The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


December 25, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, December 26, 2013


James Patrick Holcomb

James Patrick Holcomb, 47, Kiev, Ukraine, died Aug. 23, 2013, at Fayetteville.

Born Dec. 7, 1965, at South Charleston, he was the son of Nancy Eades Holcomb of Oak Hill, and the late Raymond Holcomb.

James was a television weatherman and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Surviving, in addition to his mother: his wife, Masha of Kiev, Ukraine; sons, Zane Patrick and Greyson, both of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and daughters, Jillian of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Nicole of Kiev, Ukraine.

Mr. Holcomb was cremated. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date in Chattanooga.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Jo Ann Jones

Mrs. Jo Ann Jones, 68, of Blacksburg, Va., formerly of Mahan, died Dec. 15, 2013, after an extended illness.

Born Feb. 13, 1945, in Mahan, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Oakley Kitchen Mack.

Surviving: her husband, Robert M.  Jones; son, Robert Gregory Jones of Richmond, Va.; sisters, Doris Marcum of Mahan and Claudetta Johnson of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Kenneth Salter of Beckley, Darrell Salter of Charlotte, N.C., and Dr. Hobert Mack of Alum Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

Service was Dec. 18 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Dr. John Anderson officiating. Burial followed at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Ralph J. ‘Bozo’ Keffer Jr.

Ralph J. “Bozo” Keffer Jr. of Charleston, formerly of Cannelton, died Dec. 20, 2013.

Born Aug. 16, 1959, in Montgomery, he was the son of the late Ralph J. Keffer Sr. and Colleen Boyd Keffer Buster.

He was a certified electrician and an avid member of Alcoholics Anonymous and he was very proud of his accomplishments.

Surviving: daughter, Shawna Marie Keffer of Buckhannon; sisters, Sue Cottrell and Patsy Keeney, both of Cannelton; and brothers, Thomas Mullins of Oak Hill and David Mullins of Cannelton.

Family and friends visited Dec. 23 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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