The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


July 5, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, July 5, 2012


SFC E7 USA (retired) Clifford Lavinder Jr.

SFC E7 USA (RET) Clifford Lavinder Jr. died Oct. 31, 2011, at his residence in Huachuca City, Ariz. In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated. The immediate family invited SFC Lavinder’s classmates, friends and relatives to share in a celebration of life at a committal service for his cremains on June 27 in the chapel at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Graveside military honors were conducted by the Oak Hill VFW Post #3110.

Those in attendance comforted SFC Lavinder’s wife, Norma Eskew Lavinder, Huachuca City; daughter, Logan (John) Wizinsky, Grand Island, Neb.; son, Wayne (Dianna) Lavinder, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; brother, Randall (Barbara) Lookenott, Mansfield, Ohio; and brother Frederick Joseph Lookenott, Springfield, Ohio, to share memories of this wonderful man who so deeply impacted so many lives.

The family suggests donations in SFC Lavinder’s name to VFW Post 3110, P.O. Box 221, Oak Hill, WV 25901. Or donate to the Fayetteville High School’s scholarship fund. Make check payable to FHS Alumni Association, and mail to Joan Dickerson, P.O. Box 195, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

Ann Marie Maddy Martin

Ann Marie Maddy Martin, 83, of Mount Hope, died June 21, 2012.

Born April 2, 1929, at Pemberton, Ann was a daughter of the late Wilber and Ora Canaday Maddy. Ann also was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Ann loved sewing, quilting and being with her family. She also enjoyed going shopping with her daughters.

Surviving: her husband, Carl Martin; son, Carl Martin Jr., and wife Deb; daughters, Pamala Suhrer, Marilyn Martin and Debbie Potter and husband John; grandchildren, Angela Martin, Joshua Hooper, Nicholas McCarty and wife Sabrina, Jeremy Hooper, Brendan McCarty and wife Chastity, James Hooper, Liam McCarty, and Johnny Potter; many great-grandchildren, Jasmine McCarty, Taylor McCarty, Kirsten McCarty, Donna McCarty, Kaitlyn McCarty, Abigail McCarty, Malaci McCarty, Owen McCarty and Kyra Rose Lee Hooper; and brothers, sisters, extended family members and beloved friends.

Services were June 25 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Richard Allen officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

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