The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


September 19, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Sept. 19 2013



Thelma H. Lightfoot Hughes Ratliff

Thelma H. Lightfoot Hughes Ratliff, 87, of Oak Hill, died Sept. 11, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born May 7, 1926, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Lightfoot and Georgia Lucas Lightfoot Ratkosky. Her first husband, James Hughes; second husband, John Ratliff; son, Kenneth Ratliff; brothers, Robert Lightfoot, David Lee Lightfoot, Andrew J. Lightfoot and Clemor D. Lightfoot; and sister, Virginia Munoz Noffsinger, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Ratliff was a member of the LifeBridge Assembly of God of Oak Hill.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: her children, Ruth Ellen Holland and husband Dennis of Elkton, Ky., James Hughes and wife Julie of Mechanicsville, Md., and Susan Hughes and husband Robert, and Robert Ratliff, all of Oak Hill; daughter-in-law, Marie Ratliff of Beckley; stepchildren, Diana Wise of Circleville, Ohio, and Darrell Ratliff and wife Janet of Stoutsville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; one stepgrandson; 18 great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandson.

Funeral services were Sept. 14 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Shirlie Watson officiating. Burial was at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Lucille Black Sneddon

Lucille Black Sneddon, 86, of Fayetteville, died Sept. 4, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born Feb. 4, 1927, at Amigo, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lee and Edna Thompson Black. Her husband, Alexander Sneddon, preceded her in death in 2011. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Delmar and Charles Black.

Mrs. Sneddon was a retired telephone operator from AT&T Bell of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a homemaker.

She was a member of Mt. Hope Christian Church, Mt Hope.

Surviving: a son, Scott Sneddon and wife Sandra of Ellijay, Ga.; a daughter, Jean Price of Kennesaw, Ga.; grandchildren, John R. and Michael A. Haders, and Heather J. Frederick and Erin Foremonte; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Robert “Bob” Black and wife Mary of Oak Hill; and sister, Marian Thorne and husband James of Oak Hill.

Funeral service was Sept. 7 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Minister Dennis Kinzer officiating. Entombment followed at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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