The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 7, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, March 8, 2012


Fredrick Wayne Brown

Fredrick Wayne Brown, 64, of Charlton Heights, died Feb. 27, 2012.

Born March 21, 1947, he was the son of the late Elbert and Blendine McClung Brown. He also was preceded in death by his son, Steven Wallace, and his brother, Joe Brown.

Mr. Brown was an electrician for AEP for 39 years, a member of Boomer Baptist Church and an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Era.

After his family, his special love was hunting and fishing.

Surviving: his wife, Judith Kay Brown; children, Stacy Moses of Oak Hill, Chanda Brown of Hillsville, Va., and Michael Wallace of Oak Hill; granddaughter, Ariel Wallace of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; brother and sister, Cheryl (Jerry) Kirk of Mt. Nebo and Sam (Peggy) Brown of Beckley; sister-in-law, Nancy Brown of Prosperity, S.C.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral service was March 1 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Pastor James Neeson officiating. Burial followed in the Walker Cemetery, Summersville.

The family asks donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1700 MacCorkle Avenue, Suite #3, Charleston, WV 25314.

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Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Wanda Mae Rierson Collins

Wanda Mae Rierson Collins, 78, of Prosperity, formerly of Mount Hope, died March 3, 2012.

Born July 2, 1933, at Weirwood, she was the daughter of Dewey and Lena Craddock Rierson. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Harold E. Collins, on Nov. 10, 2001, and her only brother, Carl Rierson.

She was a resident of Kilsyth and Mount Hope since the age of 11, coming from the Pax area.

A devoted Christian, she was a member of the Kilsyth Free Will Baptist Church where she had attended since she was 11 years old. Wanda was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the church, member of the church choir, taught VBS for many years and taught the Primary Class for 18 years.

She attended Mount Hope High School and was an avid fan of the Mount Hope Mustangs attending football games until her health declined the last few years.

Surviving: her daughter, Vickie Collins Darnell and her husband, Larry, of Prosperity, with whom she had made her home the last year and a half; granddaughter, Holly Monique Darnell of Prosperity; a brother-in-law, Ray Collins and his wife, Carolyn, of Akron, Ohio; a special cousin, Pearl Burgess of Oak Hill; a longtime friend, Helen Bennett Pack of Mount Hope; her loving cat, Callie; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were March 7 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Rev. Doug Burdette officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

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