The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 3, 2011


March 3, 2011

Lola ‘Evon’ Lively Aliff

Lola Evon Lively Aliff, a long time resident of the northern Virginia area, died Feb. 22, 2011, at her residence in Malvern of Madison, Va.

Born Oct. 2, 1934, in Weirwood, she was the daughter of the late Bertha and Tilden Lively. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Tyler, in June of 1979; a sister, Lorena McGee; and a brother, Harold Lively.

Mrs. Aliff moved to Oak Hill, where she attended Collins High School in Oak Hill. She married David R. Aliff on Oct. 10, 1951.

Dave and Evon were stationed with the Air  Force in Texas, Guam, Massachusetts and settled in northern Virginia with their three children.

Evon’s accomplishments included president and founder of the Fairfax Police Youth Club, Girls Division, in which she donated her time and efforts for the youth girl’s leagues.

She loved crocheting, sewing, crafts of all kinds and singing in the church choir.

Surviving: her husband of 60 years, David Aliff Sr.; daughter, Pamela Bailey; son, David Aliff Jr.; grandchildren, Kathryn Bailey, Jason Bailey, Nathan Aliff, Nick Bailey and Dustin Aliff; great-grandchildren, Brett, Haleigh, Allora, Skyla, Lilyan, Sean, Hanna and Mason; and siblings, Melvin Lively of Michigan and Reva Davis of Ohio.

A memorial service was held Feb. 26 at the Madison Presbyterian Church.

Please send memorial contributions to Hospice of the Rapidan, PO Box 1715, Culpepper, VA 22701.

Arrangements by Preddy Funeral Home, Madison, Va.

Pastor Robert Lee Barley

Robert Lee Barley, 70, of Maple Fork, died Feb. 21, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born March 28, 1940, in Tamroy, he was the son of the late Rev. Ernest J. and Ethel F. Barley.

Mr. Barley was the pastor of the Maple Fork Baptist Church, a television evangelist on the Good News Hour with Robert Barley and Friends, and an instructor and retiree from Appalachian Power Company.

Robert enjoyed camping at the family farm and spending time with his church, family and friends. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. His smile and gentle ways touched so many and will never be forgotten.

Surviving: his loving wife and dedicated caregiver, Mary Catherine Felber Barley of Maple Fork; a daughter, Robin Renee Barley of Maple Fork; stepsons, Eugene “Gene” Felber and his wife, Nancy Pyron, of Seattle, Wash., and Matthew Felber of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Chelsea Dorsey, Chad Lovelace, Derrick Skyles and Gavin Price; great grandchild, Ryder Lovelace; a very special aunt, Celeste Barley; brothers, Vernon Barley and his wife, Dixie, and Paul Barley and his wife, Judy; sisters, Ruth Lilly and her husband, Carlos “Junior,” and Elizabeth Tyree and her husband, Bob; sisters-in-law, Karen Barley (wife of the late Ray Barley), Alice Griffiths and her husband, Eddie, of Las Vegas, Nev., Melba Burnette of Bradley and Gracie Blake of Maple Fork; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and church family, too numerous to mention.

A celebration of his life was held Feb. 25, at the Maple Fork Baptist Church, with Associate Pastor Jim Bowyer officiating. Pastors Walter Leach, Roger Pauley, Bill Gumm and close friend Glen Williams also assisted with the service.

Burial was in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Donations may be made to the Maple Fork Baptist Building Fund, PO Box 226 Bradley, WV 25818.

Online condolences may be sent to the guest book at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

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