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 www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

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 www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

 



Beatrice Ellen Bowles

Beatrice Ellen Bowles, 84, of Scarbro, died Dec. 26, 2012, at her home following a long illness.

Born May 25, 1928, at Thayer, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Anna K. Carson Vannetter. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. “Scootie” Bowles; granddaughters, Sue Ellen Teel and Larissa Bowles; brothers, Fred, Jack, Junior, Dick, Bill and Tom Vannetter; and sisters, Deloris Vannetter and Elizabeth Ervin.

Beatrice worked at the sewing factory in Rainelle, at Bright of America in Summersville and was a loving homemaker who cherished her family.

Surviving: sons, Rev. Donald Bowles and wife Lorraine of Edmond, Carl Bowles and wife Lucille, and Clifford Bowles and wife Sue, all of Winona, and Curtis Bowles and wife Erma and Vincent Bowles, all of Meadow Bridge; daughters, Belinda Belmont and husband Raymond of Fayetteville, Connie Bowles of Meadow Bridge and Deborah Hancock and husband Patrick of Scarbro; sister, Mary Dixon of Hesperia, Calif.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and extended family.

Services were Dec. 29 at Smathers Funeral Chapel with her son, Rev. Donald Bowles, officiating. Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery at Sandstone.

Donations to Smathers Funeral Chapel, 1109 Main Street, Rainelle, WV 25962, would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smathersfuneralchapel.com.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

 



Annabelle Lee Chapman

Annabelle Lee Chapman, 93, of Ansted, died Dec. 31, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, following a long illness

Annabelle was born March 14, 1919, at Rowan, the daughter of the late Edwin and Martha Jane Ellis Wood. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings Porter Chapman; a sister, Sarah K. Legg; and brothers, Edwin Wood and Clyde Wood.

She was a member of Victor United Methodist Church of Victor and a homemaker.

Surviving: son and his wife, Brian and Robin Chapman of Ansted; grandchildren, Christopher Porter Chapman of Victor and Jessica Robin Chapman of Ansted; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Zickafoose and Cassidy Chapman.

Services were Jan. 2, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with Pastor Pat Gray officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.

 



Tommy Joe Coleman

Tommy Joe Coleman, 76, of Scarbro, died Dec. 26, 2012, at his home.

Born July 1, 1936, at Kingston, he was the son of the late Azel Omer and Lillian Billings Coleman and stepson of the late Mary Bea Harper Coleman Holley.

He was a retired materials handler for Ohio Brass.

Mr. Coleman was a member of the Protestant faith.

Surviving: his loving wife, Alice Vance Coleman; sons, Otis Coleman and wife Barbara of Red Star and Tim Coleman and wife Laura of Barboursville; daughter, Lisa Wood and Larry Dilly; daughter-in-law, Robyn Coleman of Red Star; brother, Bobby Ray Coleman and wife Lori of Warren, Ohio; sister, Margaret June Dunn of Beckley; a special brother, Omer Coleman of Maysville, Ky.; grandchildren, Matt Coleman, Crystal Coleman and Ryan Coleman, all of Red Star, Christopher Wood and wife Amber, and Taylor Dilley; along with a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were Dec. 28 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Paul Basham officiating. Burial was at Coleman Family Cemetery, Lick Fork.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 



Dennis Gibson Jr.

Dennis Gibson Jr., 49, of Oak Hill, died Dec. 30, 2012.

Online condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

 



Clarence Olen Gwinn

Clarence Olen Gwinn, 83, of Meadow Bridge, died Dec. 31, 2012, in the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, following a short illness.

Born Dec. 5, 1929, at Meadow Bridge, he was the son of the late Lake and Esta Gwinn.

Olen was a member of U.M.W.A., a member of Rainelle Moose Lodge 1647 and a member of the Lane United Methodist Church.

Olen was an avid gardener.

Surviving: his wife, Deloris “Ducky” Crane Gwinn; a son, L.L. Gwinn and wife Antonette of Beckley; a daughter, Shelia Ames and husband Doug of Cortland, Ohio; sisters, Vergia Callison of San Jose, Calif., and Gracie Dotson of Mansfield, Ohio; grandchildren, DeeDee Gwinn of Durham, N.C., Taylor Gwinn of Beckley, Melissa Dailey and husband Tom of Deerfield, Ohio, and Michael Ames and wife Melissa of Warren, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Tommy and Tyler Dailey and Jackson Ames; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services were Jan. 2, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Roger Booth officiating. Entombment followed in the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum at Clintonville.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smathersfuneralchapel.com.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

 



William Carol ‘Gabby’ Lane

William Carol “Gabby” Lane, 76, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012, in a local care facility following a long illness.

Born Feb. 10, 1936, in Summers County, he was the son of the late Robert and Elsie Fox Lane. He also was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Carol worked for Kirby Lumber Company of Layland, and Brooks Mining in Clifftop.

Carol loved gospel music and was a past member of the board of directors of the West Virginia State Gospel Song Convention in Mt. Nebo.

Surviving: his daughter, Karen Miller and her husband, Eddie, of Beckley; his son, Bill Lane and wife Martha of Russellville; grandchildren, Scott Miller and his wife, Meredith, of Spartanburg, S.C., Amanda Moore and husband Steve of Oak Hill, Daniel Asbury, Joanna Asbury, and Tanner Carte; great-grandchildren, Hayden Moore, Brody Miller; his sister, Robin Canaday of Beckley; a special cousin, Patty Angle of Forest Hill; and a host of nieces and nephews and beloved friends.

Services celebrating Carol’s life were held Jan. 2, in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with the Pastor Fred Lovell, and his grandson, Rev. Scott Miller, officiating. Burial followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

An online guest registry and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

 



Charles E. Mahan

Charles Edgar Mahan IV, 59, of Fayetteville, died Dec. 23, 2012, at home.

Born April 20, 1953, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Frank Kerr Mahan and Bettie Bomar Wood Mahan. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Kerr Mahan Jr. He was the last of the Mahan family in the Fayetteville area.  

Mr. Mahan was president of Fayette County National Bank, and attended the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church.

He attended Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Va.; St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinsburg, N.C.; and WV Tech in Montgomery.

Previously he had worked at the Raleigh Register-Herald as a printer.

In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and hiking.

Surviving: his aunt, Joann F. Wood of Sealevel, N.C.; and cousins. Talbot “Hank” Selby of Richmond, Va., Sarah Selby Kelly of Washington, D.C., Barbara Selby Wells of Fort Myers, Fla., Marjorie Selby Jurek of Raleigh, N.C., Elizabeth Selby McCarthy of Raleigh, N.C., David Ray Wood of Morehead, N.C., Thomas Burneson Wood of Harkers Island, N.C., Kerr W. Crosby of Morgantown, Wade H. Mahood of Orlando, Fla., and Charles M. Mahood of Fayetteville.

Graveside services were Dec. 29 in the chapel mausoleum at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with Pastor Jackie Pittman officiating. There was no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Fayette County Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

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

 



Lois Fern Pruett Randolph

Lois Fern Pruett Randolph, 85, of Scarbro, died Dec. 22, 2012, at Huntington Hospice House in Huntington.

Born March 12, 1927, at Yukon, she was the daughter of the late John Ezra and Bertie Ann Sparks Pruett. Her husband, Charles Connie Randolph; brothers, Bob Pruett, Marvin Pruett, and John E. Pruett Jr.; and sisters, Doris Cornett and Bernice Pruett, also preceded her in death.

She was a retired school cook for the Fayette County Board of Education.

Lois was of the Baptist faith. She was a 1944 graduate of Oak Hill High School and liked reading the newspaper, working crossword puzzles and doing crafts.

Surviving: nieces, Wanda Kelly and husband Donnie of Scarbro, Melissa Pruett Thomas and husband Keith, and Mary Wells and husband Greg; nephew, Devon White of Proctorville, Ohio; great-nephew, Keith Thomas Jr.; and great-niece, Taylor Thomas.

Funeral services were Dec. 29 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Greg Wells officiating. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 



Johnny Tex Ritter

Johnny Tex Ritter, 67, of Coal City, formerly of Lookout, died at Plateau Medical Center on Dec. 25, 2012, following a long illness.

Johnny was born April 30, 1945, at Fire Creek, a son of Sadie Ritter of Lookout and the late Jessie Ritter.  Tex also was preceded in death by sisters, Alice Petitt, Jessie Ann Ritter, Margaret Ritter, Becky Clifton and Leona Ward.

He was retired from his usual occupation of security.

Surviving: his mother, Sadie Ritter of Lookout; sisters, Rose Ritter of Edmond, Donna Smith of Propps Ridge, and Dottie Rutledge of Coal City; and a brother, Michael Ritter of Lookout.

Funeral services were Dec. 28 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted with Pastor Mark Secrist officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

 



Alta Juanita Mason Saye

Alta Juanita Mason Saye, 86, of Gauley Bridge, formerly of Oak Hill, died Dec. 24, 2012.

Graveside rites and committal service, followed by burial, were Dec. 31 at Bays Cemetery in Oak Hill with the Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 



Willard ‘Willy’ Sexton

Willard “Willy” Sexton, 83, of Fayetteville, died Dec. 28, 2012, at Pine Lodge Nursing Home, Beckley.

Born Aug. 1, 1929, at Kaymoor, he was the son of the late Roy and Marie Callahan Sexton. He also was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Conner, in 2001.

Willy was a disabled U.S. Navy veteran and a charter member of American Legion Post 149, Fayetteville.

He was a member of Kaymoor Community Church.

Willy loved music, the outdoors, and being with family and friends. He never met a stranger and will be missed in the community.

Surviving: his sister, Helen Jones of Jackson, Mich.; nephews, Randall Conner and wife Pat of Fayetteville, and Billy Ray Jones of Jackson, Mich.; niece, Teresa Simmons of Jackson, Mich.; and extended family and friends.

Funeral services were Dec. 31, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Eddie Persinger officiating. Burial with military honors by America Legion Post 149 was conducted at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Memorials may be made in Willy’s memory to Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802-1472.

Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

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

 



Dorothea Lucille McGinnis Slates

Dorothea Lucille McGinnis Slates, 84, of Oak Hill, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Lucille was born on June 25, 1928, in Parkersburg, daughter of the late Herbert P. and Mary Ellen Riddle McGinnis. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen McGinnis Uhl of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jeannette McGinnis of Parkersburg; and brothers, Leonard and Howard McGinnis of Parkersburg.

Lucille was a 1946 graduate of Parkersburg High School and received a B.A. in Spanish and education from West Virginia University in 1950.

She was Spanish, English and substitute teacher in Weirton, Bramwell and Greenbrier East High School and for Fayette County Schools.

She was a dedicated United Methodist pastor’s wife, serving churches in Fort Ashby, Hurricane, Bluefield, Oak Hill, Lewisburg and Morgantown. She was a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church and served nine years on the board of the United Methodist Women of the WV Annual Conference.

She loved to travel and she and Bill made many trips to Europe and Africa and every state in the U.S.

Throughout her lifetime she served as a Sunday and Bible school teacher and she enjoyed birding, gardening and doing crossword puzzles. In 1990 the couple retired to Oak Hill. She enjoyed her time as a volunteer at the New River Gorge Convention & Visitors Center in Oak Hill.

For many years Lucille fought the brave battle of Alzheimer’s disease.

Surviving: her beloved husband of 62 years, the Rev. William Dean Slates of Oak Hill; daughter, Janet Slates Bowland and husband Greg of Oak Hill; sons, John Slates of Amarillo, Texas, and Philip Slates and wife Debra of Morgantown; her grandsons, Dr. Adam Bowland of Monroeville, Pa., and Alex, Ben and Matthew Slates of Morgantown; and nieces and nephews, including Bonnie Uhl of Cincinnati, Ohio, Linda Uhl Tirk of Cleveland, Ohio, and James and Steve McGinnis of Parkersburg.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m., at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Miller officiating. Donations in her memory can be made to the Oak Hill United Methodist Church Food Pantry or to Bowers Hospice House.

 



George Frederick Smith Sr.

George Frederick Smith Sr., 80, of Ona and formerly of Mt. Hope, died Dec. 23, 2012, at his residence.

Born March 6, 1932, in Qunnimont, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Ruth M. Bivens Smith. He also was preceded in death by grandchildren, Amy Vealey and Jason Smith.

He was retired from the C&O Railway.

Surviving: his wife, Nancy Jane Boyd; sons and daughters, George F. Smith Jr., Thomas M. Smith, Anna L. Vealey, Michael A. Smith, C. Richard Smith, C. Wayne Smith, Nancy Pat Smith, and Kelly S. Freeman; 24 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Committal services were at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Oak Hill Dec. 28 with Minister Dennis Kinzer officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill.

Donations of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015-1942.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home of Mount Hope.

 



Margaret Nell Justice Smith

Margaret Nell Justice Smith, 93, of Beckley, died Dec. 31, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the New Prospect Baptist Church in Sweeneysburg, with Pastor Gary Williams officiating. Burial will be at Davis Cemetery, Mount Tabor. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

 



Ruth K. Nester Smith

Ruth K. Nester Smith, 78, of Mt. Airy, Md., formerly of Minden, died Dec. 28, 2012, at her home.

Born Jan. 15, 1934, in Minden, she was daughter of the late John E. and Birdie Hylton Nester. She was the wife of the late Mack Harlan Smith, who died on July 16, 2012. Four brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death.

A 1952 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill, she was crowned Homecoming Queen in the fall of 1951.

Surviving: children, Mark A. Smith of Germantown and Teresa Black and husband Roger of Mt. Airy; brother, Darrell Hudson Nester of Ravenswood; and sister-in-law, Barbara Gail Smith of Oak Hill.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 East Ridgeville Blvd., Mt. Airy, Md., from 6 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, at the Lakewood Church of God, 22820 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, Md., where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Pastor Randy Dennis will officiate. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Mt. Airy, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the above named church in her memory.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 



Darlene Denise Sumpter

Darlene Denise Sumpter, 44, of Fayetteville, died Dec. 30, 2012.

The funeral service was Dec. 28 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

 



Isabelle Sesler Tyree

Isabelle Sesler Tyree, 92, of Oak Hill, died Dec. 31, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Nov. 4, 1920, at Page, she was the daughter of the late Charles Harrison Sesler Sr. and Laura Bessie Coleman Sesler. Her only brother, Charles Harrison Sesler Jr., also preceded her in death.

Retired from the Fayette County Board of Education with 32 1/2 years service, Mrs. Tyree was a much beloved home economics teacher, having taught for 30 years at Oak Hill High School/Collins High School. She retired in 1975.

She was vice president of Tyree Funeral Home, Inc. of Oak Hill and Mount Hope.

A 1939 graduate of Montgomery High School, she received a medal for being the most outstanding band member. She went on to graduate from Marshall College, now Marshall University, in 1943, where she was selected to represent Marshall in the Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities.

Isabelle was a long-time member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church. Her community involvement and memberships included being a member of the Marshall Alumni Association, University of Virginia Alumni Association, OHHS/CHS Alumni Association, Association of Retired School Employees, AARP and the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

A former member of the Spade and Trowel Garden Club, she had proudly served as an instructor for the National Garden Club Flower Show Schools and was a National Flower Show Judge.

Surviving: her husband of 62 years, Joseph “Joe” Tyree; sister-in-law, Myrtle Sesler Rutherford of Dolores, Colo.; niece, Mary Houseman of Colorado; nephew, Robert Sesler of Colorado; three great-nieces; one great-great-nephew; four great-great-nieces; and her many cousins, including Clyde Coleman, Thomas M. Mason and wife Jonetta, Jennie Lee Mason and Martha Kay Irwin.

Funeral services will be on Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. David Sneed, Rev. Bryan Knight and Rev. Delmas Wolfe officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the OHHS/CHS Alumni Association, Inc., PO Box 462, Oak Hill WV 25901; or Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 



Deacon Raymond D. Wheeler Sr.

Deacon Raymond D. Wheeler Sr. of Somerset, N.J., formerly of Mount Hope, died Dec. 24, 2012.

Funeral services were Dec. 31 at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 1002 Rivington St., Roselle, N.J.

Arrangements by Plinton Curry Funeral Home, Westfield, N.J.

Information submitted by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

 



James Franklin Williams

James Franklin Williams, 39, of Scarbro, died Dec. 25, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born July 16, 1973, at Beckley, he was the son of the late Robert W. and Lorena Bernice Stearns Williams. A brother, Daniel Williams, also preceded him in death.

Surviving: his wife, Beth Ann Corley Williams; brothers, Robert M. Williams and David R. Williams, both of Scarbro; and a sister, Lora E. Williams of Beckley.

Funeral services were Dec. 30 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Scott Farnsworth officiating. Burial was at Tyree Cemetery, Plum Orchard.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 



Joshua Nicholas Wroten

Joshua Nicholas Wroten, 33, of Oak Hill, died Dec. 26, 2012, at his home after a long illness from injuries received in an automobile accident several years ago.

Born Dec. 30, 1978, at Beckley, he was the son of John Michael Wroten of Oak Hill, and Cynthia Collier Makota.

Before his accident, Josh was a coal mine electrician.

Surviving, in addition to his parents: a son, Alec Michael Wroten; sisters, Emily Rosa Katherine Wroten, Cheyenne Wroten and Sara Wroten, all of Oak Hill; and a brother, Jeremy Wroten of Oak Hill.

Josh was cremated. A memorial service was held on Dec. 31 at the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene with Pastor David Edwards and Pastor Jerry Bush officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.