The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 17, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, March 14, 2013


J.C. Lambert

J.C. Lambert, 78, of Mt. Hope, died March 4, 2013.

Born April 12, 1934, in Roderfield, McDowell County, he was the son of the late Walter and Iva Lambert. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul Lambert of Colorado, and twin brother W.B. of Florida; sisters, Nina Ross of Ohio, Evelyn Peery and Garnet Shaw of Iaeger, and Phyllis Laflamme of Massachusetts; and a great-grandchild, Brent Anthony Magliano of Florida.

He was a military veteran and worked in the coal fields.

J.C. was a member of Packs Branch Baptist Church.

He loved being outdoors, loved dogs in general and beagles in particular. He was competitive, loved winning, especially at pitching horseshoes.

He loved attending church (after his 1982 salvation) and will be dearly missed by his family, friends and pastor from the “Amen” corner of the church. Jay loved the Lord, was active in soul-winning by passing out many Bible tracts, while traveling in Raleigh County and places beyond.

Surviving: his wife, Dolly Lambert of Mt. Hope; daughter, Sharon Magliano of Florida; sons, Michael Lambert of Colorado and Jeffrey Lambert of Maryland; sisters, Molly Dawson of Beckley, Charolett Murphy of Beckley, and Maxine Bowles of Iaeger; brother, Ray Lambert of Beckley; grandsons, Brandon and Brett Magliano of Florida; granddaughter, Amanda Conner of Florida; and great-grandsons, Ethan Conner and Jackson Magliano of Florida.

Services were March 9 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Sam Vance officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Tom Redford Massey

Tom Redford Massey, 87, of Minden, died at his residence March 9, 2013, following a short illness.

Born Feb. 22, 1926, at Cunard, he was the son of the late Bill D. and Corby Rollins Massey. Also preceding him in death were his granddaughter, Linda Sue Perry, and seven sisters and four brothers.

He was a retired coal miner from Eastern Gas and Fuel at the Kopperston #2 mine, a member of the U.M.W.A., and a member of the Pentecostal House of Prayer at Lynco.

Surviving: his wife of 63 years, Ethel Marie Shrewsbury Massey; sons, Pastor Bill Massey and wife Ugonda of Lynco, and John Massey of Oak Hill; daughters, Betty Lester and husband Smokie of Brenton, Rosie Nutter and husband Charles of Page, and Judy Harless and husband Vince of Maple Fork; sister, Grace Stover of Mt. Hope; and 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 12 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Rev. Charles Pittman officiating. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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