The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


September 19, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Sept. 19 2013



Christopher ‘Bryan’ Tilley

Christopher “Bryan” Tilley, 36, of Oak Hill, formerly of Glen Rogers, died Sept. 7, 2013, in Hilltop Center, following a lifelong illness.

Born Aug. 6, 1977, in Beckley, he was the son of Michael and Sharon Thompson Tilley of Glen Rogers.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arnold “Abe” and Georgia Canada Tilley, and Robert Thompson and Jeanette Thompson Hill.

Bryan was dearly loved by his family. He was never able to do the things on this Earth as we do every day, but now he is walking, talking, and eating at the Master’s Table.

Surviving, in addition to his parents: brothers, Michael Tilley and his wife, Nikki, of Lynco and Andrew Tilley and his wife, April, of Cool Ridge; sister, Cassandra Tilley and her fiancé, John Robert Boyden III, of Beckley; his nephews, Nick, Ryan, Nathan, Erick, and Aaron; his nieces, Kaitlyn, Megan, and Allie; and a host of beloved family and friends.

Services celebrating Bryan’s life were held Sept. 10 in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Dewayne Hurd officiating.

Online condolences may be extended at

Please make memorial donations to the Bowers Hospice House of Beckley.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.


Raymond Lee Ward Sr.

Raymond Lee Ward Sr., 61, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Oak Hill, died Sept. 7, 2013, in Cleveland.

Born July 5, 1952, he was the son of the late Floyd and Garnet Tompkins Ward. His beloved wife, Sharon Sue Crouch Ward, also preceded him in death on June 29, 2013.

Surviving: sons, James Ward and wife Sue, Raymond Ward Jr., and John Ward and wife Kelly, all of Cleveland; stepdaughters, Jeanette Nuckles and husband Harold, and Debra Parker, all of Oak Hill; brothers, Frank Ward of Minden, and Mike Ward and Elvie Ward, both of Oak Hill; sisters, Betty Craft of Oak Hill, Connie Berry of Minden and Susie Willoughby of Blacksburg, S.C.; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial services was held Sept. 14 at the Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle with Pastor Eric Smith officiating. His cremains were laid to rest beside his wife at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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