The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


February 2, 2012


February 2, 2012

Nadean Alice Todd Adkins

Nadean Alice Todd Adkins, 66, of Thurmond, died Jan. 25, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Oct. 28, 1945, at Thayer, she was the daughter of the late Arville and Lilly Ward Todd. A sister, Drema Young, and brothers, Kenneth Todd and Jerry Ward, also preceded her in death.

She attended the Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle and was a homemaker.

Surviving: her husband, Donald Franklin Adkins; her children, Deborah Richardson and husband Steve of Beckley, Dwayne Adkins of Scarbro, Jamie Adkins and wife Patty of Thayer, Kathy Murray of Mount Hope and Angela Adkins of Mt. Alto; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 28 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Robert Isaacs officiating. Burial was at the Harrah Cemetery on Backus Mountain.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Melissa Dawne Blue

Melissa Dawne Blue, 40, of Arlington, Texas, died Jan. 22, 2012, after a long illness.

Melissa was born Sept. 28, 1971, in Oak Hill, the daughter of Theresa Ann Jeffers and John McCarty Blue.

Surviving: her mother, Theresa Ann Jeffers; a sister, Meredith Blue of Arlington, Texas; a brother, Matthew Blue and wife Amber of Dickson, Tenn.; nieces, Lensey Torres and Chloe Blue; nephew, Ryan Blue; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Celebration of life was Jan. 28 at Arlington Park Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas.

Arrangements by Blessing Funeral Home, Mansfield.

Christine Gibson

Christine Gibson, 58, of Scarbro, died Jan. 22, 2012 at her home.

Born Dec. 7, 1953, in Welch, she was the daughter of the late Shannon Mullins and Eula Mae Lane.

Mrs. Gibson was beloved wife, loving grandmother, and cherished mother. She enjoyed her garden, doing yard work, and mainly spending time with her family. She also loved to go fishing and playing with her grandchildren whom she adored.

Surviving: her husband, Lowell T. Gibson Sr. at home; sons, Lowell T. Gibson Jr. and wife Kristy of Daniels, and Michael Wayne Gibson and wife Jennifer of Lester; daughter, Lisa Price and husband Matthew of Mt. Hope; brothers, Cecil Mullins, Johnny Mullins, and Mack Mullins; sisters, Shelby Sink, Dorothy Mitchem, Georgie Mullins, Wanda Radford, Nellie Osborne and her husband, Charles, and Sissy Mullins; and grandchildren, Brandon Gibson, Tristan Price, Halie Gibson, Aloryn Price, Seth Price, Alyssa Gibson, and Thax Gibson.

Services to celebrate the life of Christine were conducted Jan. 26 at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum B on Harper Road in Beckley with Pastor Richard Walker officiating. Interment followed in the cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

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