The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 17, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, March 14, 2013


Barbara Gail Smith

Barbara Gail Smith, 75, of Oak Hill, died March 10, 2013.

Ms. Smith was cremated. Her cremains will be interred at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Elizabeth ‘Miss Liz’ Smith

Mrs. Elizabeth “Miss Liz” Smith, 90, of Mt. Hope, died March 5, 2013.

Born Dec. 9, 1922, in Greentown, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Evelyn Burks. She also was preceded in death by her husband, George Smith; and son, Lawrence H. “Pokie” Bradley Sr.

Mrs. Smith was a retired business owner and member of New Hope Baptist Church, Beckley.

Surviving: her daughter, Marilyn A. (Floyd) Washington of Brandywine, Md.; brother, James (Sarah) Lang of Columbus, Ga.; sisters, Charlotte (Cuzel) Menefee of Seat Pleasant, Md., Catherine Ward and Margaret Graves of Page, and Annie (John) Conliffe of Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were March 10 at New Hope Baptist Church, Beckley, with Rev. Nathaniel Carey officiating. Burial followed in Greentown Cemetery, Greentown.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Roy A. Smith

Mr. Roy Allen Smith, 89, of Allman Street, Oak Hill, died March 8, 2013.

Services will be Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at the Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle, 301 Byrnside Street, Oak Hill. Pastor Eric Smith will be officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by the Oak Hill VFW Post 3110. The family will be receiving friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour.

Online condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Madleen ‘Cricket’ Surface

Madleen ‘Cricket’ Surface, 85, of Meadow Bridge, died March 10, 2013.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the Meadow Bridge United Methodist Church.

Friends may call Thursday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

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