The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 19, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, March 20, 2014


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.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

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.

Online condolences may be sent at

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

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