The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

March 27, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, March 28, 2013


James Walter ‘Jimmy’ Alexander II

James Walter “Jimmy” Alexander II, 66, of Oak Hill, died March 22, 2013, at his home.

Born April 15, 1946, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late James Walter and Anne Deaner Alexander.

Jimmy was a 1964 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill and member of the OHH/CHS Alumni Association, past member of the board of directors and contributor to the Reunion Log with his writings about Oak Hill. A talented artist, it was well known that if you needed a sign or a document lettered or drawn, Jimmy was the one to ask.

He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was employed as a funeral director and embalmer for Tyree Funeral Home, Inc., where he had been manager since 1983. He was a member of the WV Funeral Directors Association.

Jimmy was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church and attended the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene.

He was a member and past Master of the Oak Hill Lodge No. 120 A.F. and A.M.; member of Sewell Chapter No. 24 R.A.M.; Mount Hope Commandery No. 22 K.T. and past Patron for Oak Hill O.E.S. No. 107.

Surviving: his wife, Kathy Lynn Portman Alexander; son, Robert Joseph Alexander of Oak Hill; a daughter, Michelle Dawn Alexander of Kingsport, Tenn.; sister, Irene Neely of Oak Hill; a grandson, Shawn Alexander; an aunt, Grace Carter; a nephew, and several nieces, and cousins.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. David Sneed and Pastor Dave Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill, with Masonic graveside rites by Oak Hill Lodge No. 120 A.F. and A.M.

Visitation was held at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill on March 27.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Thomas E. ‘T-Bone’ Bohn

Thomas E. “T-Bone” Bohn, 73, of Oak Hill, formerly of Chicago, Ill., died March 25, 2013, one day before his 74th birthday at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Born March 26, 1939, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Emil and Anna Lally Bohn.

Tom was a retired welder who enjoyed gardening, tinkering in the garage and getting the most use out of what he had.

He was a unique individual who always left a lasting impression with whomever he met.

Mr. Bohn was cremated. A remembrance gathering was held for family and friends March 27 in Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Loretta ‘Jane’ Collier Duran

Loretta “Jane” Collier Duran of St. Albans, formerly of Kilsyth, died at home surrounded by family on March 24, 2013, at the age of 74. She is at peace now after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born in Kilsyth in 1938, the daughter of the late Carlos and Gladys Sexton Collier. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Rick Collier, and sister, Linda Meadows.

Jane attended Mt. Hope High School. She was a very crafty and artistic lady. She could crochet and sew anything. She loved animals and the outdoors.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Surviving: her loving caregiver and husband of 55 years, Paul Duran; her sons, Phillip and wife Marcia of Nitro, Stephen and wife Amy of St. Albans, and John Paul of Havelock, N.C.; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Alex, Eric, Stepheny, Tori, Nickolas, Richard and Grace; and sisters, Naomi Humphrey and her husband, Page, Carolin Megimose and Coral Wood.

Mass of Christian burial was held March 27 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans, with Father Patrick McDonough officiating. Entombment followed at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

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

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 

Louise M. Altman Hicks

Louise M. Altman Hicks, 73, of Hump Mountain, Lockbridge, died March 26, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.



Rhoda Virginia McGlothlin Hofstetter

Rhoda Virginia McGlothlin Hofstetter, 102, of Ansted, died Feb. 12, 2013, at her home in Ansted.

Born Dec. 17, 1910, in Ravenswood, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Lula Wagner McGlothlin. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Robert McGlothlin; and her husband, Martin Hofstetter.

Rhoda was a graduate of Ravenswood High School, Marshall College (now Marshall University) with an A.B. degree in Mathematics and an M.A. in Guidance and certification in Math Supervision.

She taught at Lenore High School from 1933-1937 and in Williamson High in Mingo County from 1938-1946. In 1946, she and her husband, Martin, relocated to Ansted.

She taught math at Nuttall High until she accepted the position of Fayette County Math Supervisor in 1968. Her husband, Martin, was industrial arts teacher at Ansted High until his death in 1973. Rhoda took early retirement in 1973 because of her husband’s illness.

Rhoda was a member of The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, in Ansted, where she was the first woman to be a member of the vestry of her church. She organized and was chairman of the church’s Memorial Gift Fund. She also served in other capacities in the Diocese of the Episcopal Church.

Rhoda was a member of several local community organizations: Delta  Kappa Gamma (past president), Ansted Garden Club (helped organize and was a charter member), New Haven Community Education Outreach Service (formerly Homemakers sponsored by West Virginia University Extension Services), The Fayette County Retired School Personnel, and West Virginia and national education organizations. She also was active in The Fayette Study Club.

Surviving: sister-in-law, Grace Needs McGlothlin of Louisiana; nephews, Ron and Carolyn McGlothlin of Louisiana, and Robert (Bo) and Norma McGlothlin of New Jersey; niece, Shari McGlothlin Hall of Texas and several great-nieces and nephews.

She leaves many friends to cherish her memory. Many times she was heard to say, “Friends make my life worth living.”

Rhoda willed her remains to the Marshall University Medical School in Huntington.

A memorial service for Rhoda was held at The Church of the Redeemer on March 23.

Rhoda was always interested in the neat appearance of her property and her town, therefore those who wish to do so may plant a tree in Rhoda’s honor and in memory of her life.

Submitted by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.



Deanna Lynn Adkins Hulvey

Deanna Lynn Adkins Hulvey, 46, of Alandale, Fla., died suddenly at her home on March 8, 2013.

Born July 4, 1966, in Portsmouth, Va., she was the daughter of the late Jesse Thomas and Glenda Gail Toney Adkins. A brother, Thomas Ray Adkins, also preceded her in death.

She will be sadly missed by many other family and close friends. We will carry her memory in our hearts forever.

Surviving: sisters, Donna Wilson of South Daytona, Fla., and Sharon Gutierrez of Canton, Ga.; brother, Daniel Adkins of Dothan; six nieces and nephews, three great-nieces and one great-nephew.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 26, at Peters Cemetery in Dothan. For more information, contact her sister, Sharon Gutierrez at 912-332-3075.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore, 72, of Mount Hope, died March 14, 2013.

A celebration of life for Johnnie was held March 23 at Maple Fork Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.



Randy Wayne Nichols

Randy Wayne Nichols, 58, of Page, died March 25, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, after a long illness and many complications stemming from rheumatoid arthritis.

Born Dec. 12, 1954, at Page, he was the son of the late Maynard and Jewell Mae Nichols. A sister, Nena Beverly Wolfe, also preceded him in death.

Surviving: daughters, Michelle Ayers of Winfield and Karen Nichols of Oak Hill, along with their mother, Vonda Nichols of Page, and Audrey Nichols of Bristol, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and brothers, Larry Nichols, Lance Nichols and Steve Nichols.

It was his wish to be cremated and have no traditional service. His family will have a private ceremony at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Virginia ‘Ginny’ Owens

Mrs. Virginia “Ginny” Owens, 78, of Mount Hope, died March 25, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.          



Roger Reed

Roger Reed, 65, of Kentucky, formerly of Oak Hill, died March 24, 2013.

Online condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Thelma M. Riser

Thelma M. Riser, 71, of Oak Hill, died March 21, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill after a long illness.

Born Feb. 5, 1942, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Lucille Taylor Buckland. She also was preceded in death by his first husband, Roy Treadway; a great-granddaughter, Caroline; a brother, Edward Buckland; and a sister, Anna Mae Treadway.

Thelma was a sales clerk at Big Lots and attended and was baptized at the Cunard Baptist Church.

She had been a resident of Fayette Continuous Care since January 2005.

Surviving: her loving husband, James “Jim” Riser Jr. of Oak Hill; her son, Roy Treadway and his wife, Lavon, of Oak Hill; daughters, Shirl Vaughn and her husband, Richard, of Oak Hill, and Kathy Landers and her husband, Roger, of Fayetteville; stepson, Jay Riser and his wife, Michele, of Charleston, S.C.; grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer and husband Greg, Tina, R.J., Jessica, Richard and his wife, Dorothy, Rebecca “Becky” and her husband, Ben; stepgrandchildren, Taylor and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Eric, Faith, Jasper, Liberty and Josiah; and brothers, Tommy Buckland and wife Linda, Charlie Buckland and wife Kathy, all of Fayetteville, and Lee Buckland and his wife, Judy, of Oak Hill; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were March 25 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Gary Lilly officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent to www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Dr. James H. Shelton

Dr. James H. Shelton, 96, a highly respected dentist in Oak Hill for over 60 years, died of natural causes at home on March 19, 2013.

Born Jan. 13, 1917, at Lockwood, he was the son of the late Eddie Victor and Flora A. McCutchen Shelton.

Dr. Shelton was a father of four, grandfather to 14 and great-grandfather to 11, all who survive. He leaves a legacy that he and his beloved Mary created prior to her preceding him in death in September 2005.

Dr. Shelton’s passion was Lions Club International and he celebrated his 50-year Monarch membership in the Oak Hill club in 2007. He served as club secretary for more than 20 years, and he served in multiple prominent positions throughout Lions Clubs International among which were Oak Hill club president, District Governor, International Councilor and Sight Foundation Chairman just to name a few.

As a dentist he was proud to have cared for four generations of some families.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Oak Hill, for over 60 years where they brought up their children.  

Surviving: sister, Margaret Summers of Lockwood; daughter, Joan Shelton Whanger and husband Tom of Newport News, Va., with their four children and five grandchildren; Joan’s twin, James H. Shelton II, and wife Barbara who live between homes in Florida and Indiana and have two daughters and two grandchildren; son, Dr. Charles Shelton and wife Millie who reside in Oak Hill and have three children and two grandchildren; son, Richard Shelton and wife Cathy and their five children and three grandchildren, who all live in Newport News.

The family received visitors at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, on March 22, and funeral services were at the funeral home on March 23 with Pastor Bryan Knight and Dr. Charles Miller officiating. Entombment followed at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum beside his beloved Mary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the WV Lions Sight Foundation, c/o Oak Hill Lions Club, 373 Judge’s Court, Fayetteville WV 25840.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Aline Faye Sizemore Shrewsberry

Aline Faye Sizemore Shrewsberry, 90, of Fayetteville, died March 18, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born March 2, 1923, at Corinne, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Rosie Gay Blankenship Sizemore. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Estel Shrewsberry; sons, William Talbert, Timothy, Edward and Drewie Paul; sons-in-law, J.B. Repass and Bill Sizemore; and daughter-in-law and caregiver, Mary Shrewsberry.

Mrs. Shrewsberry was a member of the New River Baptist Church, Fayetteville.

Aline was the matriarch of a large, loving family and was truly an angel here on earth. She always saw the best in everyone and held her family and friends close to her heart.

Aline enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, canning, reading the Bible, and working puzzle books. Aline enjoyed most serving the Lord and spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Surviving: daughter, Phyllis Repass of Scarbro; daughter, Faye Sizemore of Princeton; son, Leon Shrewsberry and wife Rita of Fayetteville; son, Byron Shrewsberry and wife Linda of Lebanon, Tenn.; son, Jerry “Jake” Shrewsberry of Scarbro; daughter, Evie Perkins and husband James of Fayetteville; daughter, Sylvia Davidson of Wytheville, Va.; daughter, Donna Milam and husband John of Scarbro; daughter, Cynthia England of Oak Hill; son, Terry Shrewsberry and wife Julia of Inwood; 54 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Willie Mae Haynes of Princeton, Georgia Shrewsberry of Sand Gap and Rosie Sizemore of Pineville.

Funeral services were March 22 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with James Perkins and Pastor George Secrist officiating. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Franklin John Thewes

Franklin John Thewes, 79, of Oak Hill, died March 22, 2013.

Funeral services were March 25 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Father Paul Yuenger officiating. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Pea Ridge Road, Oak Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent to www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Betty Lou Toombs

Betty Lou Toombs, 68, of Oak Hill, died March 18, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center.

Born July 13, 1944, at Scarbro, she was the daughter of the late Toy Tazwell Martin and Kathern Jane (Conner) Martin. She also was preceded in death by her companion of 17 years, Kenneth Ellison; brothers, Toy Martin Jr., Robert Martin, Billy Martin, Roger “Rawhide” Martin, Edward Martin, and Richard Martin; and sisters, Elizabeth Helmick, and Carol Roberts.

Surviving: her son, Daniel Collins Jr. of Beckley; daughter, Stephanie Ann Collins-Ruger and her husband, Paul, of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Shannon Collins and Taylor Collins-Ruger; sisters, Shirley Pauley and her husband, Buddy, of Ohio, Ruth Thomas and her husband, Macky, of Oak Hill, Linda Leffell and her husband, Billy, of Oak Hill, and Deborah Aliff of Oak Hill; brothers, Michael Martin and his wife, Neva, of Oak Hill, John Martin and his wife, Cheryl, of Virginia, and Jim Martin and his wife, Earlene, of New Mexico.

Funeral service was March 21 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Bill Drennen officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Julian Caskel ‘Jabo’ Ward Jr.

Julian Caskel “Jabo” Ward Jr., 60, of Oak Hill, died March 21, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Born Oct. 6, 1952, at Erskine, he was the son of the late Julian Caskel Ward Sr. and Margaret Ellen Ruff.

Jabo was an avid wrestling fan and former wrestler.

He was of the Baptist faith; a past member of the Shade Tree Car Club; and was a CBer known as “Cold Turkey.”

Surviving: his children, Vickie L. Trent, Danny R. Price, Crystal G. Ward, and Janette M. Hall; siblings, Gene Ward, Lana Elder-Coleman, Jimmy Ward, Dale Ward, Cathy Hayes, Kenneth Ward, Ricky Ward, Patty Posey, and Jesse Ward; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was March 26 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Bill Drennen and Rev. Jesse Parker officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with military rites conducted by Oak Hill V.F.W. Post 3110.

Online condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Lyda Wilson

Lyda Marie Adkins Wilson, 72, of Packs Branch Road, Mount Hope, died March 24, 2013.  

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.