The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


November 28, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pauletta Lynn Bailey Bess

Pauletta Lynn Bailey Bess, 63, of Oak Hill, died Nov. 25, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born Oct. 29, 1949, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Harold D. and Christelle Laverne Slemp Bailey.

Pauletta was a homemaker.

She was a 1967 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill.

Surviving: her husband, Dennis Edward Bess; sons, Christopher Via of Oak Hill, Kevin A. Bess of Oak Hill, and Craig Bess and wife Nikie of Shady Spring; a sister, Phyllis Wallace of Newport News, Va.; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Delmas Wolfe officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Lawrence Marvin ‘Larry’ Beverley Sr.

Lawrence Marvin “Larry” Beverley, Sr., 77, of Mount Hope, died Nov. 21, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born Sept. 14, 1935, at Kilsyth, he was the son of the late Marvin Hubert and Myrl Inez Turner Beverley. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Beverley Smith.

He was a retired school bus driver from the Fayette County Board of Education after 34 years of service. He was also a retired Mount Hope businessman, being associated with his father at Beverley and Beverley Grocery and owning Larry’s Bargain Box.

Larry was a faithful member of Mount Hope Christian Church. He was a former city councilman in Mount Hope and served for a short time on the Mount Hope Housing Authority. He was a member of the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees.

At one time he served as co-chairman of the Boy Scouts in Mount Hope; was a former member and Vice President of the Mount Hope Lions Club; and a member of the National Rifle Association.

Surviving: his wife, Patricia Ann “Pat” Haley Beverley; son, Lawrence Marvin Beverley Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Patti Beverley Barton and her husband, Dan, of Fayetteville; niece, Beverly Jean Smith Moye of Ona; great-nephew, Hunter Shockey of Ona; a brother-in-law, Jack Smith of Hico; and a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Haley of Hinton.

Funeral services were Nov. 26, at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Minister Dennis Kinzer and Father Paul Yuenger officiating. Entombment followed at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

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