The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 17, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mary Ann Baker

Mary Ann Baker, 70, of Bentree, died March 9, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion with Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Betty Aleen Berkhouse

Betty Aleen Berkhouse, 81, of Fayetteville, died March 6, 2013, at Hilltop Center, Oak Hill.

Born July 17, 1931, in Roane County, she was the daughter of the late Charles L. Haley and Reva Pearl (Drake) Haley. Betty also was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Billy Gerald Berkhouse, in December 2012, and a sister, Kathleen Jean Haley.

Betty worked for Noye’s Mens and Boys Clothing Store as their seamstress, and she sewed for many friends and relatives. Betty was loved by everyone who knew her.

She was a member of the Cotton Hill Baptist Church at Beckwith.

Surviving: her son, Richard Berkhouse and his wife, Velda, of Fayetteville; her daughter, Deborah Lemon and her husband, Kevin, of Oak Hill; brother, Charles Leroy Haley Jr. and his wife, Iris, of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren, Jennifer Berkhouse of Fayetteville, Melinda Tolliver and her husband, Bill, of Page, Rebecca Lynch and her husband, Jared, of Fayetteville, and Joshua Lemon of Oak Hill; and great-grandchildren, Kirsten Tolliver, Christopher Tolliver, Arabella Lynch, Trenton Lynch, and Rosemary Tolliver; and Betty was awaiting the arrival of a great-grandson in June.

The funeral service was held March 9 with Rev. Danny Sears and Rev. Morris Nutter officiating. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Virginia Lee Lambert Blankenship

 Virginia Lee Lambert Blankenship, 83, of Hurricane and Oak Hill, died March 5, 2013.

Born in Dehue, Logan County, she was the daughter of the late Carl B. Lambert Sr. and Florence Davis Lambert. She also was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Blankenship Jr.; a brother, Carl B. Lambert Jr.; and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Wender.

Surviving: her brother, Terry L. Lambert; her daughter, Claudia Lynn Wender; grandson, David Andrew Wender and great-grandchildren, Sophia, Audrey, and Timothy; her son, James C. Blankenship III; grandson, James C. Blankenship IV, and great-grandchildren, Jay and Amelia; and, granddaughter, Virginia Hope Dickinson; and great-grandchildren, Allison Johnson and Cade Dickinson.

Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

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