The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


April 17, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, April 18, 2013


Geneva Fox

Geneva Fox, 78, of Meadow Bridge, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, lost her long fight with Alzheimer’s disease on April 9, 2013, at her home with all of her family by her side.

Born March 23, 1935, at Red Springs, she was the daughter of the late Oather and Ida Deloris Smith Adkins. She also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Chandler Geneva.

Geneva was a member of Red Springs Community Church of Red Springs, where she taught Sunday school for a long time. Even though she couldn’t drive, she never missed a Sunday school service.

Her favorite Bible verse that she taught her family and wanted them to remember was Philippians 4:13 which reads, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

She loved spending quality time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was a homemaker.

Surviving: her husband, Alva K. Fox of Backus Mountain Road; daughters, Donna Marcum (Porky) of Beckley, and Dolly Smith (Joey) of Danese; sons, Dean (Lena) Fox of Backus Mountain, and Dale Fox and special friend Chrissy of Danese; sister, Virginia “Dingie” McMillen of Beckley; grandchildren, Samantha Fox, Tabitha Fox, Sarena Fox, Travis Fox, Tosha Spence, Haylee Smith, Taylor Smith and Ryan Fox; and great-grandchildren, Bryce and Braxton.

Services were April 13 at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Shirley Fox and Brother Ray Hicks officiating. She was laid to rest at Goddard Cemetery, beside her granddaughter Chandler, where she would have wanted to be.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Viola Mae Ledford

Viola Mae Ledford, 89, of Oak Hill, died April 10, 2013, at the Hidden Valley Health Care Center at Oak Hill.

Born Feb. 19, 1924, at Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Pat Bowden and Mahala Richmond Bowden. Mrs. Ledford also was preceded in death by her husband, George; a daughter, Jalta Jane Wood; brothers, Teddy, Carl, Olza, James, and Andy Bowden; and sisters, Dolly Hatcher, Nellie Wood, Sarah Jane Kazee, and Pauline Edwards.

Mrs. Ledford was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of God in Erwin, Tenn.

She had made her home at Oak Hill for the past three years, moving from Erwin.

Mrs. Ledford loved the Lord, traveling, sewing, quilting, and listening to gospel music. She loved her family and enjoyed having them come to visit.

Surviving: sons, Frank Harmon and his wife, Carolyn, of Boise, Idaho, and Charles Harmon and his wife, Carol, of Johnson City, Tenn.; daughters, Fern Glenna Harmon of Kingsport, Tenn., Violet Doolittle and her husband, Robert, of Scarbro, and Ruth Ellis and her husband, Marion, of Elizabethton, Tenn.; brothers, Alvin Bowden and his wife, Carolyn, of Danzell, S.C., and Carlos Bowden and his wife, Bonnie, of Palm Bay, Fla.; sister-in-law, Patsy Bowden of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sister, Lorine Shumate of Christiansburg, Va.; 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services were April 13 at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley, with Rev. Becky Wheeler officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

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Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

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