The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


February 6, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, February 7, 2013


Lora Gwenn Davis-Mullins

Lora Gwenn (Loopy) Davis-Mullins, 37, of Craigsville, died Jan. 30, 2013, at Charleston Memorial Hospital.

Lora was born in New Brighton, Pa., to Harold and Agnes Davis on Oct. 29, 1975.

She attended school in East Palestine, Ohio, and graduated in 1994. Lora went on to earn business degrees from the University of Akron.

She owned and operated Premium Stone Surfaces and Custom Stone Overlays.

Above all things, Lora treasured her children, family and friends, constantly put others ahead of herself; had abundant faith and great love for Jesus, and always shared her testimony. She is an image of grace and courage.

Surviving: her beloved children, Madilyn, Kaitlyn and Victoria; her parents, Harold and Agnes Davis; siblings, Tammie and Jeff Nathaniel, Alan Davis and Rachel Davis; 11 nieces and nephews; two great-nephews; in-laws, Larry and Charlotte Mullins and family; her “angel in WV,” Tammy Rader; and numerous family and friends. She is an inspiration to all.

Keeping with her giving nature, her desire was to gift her body to medical research.

A celebration of Lora’s life will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Cottle Church of God, 19623 Webster Rd, Craigsville. You are encouraged to bring written memories and loving thoughts to be shared and passed on to her daughters.

Lora was an amazing, fearless and beautiful woman. Our lives have been forever blessed for knowing her.

In lieu of flowers, she wished for memorial contributions to be made for her daughters. Donations can be made at any First Community Bank (304-742-5101).

C.E. ‘Buddy’ Elder

C.E. “Buddy” Elder, 65, of Glen Jean, died Feb. 1, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born June 14, 1947, at Maple Fork, he was the son of the late Fred Thomas and Sara Frances Prather Elder. A son, Clarence Edward Elder Jr., also preceded him in death.

He was the retired owner of C&B Auto Salvage.

Buddy was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving: his companion, Sandra Gill; stepdaughter, Audrey Cook of Minden; brothers, Wayne Elder of Harvey and James Elder of Clear Creek; sister, Drema Smith of Maple Fork; stepgrandchildren, Austin Suttle, Tiffany Cook and Anna Cook; six nephews, four nieces, three great-nephews, six great-nieces and four great-great-nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Rev. Danny Damron officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

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