The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


July 10, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, July 11, 2013


Anna Lou Browning

Anna Lou Browning, 79, of Hico, died at Fayette Nursing and Rehab on June 30, 2013, following a long Illness.

Born Feb. 28, 1934 in Williamson, Anna was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Leona Spry Stafford. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Rubal W. Browning, in 2011; a sister, Maude Brewer; and brothers, Frank Stafford, Kenneth Stafford Jr., Pete Stafford.

Anna was a member of Midland Trail Gardening Club, a retired school teacher and a member of the Ansted Baptist Church.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and also loved gardening, tending to her flowers and painting.

Surviving: sons, Stephen Browning and John Browning, both of Hico; grandchildren, Theresa Horton, Stephen Browning II, Kathryn Browning Young, John Browning Jr., Sarah Margaret (Meg) Keith, Becky Ann Piccard; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sally Huffman of Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services were July 3 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted, with Pastors Jack Eades and Doug Eades officiating. Entombment followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted.

Santanea Gayle Spahr Byers

Santanea Gayle Spahr Byers died June 17, 2013 after a long hard struggle.

She was born Sept. 14, 1988.

She was a 2006 graduate of Mount Hope High School and attended Mountain State University.

Santanea loved spending time at the river drawing and writing poetry, four wheeling, fishing, and was and an avid animal lover and activist for them.

Santanea was always so full of life and love for her family and friends no matter what struggles she faced over the last several years.

Surviving: her precious sons, Jaden Aaron and Avery Edward who she so affectionately referred to as her “Piglet” and “Peanut”. Also surviving: her parents, Dawn Miller and Kristifer Spahr; brother, Tristen Miller; sisters, Brittanie and Kourtnie; maternal grandparents, Dolly and David Bostie; paternal grandparents, Kreigh and Bobbi Spahr; her special dog, Aleeda, who was her constant companion and source of comfort; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

A celebration of life and memorial service were held July 6 at the sandbar located at the New River Park Service on Thurmond Road in Thurmond.  

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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