tina Thompson; and grandparents, John and Elizabeth Britton.

Ann accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Garten, where she served as usher and sang in the choir.

She was a 1971 graduate of Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, where she was head cheerleader, and a member of the Glee Club, and Soul Club.

Ann loved to talk and meet new people and spent most of her life working in the food service industry. She also worked in the banking industry in Manhattan, N.Y.; for the city she worked with the children; and for the state of New York she worked in corrections as a food service worker.

Surviving: her brothers: William (Cheryl) Thompson of Baltimore, Md., and Lee Thompson of Columbus, Ohio; sisters: Alice (Lamon) Booker, Delores Booker, Vanessa Thompson, and Madelyne Thompson, all of Columbus, Ohio; special cousin, Curtis Cresswell of Jamaica, N.Y.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Funeral services were May 22 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Garten, with Pastor Keith Walker officiating. Final interment followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

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


William Howard Underwood

William Howard Underwood, 72, of Maple Fork, died May 18, 2013, at The University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va.

Born April 21, 1941, at Price Hill, he was the son of the late Carlos and Edna Wilson Underwood. He also was preceded in death by his sister, Maxine Britts, and grandmother, Pairlee Underwood.

Howard was owner/operator of AAA Garage and Brandon’s Muffler Shop.

He was also a member of the Mt. Hope Lions Club and the Beckley Moose Lodge.

Surviving: his wife, Frances Touchton Underwood; daughter, Shari Senea and husband Scott of Live Oak, Fla.; grandchildren, Brandon William Crow of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mikayla Senea of Live Oak, Fla.; brothers, E.G. Underwood and wife Bobbie of Bradley, Ned Underwood and wife Linda of Maple Fork, and Delbert Underwood and wife Debbie of Bradley; sisters, Jackie Skaggs of Maple Fork, Betty Meadows of Maple Fork, and Liz Evans and husband Lawrence of Brooklyn, Ohio; and special friends, Joe and Doris Yearego.

Graveside services were May 21 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, with Rev. Richard Allen officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope.


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