The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

March 19, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, March 20, 2014

Virginia Mary Elliott Bragg

Virginia Mary Elliott Bragg, 66, of Russellville Road, Ansted, died at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley on March 11, 2014.

She was the daughter of the late Arval Lee and Lorna Mary Tresa Hoar Elliott.

She was a retired waitress at Gino’s and was a member of the Ansted Baptist Church of Ansted.

Surviving: her husband, William (Pat) Bragg; daughter, Dawn Ellison and her husband, Cary, of Edmond; grandchildren, Halee, Gus, Eli and Alex; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Trace; sisters, Brenda Harrell of Lookout, Deborah Elliott of Montgomery and Roma Elliott of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and brothers, Lee Elliott of Victor and Phillip Elliott of Montgomery.

Funeral services were held March 14 at the Ansted Baptist Church of Ansted, with Preacher Jack Eades officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Mark Hayes Caldwell

Mark Hayes Caldwell, 63, of Fayetteville, died March 10, 2014.

Born Feb. 8, 1951, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Delancey and Hope Ballard Caldwell.

Mr. Caldwell was a member of Mountain View Church of God at Hilltop. He played bass guitar in the band.

He retired from teaching after 30 years in the Fayette County School System and was a past member of Fayetteville Town Council. 

Surviving: his wife, Jacqueline Morton Caldwell of Fayetteville; son, Wesley Hayes Caldwell and wife Jodie of Roanoke, Va.; sister, Ann Sheehan and husband Ronald of Fayetteville; nephews, Lee Sheehan of Fayetteville and James Sheehan and wife Angel of Oak Hill; great-nephews, James Sheehan, Ashton Sheehan, and Max Sheehan; and father and mother-in-law, Kencil and Johnotheen Morton. 

Funeral services were held March 14 at Mt. View Church of God, Hilltop, with Rev. Rudell Bloomfield officiating. Entombment followed at Huse Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fayetteville.

Memorials may be made in Mark Caldwell’s memory to the Fayetteville United Methodist Church Community Food Pantry, PO Box 33, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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

Duane F. ‘Duke’ Calloway

Mr. Duane F. “Duke” Calloway, 60, of Mount Hope, died March 3, 2014.

Born March 30, 1953, he was the son of the late L.S. and Mary Evelyn Jones Calloway. He also was preceded in death by his brother, L.S. “Petey” Calloway Jr., and sister, Nancy McNeill.

Mr. Calloway was a 1971 graduate of Mount Hope High School and attended Shepherd College where he played football.

He was employed as a correctional officer, postal clerk, security worker, and was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Surviving: his daughter, Lavonne Brooks of Texas; brothers, John (Hazel) of Columbus, Ohio, Bill (Jean) and Leroy (Portia), all of Maryland, Norman of South Carolina, and Charles Michael (Veronica) of Oklahoma; sisters, Judith Gambill of Galax, Va., and Mary (Warren) Armstead of Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service were March 15 at United Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Hope, with Rev. Phillip E. Copney Sr. officiating. Burial followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

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Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Beulah ‘Katie’ Davidson

Beulah “Katie” Davidson, 88, of Fayetteville, died peacefully March 12, 2014.

Born May 3, 1925, in Summers County, she was the daughter of the late Orie Earl Bennett and Nancy Opal Waddell Bennett. She also was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frederick A. “Fred” Davidson; sister, Marie Dickinson; brother, Alton Bennett; and in-laws, Mary Foster, Edith Spath, Claude Davidson, John Davidson, and James Davidson.

Katie was a member of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church.

She was secretary for over 23 years for the town of Fayetteville before retiring.

Surviving: her brother-in-law, Eugene “Foster” Foster of Fayetteville; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held March 15 at the Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville. Interment followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

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

Misty Ann Rosiek Hall

Misty Ann Rosiek Hall, 35, of Oak Hill, died March 7, 2014, at her home.

Misty was born on July 29, 1978, in Orrville, Ohio, daughter of the late Michael “Mick” and Debra Booth Rosiek. Misty also was preceded in death by brother, Michael “Mickey” Rosiek Jr.; and grandparents, Dana and Donna Booth, and Stanley and Wanda Rosiek.

Misty was a home health care provider who attended Spirit and Truth Ministries.

She enjoyed being a mom and watching her children play sports.

Surviving: her daughter, Jada Hall; son, Darion Hall; many uncles, aunts and cousins as well as numerous loving friends, caring community members and church family.

Services were held March 13 at Spirit and Truth Ministries with Bishop Sam R. Calloway Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Floral Hills Garden of Memories in Sissonville.

Donations may be sent to Spirit and Truth Ministries.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

Chad Dean Lovelace

Chad Dean Lovelace, 27, of Maple Fork, died March 14, 2014.

Born April 25, 1986, he was the son of Lloyd “Dean” Lovelace and Robin Barley-Wingfield. Chad was cherished until his last day on earth.

He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Ora Lee and Virginia Lovelace and James and Chessie Ellison; maternal great-grandparents, Rev. Ernest and Ethel Barley, and James and Edith Johnson; paternal grandfather, Paul M. Lovelace; maternal grandparents, Pastor Robert and Anna Barley; and an aunt, Rainee Lee Barley Price.

Chad was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, obtained a degree in diesel mechanics, esd a black hat coal miner and was of the Christian faith.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dirt track racing, motorcycle riding but most of all, he loved just hanging out with his friends and family.

Surviving, in addition to his parents: his son, Ryder Dean Lovelace of Maple Fork; grandparents, Dave and Ruby Riley of Beckley; his father’s companion, Sarah Evans of Oak Hill, and her sons, Chuck and Travis Evans of Oak Hill; a stepfather, James Wingfield of Hico; a girlfriend, Angela Yarber, and her daughter, Adalynn “Bug” Sadler of Sophia; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and family, too many to mention, who will miss his smile and generous ways.

A celebration of Chad’s life was held at the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel, on March 19 with Pastors Walter Leach, Fred Lovell, Danny Legg and Roger Pauley speaking. A private burial will follow.

Donations of sympathy may be made to the family through the funeral home at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801.

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Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel, Shady Spring.

Gail Martin

Gail Martin, 51, of Nallen, died March 2, 2014, at her home following a long illness.

Gail was born April 7, 1962, in Webster County, the daughter of the late Larry and Patricia Darlene Clevenger Gearheart.

Gail was a homemaker.

Surviving: her husband, Jennings Martin of Nallen; daughter, Winona Marie Ward and husband Johnnie of Nallen; son, Donavan Frankln Williams and wife Heather Leighann of Summersville; sisters, Jeletta Gearheart of Vermont, Debra Gearheart of California and Angela Holly of Nallen; brothers, Larry Gearheart of Vermont and John Woods of Richwood; and two grandchildren.

Memorial service was held March 14 at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted.

By her request her body was cremated.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

James (Bert) Miller Sr.

James (Bert) Miller Sr., 92, of Oak Hill, died March 15, 2014, at Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Beckley.

Born July 12, 1921, at Sipsey, Ala., he was the son of Elbert Lester and Barbara Ann Arron Miller. His first wife, Pauline Miller; his second wife, Helen Miller; and a son, Gary Allen Miller, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Miller retired as chief electrician at Milburn Colliery Company.

He was a member of Crossroads Apostolic Holiness Church at Bradley and a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II.

Surviving: his wife, Agnes Cook Miller; sons, James “Jimmy” Miller and his wife, Margaret, of Scarbro, Troy Miller of Cottondale, Ala., Barry Miller and his wife, Pam, of Sevierville, Tenn.; daughters, Barbara Crisco and husband James of Mooresville, N.C., and Margaret Honaker and husband Ed of Davidson, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 19 at Crossroads Apostolic Holiness Church, Bradley, with Rev. Roger Frye and Rev. David Christman officiating. Burial followed at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with military rites conducted by VFW Post #3110.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Atheller Mae Minnis

Ms. Atheller Mae Minnis, 89, of Minden, died March 9, 2014, after a short illness.

Born Sept. 2, 1924, in Glen Jean, she was the daughter of the late Warden and Maggie Lavender Minnis. She also was preceded in death by brothers, McVillar and Warden “Tom” Minnis; sisters, Lorene Minnis, Valara Wilson, and Inez Jones; and grandsons, Leslie Rose and John Steven Ferrell Jr.

Ms. Minnis was a domestic and a member of Minden Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

Surviving: her children, John Steven “Ricky” (Patricia) Ferrell of Kileen, Texas, and Norma Jean Rose of Minden.

Funeral services were March 14 at Spirit and Truth Ministries, Oak Hill, with Bishop Sam Calloway and Pastor L. Leo Riley officiating. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Pea Ridge.      

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Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Jessie Marceany Jean Penson and Remington Red Penson

Our precious and much loved babies, Jessie Marceany Jean Penson, 1, and Remington Red Penson, 3 months old, both of Oak Hill, died March 11, 2014.

The children of Kyle Ralph and Ashley Kincaid Penson of Oak Hill, Jessie was born Oct. 22, 2012, at Beckley, and Remington was born Dec. 11, 2013, at Beckley.

Surviving, in addition to their parents: a brother, Kyle Ralph Jager; grandparents, Melinda Kincaid of Oak Hill and Phillip Adkins of Glen Jean; great-grandfather, Ralph Penson of Corning, Ohio; and aunts and uncles, Josh, Doug and Danny Kincaid and Harold and Kathy Miller, all of Oak Hill.

Joint funeral services were March 15 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Bill Fedukovich officiating. Cremation followed the service.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Warren Cecil Stanley

Warren Cecil Stanley, 69, of Scarbro, died March 12, 2014.

He was born on Aug. 5, 1944, in Winfield, Kan., the son of the late Waren and Marie Stanley and his mother, Gladys Devitts.. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Stanley.

He was a truck driver by profession and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era having served in Munich, Germany.

Surviving: daughter, Christina Stanley, and son, Steven Stanley, of Scarbro; brothers, Jeff, Rick, Tommy, Jerry, Hamy; sisters, Lori, Kim, Dede, Tracy and Angela, all of Kincaid, and Charlie and Brenda of Texas; and grandchildren, Jack Pizzino and Steven Stanley.

Services were March 15 at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Bobby Adkins officiating. Interment followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

Juanita E. Tanner

Juanita E. Tanner, 94, of Fayetteville, died March 12, 2014, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

She was born February 27, 1920, the youngest child of the late John and Rosa Simmons Rader of Gassaway. Juanita also was preceded in death by her husband, Russell W. Tanner, and her son, James F. Tanner. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, being also preceded in death by her sisters, Marie Costello and Marmel Brown, and brothers, Garland, Orlando “Tink,” and Lanta Rader.

Juanita spent a majority of her life in Gassaway, leaving only to move closer to her sister, Marie, in Rock Springs, Ga.

The two of them cared for their mother, who lived to be 112. As Juanita’s health began to decline, she moved to Fayetteville to live with her son, Jack, and his wife, Marion.

Juanita was a graduate of Gassaway High School.

She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Rader Buick in Gassaway and later for Belknap Trailer Sales.

She was a 50-year member and Past Worthy Matron of Gassaway Chapter #32 Order of the Eastern Star.

She enjoyed knitting, travel, camping, and the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn.

She was happiest with her family and driving down the road. She taught most of her seven grandsons to count by fives and tens before they started to school. She liked to play rummy and set back and she was usually scorekeeper, and she played to win! 

Surviving: her sons and their families, Jack and Marion Tanner of Fayetteville and Jerry and Jan Tanner of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a dear daughter-in-law, Dr. Mary Tanner and her husband, Homer Kemp, of Ringgold, Ga.; grandsons, Brian (Sonja), James, Jeffrey (Beth), Russell (Stephanie), Waide, Andrew (Jacque), Matthew (Kelly), and Charlie (Sharla); great-grandsons, R.J., Drew, Zane, Jerry, Luke, and Brock; a great-granddaughter, Abbigail; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Pastor Rusty Tanner officiating on March 16. Burial followed at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

The family requests that donations be made to the Raleigh County Commission on Aging, 1614 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801, or to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Florence Ann Wyrick

Florence Ann Wyrick, 76, of Danese, died March 9, 2014, at Beckley Appalachian Hospital following a long illness.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chaple, Rainelle.

Alice Marie Zackoski

Alice Marie Zackoski, 84, of Big Creek Road, Gauley Bridge, died March 11, 2014, following a long illness.

Born Jan. 21, 1930, at Big Creek, Alice was the daughter of the late Edward Kuntz Teubert and Cecilia Lettie McMichen Teubert. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Roy Teubert and Bobby Teubert.

Alice was a retired office clerk for Union Carbide and a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church of Chimney Corner.

Surviving: a son, Edwin Zackoski II and his wife, Sherri; brothers, Fred Teubert of Lewisburg and Joseph Edward Teubert of Marrietta, Ohio; and grandchildren, Cody, Brendan, Edwin and Eric.

Funeral service was March 15 at Lovers Leap Baptist Church in Ansted with Pastor Ronald George officiating. Burial followed in Teubert Cemetery at Big Creek near Chimney Corner.

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Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.