The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


February 20, 2013

Obituaries - Thursday, February 21, 2013

Betty Brooks

Betty Jo Brooks, 75, of Oak Hill, died Feb. 12, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, following a short illness.

Born Nov. 20, 1936, at Charleston, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Hazel Lee Blankenship Pierce. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron “Bruce” Brooks, in 2003; daughters, Sharon Legg, Brenda Maynor, and Marie Buckland; sons, John and Lloyd Brooks; brothers, Bill and Russell Pierce; and a granddaughter, Tina Turner.

Betty was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She had worked as a nurse’s assistant at Fayette Continuous Care, and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving: a daughter, Linda Brooks of Oak Hill; a sister, Carolyn Lambert of Crab Orchard; brothers, Roger Pierce and Wayne Pierce, both of Beckley, and Ronald Pierce of Crab Orchard; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services was Feb. 15, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle. Burial followed in Simms Cemetery on Loops Road, Sewell Mountain, Rainelle.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

David H. Brown

David H. Brown, nicknamed “Hungry Jack,” 73, of Lavista, on Lookout Road, died Feb. 13, 2013, following an extended illness.

Born Feb. 4, 1940, in Clay County, he was a son of the late Jim and Bertha Brown. On Feb. 21, 1984, he was united in marriage to Hermenia “Vicky” Brown, who preceded him in death on May 16, 2008. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Herbert Brown of Indore, and a sister, Eva Faye Brown of Belva.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor to all.

David loved to cut wood, garden, and going to fellowship with his church family at Bell Creek Holiness Church in Dixie. In his spare time he enjoyed riding 4-wheelers with his grandkids and going to football games.

David retired from Elkem Metals of Alloy in 2002 as the head furnace tapper for the plant. He earned many rewards while working at the plant and enjoyed the times and people that he worked with. He got his nickname, “Hungry Jack,” while working at the plant because he always worked all the overtime he could get. His fellow co-workers started calling him “Hungry Jack” because they thought he must be hungry to be working all the long hours.

Surviving: sons, James Franklin Brown of Ontario, Canada, and David Edward Brown of Gerrardstown; daughters, Karen Louise Childers and husband Delmar of Valley Fork, and Deborah Naoma Brown of Ansted; brothers, Gale and Delores Brown of Indore, Roy and Betty Brown of Memphis, Tenn., Joe and Patsy Brown of Dixie, and Phil and Polly Brown of Fayetteville; sisters, Pauline Hedrick of Indore, Rosie Jane and George Lucas of Ansted, and Betty Elizabeth and the late Gene Pullen of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Sonjie Brown of Indore; grandchildren, James Milroy and wife Jessica Ellen Brown of Glasgow, Samantha Jo Childers and fiancé Jesse Foster of Lizemores, Amy Marie Childers of Valley Fork, Matthew Brown, Taylor Brown, and Katherine Brown, of Ontario, Canada, and Ryan and Heather Brown of Gerrardstown; great-grandchild, Zoey Elizabeth Foster of Lizemores, and he was expecting another great-grandchild, Bradley Gale Childers of Valley Fork, in March.

Funeral services were Feb. 17, at Pennington Funeral Home in Gauley Bridge with Pastor Lee Holliday officiating. Burial followed in McVey-Skaggs Cemetery in Shade Creek.

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Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

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