The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

August 15, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, August, 15, 2013

Jonathan Lee Bibb

Jonathan Lee Bibb, 18, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 6, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Division from injuries received in a vehicle accident.

Born April 21, 1995, at Beckley, he was the son of Michael Ray Bibb Sr. of Oak Hill and the late Sherry Lee Buckland Bibb Greene. Jonathan also was preceded in death by his stepfather, Donnie Greene; his grandfather, John A. Bibb Jr.; and his grandmother, Rose M. Buckland.

He would have been a senior this fall (2013-2014) at Oak Hill High School, where he was a member of the JROTC from 2009 to 2012 and the ROTC from 2012 to 2013.

He attended the Dothan Baptist Church.

He enjoyed four-wheeling, fishing, and hunting.

Surviving: his father, Michael Ray Bibb Sr., and his stepmother, Rhonda Adams of Oak Hill; his brothers and sisters, Michael Ray Bibb Jr. of Oak Hill, Levi Fenton of Page, Emily Bibb of Pineville, and Haley Bibb of Maple Fork; his grandmother, Debbie L. Bibb of Oak Hill; his grandfather, Lee Buckland of Scarbro, and his step grandmother, Judy Buckland of Scarbro.

Funeral service was Aug. 12 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Robert Morey officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.


Piney Belle Corum

Piney Belle Corum, 82, of Victor, died Aug. 7, 2013, following an extended illness.

Born Sept. 21, 1930, at Victor, she was the daughter of the late Able Andrew and Rebecca Georgia Bryant Taylor. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruth Eastman, Lilly Holden, Arledia McQuire and Iva Neal; and brothers, Cebert, William and Howard Taylor.

Piney was a member of the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Graydon.

She was a homemaker, and raised four children.

Surviving: her daughters, Brenda Comer and her husband, Tom, of Victor and Linda Browning and her husband, Leonard, of Hico; sons, Danny Corum of Victor and David Corum and his wife, Karen, of Ansted; brother, Clarence Taylor and his wife, Veronica, of Victor; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 11 at the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church at Graydon with Pastor Mike Skaggs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., of Ansted.


Kassidy Lynn Fenton

Kassidy Lynn Fenton, the daughter of Anthony Lewis Fenton and Brittany Danielle Epperly Fenton of Page, was born Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital. Kassidy did not open her eyes in this world but as a little angel in everlasting light in the flower garden of Heaven.

Baby Kassidy will live on in the hearts of her parents, Anthony and Brittany Fenton; sister, Kaylee Elise Fenton; grandparents, Irma Fenton, Calvin Fenton, Kimberly Epperly, Frederick Lee Epperly and Alisha Ann Harrah; aunts, Jennifer Suttle, Scarlett Suttle, Annie Epperly, Belinda Fenton, Kelly Fenton; and uncles, Erik Epperly, Kenneth Fenton, Daniel Fenton.

The funeral service was Aug. 14 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Charles Knight officiating. The committal and burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.


Loren Jackson Fox Sr.

Loren Jackson Fox Sr., 87, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 5, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born June 17, 1926, in Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Raymond Jackson and Ruby Helen Duncan Fox. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Nuckels Fox, in 2004 and a sister, Helen Fox Quinn, in 2012.

Foxy was a graduate of Oak Hill High School, attended West Virginia Institute of Technology, and was a graduate of Dunsmore Business College, Va.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and later held a private pilot’s certificate.

He was a past member of Hawks Nest Country Club, president of Oak Hill Lions Club, proprietor of Fox Poultry Farm, Inc., and an official in the West Virginia Poultry Association. He served on various public service boards.

He was an active member of Oak Hill Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir.

Surviving: his wife, Mary Elizabeth Sumner Fox; sons, Larry Fox and his wife, Carroll, of Gatewood, and Charles R. Fox and his wife, Linda, of Wheeling; stepson, George Sumner and wife Kathy of Oak Hill; grandsons, L.J. Fox III and his wife, Marjorie, of Oak Hill, Brian A. Fox of Gatewood, Eric Wellman and Todd Wellman and his wife, Jennifer, of Wheeling; great-grandchildren, Kai Tlynne Fox Wootten and husband Elijah of Clovis, N.M., and L. Jackson IV, Caladan, and Meridian Fox of Oak Hill, Ethan, Sara, and Emily Wellman of Wheeling, and Jimmy and Mallory Albanese of Wheeling; great-great-grandchildren, Izaic and Aurora Wootten of Clovis, N.M.; brothers, Paul Fox and his wife, Jean, and James Fox and his wife, Brenda, of Oak Hill; a sister, Linda Gail Fox of Oak Hill; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

At his request, his body has been donated to the Human Gift Registry at West Virginia University.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Loren’s name to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.


Rev. Victor Eugene ‘Gene’ Garlow

Rev. Victor Eugene “Gene” Garlow, 88, of Beckley, died Aug. 7, 2013, at home following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Born Oct. 27, 1924, in Fairmont, he was the son of the late Beulah Irene Stonebraker Garlow and Clyde David Garlow. He also was preceded in death by his sister, Jo Garlow Hawthorne.

Following his service to this country in the U.S. Army, Gene was employed as a district instrument mechanic by Columbia Gas Transmission for over 39 years.

However, his greatest accomplishment was serving as a bi-vocational pastor at Quinnimont Baptist, First Baptist Church of Beaver, and Jones Memorial Baptist Church, while at the same time serving as an evangelist in numerous churches in Raleigh and Fayette counties.

Surviving: his devoted wife of 67 years, N’Vonne “Polly” Marstillar Garlow; twin sons, Steven L. Garlow of Beckley and Dr. Kevin W. Garlow and his wife, Carla, of Oak Hill; his grandchildren, Adam W. Garlow and his wife, Katie, of Lynchburg, Va., and Todd S. Garlow of Daniels; and great-grandchildren, Joshua T. Garlow of Beckley and Alyson N. Garlow of Daniels.

Funeral services were held Aug. 11 in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Garry Hall officiating. Entombment followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Military honors were performed by the American Legion Post #32 Honor Guard, of Beckley.

The family would appreciate donations of sympathy to either Hospice of Southern West Virginia (454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801), or the building fund at Eccles First Baptist Church (P.O Box 124, Eccles WV  25836).

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Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.


Dollie Duling Gentry

Dollie Duling Gentry, 89, of Winona, died Aug. 6, 2013, following an extended illness.

Born June 24, 1924, at Bachman, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Eliza Harshbarger Bowles. She also was preceded in death by her first husband of 50 years, William Jennings Duling; her second husband of 10 years, Billy Horrocks; and a sister, Annie Mary Bowles.

Dollie was a member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church at Lookout.

Dollie worked many years for St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg, and also for Westfield Insurance Company in Westfield Ohio, as a billing clerk.

She loved painting, reading and being a wonderful mother, homemaker and wife, but most of all she loved her family and being with them.

Surviving: her husband, Charles Franklin Gentry; her son, William Bradley Duling and his wife, Martha, of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Lisa Marie Graham of Davisville, William Wesley Duling and his wife, Kim, of Whitsett, N.C., and Tessa Duling of Mechanicsville, Va.; stepdaughters, Linda Willman and her husband, Tom, of Alpharetta, Ga., and Brenda Gentry of Rocky River, Ohio; sister, Alice Gillespie and her husband, Howard, of Winona; her niece, Dr. Joy Lee Bressler of Richmond, Va.; five great-grandsons with another due in March.

Funeral services were Aug. 10 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted, with Pastor Mike Loudermilk officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., of Ansted.


Sherry Lee Buckland Greene

Sherry Lee Buckland Greene, 41, of Cowen, formerly of Cunard, died Aug. 6, 2013, from injuries received in an automobile accident at Mount Lookout.

Born June 25, 1972, at Beckley, she was the daughter of Albert Lee Buckland of Scarbro, and the late Rose Marie Brooks Buckland and stepdaughter of Judy Shaver Buckland.

Her husband, Donnie Greene, and a son, Jonathan Bibb, both died from injuries sustained in the same automobile accident that took Sherry’s life. She also was preceded in death by a stepsister, Kristy Fedukovich.

Sherry was a graduate of Fayetteville High School. She was a homemaker

Surviving, in addition to her father and stepmother: a son, Michael Bibb of Oak Hill; brother, Kevin Buckland of Oak Hill; sister, Christie Messer and husband Scott of Oak Hill; stepbrother, Gary Harvey of Scarbro; niece, Gabriela Messer; and a nephew, Jordan Messer.

Funeral services were Aug. 9 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. John Pack officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Judith Elaine Ingram

Judith Elaine Ingram, 70, of Ansted, died Aug. 10, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted.


Lynn K. Knight

Mrs. Lynn K. Knight, 56, of Mount Hope, died Aug. 8, 2013.

Funeral service was Aug. 13 at United Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Hope, with the Rev. Phillip Copney Sr. officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

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Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Florence Ann Morris McQueen

Florence Ann Morris McQueen, 83, of Page, died Aug. 8, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Oct. 30, 1929, at Montgomery, she was the daughter of the late Eugene R. and Yula Faye Robinson Morris. Her husband, Eddie B. McQueen; sisters, Norma Hall, Hazel McClanahan, and Julia Ramsey; and brothers, Eugene Morris and Robert Morris, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. McQueen was a member of the Page Church of God.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Linda Gail Robertson of Fayetteville, Debbie Kay Butner of Oak Hill and Beverly A. Hayes of Virginia; sisters, Betty Griffiis of Indiana, Edna Shrewsbury of Virginia, Virginia Phillips of Oak Hill and Gloria Mooney of Ohio; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 12 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Delmas Wolfe and Pastor Jim Elmore officiating. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Anna Fontana Payne

Anna Fontana Payne, 85, of Beckley, died Aug. 8 at Heartland of Beckley, where she had been a resident for six years.

Born Aug. 21, 1927, at Herndon, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Maria Massara Fontana. Anna's husband, Lester Payne, preceded her in death in 1960. She also was preceded by six brothers, Lee Fontana, Mike Fontana, Pat Fontana, Nick Fontana, Thomas Fontana and Johnny Fontana; and three sisters, Mary Benedetto, Josephine Pishner and Camilla Spadaro.

Anna was a retired supervisor for Hill’s Department Store in Beckley.

A graduate of Mount Hope High School, she lived most of her life in Mount Hope and was a member of the Mount Hope United Methodist Church.

Surviving: daughter, Rita A. Schreiber and husband Richard of Richmond, Va.; son, Theodore E. Payne and wife Pamela of Morris Plains, N.J.; brother, James Fontana of Columbia, Pa.; sisters, Esther Chamberlain of Vancouver, Wash., and Carolyn Troitino and Eleanor Fontana, both of Mount Hope; grandchildren, Catherine Schreiber, Alex Payne and wife Mary, and James Schreiber; and several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Payne was cremated. Her cremains will be interred with her husband Lester at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

A memorial service was held Aug. 11 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope, with Rev. Richard C. Allen officiating.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1601 Second Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.


Rev. Joseph W. Roebuck Sr.

Rev. Joseph Wilson Roebuck Sr. died Aug. 7, 2013.

Joe was the son of the late Benjamin and Anna Elizabeth Garrison Roebuck. He also was preceded in death by his brother, George Rollins (Rolly) Roebuck; his sister, Betty Jean Bennett and husband Russell Bennett; a nephew, William S. Bennett; and a very special grandson, Joseph Randall McQuillen.

After a 35-year career in the retail business, Joe went on to study and eventually became an ordained minister. As such, he pastored the Gatewood Baptist Church and the Mount Hope Baptist Temple.

He also was an avid golfer in his spare time.

Surviving: his wife of 48 years, Susan Allen Roebuck; his son, Joseph Wilson Roebuck Jr. and wife Amanda; his daughter, Heather Roebuck Bowyer; his brother, William B. Roebuck and wife Judy; and eight wonderful grandchildren, Elizabeth Roebuck, Shaun Miller, Kristin Miller, Timothy Roebuck, Mary Roebuck, Benjamin Roebuck, Joseph Wilson (Trey) Roebuck III and Rebekah Roebuck.

Funeral services were Aug. 11 at the Crab Orchard Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Sisson, Dr. Phillip Smith and Rev. Robert Keaton officiating. Joe was laid to rest in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

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Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.


Edward E. Sexton

Edward E. Sexton, 81, of Streetsboro, Ohio, died Aug. 10, 2013, at Robinson Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 16, 1932, in Cunard, he was the son of the late Edward Vincent and Nellie Martha (Chapman) Sexton. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Sexton, and sister-in-law, Peggy Sexton.

He served in the U.S. Army for 16 years — eight enlisted and eight as an officer, seeing combat in Korea and Vietnam. His highest rank held was captain.

Ed worked as an electrician out of IBEW Local 71 in Columbus for many years. He last worked as an electrician at Geauga Lake in Aurora where he retired in February 1995.

He was a member of Streetsboro Church of God (Encounter) where he served as an usher, then head usher. He also served on the pastor’s council and on the finance committee, and was active in men’s ministry and used his work skills to contribute to the upkeep of the church building. At his death, he attended and was a member of Discover Life Church in Akron.

Ed was a member of the Streetsboro American Legion and VFW.

Surviving: his loving wife, Phyllis Jean (Harris) Sexton, whom he married in 1954; daughter, Shannon (Ronald) Estes of Streetsboro; sons, Terry (Cindy) Sexton of Mantua, Dale (Melissa) Sexton of Albany, Ind., Dana Sexton (fiancee Tammy Kent) of New Hampshire, Trevor (Susan) Sexton of Howell, Mich.; sisters, Janet (Miles) Davis of Cuyahoga Falls, Jean (John) McClung of Hudson, Brenda (Ernie) McGee of Hudson, Martha (Larry) Sarver of Nevada; brothers, Donald (Lynn) Sexton of Strongsville, Jack Sexton of Rootstown, Randy Sexton of Cuyahoga Falls, Gary (Jeanne) Sexton of Mogadore; grandchildren, Heather (Theo) Cebulla, Amy (Matt) Case, Angela (Matt) Ritchey, Samuel (Meggie) Sexton, Samantha Bounds, Kathryn Sexton, Jacob Sexton, Drew Sexton, Kiera Sexton, Savanna Estes, Elijah Estes; great-grandchildren, Mason, Hallie, Kelsey, Brady, Tyler, Dylan, Jaxon, Darius, Kendra; and Jim Kuchta of Streetsboro, his best friend and caregiver.

Calling hours will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Encounter Church (formerly Streetsboro Church of God), 9267 St., Rt. 43, Streetsboro, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, with Rev. Ronald Estes Jr., and Rev. John McClung Jr. officiating. Entombment will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna, following the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Discover Life Church building fund, PO Box 13285 Fairlawn, OH 44334.

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