The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


February 29, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, March 1, 2012

Olive M. Blevins

Olive M. Blevins, 93, of Rainelle, formerly of Leslie, died Feb. 22, 2012, following a long illness.

Born Oct. 13, 1918, in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Terrance Victor and Cora Alice Pritt Simms. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Vermont Clarence Blevins, in 1983; her sister, Hazel Nugen; and brothers, David Simms, Albert “Red” Simms, and Terrance “Whistle” Simms.

Mrs. Blevins was a homemaker and the oldest living member of the Leslie United Methodist Church.

She lived her life as a God-fearing woman who served the Lord gladly.

Surviving: daughter, Patricia Fitzwater of Leslie; granddaughters, Jennifer Quillen and husband Darrell of Leslie, and Vanessa Pardue of North Carolina; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Quillen, Jackie McDorman, Shalyn Smith, and Seth Avis; and great-great-grandchildren, Chris Collier, Logan McDorman, Cole Smith, Zac Smith, and Serenity Avis.

Funeral service was Feb. 26 at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with Pastor Roger Thornton officiating. Burial followed in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Kenneth F. Bowling

Kenneth F. Bowling of Carolina Shores, N.C., died Feb. 20, 2012, at the age of 85.

Born Aug. 8, 1926, in Wolf Pit, Ky., Kenneth was the son of the late Arthur and Minnie Bowling. Kenneth also was preceded in death by his brothers, Arthur, Charles and James.

Kenneth attended Montgomery High School and West Virginia Tech.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Japan.

Kenneth worked for Semet-Solvay as head of the engineering department in Montgomery. He then went to work for Allied Chemical as head of the Industrial Engineering Department. Later he was head of the Safety Department. After this, he worked for A.T. Massey as head of the Safety Team. Kenneth later worked for Janes and Laughlin Steel as Safety Director, retiring in 1988.

Kenneth was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Forty & Eight and former president of the Kiwanis Club.

Kenneth was of the Protestant faith.

Surviving: his wife, Jean; daughters, Cathy of the home and Jane of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Per Kenneth’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center, PO Box 830, Supply, NC 28462.

A message of condolence may be sent to

Arrangements by Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach.

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