The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


February 20, 2013

Obituaries - Thursday, February 21, 2013


Shirley Marie Aurentz Skaggs

Shirley Marie Aurentz Skaggs, 77, formerly of Fayette County, died Feb. 6, 2013, in Sumpter, S.C.

Born Feb. 10, 1935, at Nuttallburg, she was the daughter of the late French Aurentz and Martha Sedlock Aurentz Boley. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Edwin W. Skaggs; brother, Thomas Aurentz; and a stillborn daughter.

Shirley was a homemaker and a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She spent her life loving, blessing and serving her family, her church family and all who knew her. She will greatly missed.

She was a member of the Christian Home Church in Blountstown, Fla.

Surviving: a brother, Lawrence Boley and wife Linda of Layland; son, Edwin W. Skaggs and wife Susie of Charleston; daughters, Beverly Morris and husband Roger of Sumpter, S.C., and Cathy Davis of Oak Hill; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes, Mrs. Skaggs was cremated. A memorial service was Feb. 16, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Ed Skaggs officiating.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Lewis F. ‘Buster’ Tyree

Lewis F. “Buster” Tyree, 90, formerly of Charleston, and Santee, S.C., died Feb. 15, at the Veteran’s Victory House, in Walterboro, S.C.

Born Sept. 5, 1922, at Lively, he was the son of the late Jefferson Clay and Della Frances Lively Tyree. As the last surviving of seven children, he also was preceded in death by brothers, Frank, Ross, Lawrence, and Howard, and sisters, Mary Kesler and Blanche Davis. His wife, Viola Southall Tyree, also preceded him in death in 2000.

Mr. Tyree was a First Sergeant in the United States Army where he served in the European Theater during World War II.

After the war he returned home and attended West Virginia Institute of Technology in Montgomery, and was president of the student body, 1951-1952. He was also recognized in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

He began his banking career in 1952 at Charleston National Bank in Charleston, and was a Vice President in charge of Personnel and Purchasing until his retirement in 1984.

Lewis enjoyed golf and was a longtime member of the former Kanawha Country Club as well as a former member of the Charleston Lions Club, and lifetime member of the Elks Lodge in Charleston.

Surviving: daughter, Kathy Tyree Smith; son-in-law, Rick Smith; and his favorite pal and granddogger, Carly, of Santee, S.C.

Funeral services were Feb. 19, at the Bible Center Church, Charleston, with Pastor Erin Mounts officiating. Graveside rites and committal were followed by burial at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with Pastor James McQuerrey officiating.

Please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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