The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

March 28, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, March 29, 2012


Harland P. Compton

Harland Preston Compton, 70, of Fayetteville, died March 22, 2012, at the Beckley Veterans Hospital with his family surrounding him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Gertie Compton; his brothers, Jackie and Alton Compton; and his sister, Loredia Garten.

He attended Oak Hill Brethren Church where a dinner will be served following the funeral services.

Surviving: his wife of 45 years, Geneva Adkins Compton; sons, Eric Compton and Craig Compton; grandson, Arritt, all of Fayetteville; sisters and brothers, Aldon Compton, Dennis Compton and his wife, Nancy, Donna Stafford, Ella Blake and her husband, Eddie, all of Gatewood, Karen Vass of Fayetteville, Darrell Compton and his wife, Debbie, of Oak Hill, and Magalene Stevens of Ravenna, Ohio; lots of nieces and nephews; and the Adkins family that love him and plenty of friends.

Funeral services were March 27 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. William Skeldon officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Those wishing to express their condolences, send flowers, or send a unique gift to Mr. Compton’s family, you may do so by visiting www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

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



Eva May Crist

Eva May Crist, 72, of Mt. Nebo, formerly of Ansted, died at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, on March 24, 2012.

Born April 23, 1939, in Ramsey, she was the daughter of the late Raleigh Osington Dempsey and Mildred Evelyn Alley Dempsey. Eva also was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Lloyd Dempsey, and a son-in-law, Brian “Pete” Caudill.

Eva touched the life of everyone she came in contact with; she was a wonderful Mom, Mawmaw, sister and aunt. She will always be loved, truly missed and never forgotten by all.

She was of the Baptist faith and a disabled Home Health worker.

Surviving: daughters, Tina Louise and David McCallister of Mt. Nebo and Gayle Lynn Caudill of Ansted; a son, Gary Wayne and Kathy Dempsey of Ansted; stepsons, Jerry and Dawn Crist of Ansted and James Crist of Chesterfield, Va.; sisters, Evelyn and Clarence Eastman of High Springs, Fla., Elizabeth JoAnn Willis of Fayetteville, and Carolyn and Pete Legg of Horseshoe; brothers, Emory and Patti Dempsey of Southington, Ohio, Raleigh (Sunny) Jr. and Charlotte Dempsey of Summersville, Ralph and Betty Dempsey of Obetz, Ohio, Ray and Kathy Dempsey of Ansted, and Clarence and Christine Dempsey of Horseshoe; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 28 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Pastor Danny Legg officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.



Michael Wayne ‘Mooky’ Fleshman

Michael Wayne “Mooky” Fleshman, 47, of Minden, died March 17, 2012, at his home.

Born March 31, 1964, at Oak Hill, he was the son of Barbara Sanger Fleshman of Minden, and the late William Edward Fleshman Sr. A brother, James Lewis “Shorty” Fleshman, preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 2011.

He had worked in the building construction/air conditioning and heating businesses.

Surviving, in addition to his mother: his wife, Rita Bickford Fleshman; sons, Michael W. Fleshman Jr. and Brad Fleshman, both of Charlotte, N.C.; stepsons, Michael Dougan, Raymond Bickley, and Robert Bickley, all of Oak Hill; stepdaughters, Ryan Cook, Rebecca Bickley, and Rae Marie Bickley, all of Oak Hill; sister, Bonita Donlow of Minden; brothers, David Fleshman, William E. Fleshman Jr., Matthew Fleshman, and Randy Fleshman, all of Minden, and Danny Ray Fleshman of Hilltop; three stepgrandchildren and 34 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were March 23 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Henry Hudson officiating. Mr. Fleshman was cremated following the service.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Vanessa Washington Grasty

Ms. Vanessa Washington Grasty, 52, of Mount Hope, died March 21, 2012.

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Doris Agnes Jackson

Doris Agnes Jackson, 79, of Smithers, died March 20, 2012, at home.

She was born April 27, 1932, in London. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Dunlap Tucker; her husband, B.C. Jackson; and her sister, Janice Williams. 

She was a former employee of GC Murphy in Montgomery and a former representative for both Tupperware and Yellow Ribbons.

She formerly worked at the Senior Citizens Center in Smithers and she was a member of the Campbell Memorial Baptist Church in Smithers. 

Surviving: sons, Barton Jackson Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Kimberly, and Shannon Jackson and his wife, Lisa, of Summersville; grandchildren, Stephanie Jackson, Cris Walker, Cassie Jackson, Philip Jackson and Adam Jackson; and great-grandchildren, Nikki McCarthy, Skyler Murphy and Haley Murphy.

Service was March 23 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Wallace York officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.



Roberta Marie Abercrombie Keeney

Roberta Marie Abercrombie Keeney, 66, of Oak Hill, died March 13, 2012 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born Jan. 20, 1946, at Brownsville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Leon Abercrombie and Nellie Marie Genbauffe Abercrombie Cadman.

Mrs. Keeney was a special education teacher for the Fayette County Board of Education having taught at Valley, Meadow Bridge, Oak Hill and Mount Hope Elementary schools.

She attended the Summerlee Presbyterian Church where she played the piano, and also attended the Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving: her husband, Benjamin Franklin Keeney; daughter, Opal Jean Marie Keeney Webb and husband Cecil Dwayne of Beckley; and sisters, Alice Jean Cadman Hallberg of Hurst, Texas, Leona L. Abercrombie Harris of Washington, Pa., and Louise Agnes Abercrombie Corbett of California, Pa.

Mrs. Keeney was cremated. A memorial service was held March 25 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Janice Tiedeck officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Dale Eldred Maynor

Dale Eldred Maynor, 74, of Bradley, died March 20, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House after a lengthy illness.

Born April 9, 1937, at Sand Branch, he was the son of the late Eldred Maynor and the late Sylvia Williams-Maynor. He also was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria Maynor, and his brother,

Danny Maynor.

Mr. Maynor graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1956. Soon after, he served his country by enlisting in the military and achieved the rank of U.S. Army Specialist First Class serving in the Military Police and was stationed in Germany.

Mr. Maynor later married the love of his life, June E. Trail, in 1960. Mr. Maynor then moved to Washington, D.C./Maryland where they resided for 16 years before moving back to West Virginia.

Mr. Maynor worked his adult life in the heating and air conditioning industry. He retired in 2006 from TRANE/Lyon Conklin and Company in Poca. He was acknowledged in 1994 by receiving the Field Technical Representative Award of Excellence from TRANE and then in 2001 was presented with The Bob Carver Lifetime Achievement Award for Training from TRANE/Lyon Conklin and Company.

Mr. Maynor loved to spend his time in the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving: his wife of 52 years, June Maynor of Bradley; daughter, Tammy Maynor-Foster and her husband, David, of Scarbro; sister, Margaret Davis of Maple Fork; aunts, Hallie Painter of Maple Fork and Mary Hope Link of Martinsburg; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Allen and her husband, Ronald Allen, and their family of Timberville, Va.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; and his special “babies,” DJ, Jiggs, Nancy Grace, and Spike Henry. Mr. Maynor was friend to all he met and never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved and knew him.

Funeral service was Mach 24 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor John Jordan of the Calvary Assembly of God at Beckley officiating. Burial followed in Huse Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be sent at www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Anna Lee Murphy McDaniel

Anna McDaniel, 73, a resident of Highland Home Care Center of Ridgeland, Miss., formerly of Meridian, died March 16, 2012.

Born Oct. 12, 1938, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late George Murphy and Roxie Louise Daniel Murphy. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Gary W. McDaniel, in Nov. 1981; and her brother, George David Murphy of Waxahachie, Texas.

Ms. McDaniel was a devoted military wife and loving mother. While in Charleston, S.C., she volunteered her time to the MenRiv Park Chapel. At the Meridian Naval Air Station, she volunteered at the base chapel and was active with the Ladies Auxiliary.

Anna worked for McRae’s in the cash office and retired from Goody’s Dept. Store in 1999.

She enjoyed participating in the Meridian Bowling League, playing golf at Meridian NAS, traveling and reading.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Meridian.

Surviving: daughters, Ruth Ann McDaniel Lathem and her husband, Skip, of Forest, and Susan Elaine McDaniel Ordich and her husband, Scott, and their son Brooks of Boynton Beach, Fla.; sister, Shirley Murphy Myers and her husband, Jack, of Tiverton, R.I.; brother, Robert Murphy and his wife, Carolyn, of Arlington, Texas; sisters, Judy Murphy Rowe of Meridian and Jane Murphy Keith and her husband, John, of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Sheila Murphy of Waxahachie, Texas; 12 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held March 24 at First Baptist Church in Meridian, with Dr. Raymon Leake officiating.

Arrangements by Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.



Jeffrey Mullins

Jeffrey Mullins, 28, of Beards Fork, died March 23, 2012.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



James David Nix

James David Nix, 67, of Oak Hill, died March 19, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born Sept. 22, 1944, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late James Ray and Helen Elizabeth Lucas Nix.

He was a self-employed carpet installer.

James was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving: stepdaughters, Louise Hunt and husband C.D. of Beaver and Barbara Painter and husband Tom of Oak Hill; brother, Charles Nix of Oak Hill; sister, Karen Hanlin of Dallas, Texas; step-granddaughter, Ka Fortner and husband Jason of Prosperity; niece, Debbie Kuntz and husband Pete of Dallas, Texas; and nephews, Matthew Nix, Andrew Nix and Mark Nix.

Mr. Nix was cremated. A memorial service was held March 24 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Randy McGuire officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Tyree Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Margiedean Pike

Margiedean Pike, 76, of Winona, died March 15, 2012, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a short illness.

Margiedean was born Jan. 22, 1936, in Winona, the daughter of the late Gordon Bandy and Ida S. McMillion Bandy. She also was preceded in death by a son, James G. Pike, and a sister, Carolyn Gill.

Margiedean was a member of Keeney’s Creek Baptist Church of Winona, a former cook for Gino’s in Ansted and a homemaker.

Surviving: her sons, Tony Mosquera of Hico, Kris Pike of Shady Spring and Gordon Pike of Winona; sisters, Louise Wilson of Winona and Dolly Franklin of Lookout; brother, Harold Bandy of Winona; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 24 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Pastor Sam Smith officiating. In honor of her request, she was cremated.

Please make donations to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.



Violet Marie Walker Proctor

Violet ‘Marie’ Walker Proctor, 74, of Erie, Pa., died March 18, 2012, at her residence.

Born April 23, 1937, in Smithers, she was daughter of the late James and Martha E. Jenkins Walker. She also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tonya Marie Carrier; a great-granddaughter, Adrianna Carrier; sisters, Vernie Louise Kales and Margaret Virginia Dorman; and brothers, James Lafayette Walker Jr., George Marshall Walker and Jack Lee Walker.

Marie was a homemaker and also did volunteer work at Burton Elementary School over the last few years. She loved to sing, dance and loved country music. Her heart was always open to helping others.

She enjoyed watching baseball games and going shopping. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Surviving: daughters, Rose Marie Proctor Meucci, Donna J. Proctor Murray, Brenda M. Riu; son, Cecil Wayne Proctor; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A service and burial was held March 24 at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northwestern PA, 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501.



Charles (Wimpy) Pugh

Charles (Wimpy) Pugh, 62, of Layland, died March 23, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House following a long illness.

Born May 26, 1949, in Leivasy, he was a son of the late Russell Clinton and Viola Ruth Hannah Pugh. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Lynn Duncan Pugh; sister, Billie Louise Dawson; and brothers, Harold Gene Pugh, Roger Dale Pugh and Jimmy Ray Pugh.

Charles was a disabled coal miner and a member of the Chestnut Knob Baptist Church of Layland.

Surviving: his wife, Sarah Jane Smith Pugh of Layland; daughters, Angela Dawn Duncan, at home, and April Lynn Jarreau and husband Paul of Port Allen, La.; stepdaughter, Becky Blair of Daniels; sons, David Pugh and wife Glenna of Layland, and Gary William Pugh of Walker, La.; stepson, Sammy Duncan of Terry; sister, Vicky Evon Pennington of Raleigh, N.C.; brothers, Wayne Edward Pugh of Rainelle and Russell “Randy” Pugh of Layland; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were March 26 at the Chestnut Knob Baptist Church in Layland with Pastor Floyd Bolen officiating. Burial followed in the Layland Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home of Rainelle.



Anna M. Huddleston Richardson

Anna M. Huddleston Richardson, 90, of Oak Hill, died April 4, 2011, at Hidden Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Oak Hill.

Born March 27, 1921, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Desmond R. and Ollie C. McNeer Huddleston. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Richardson; and brothers, Howard, Frank, Fred, and Fleming Huddleston.

She was a former telephone operator and retired from the C&P Telephone Company with over 30 years’ service.

She was a long-time member of the Jones Avenue First Church of God and the Women of the Church of God.

Surviving: her sons, Michael W. Richardson of Cool Ridge and James F. (Linda) Richardson of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Michelle (Keith) Heckman, Michael (Lisa) Richardson, Steven (Janet) Richardson, Stuart Richardson, JF (Christy) Richardson, and Marc (Tiffany) Richardson; eight great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren, and several special nieces and nephews who called her “Granny.”

In keeping with her wishes, her body was donated to the human gift registry program at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg.

Graveside rites and committal service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Jones Avenue Church of God, PO Box 104, Oak Hill WV 25901 in her memory.

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Gladys Marie Sullivan

Gladys Marie Sullivan, 86, of Oak Hill, died March 20, 2012, at Hidden Valley Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 19, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Jack Vance and Lola Loving Adkins Vance. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Doy Blake Sullivan.

Gladys enjoyed crocheting and reading the Bible.

Surviving: children, Danny Sullivan and his wife, Cathy, and Kathy and her husband, Larry Lilly; many brothers and sisters; grandchildren, Brandi Lilly, Jonathan Sullivan, and Desirae Toney; and great-grandchildren, Brenton, Halie, Izayah, Logun, Aidan, and Mason.

Funeral service was March 23 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Daryl Prater officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent at www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Charles Wesley Treadway

Rexanna Elaine Treadway Curry

Sheila Fay Treadway-Miller


Charles Wesley Treadway, 82, of New Cumberland, Rexanna Elaine Treadway Curry, 46, of Fayetteville, and Sheila Fay Treadway-Miller, 57, of New Cumberland, were tragically taken from us March 17, 2012.

Charles was born Sept. 21, 1929, at Lick Fork, the son of the late Charles Raymond Treadway and Leota Pennington.

Charles was retired having worked for DuPont.

Surviving: his children, Trish Thompson and husband Roger of Barberton, Ohio, Joyce Manley of Elkins, David Treadway of Newell, and Jerrie Doing and husband Rick of Hudson, Ohio; sisters, Alice Withrow of Barberton, Ohio, and Bonnie Keene and husband Ervine of Pikeville, Ky.; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Rexanna was born May 22, 1965, at Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Charles Treadway and Juanita Buckner.

Rexanna didn’t have children of her own but had numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by her sisters and brother, Trish and Roger Thompson, Joyce Manley, David Treadway and Jerrie and Rick Doing.

Shelia was born May 12, 1954, in Charleston, the daughter of the late Charles Treadway and Juanita Buckner.

Shelia was a homemaker and mother to Stephen Walker and wife Tammy of Marion, Va., Randy Lee Walker, and Donnie Walker and wife Renee, both of Wytheville, Va., Bonnie Eglin and Terrah Eglin, both of Akron, Ohio; grandchildren, Justin, Jeremy and Sabrina Walker; sisters and brother, Trish and Roger Thompson, Joyce Manley, David Treadway and Jerrie and Rick Doing.

A time of remembrance and memorial service was held March 22 at the North Sand Branch Worship Center, with Pastor Ken Souder officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



JoAnn S. Vincent

JoAnn Spicer Vincent, 77, of Stafford County, Va., died March 24, 2012, at Greenfield Assisted Living of Fredericksburg, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlton and Grace Spicer; husband, Frank Vincent; daughter, Jennifer Vincent; sisters, Betty Kania and Doris Waldeck; and brothers, Carlton Spicer Jr. and James Spicer.

Mrs. Vincent was an elementary teacher for 41 years. She taught in West Virginia for 24 years and in Stafford County for 17 years, most recently at Hampton Oaks Elementary School.

She also was a member of the Rainbow Girls and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving: her sister, Marita Reed and husband Tom; her brother, Stephen Spicer and wife Carole; brothers-in-law, Joe Kania and Bill Waldeck; and sister-in-law, Rebekah Spicer.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to Rappahannock Legal Services, 610 Kenmore Avenue, Suite A, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.



Rosa Goble Wroten

Rosa Goble Wroten, 95, of Oak Hill, died March 23, 2012, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born Sept. 24, 1916, at Winfield, she was the daughter of the late John and Sylvinia Deal Goble. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Frank W. Wroten; by a son, Frank; and by two sisters, Violet Rice and Mable Hines.

Rosa was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle.

Surviving: her son, John Wroten of Oak Hill; her daughters, Jackline Browning and her husband, Charles, of Scott Depot, Brenda Mayfield of Leesburg, Fla., and Gaynell Tolley and her husband, John, of Fayetteville; sister, Gaynell Linkfield of Leesburg, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 28 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Rev. Eric Smith officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Hurricane.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.