The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


April 4, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, April 5, 2012


Gladys Lee Chandler Davis

Gladys Lee Chandler Davis, 87, of Maple Fork, died March 31, 2012, at her home.

Born Aug. 25, 1924, at Mount Hope, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Vella Lawson Chandler. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Haven Price Davis, on Nov. 4, 2005.

Gladys retired after 37 years of service from the federal government. She was an audit supervisor and executive secretary.

She was a member of the Long Branch Methodist Church and the Bradley Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: her son, Haven P. Davis II and his wife, Barbara, of Maple Fork; her daughter, JoAdail Stephenson and her husband, Gregg, of Colonial Heights, Va.; grandchildren, Sonja Williford of Adelphia, Ga., and Shane Davis of Hinton, Alberta, Canada; great-grandchildren, Colton Davis, Emma Davis, Marshall Davis, Isabella Davis and Keegan Williford; and sisters, Jean Polk of Toledo, Ohio, and Mary Lou Fowler of Spartanburg, S.C.

Funeral services were April 4 at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, with Pastor Harmon Davis officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Luella Ethel Skeens Giles

Luella Ethel Skeens Giles, 92, of Church Hill, Tenn., formerly of East Bank and Corliss, died peacefully March 2, 2012, surrounded by her family.

Born Oct. 27, 1919, at Collinsdale on Paint Creek, she was the daughter of the late Peyton ‘Pate’ and Lucille Skeens. Luella also was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William R. “Grump” Giles; son, Peyton Bradford; grandson, Nathan Forrest Hutton; brothers, Sam and Clyde; and sisters, Helen Burgess and Betty Osborne.

She was raised in Charleston and Paint Creek.

Luella was a Christian and a homemaker who was well known for her seamstress skills, upholstering, donuts, gardening, and canning. She loved life and her family. She opened her home to everyone and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving: her children, Bill Giles (Flo) of Denton, Texas, Betty Hutton (Forrest) of Artemas, Pa., Carl ‘Bud’ Giles (Geraldine) of Ansted, Glenna Dorman and Mary Giles, both of Church Hill, Tenn., Patty Giles of Russellville, and Jimmy Giles (Sherri) of Banner Elk, N.C.; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; her brother, William Skeens; and sisters, Louise Stevens, Pearl Chapman, Jeri Sveum (Cecil), Ellen McClusky, Mary Hudnall (Bill), and Bea Staab (Ron). 

A celebration of her life will be held on April 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the East Bank United Methodist Church in East Bank. She will be buried beside her husband at Green Castle Cemetery, Paint Creek.

Donations can be made in memory of Wellmont Foundation - Hospice, 280 Stelles Road, Bristol, TN 37620.

Arrangements by TriCities Funeral Home of Bluntville, Tenn.

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