The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


April 2, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, April 3, 2014


Jannes Catherine (Jan Caye) Gwinn Gorby Londeree

Jannes Catherine (Jan Caye) Gwinn Gorby Londeree, 64, of Mount Hope, died March 28, 2014, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

Born Aug. 6, 1949, at Beckley, she was the daughter of the late J.C. “Jake” and Joan Graff Gwinn.

Jan Caye was a retired librarian and administrator of Mount Hope High School.

She was a graduate of Mount Hope High School and West Virginia University. She was a devoted Mountaineer fan and loved all things WVU. She loved to attend games in Morgantown. When illness prevented her from attending games, she watched games on television and cheered for her Mountaineers, win or lose. Even her license plate said “We Luv WVU.”

She was a member of the Mount Hope Baptist Temple where she had attended all of her life, a member of the Mount Hope High School Alumni Association, WVEA, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Greater Federation of Women’s Club, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mount Hope High School Hall of Fame.

Jan Caye was affectionately known by her students as the “Heart and Soul of Mount Hope High School.” She obtained the rank of ambassador of the Girl Scouts of America.

Surviving: her husband, Ray Londeree; a son, David Gorby of Mount Hope; brothers, John Gwinn Jr. (Dianna) of Ghent and Tom Swift Gwinn of Mount Hope; stepchildren, Heather (Randy) Napier of Ronceverte and Rob (Kelly) Londeree of Williamsburg; and stepgrandchildren, Jade and Rosemary Napier and Joseph and Abbey Londeree.

The funeral service was April 1 at the Mount Hope Baptist Temple with Rev. Lester Harper and Father Roy Crist officiating. Burial followed at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Donations can be made to Mount Hope Baptist Temple, PO Box 466, Mount Hope, WV 25880, or to the MHHS Alumni Association, PO Box 98, Mount Hope, WV 25880.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope.

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