The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


April 2, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, April 3, 2014


James Carroll Stanley

James Carroll Stanley, 86, of Oak Hill, died March 30, 2014.

Born Sept. 17, 1927, in Gauley Bridge, he was son of the late Robert Stanley and Loretta Arthur Stanley King Hayes. His stepfather was the late George Hayes. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Ruth Bowen Stanley; sisters, Velma Kay Stanley and husband William Kincaid; and brother-in-law, Vance Stonestreet.

James retired from the Bell Telephone Co. after 41 years as a central office technician and also served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves.

James was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church, Oak Hill Jaycees and also devoted hours of his time coaching little league and minor league baseball.

Surviving: his daughter, Jane Ellen Stanley; sons, Scott Bradley Stanley and wife Jessica and John Edward Stanley; sister, Darryl Stanley Stonestreet; grandchildren, Patricia Suzanne Plumley Kwitkin and husband Brian, Ellen Marie Plumley and fiancee’ Brian Gravely, and Jacob Allen Stanley; and great-grandchildren, Matthew Caleb Ray Dixon, Ryker Charles Gravely, Abigail Jane Kwitkin and Benjaman James Kwitkin.

Services were held April 2 at High Lawn Funeral Chapel with Tom Bowen officiating. Interment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Donations may be made to Bowers Hospice House.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

John Perry Thornquest

John Perry Thornquest, 80, of, Pax, died March 27, 2014, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born Dec. 18, 1933, at Mabscott, he was the son of the late Robert Thornquest and Ruth Capitola Thornquest. Mr. Thornquest also was preceded in death by two sons, Robert and Randy Thornquest; by a brother, Emory; by a sister Peggy DeHart; and by one great-grandchild, Aaron Mobley.

Mr. Thornquest was retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service, having served in Korea and Germany.

He was a former coal miner at the Eccles Coal Mines and the Heartland of Beckley Nursing Home.  

Surviving: his children, Rusty (Marie) Thornquest of Maple Fork, Ricky (Lou Ann) Thornquest, Ronald (Cindy) Thornquest, Roger Thornquest, Rodney McGraw, and Darla Mobley, all of Pax; brothers, Donald (Karol) Thornquest of Sophia, and Paul (Linda) Thornquest of Beckley; sisters, Sara (Jack) Williams of Beckley, Judith Thornquest of Melbourne, Fla., and Sherry Shockney of Shady Spring; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

At his request, there will be no visitation or funeral services.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

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