The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


April 2, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, April 3, 2014


Melissa Jane ‘Janie’ Naylor Walker

Melissa Jane “Janie” Naylor Walker, 58, of Fayetteville, died March 29, 2014.

She was born on Jan. 28, 1956, in Fayette County, daughter of the late Damon Cody Naylor and Barbara Ann Webb Naylor. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Naylor.

Janie was employed by the Fayette County Head Start for 20 years where she touched many lives.

She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church at Fayette Heights.

Surviving: her husband of 30 years, Herman Walker; daughter, Megan Walker Tompkins and husband Andrew of Fayetteville; her only grandchild, Damon Cody Tompkins; sister, Melanie A. Peaslee and husband Robert of Pulaski, Va.; brother, Mark D. Naylor and wife Treva of Max Meadows, Va.; five nephews; one niece; cousins; and extended family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church at Fayette Heights with Pastor Justin Seay officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the memorial service at the church.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Cheryl R. Ward

Cheryl R. Ward of Fayetteville died in Huntington on March 24, 2014.

Born Dec. 20, 1985, she was the daughter of Georgia Faye Ward and the late Kenneth Ward.

She was a graduate of Fayetteville High School.

Surviving, in addition to her mother: a brother, Kenneth A. Ward.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service April 19 at 5 p.m. at the Day Star Church, Kilsyth.

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