The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 7, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, March 8, 2012


Drema Lou Ratliff Haggerty

Drema Lou Ratliff Haggerty, 70, of Oak Hill, died Feb. 25, 2012, at her home.

Born March 25, 1941, at Pax, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Myrtle Clara Donell Ratliff. Her husband, James Haggerty, also preceded her in death, as did brothers, William Leslie, John Sebert, Frederick and Jackie Ratliff, and sisters, Ella Turner and Nora Ann Ratliff.

She was a homemaker, and will be greatly missed.

Surviving: sons, Kevin Haggerty and his fiancee and Drema’s loving caregiver, Marsha “Ella” Acord, Charles Haggerty, and Michael Haggerty, all of Oak Hill, and David Haggerty of Huttonsville; daughters, Lisa Haggerty of Oak Hill and Janice Clark of Scarbro; sisters, Ida Lively of Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Shirley Payne of Addison, Ala.; brother, Albert Ratliff of Wyandotte, Mich.; grandchildren, Katie Haggerty, Nick Haggerty, Sean England, Brittanie England, Jeremy Haggerty and his wife, Becky, Rachael Haggerty, Steven Haggerty, and Dalton Acord; great-grandchildren, Kevin Haggerty, Shanna Miller, Kina Haggerty, and Demon Burnside; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Haggerty was cremated. There will be no visitation or service.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Don Wesley Lawhorn

Don Wesley Lawhorn, 77, of Oak Hill, died March 2, 2012, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Beckley, after a long, courageous battle with Altzheimer’s disease.

Born Nov, 24, 1934, at Gatewood, he was the fourth child of the late William Harrison Lawhorn and Beulah Vada Toney Lawhorn Roseblock and was stepson of the late George Roseblock. An infant son, Alan Lawhorn; brothers, Coy Lawhorn and George Lawhorn; and a sister, Edith Ritondo, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Lawhorn was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran with 28 1/2 years service. He served his country with honor and distinction having reached the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He saw duty in Germany, France, England, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Spain, Italy, Greece, Sicily and Sardina as well as numerous bases in the United States.

He as a Protestant and a member of the American Legion, VFW and Air Force Sergeant’s Association.

Surviving: his wife of 48 1/2 years, Evenda Lawhorn; son, David Lawhorn and wife Laura of Morganton, N.C.; daughter, Kelly Cortright and husband Stephen of Cordova, Tenn.; granddaughter, Stephanie Michelle Cortright of Cordova, Tenn.; brother, Bill J. Lawhorn and wife Marvella of Oak Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were March 7 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Paul Bricker officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill, with military graveside rites by Oak Hill VFW Post No. 3110.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill

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