The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


September 5, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012


Zella Frances Sexton Epperly

Zella (also known as Della) Epperly, 95, of Fayetteville, died Aug. 18, 2012, at the Bowers Hospice House, after a long illness.

Zella was born on June 10, 1917, at White Top, Va., daughter of the late John Henry Sexton and Rosa Victoria Barker Sexton. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis D. Epperly Sr.; her daughter and son-in-law, Janice Lecates and Rev. Bruce Lecates; an infant daughter, Celia Epperly;  sons, Hollis D. Epperly Jr., and Dennis Edwin Epperly; son-in-law, Mike Jacobs; a sister, Willia Sexton Epperly; brothers, Rev. Willis Sexton, Arnold Sexton, and Delmar Sexton; and granddaughters, Pamela Linda Epperly and Michelle Epperly.

She was a homemaker and professional seamstress.

Zella was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness/Wesleyan Church of Fayetteville from the time of her youth until approximately 1990 when she joined the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving: sons, Dale Epperly and wife Judy of Fayetteville, Jack Epperly and wife Linda of South Charleston, Bill Epperly and wife Pam of Jackson, Mich.; daughters Cherrill Jacobs of Zanesville, Ohio, and Marcia Neil and her husband, Robert, of Fayetteville, with whom she had made her home for the past year; sisters, Emma Sexton of Oak Hill and Rosella Goss of Jackson, Mich.; 28 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life was held Aug. 25 at the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Jerry Bush officiating. Burial followed in Huse Memorial Park at Fayetteville.

It is the family’s request that donations be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Edward ‘Eddie’ Fisher

Edward “Eddie” Fisher, 51, of Nallen, died Sept. 1, 2012, of a massive heart attack.

Born April 11, 1961, in Beaver County, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward C. and Anne Fisher. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Fisher.

He was a supervisor for McDonald’s Restaurants covering Fayette, Nicholas, and Greenbrier counties. Also, he was a member of Life Bridge Church of Oak Hill.

Surviving: his wife, Deborah Fisher of Nallen; son, James Harvey and wife Shannon of North Carolina; grandson, Aubrey Harvey of North Carolina; brother, Randolph Fisher and wife Cathy of New Brighton, Pa.; sisters, Pricilla Micinko and husband Joe of Beaver, Pa., Sandra Hood of Aliquippa, Pa., Penny Kiliany and husband Ed of Fayetteville, and Deborah Stacho and husband Wayne of Center Twp., Pa.; and his extended family and his four-legged family consisting of Max, Zeus and Barney.

A visitation was held Sept. 4, at Life Bridge Church, Oak Hill. A memorial celebration of his life was held at the church immediately following the visitation with Rev. Shirlie Watson officiating. Per Eddie’s request, he was cremated.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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