The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 26, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, March 27, 2014


Melvin Cecil Hodge

Melvin Cecil Hodge, 71, of Oak Hill, died March 24, 2014, at his home.

Born Jan. 25, 1943, at Summerlee, he was the son of the late Henry Charles and Ruby Erma Crawford Hodge. Two brothers, Ray Bowen and Henry Hodge, also preceded him in death.

He was the owner of M.G.C. Trucking. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Summerlee.  

Melvin was a proud veteran of the military, having served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy Seabees. He served 10 1/2 years and completed three tours in Vietnam.       

Surviving: his loving and devoted wife, Randa Gail Perry Hodge; son, Rev. Melvin Carlos Hodge and wife Lisa Dawn of Oak Hill; a sister, Edwina Artis of Galax, Va.; grandchildren, Brandon Michael Wilburn and Bryanna Dawn Cummings; great-grandchildren, John Wilburn, Jordan Wilburn, Braylen Hodge, Aleah Cummings and Bradley Cummings; and brothers-in-law, John Perry, Glen Perry and Greg Perry.

Funeral services were March 26 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Mike Angelona officiating and with military rites conducted by Oak Hill VFW No. 3110.

Mr. Hodge was cremated following the service.  

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Kenneth L. Holliday

Kenneth Lee Holliday, 62, of Winfield, died March 11, 2014, at his home.

Born in Fayette County on May 14, 1951, he was a son of Kitty Callahan and her husband, Harold, of Oak Hill and the late Logan Holliday.

Kenneth was the owner/operator of his construction business.

He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 202 and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman. He will be remembered for his words of encouragement, “There is never a dream or goal too high.”

Surviving: his loving wife of 17 years, Linda Daugherty Holliday; stepchildren, Michael J. Bradley of California and Sandra Elswick of Teays Valley; father-in-law, Leon Daugherty of Nitro; brother, Ronnie Holliday of Houston, Texas; sister, Sandra Kay Holliday of Oak Hill; and granddaughters, Julianna, Autumn and Natalie Elswick.

A celebration of Kenneth’s life, with military rites conducted, was held March 15 at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery, Keenan.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

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