The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


January 3, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

Glenda Gail Toney Adkins

Glenda Gail Toney Adkins, 71, of Port Orange, Fla., died Dec. 20, 2012, at Halifax Health Hospital in Port Orange, following a long illness of ALS.

Born May 3, 1941, at Eccles, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Anna Patrick Toney. Her former husband, Jesse Thomas Adkins, and a son, Thomas Ray Adkins, also preceded her in death.

Ms. Adkins was a member of the Port Orange Christian Church and owner of a cleaning service.

Surviving: her children, Donna Wilson, Sharon Gutierrez, Deanna Hulvey and Daniel Adkins; sons-in-law, Chris Wilson, Ed Gutierrez and Josh Cardwell; sisters, Marcella Manning and Nancy McMillion; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 29 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Lum Toney officiating. Burial was at Peters Cemetery, Dothan.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the ALS Foundation, Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Charley ‘C.H.’ Hampton Atha Jr.

Charley (C.H.) Hampton Atha Jr. died Dec. 26, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center at Oak Hill.

Born July 4, 1953, at Welch, he was the son of Charley H. Atha Sr. and Sclean Atha.

Preceding him in death were his sister, Deborah Lynn James; maternal grandparents, Otis and Nell Blackburn; paternal grandparents, Herbert and Muriel Atha; mother- and father-in-law, Bradford and Dainty Smith; and his beloved yellow lab, Lady.

C.H. was a 1972 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill and served in the Army Reserves and West Virginia National Guard.

In his younger years, C.H. served as the music director, Sunday school superintendent, church council member, and served God in many other capacities at Central Avenue Church of God and Mountain View Church of God.

He was president of the Oak Hill High School Band Boosters for three years during the 1990s, and was currently vice president of the Oak Hill Business and Professionals Association. C.H. had a deep love for his family’s business, Fayette Awning and Glass, which was founded by him, his father, and mother, and was living out a lifelong dream of operating the family business. His wife and children will carry on this legacy.

C.H. was a very proud dad and poppie. Although he had rheumatoid arthritis as well as polycystic kidney disease and was disabled at a young age, he was able to live life to the fullest and see both his children grown to be successful adults with children of their own. His four grandchildren were the joy of his life and he never passed up an opportunity to do anything in his power to make them happy. He was always excited to hear the patter of little feet in his home.

Surviving, in addition to his parents: his wife of 37 years, Deborah Smith Atha; his daughter, Kristi Atha-Rader and husband Kris of Fayetteville; his son, Charley (Chip) Hampton Atha III and wife Candice of Cleveland, Tenn.; grandchildren, Charley and Caitlyn Atha and Madison and Brock Rader; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry James and Rev. Ray and Carolyn Hurt; nieces and nephews, Tiffany James, Jonathan and Amy Hurt, JB and Dana Hurt, and Amanda Hurt; and many other close friends and family members.

Funeral service was Dec. 29 at the Mountain View Church of God at Hilltop with Rev. Rudell Bloomfield and Rev. Mike Kees officiating. C.H. was laid to rest at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Oak Hill.

Memorial donations can be made to a scholarship in his memory at the Mountain View Christian School, Post Office Box 1246, Oak Hill, WV 25901-1246. Please designate contributions to the C.H. Atha Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

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