The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


May 24, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, May 24, 2012


— Gloria D. Underwood

Gloria D. Underwood, 80, of Callaway Lane, Oswald, formerly of Kilsyth, died May 14, 2012, the day of her late son’s birthday, at her home following a long illness.

Born Sept. 21, 1931, at Mt. Hope, she was the daughter of the late John A. Kincaid and Helena Ferguson Kincaid. Mrs. Underwood also was preceded in death by her husband, Okie D. Underwood; son, Okie “Douglas”  Underwood Jr.; and by brothers, Ralph Kincaid and John A. Kincaid Jr.

Mrs. Underwood was a former manager of the Little General Store on the Mt. Hope Bypass and was a homemaker.

She was of the Baptist faith, and had lived most of her adult life at Kilsyth, having resided there since 1955.

Surviving: her children, Diana J. Smith and her husband, Hershell, of Shady Spring, Kathy D. Meadows and her husband, Donald, of Maple Fork, and Johnny B. Underwood of Oswald; grandchildren, Brian Smith and Steven Smith, both of Shady Spring, Melissa Halstead and her husband, Kevin, of Bradley, James D. Smith and his wife, Amber, of Meadow Bridge, and Krisy Jo Waddell and Johnny Underwood II, both of Oswald; great-grandchildren, Alexis Smith, daughter of Steven Smith, Kassie Halstead of Bradley, and John Wesley Waddell of Oswald; nephews, James A. Kincaid of Mossy, and Larry R. Kincaid of Danville, Va.; her last living aunt who was special to her, Betty Maroney of Oak Hill; special cousins, Patty Adkins and her husband, Delbert, of Mt. Hope, and Betty Ray Fife of Quincy, Mich.; and  a sister-in-law, Jeannie Kincaid of Fayetteville.

Funeral services were May 17 at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Ralph Castle, and Rev. Adam Trizack officiating. Entombment followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity.

Online condolences may be sent to at

Mary Whitney

Mary Whitney, 71, of Dayton, Ohio, died May 17, 2012, after a five-year battle with cancer.

Born in Graydon and raised in Edmond, she was the daughter of Jake Henry Willis and Irene (Clendenin Willis) Meadows of Edmond. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Gil; her stepfather, John Meadows; and brothers, Jake and Harold Willis.

A 1959 graduate of Nuttall High School in Lookout, Mary was a Gulf War veteran and retired medic from the Ohio Air National Guard.

Surviving: two sons and a daughter, and their spouses; three grandchildren; her sister, Rose Amick of Victor; and brothers, C.G. Willis of Monroeville, Ohio, and Ronald Willis of Amherst, Ohio.

The memorial will held in the Mausoleum Chapel at Woodland Cemetery, 118 Woodland Ave., Dayton, Ohio, on Friday, May 25, at 5 p.m. Interment at Woodland follows.

Flowers may be sent to Woodland.

Friends may call at the Woodland Chapel the hour preceding the memorial service.

Arrangements by Bradford - Connelly & Glickler Funeral Home, Dayton, Ohio.

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