The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


February 6, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, February 7, 2013


Loretta Sexton

Loretta Jane Sexton, 63, of Fayetteville, died Feb. 1, 2013, at Hidden Valley Center, Oak Hill.

Born March 16, 1949, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Delmer O’Dell Sexton and Mildred Lucille Sneed Sexton.

Loretta was a former cook at the former Green Acres Nursing Home at Fayetteville.

Surviving: her brother, Kenneth Sexton and wife Sheri of Fayetteville; nieces and nephew, Faith Tyler of Fayetteville, Jason Sexton of Ashland, Ky., and Joy Napier of Fayetteville; and five great-nephews.

Graveside services was Feb. 3, at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville, with Pastor Richard Midkiff officiating and Rev. Alan Ledford singing.

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

Elizabeth Kay Taylor

Elizabeth Kay Taylor, 57, of Charleston, died Jan. 22, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her loving parents, Mr. Robert L. Taylor and Mrs. Beulah Kinser Taylor.

Elizabeth was a 1973 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and graduated from Marshall University.

Elizabeth taught French and English for 36 years. She began her career at Gauley Bridge High School in Fayette County and was there for 19 years before moving to Valley High School in Fayette County. For the last seven years she was a teacher at Sissonville High School in Kanawha County. Elizabeth was a very dedicated teacher and special friend to her fellow teachers and students.

Elizabeth has been a member of Ruffner Memorial Presbyterian Church from a young age and has been active with Bluestone Conference Center for many years. Bluestone was a very special place for Elizabeth.

Surviving: her brother, Irvin Steven Taylor; sister and brother-in-law, Tammie Taylor VanBrocklin and Scott D. VanBrocklin; and the joy of her life, her niece, Ashley Elizabeth Danielle VanBrocklin, whom she cherished with all her heart; she enjoyed being a wonderful and loving aunt to Ashley. Elizabeth is also survived by one aunt, Bonnie Kinser Boggess; many cousins; and a host of friends. Elizabeth was a loving and caring daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

The funeral was held Jan. 26, at Ruffner Memorial Presbyterian Church, corner of Greenbrier and Quarrier streets, Charleston, with the Rev. Amy Parker and the Rev. Bill Brown officiating. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

Arrangements by Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

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