The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

June 20, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, June 21, 2012


Clark W. Burdette

Clark W. Burdette, 66, of Kilsyth, died June 14, 2012, at his home following a sudden illness.

Born Dec. 12, 1945, at Nallen, he was the son of the late Commodore and Violet Lafferty Burdette. He also was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Toni Y. Burdette; daughter, Alicia Burdette; and half-brother, Bernard Lesher.

Mr. Burdette was a member of the Kilsyth Free Will Baptist Church and also attended other area churches.

He had been employed as a factory worker, construction worker, a butcher, and was skilled in several different trades.

He was a 1964 graduate of Mt. Hope High School and attended Raleigh County Vo-Tech for two years. Clark was also a former member of the West Virginia National Guard.

Mr. Burdette was a resident of Kilsyth for 54 years.

Surviving: daughters, Angela Criss and husband Joey, and Amanda Walker and husband Kevin, all of Mt. Hope; grandchildren, Josh Criss of Mt. Hope, Sydney Criss of Morgantown and Matthew Walker of Welch; brothers, Jerry Burdette of Union, Mo., and Cody Burdette of Logan; sister, Lucille Haynes of Laplata, Md.; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Services were June 19 at the Kilsyth Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Parker and Rev. Bill Bennett officiating. Entombment followed at Highlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.



Christopher ‘C.J.’ Joseph Davis Jones

Christopher “C.J.” Joseph Davis Jones, 17, of Oak Hill, died June 15, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident at Thayer.

Born June 29, 1994, at Beckley, he was the son of Nancy Jones Dempsey of Edmond, and Ricky Davis of Oak Hill, and stepson of John Dempsey of Edmond, and Shana Miller of Summerlee.

His maternal grandparents, Samuel and Deloris Jones preceded him in death.

C.J. would have been a senior at Oak Hill High School.

Surviving, in addition to his parents: sisters, Miranda Jones of MacArthur, Ohio, Peggy Black of Oak Hill and Samantha Davis of Ansted; paternal grandmother, June Davis of Oak Hill; step-grandmother, Connie Tolley of Edmond; and aunts, Sharon Cook and Carol Pozzie, both of Oak Hill.

Funeral services will be on Friday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Mike McGuire officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 12 noon until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Danny Ray Kincaid Sr.

Danny Ray Kincaid Sr., 60, a lifelong resident of Gauley Bridge, died June 15, 2012, at home.

Born Nov. 24, 1951, in Montgomery, he was the son of the late Charlie Kincaid and Florence Taylor Kincaid.

Mr. Kincaid was an Army veteran, having served with the 82nd Airborne Division.

He was retired from Elkem Metals.

Danny enjoyed spending time with the grandkids, hunting, fishing, and restoring and showing his antique cars.

Surviving: his wife, Mary of Gauley Bridge; children, Danny Jr. and wife Lisa and their son, Nathan, and daughter, Mallory, of Charlton Heights, Robby and wife Hope and their daughters, Hannah and Maddy, and son, Colton, of Gauley Bridge, Terri M. Evans and husband Bryan and their daughter, Abby, and son, Bryar, of Victor, and Jesse and wife Melanie and their son, Riddick, of Fayetteville; and sisters, Naomi Williams of Kileen, Texas, Brenda Prather of Gauley Bridge and Anna Linton of Gauley Bridge.

A memorial service was held June 20 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Rev. Charles Blankenship and Rev. Mike Lanham officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.



Patsy Susan Blake Lawton

Patsy Susan Blake Lawton, 85, of Oak Hill, died June 11, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born Sept. 25, 1926, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Seth and Fannie Mahoney Blake. She married William Richard “Bill” Lawton, on Aug. 26, 1950, who preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Lois Munoz, Merle Burnette, Marguerite Guthrie; and by a brother, Ray Blake.

Patsy was a secretary for the Department of Labor, now MSHA, at Mt. Hope, and was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving: her nephew and caregiver, Tom Munoz and his wife, Darlene, of Oak Hill, and additional nephews, Jim and Debi Burnette of New Concord, Ohio, and Jerry and Mary Burnette of Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services were June 15 at the Oak Hill Baptist Church, Oak Hill, with Pastor Bryan Knight and Pastor David Sneed officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Mildred Glory Lester

Mildred Glory Lester, 68, of Mt. Hope, died June 12, 2012.

Born Dec. 14, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Marie Smith Akers. Mildred also was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Lester.

Mildred loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving: her daughter, Stephanie Stover and husband Karrol of Maple Fork; son, Clifton Lester and wife Teresa of Glen Daniel; grandchildren, Joseph Stover, Amanda Hancock and husband Fernander, Crystal Sawyer and husband Brent, and Joshua Lester; and great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Stover, Triston Stover, Merci Hancock, Trent Sawyer and Jaxon Sawyer.

Services were June 18 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Ken Wright officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.



Cecil McCormick

Cecil McCormick, 87, of Oak Hill, died at his residence on June 12, 2012.

Born Sept. 7, 1924, at Scarbro, he was the son of the late Oate and Elizabeth Ball McCormick. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Merriem Essel Frisby McCormick.

Cecil was a hydraulic mechanic having worked for Long-Airdox Company, He formerly attended the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene.

He served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Surviving: his sons, Ronnie McCormick and his wife, Patty, and Sam McCormick and his wife, Terri, all of Oak Hill, and Leon McCormick and his wife, Patty, of Glen Jean; his daughter, Cindi Carroll and her husband, Harold, of Oak Hill; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 16 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Minister Jim Conley officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with military graveside services conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post #3110.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Tillman ‘Ted’ Junior Mooney

Tillman “Ted” Junior Mooney, 74, of Lookout, died June 17, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center, following a short illness.

Born Jan. 3, 1938, in Popular Hill, Va., Ted was the son of the late Tillman Theodore Mooney and Nellie Grey Carr Mooney. He also was preceded in death by a son, Victor Wayne Mooney.

Ted was a veteran of the Marines, serving during the Korean War.

He was a heavy equipment operator for a strip mine and a member of Kesler Memorial Presbyterian Church of Hico.

Surviving: his wife, Shirley Mooney of Lookout; daughters, Tina Lynn Chapman and Gary of Ansted, and Cynthia Dawn Williams and Terry of Middleboro, Ky.; a son, Tillman Ray Mooney of Ansted; sisters, Nellie Grey Slaughter of Lookout, and Bertie Sue Lessman of Virginia; grandchildren, Tillman Nicholas Mooney, Nathan Grey Mooney, Justin Ray Mooney, Katlyn Williams, Valerie Williams, Jessica Williams, and Sydney Nichole Chapman; and great-grandchildren, Daman Mooney, Jessi Mooney, and Maggie Mooney.

Funeral services were June 20 in the Chapel of Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted, with Lay Minister Jim Dempsey officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Lookout. Graveside military rites were conducted by the Oak Hill VFW Post No. 3110.

Online condolences may be sent at wallace&wallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.



Sylvia Ann Frazier Quesenberry

Sylvia Ann Frazier Quesenberry, 84, of Oak Hill, died June 13, 2012, surrounded by the family that she deeply loved and who loved her in return.

Born Dec. 19, 1927, in Giles County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Barnes Frazier. She also was preceded in death by her only son, Rodney Quesenberry, and by a son-in-law, Jerry Epperly.

Sylvia retired from Heck’s Department Store as a department manager in 1985.

Sylvia was faithfully married to Claud Quesenberry of Oak Hill for 69 years.

Surviving: her lifetime companion, Claud Quesenberry; her daughters, Judy Epperly, and Joyce Cobb and husband Mike, all of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Paula and her husband, Charles, Tami and her husband, Benny, Lee, Claudia and her husband, Ted, Heather and her husband, Raymond, and Michael and his wife, Molly; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Tiffany, Charley, Philip, Peyton, Mikel, Chase, Michele, Jacob, Justin, Hannah and Jon Michael, Teddy; great-great-grandchildren, Cadence, Cooper, Kelsie, Alexis, Makayla, Tyler, Caden, Rylee, Madaline, MaKinzy and Madison; and numerous nieces, nephews and additional family and friends.

Funeral services were June 16 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Pastor Ken Souder and Rev. Ralph Shupe officiating. Entombment followed at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Alex Riggie Redden

Alex Riggie Redden, 17, of Meadow Bridge, died June 16, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on his way home from work.

Born Dec. 1, 1994, at Fairlea, he was the son of William “Bill” Redden and wife Connie of Meadow Bridge and Arthena Keiffer Austin and husband Lee of Rainelle.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mason Long and Maxine Redden Lewis, and his maternal grandparents, Woodrow Nelson and Bernice Holliday Keiffer.

Riggie was to be a senior during the 2012-2013 school year at Meadow Bridge High School, where he was an honor student. He was looking forward to the United States Air Force upon graduation.

Alex attended the Sewell Valley Baptist Church at Rainelle. He enjoyed basketball; all outdoor sports; Facebook and his Chevy truck he was working on.

Surviving, in addition to his parents: brothers, James Redden of Meadow Bridge and Billy Redden of Indiana; sisters, Patricia Williams of Quinwood and April Ferrell and husband James of Whitesville; step-brother, JR Simms of Meadow Bridge; step-sisters, Becky Simms of Meadow Bridge, Pamela Thombs and husband Michael of Layland, and Cassie Sparks of Oak Hill; Theresa “MawMaw” Redden of Meadow Bridge and 25 nieces and nephews.

Services were June 20 at Smathers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bennie Kenney officiating. Burial followed in the Claypool Cemetery at Meadow Bridge.

Donations of sympathy may be made to Smathers Funeral Chapel, 1109 Main Street, Rainelle, WV 25962.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.



Wanda Josephine Duboski Rosiek

Wanda Josephine Duboski Rosiek, 81, of Oak Hill, died June 18, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born July 6, 1930, at Sullivan, she was the daughter of the late Tony and Nellie Baranski Duboski. A son, Michael “Mickey” Wayne Rosiek; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Rosiek; an infant brother, Stanley Edward Duboski; two grandsons and one great-granddaughter also preceded her in death.

She was a loving, generous woman who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Wanda was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Oak Hill, AARP, and a 1948 graduate of Technical High School, Scranton, Pa.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: her husband of 63 years, Stanley Rosiek; children, Stanley Edward Rosiek Jr. of Charleston, Jeff Alan Rosiek of Tampa, Fla., and Richard “Ricky” Keith Rosiek, Karen Jean Todaro, and Paula Jo Prostrollo, all of Oak Hill; brother, Tony Duboski Jr. of Moasic, Pa.; sisters, Fran Carter and Geneva Lambert, both of Scranton, Pa.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Thursday, June 21, at 1 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Oak Hill with Father Paul Yuenger officiating. Entombment will be at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, 123 Elmore Street, Oak Hill WV 25901.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Gary Allen Sharp Sr.

Gary Allen Sharp Sr., 62, of Minden, died April 8, 2012, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, from burns received in an accidental fire at his home.

Born June 24, 1949, in Charleston, he was the son of Jean D. Vanover Sharp of Oak Hill, and the late Allen Ray Sharp. He also was preceded in death by his twin sister, Gail Sharen Sharp; grandparents, William and Pearl Potter Terchek; and his best friend, Matt Jones.

Gary was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. He had worked as a machinist in California.

He loved the outdoors, riding his Harley, was a member of the Chubs Brothers Harley Club and was an avid NASCAR fan.

Surviving, in addition to his mother: his loving wife, Angela Sears Sharp; son, Gary Allen Sharp Jr. and wife Robbin; daughter, A. Juanita Jones; brothers, Darrell Sharp, Bill Sharp, and Michael Sharp; sisters, Annetta Sharp and Pearl Baxter; grandchildren, Gary Allen “Tre” Sharp III, C. Matthew Dalton Jones, William Wyatt Sharp, and A. Miranda Danielle Jones; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends.

Mr. Sharp was cremated. A memorial service will be on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m. at the Sharp residence in Minden.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Irene Faye Burgess Stephenson

Irene Faye Burgess Stephenson, 83, of Oak Hill, died June 14, 2012, at Hill Top Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born Dec. 20, 1928, at Sanger, she was the daughter of the late Shirley George and Ida Florence Burgess. She also was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Wayne Stephenson; sisters, Bessie G. Treadway Watts, Opal B. Crouch, Marie Garten and Edeth May Sutphin; and brothers, Vernon S., Leonard C., Robert D. and Paul Burgess.

Irene was a retired clerical worker for the Department of Health and Human Services and was a member of the Jones Avenue First Church of God.

Surviving: a niece, Helene Richards and husband Eddie of Pratt; great-niece, Kelly Keys of Hansford; and a sister, Sadie Ruth Hypes.

A graveside service with burial following was held June 17 at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Pea Ridge Road, Oak Hill, with Rev. Ralph Shupe officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Norma Lee Sumpter Tichenor

Norma Lee Sumpter Tichenor of Mossy died June 13, 2012.

Born Oct. 14, 1931, in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Cary and Retta Belle Sumpter. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Hope O. Tichenor; sister, Marie Sumpter; and brothers, Ray Ora Sumpter, Raymond Darrell Sumpter, Eugene Kenneth Sumpter and Paige Sumpter.

Norma was devoted to her family and will be sadly missed.

Surviving: sons, Eddie Tichenor and companion Patsy Patton of Clifton Forge, Va., and Ted Tichenor and companion Wendy Noye of Mossy; grandchildren, Lisa Williams and husband Wayne Williams of Raleigh, N.C., Yvonne Campbell and husband Stoney Campbell of Vinton, Va., Fleming Tichenor of Mossy, Dustin Tichenor of Mossy, Cary Tichenor and wife Heather of Lynchburg, Va., and Sara Tichenor of Roanoke, Va.; and great-grandchildren, Jordan and Samantha Williams of Raleigh, N.C., Zane and Olivia Campbell of Vinton, Va., Aubriana Tichenor of Tuscon, Ariz., and Bill Sumpter of Missouri.

Funeral services were June 15 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Rev. Paul Basham officiating. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Kathryn Croft Tully

Kathryn Croft Tully of Roanoke, Va., died June 18, 2012, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital of heart failure.

Born Jan. 16, 1912, in Ansted, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Howard Croft and Lula Milam Croft, and the widow of Henry Montgomery Tully Jr. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Miss Florence Croft.

She received a B.A. degree from Concord College, Athens; a master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City; and an M.A. degree in guidance and counseling from Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.

She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church; Omega Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, West Virginia; Past Worthy Matron of Hope Chapter #1, Order of the Eastern Star, Boone, N.C.; past president of Boone Business and Professional Woman’s Club; North Carolina Business Education Association; Alpha Gamma Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary teachers organization in Northwestern North Carolina; and president of the Williamson Road Woman’s Club in Roanoke, Va.

She was active in church affairs.

Mrs. Tully was professor in the College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, for 30 years. She was named Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Woman’s Club and was listed in Personalities of the South and International Who’s Who in Education.

She received faculty emerita status from the University of North Carolina the year she retired.

Surviving: son, Dr. Samuel M. Tully, and daughter-in-law Barbara of Palm Bay, Fla.; grandsons, Christopher Montgomery Tully and Steven Croft Tully and wife Melesia of Mt. Airy, N.C.; great-granddaughter, Samantha Tully Cockram and husband Paul; and great-great-grandchildren, David and Hallie.

A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Va., on Saturday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. James Episcopal Church.

Arrangements by Oakey’s North Chapel.



Vicki Jane Wade

Vicki Jane Wade, 65, of Fayetteville, died June 11, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

Born June 26, 1946, at Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late W.R. Wise Sr. and Lucy Lee Otey Wise. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Wade, in 2010;  brothers, David Wise and W.R. Wise Jr.; and a sister, Eugenia Burgess.

Vicki was a member of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church and was a former secretary. She was a dedicated Fayette County poll worker.

Surviving: her son, William D. Wise and wife Arista of Coal City; grandchildren, Caitlin J. and Gracie J., both of Coal City, Samantha Jo of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Kathryn N. of Johnston City, Ill.; brother, Mike Wise of Ravenswood; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were June 13 at the Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Pastor Tim Mitchem officiating. Burial followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

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



William Bream White Jr.

William Bream White Jr., 79, of Montgomery, died June 12, 2012, at home.

Born March 24, 1933, he was the son of the late William B. and Velma Young White Sr. He also was   preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Melba White; his son, John White; and sister-in-law, Betty Carson.

Bill graduated from the Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg and attended West Virginia University. He was drafted into the U.S. Army before graduation and, upon returning from the Army, he married the love of his life, Melba Lou Fitzwater White who preceded him in death in 2007 shortly after their 50th anniversary.

He was the third generation owner and operator of the family business, White’s Department Store in Montgomery, and had served on the Montgomery City Council.

He was a member and elder of Montgomery Presbyterian Church and an active choir member.

Mr. White was a former member of the Montgomery General Hospital board of directors and a member of Coal Valley #74 AF&AM in Montgomery and a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies in Charleston and the Beni Kedem Shrine in Charleston where he was formerly a member of the Gold Band.

After retiring from the family business, he received his B.A. degree in history from West Virginia State College.

He also retired from the West Virginia Governor’s office of Housing and Economic Development.

Surviving: children, Ann Neese and her husband, Mike, of Montgomery, Alice White and her companion, Betty Nichols, of Pooler, Ga., and William B. White III of Charleston; grandchildren, Christopher Neese and his wife, Devon, of Charleston, and Ashley Hawn and her husband, Josh, of Wilmington, N.C.; sister-in-law, Helen Fitzwater Lodge of Charleston; and brother-in-law, Tom Carson of Montgomery.

Service was June 16 at Montgomery Christian Church with Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park at London with Masonic graveside rites.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.