The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


May 24, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, May 24, 2012


— William ‘Bill’ Theodore Evans

William “Bill” Theodore Evans, 82, of Oak Hill, died May 17, 2012, at Hilltop Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hilltop.

Born June 5, 1929, at Mt. Lookout, he was the son of the late James Oscar and Estelle Champe Evans. A sister, Gay Johnson, and brothers, infant Johnny Evans and Charles Franklin Evans, also preceded him in death..

He was retired from Kroger in Oak Hill with over 40 years’ service.

Mr. Evans was a member of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Surviving: his wife, Gaye Martin Evans; a brother, James O. Evans Jr. of Oak Hill; and a sister, Frances Loving of Toledo, Ohio.

Funeral services were May 20 at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church in Fayetteville with Rev. Clare Sulgit-Horn officiating. Entombment was at Huse Memorial Park Mausoleum, Fayetteville.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Cecil J. Gibson Sr.

Cecil John Gibson Sr., 80, of Fayetteville, died May 19, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born April 2, 1932, in Pikeville, Ky., he was the son of the late William Gibson (Nov. 1951) and Nora Belle Rattliff Gibson (Nov. 1971). He also was preceded in death by his son, David Allen Gibson; granddaughter, Carrie Ann Myles; sisters, Faye, Kelsy and Velsey, and Alberta; and brothers, Kit, Lloyd, Jim, Sid, Carlos, and Johnny.

Cecil was a devoted member of Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the UMWA. He was a retired West Virginia coal miner and retired from Central Appalachian Coal Company. In retirement he loved to work in the church, cut grass, and spend time with his grandchildren.

Surviving: his wife of 56 years, Maxine Kincaid Gibson; sons, Cecil John Gibson Jr. and wife Vickie of Fayetteville, and Randall Lee Gibson and wife Tammy of Beckley; daughters, Nora Belle Myles and husband Rick of Fayetteville, and Stella Mae Blake and husband Eddie of Fayetteville; sister, Glema Rupert of Toledo, Ohio; grandchildren, Tracy, Rick, Matthew, Tyler, Brandon, Brittany, Ethan, and Hannah; great-grandchildren, Landon, Kaelan, Evan, Hope, and Ricky; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were May 22 at Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Beckwith, with Pastor Danny Sears officiating. Entombment followed at High Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Oak Hill.

Donations may be made in his memory to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Road, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be made at

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

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