The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

February 5, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, February 6, 2014


Roger Lee Akers

Roger Lee Akers, 68, of Maynor, died Jan. 27, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Aug. 19, 1945, at Summerlee, he was the son of the late Bill and Sadie Nutter Akers. Two brothers, Billy Akers and Johnny Akers, and a sister, Audrey Like, also preceded him in death.

Roger was a coal miner having worked for Perry & Hylton Coal Company.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.

Surviving: his wife, Trela Kay Evans Akers; son, Roger Lee Akers and wife Tabitha of Summersville; daughter, Susan Akers of Beckley; brother, Zennith Akers and wife Lucille of Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Mary Hatfield of Gilbert, Betty Bartlett of Kinard, Laura Jane Coffman and husband Roger of Charlotte, N.C., and Barbara Arthur; and grandchildren, Sarah Williamson, Jeffrey Akers and Emma Akers, all of Summersville.

Funeral services were Jan. 31 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.



Edgar Lee ‘Eddie’ Bowyer

Edgar Lee “Eddie" Bowyer, 61, of Fayetteville, died Jan. 28, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born July 22, 1952, at Oak Hill, he was the son of Elizabeth Allen Bowyer of Fayetteville and the late Walter Bowyer. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Lillian Bowyer.

Eddie was a carpenter and had worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways.

Surviving: his wife, Karen Treadway Bowyer of Fayetteville; daughter, Rebecca Lynn Bowyer Linton of Huntington; mother, Elizabeth Allen Bowyer of Fayetteville; and grandchildren, Johnathan Linton and Cameron Linton.

It was his request to be cremated with no services.

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



Tony Mike Bowyer

Tony Mike Bowyer, 57, of Beckley, died Feb. 2, 2014, at his home.

Born May 22, 1956, at Beckley, he was the son of Weldon Bowyer and the late Ina Mae Vass Bowyer. His former wife, Drema Lee Evans Bowyer, also preceded him in death.

Tony was a coal miner.   

Surviving: sons, Michael Bowyer of Beckley and Jerry Bowyer of Beckley; daughters, Lisa Stapleton and husband Michael II of Mabscott and Genny Bowyer of Charleston; companion, Cathy Bays of Beckley; brothers, Timmy Bowyer and John Bowyer, both of Cirtsville; sister, Annette Stover and husband Ernie of Pax; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Rev. Fred Lovell officiating. Burial will be at Pax Community Cemetery.

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

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.



Don Ray ‘Peanut’ Bragg

Don Ray “Peanut” Bragg, 76, died Jan. 29, 2014, at CAMC in Charleston.

Born Oct. 10, 1937, at Maplewood, he was the son of the late Cecil and Nancy Bennett Bragg. Don also was preceded in death by his wife, Janice “Jenny” Bragg; a sister, Willa Vandall and her husband, Robert.

He was a store owner, worked on small engines and was a member of the Maplewood/Green Valley United Methodist Church at Danese.

Surviving: daughter, Melissa Moody and husband Prentiss; granddaughter, Ariel, of Maplewood; sister, Katie Claypool and husband Cody of North Carolina; brothers, Jimmy Bragg and wife Shirley of Victor and Larry Bragg and wife Karen of South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Green Valley United Methodist Church on Feb. 2 with the pastor, Jesse Pope, officiating. Burial followed at Layland Cemetery.

Online condolences can be sent at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., Rainelle.



Arnold ‘Nick’ Burgess

Burgess, 82, of Oak Hill, died peacefully Jan. 24, 2014.

Born July 14, 1931, in Decota, he was the youngest son of the late Patsy and Hattie Burgess. He also was preceded in death by nine loving brothers and sisters, and a daughter-in-law, Derrenda (Mike).

He lived most of his life in Oak Hill.

Nick’s true passion in life was his family; he was an accomplished electrician, working predominately in the coal industry before retiring in 1986 from the New River Coal Company in Mount Hope.

With a keen sense of adventure he stole away to the United States Navy at the tender age of 15 in the aftermath of World War II, serving as a crewman aboard riverine patrol craft on the Rhine River in post-war Germany. The young sailor met his beloved Juliane while stationed in Bremerhaven; Jan. 27, 2014, would have marked their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Nick faithfully served his country with distinction for greater than 22 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force in 1969. He truly epitomized patriotism and service before self.

Surviving: his wife Juliane; sister, Helen Adkins of Marmet, Karl Bruening of Biloxi, Miss.; sons, Butch, Rob (Nancy), Mike, and Frank (Tina); granddaughters, Britny, Sarah, Tori (Shane) Lovern, Aaron and Kaela; grandsons, Nikolas, Zachary and Ethan; great-grandsons, Dylan and Rilen; great-granddaughter, Lillian; and his many loving nieces and nephews both near and far.

Services were held Feb. 1 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

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

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.



Mary Lee Coffey

Mary Lee Coffey, 97, of Edmond, died Jan. 30, 2014, at home.

Born Nov. 6, 1916, at Tams, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Annie Mae Haney Bryant. She also was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Max Coffey Sr.; six brothers and one sister; and son-in-law, Lowell Scarbro.

Mrs. Coffey was a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Gatewood.

She worked and retired from Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, as a cook.

Surviving: her children, Nancy Scarbro of Grants, N.M., Peggy (Scotty) Kelley of Fayetteville, Mary Etta (Jack) Harter of Atlanta, Ga., Max (Barbara) Coffey Jr. of Edmond, Orval “Frank” (Mary Ellen) Coffey of Gatewood, and Terry (Charlie) Treadway of Fayetteville; six grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

 Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Gatewood, with Pastor Rick Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at the Coffey Family Cemetery at Edmond.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of the service at the church.

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

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



Geraldine Crist

Geraldine Crist, 84, of Fayetteville, died Jan. 29, 2014, at the Hidden Valley Center, Oak Hill.

Born Feb. 15, 1929, at Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late Andy Gaul Triplett and Gladys Marie Jordan Triplett. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Crist; son, Arthur Crist; sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Ralph Crist; and twin sister, Josephine Triplett.

Mrs. Crist was a homemaker.

Surviving: her son, Michael (Pam) Crist of Fayetteville; daughters, Dianne (Glen) Perry of Oak Hill and Debbie (Andy) Curtis of Greensboro, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Louise Crist of Fayetteville; brothers, Jimmy (Joyce) Triplett and Dave (Betty) Triplett, all of Fayetteville, and Jack (Kathy) Triplett of Oak Hill; sisters, Norma (Jimmy) Markijohn of Conneaut, Ohio, and Vicki (Rodney) Jones and Marie (Ernie) Murphy, all of Oak Hill; sister-in-law, Lucille Christian of Ashtabula, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Feb. 1 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Ralph Shupe officiating. Burial followed at the Bibb Cemetery.

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

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



Delys Janice Ayers Dempsey

Delys Janice Ayers Dempsey, 79, of Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Harvey, died Jan. 31, 2014, at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in Columbiana, Ohio.

Born June 7, 1934, at Harvey, she was the daughter of the late Ermal C. and Willia A. Johnson Ayers. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Dempsey, in 1987; son, Robert Lee Dempsey Jr., in 1997; and by brothers, Jimmy, Fred, George and Ercil Ayers.

Delys was a homemaker, a member of the Boardman United Methodist Church and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #213

Surviving: her daughters, Diane Kohler of Youngstown, Ohio, and Holli Cornelli of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Amanda Jones

and Robert Lee

Dempsey III, both of Cleveland, Chad Kulikowsky of Boardman, Ohio, Britni Kulikowsky of Mineral Park, Ohio, Jasmin Kulikowsky of Boardman, and Alethia and Peighton Cornelli, both of Cleveland; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Yoney of Boardman, and Erma Caten of Mandiville, La.; and a brother, Tom Ayers of Oak Hill.

Funeral services were Feb. 4 at the Harvey United Methodist Church with Rev. Gerald Kincaid officiating. Burial followed in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Frances Jean Taylor Dempsey

Frances Jean Taylor Dempsey, 90, of Fayetteville, died Jan. 30, 2014, at Plateau Medical Center.

Born Oct. 7, 1923, at Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late J. Alfred Sr. and Sabina Ellen Taylor. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Nelson Dempsey Sr.; son, Dallas Nelson Dempsey Jr.; brothers, J. Alfred Jr., Karl, Paul, Chilton, and infant brother, Clark Lee; infant twin sisters; sisters, Della Bennett and Louise Thompson; and grandson, Stephen Myers. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Dempsey was a member of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church since 1959, was a member of Circle #2, the adult Sunday school class, and a longtime Sunday school treasurer.

She was a retired clerk in the auditor’s office at the State Capitol, a member of the Red Hat Society, a member of the Genealogy Society of Fayette and Raleigh Counties and a member of the Fayette County Humane Society.

She was an amazing artist producing numerous beautiful paintings over the past 25 years. She composed poetry and delighted family and friends with poems she placed in cards or gifts.

She also enjoyed playing the piano, organ, and accordion.

Surviving: her daughter, Linda Myers, and her husband, Rodney, of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law, Carolynn Dempsey; granddaughters, Karen and her husband, Mason Basham, of Canvas, Angela Dempsey of Charleston, S.C., Alicia and her husband, Chris Morabito, of Daniels; great-grandchildren, Kristen Basham, Megan Krise, Blayne Dempsey; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Feb. 2 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Greg Stone officiating. Burial followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Contributions can be made in her memory to Fayetteville Presbyterian Church Youth Group or to the New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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

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



Olen Robert ‘Bus’ Forren

Olen Robert “Bus” Forren, 93, of Meadow Bridge, died Feb. 1, 2014.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.



Cora Louise Gwinn

Cora Louise Gwinn, 86, of Meadow Bridge, died Jan. 31, 2014, in the Heartland of Rainelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness.

Born March 30, 1927, in Russellville, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Lucinda Williams Ratliff. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel T. Gilkeson II; brothers, Arliss Ratliff, Muncie Ratliff and Delmus Ratliff; and sisters, Ollie Kincaid and Inice Hutsenpillar.

Louise was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Meadow Bridge.

Surviving: her husband, Bobby E. Gwinn of Meadow Bridge; her son, Samuel T. Gilkeson III, and wife Karen of Harpers Ferry; daughters, Kathy E. Gilkeson of Kearneysville and Kristie M. Gilkeson-Coffman of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Evva J. Gilkeson of Lewisburg and Samuel T. Gilkeson IV of Morgantown; and great-grandchildren, Clifton M. Gilkeson/Froelic and Avery J. Gilkeson/Froelic.

Graveside services were Feb. 4 in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville, with Pastor Greg Scott officiating.

Online condolences at www.smathersfuneralchapelinc.com.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.



Clarence Calvin ‘Gabby’ Hayes Jr.

Clarence Calvin “Gabby” Hayes Jr., 75, of Meadow Bridge, died Jan. 31, 2014, in the Beckley VA Hospital, following a short illness.

Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Lockbridge, he was the son of the late Clarence and Delpha McGraw Hayes Sr.

Gabby worked as a salesman and was a member of the Lick Creek Baptist Church at Green Sulphur Springs.

He enjoyed woodworking for others and could never fish enough.

Gabby served in the U.S. Air Force just before the Vietnam War. He never met a stranger and loved unconditionally.

Surviving: his wife, Mary Ann Adkins Hayes; son, Mike Hayes and his wife, Rama, of Meadow Bridge; daughter, Javeanie Meadows and husband Don of Meadow Bridge; sisters, Zeda Lavender of Flushing, Mich., Rita Thomas and husband Chuck of Otisville, Mich., and Gena Carrier and husband Dave of Houston, Texas; grandson, Shaun Meadows and wife Jamie of Beckley; and granddaughter, Monica Meadows of Meadow Bridge.

The body was cremated and there will be no service.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.



Carl Hopkins Jr.

Garrick Lloyd Hopkins Sr.


Carl Hopkins Jr., 61, of Oak Hill and Garrick Lloyd Hopkins Sr., 60, of Milton, both died Jan. 25, 2014.

Carl was born March 30, 1952, in Kaymoor Bottom, and Garrick was born April 28, 1953, in Fayetteville. They were the sons of Betty Jean Turner Hopkins of Fayetteville, and the late Carl Hopkins Sr. In addition to their father, they were preceded in death by maternal grandparents, John and Gladys Turner; and paternal grandparents, William and Althera Hopkins. Garrick was also preceded by a son, Tyron Hopkins, and best friend, Percy Saunders.

Their siblings Gerald Hopkins and Linda Hopkins, both of Fayetteville, and Renee (Duane) Lewis of Morgantown, survive them.

Carl was a coal miner, carpenter, mason, truck driver, mechanic, building maintenance manager, mine equipment machinist, and was a member of United Apostolic Faith Church, Beckley.

Also surviving: his loving devoted wife of 40 years, Sylvia; children, Carl (Deanna) Hopkins III of Atlanta, Ga., and Taryn (David) Foye of Elkton, Md.; grandchildren, Courtney and Christina Hopkins, Desiree Foye and Simone and Solomon Foye; and his longtime good friend, Frank Ortiz of Scarbro.

Garrick worked at Columbia Gas, was a coal miner, rouster, contractor, and was a member of Second Baptist of Fayetteville.

Also surviving: his loving wife, Denise; children, Garrick Lloyd Hopkins II, Jheramie Corey Hopkins, Philecia Chevon Hopkins, Steven Bradford Sherer, and Kaitlyn Brown; 14 grandchildren; ex-wife, Belinda Tunstalle Hopkins; brother in-law, Lonnie (Monica) Lester; and mother in-law, Elouise Lester.

Joint funeral services were Jan. 31 at Spirit and Truth Ministries, Oak Hill, with District Elder Tim Schofield and Bishop Gary L. Brydie officiating. Burial followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Condolences may be emailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com.

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



James E. Lively

James “Jim” Eugene Lively, 82, of Lancaster, Ohio, died Jan. 26, 2014.

Born June 6, 1931, in Danese, he was the son of the late Myrtle (Lily) and Lamancha Lively. He also was preceded in death by brothers, Gerald and Joseph.

A Navy veteran who never failed to mention our servicemen and women in his prayers, Jim made his career in sales and management at Roberts Men’s Shop and many car dealerships in central Ohio. He especially enjoyed golfing with longtime friends from across the country.

Jim’s love for community was exhibited through civic involvement. He was a 50-year member of each of these organizations: Masonic Lodge No. 390 Marietta; Aladdin Shrine Columbus; worthy patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Marietta Chapter #59; and American Legion of Lancaster Post 11. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and was past-president of the Marietta Lions Club.

Jim worshipped with his family at Life Church, Lancaster, Ohio.

Throughout ongoing struggles with his health, Jim charmed his caregivers and continually praised God for His protection. Jim was a respected man of integrity who was beloved for his quick smile and gentle spirit. While his family misses him greatly, they rejoice that he is breathing freely, tinkering with motors and talking with Jesus face to face.

Surviving: his wife, Bettie Miller Lively, whom he met on the day she was born. During their 63 years of marriage they also made their home in Marietta, Ohio, and Lecanto, Fla. Also surviving: his son, David Lively and his wife, Amy, of Lancaster; daughter, Susan Smith and her husband, J. Scott Smith, of Rushville; and his granddaughter, Emma Lively, who was a truly special gift when she was born on their anniversary.

A private burial will be held at Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville, with Pastor Ron Grubb officiating. There will be a public memorial service at Life Church on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Life Church in Jim’s memory.

Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.



Mattie Lilly Massie

Mattie Lilly Massie, 105, of Carlisle, died Jan. 29, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Jane Toney, in Oak Hill.

Born Feb. 8, 1908, at Crumps Bottom, she was the daughter of the late B.C. “Chap” and Mary M. Sweeney Lilly. Her husband, Charlie Raymond Massie, and a son, William Lee “Bill” Massie, also preceded her in death as did six brothers and three sisters.

Mattie was a chartered 75-year member of the First Baptist Church of Scarbro. She was a member of Gain.

Surviving: sons, Ted Massie and wife Charlotte of Carlisle and Joe Massie and wife Nancy of Oak Hill; daughters, Anna Mae Moskal of Shelby Township, Mich., and Mary Jane Toney and husband Adam of Oak Hill; sister, Virginia Rorrer of Lindside; half-brothers, Jimmy Lilly and Shirley Lilly, both of Lakeland, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and special friends, Pat Kistler and Betty Moore of Charlotte, N.C.

Funeral services were Feb. 1 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Kenny Reed and Bob Creed officiating. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Betty Leigh McVey

Betty Leigh McVey, 87, of Ansted, died Feb. 2, 2014, in Charleston.

Betty was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Nicholas County, the daughter of the late J. Mack Linkenhoker and Bertha Hypes Linkenhoker.

Mrs. McVey was a member of the Church of The Redeemer of Ansted.

She had worked many years as a drug store attendant for the Linkenhoker Drug Store in Ansted and was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Jordon T. McVey of Ansted and Helen Leigh Wood of Ansted; sons, Thomas E. McVey of Hanover, Pa., and Joseph F. McVey of Ansted; and a sister, Webber Copley of Kanawha City.

Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Church of the Redeemer in Ansted with Father Roy Gene Crist officiating.

Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.

There will be no visitation. Mrs. McVey was cremated per her request.

Please make donations to Church of the Redeemer Memorial Fund, PO Box 625, Ansted, WV 25812.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.



Barbara L. Minnick

Barbara L. Minnick, 90, of Mount Hope, died Jan. 28, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Millie, with family by her side.

 Born Aug. 2, 1923, in Erie, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Merrill and Mildred Mellott Teats. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Sr.; grandson, Chris; three sisters and two brothers. Barbara was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Barbara was a homemaker. She was a member of the Sugar Creek United Methodist Church in Franklin, Pa., where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.

She enjoyed her family and sewing and was a member of a sewing club.

Surviving: her son, Chuck Minnick and partner Barb of Franklin, Pa.; daughter, Millie Shawl of Mount Hope; grandchildren, Sue, Mark, Jill and Matt; great-grandchildren, Leah, Tyler, Willow, Ava, Haleigh, Tate and Heath; sisters-in-law, Frances and Ellen; brother-in-law, Cliff; and many friends in Franklin, Pa.

Following her wishes she was cremated. There will be no service or visitation.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

Online condolences may be left at ww.calfeefh.com.

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.



Eunice Marie Salmons

Eunice Marie Salmons, 78, of Fayetteville, died Jan. 30, 2014, at home.

Born April 13, 1935, at Sanger, she was the daughter of the late Deniford and Amanda Settle Arnold. She also was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 58 years, Robert “Bob” Salmons, who passed on Oct. 5, 2013.

Mrs. Salmons was a member of Fayetteville Emmanuel Baptist Church.

She was a wonderful homemaker.

Surviving: children, Shirley (Steve) Wood of Bedford, Va., Carolyn (Tim) Spinney of Albuquerque, N.M., Steve (Deanna) Salmons of Fayetteville, Dale (Valerie) Salmons of Lancaster, Pa., and Phyllis (Mickey) Wilson of Richmond, Va.; sisters, Lorraine Ceprich of South Carolina and Dreama (Joe) Tolley of North Carolina; brother, Tom (Deanna) Arnold of Louisiana; and grandchildren: Amanda Spinney, Sarah Spinney, Josh Evans, Tryston Evans, Audrey Salmons, Alden Salmons and Lydia Salmons.

Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Justin Seay officiating. Burial followed at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Memorials may be made in her memory to Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

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

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



Laura Beth Self

Laura Beth Self, 26, of Fayetteville, died Jan. 30, 2014, from injuries received in an accident on Pea Ridge Road, Oak Hill.

Born June 15, 1987, in Winston-Salem, N.C., she was the daughter of Timothy Mark and Tammy Lyanell Persinger Self of Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by four great-grandfathers, by three great-grandmothers and three infant cousins.

Laura was a 2005 graduate of Fayetteville High School and attended WVU Tech and Mountain State University in the Criminal Justice Program.

She was an EMT and former EMS worker for seven years and was currently a dispatcher at the Fayette County 911 Center.

Surviving, in addition to her parents: sister, Tiffany Self Humphery and husband Roger Lee of Fayetteville, and very special baby sister, Kristen Lyanell Self of Fayetteville; paternal grandparents, Zane and Evelyn Self of Fayetteville, maternal grandfather, Richard Persinger of Clearwater, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Lennis Persinger Redwine and Lavon Redwine of Crossville, Tenn.; great-great-grandmothers, Minnie Etheleen Martin Persinger of Glasgow and Cora Davenport Maynard of Crossville, Tenn.; a very dear close friend, Sarah Hill; and many aunts, uncles, other close friends and cousins.

Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Pastor Larry Humphrey officiating. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Alene Gray Wood

Alene Gray Wood, 82, of Hilton Village, died Jan. 29, 2014.

Graveside services was Feb. 3 at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, with the Rev. Joe Shaffer officiating. Burial followed immediately at the cemetery.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.