The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


November 14, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, November 15, 2012


Wayne Allen Powers

Wayne Allen Powers, 50, of Scarbro, died Nov. 11, 2012, at Hidden Valley Nursing and Rehab Center in Oak Hill.

Born April 24, 1962, at Chantilly, Va., he was the son of the late Hobert Henry Powers Sr. and Hilda Gay Shaffer Powers. A sister, Mary Fitzgerald, also preceded him in death.

He was a carpenter.

Surviving: brothers, Norman Lee Powers of Scarbro and Hobert Henry Powers Jr. of Bradley; half brother, Thomas Workman of Dumfries, Va.; and sisters, Bobby Jo Powers of Arlington, Va.,  Deborah Jones of Fayetteville, and Patricia Shumake of Scarbro.

Funeral services were Nov. 14, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Freddie Davenport Sr. officiating. Burial was at Bibb Cemetery at Gatewood.

Donations may be made to help the family with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Percy Alexander Saunders

Mr. Percy Alexander Saunders, 59, of Oak Hill, died Nov. 6, 2012, at his residence.

Born May 14, 1953, in Fayetteville, he was the son of the late Edwin Farrell and Martha Booker Saunders. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Eugene and Henry; and a sister, Martha Ann Gwinn.

Mr. Saunders worked at Charleston Construction Company and New Beckley Coal Company, and was a member of  International AFL-CIO and Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union No. 175.

Surviving: his brothers, Edwin Saunders of Bridgeport, Charles Saunders of Charleston, John Saunders of Charlotte, N.C., Clarence Saunders of Oak Hill, and Robert Saunders of Huntington; sisters, Bertha King of Gary, Ind., Roberta Saunders of Charleston, Bessie Jones of Charlotte, N.C., and Nancy Saunders of Oak Hill; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor Chapel, 748 S. Fayette Street, Beckley, with Rev. Abner Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

Online condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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