The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


June 12, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, June 13, 2013


Pete Rodes

Pete Rodes, 89, of Fayetteville, died June 3, 2013, at Pleasant Valley Hospital at Point Pleasant.

Born March 29, 1924, at Gatewood, he was the son of the late Ira Jay and Lula McClung Rodes. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Jones Rodes, on Jan. 27, 1996; and brothers, Martin Rodes, Earl Rodes, and Bill Rodes.

Pete was a lifelong member of Gatewood Baptist Church where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher.

He was a World War II Navy veteran.

Pete and his late wife, Joann, owned and operated grocery stores in Fayette County. He belonged to Gideons International.       

Surviving: his sons, Larry (Liz) Rodes and Jim (Leslie) Rodes, all of Huntington; daughters, Mary (Gary) Higgs of Harrisonburg, Va., and Jeanne (Wayne) Sayre of Point Pleasant; grandchildren, Megan (Brett) Doeffinger, Nathan Sayre, Johanna (Adam) Stiltner, David Rodes, and Christina Rodes; great-granddaughter, Gwen Stiltner; and sisters, Madora Ballard of Hershey, Pa., and Jo Ella Etchison of Galion, Ohio.

Funeral services was June 7 at Gatewood Baptist Church with Pastor Harry Fuller officiating. Burial followed with military honors by American Legion Post 149 at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

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

Jerry Walter Skaggs

Jerry Walter Skaggs, 69, of Wriston, died June 3, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born Nov. 29, 1943, at Ansted, he was the son of the late Delbert and Garnet Robertson Skaggs. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Tara Lynn Skaggs.

He was a brick and stone mason.

Mr. Skaggs was a member of the Loop Creek Baptist Church, Wriston.

Surviving: his wife, Margie Ann Holcomb Skaggs; son, Roger Skaggs of Wriston; a grandson, Jeremy Skaggs of Minden; brother, Gary Keith Skaggs of Wriston; sisters, Margie Gwinn and husband Mack of Belle, Dorothy Jones of Wriston and Patricia Keenan of Shrewsbury; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 7 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with the Rev. Ronnie Persinger officiating. Burial was at Robertson Cemetery on Taylor’s Branch Road, Wriston.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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