The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


September 25, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, September 26, 2013


  — Betty Mae Stuppio Linkous

Betty Mae Stuppio Linkous, 76, of Scarbro, died Sept. 21, 2013, at her home.

Born Dec. 10, 1936, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Rosario and Rachel Sumner Stuppio. Her husband, Dennis Phillip Linkous; sister, JoAnn Grabosky; and brothers, Rosario Stuppio and Robert Stuppio, also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: children, Seldon Linkous and wife Amy, Jon Linkous and wife Lisa, Teresa Sykes and husband Matt and Tony Linkous; sister, Lula Cale; brother, James Stuppio; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In accordance with her wishes Mrs. Linkous was cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Hugh L. Lucas

Hugh L. Lucas, 74, of Oak Hill, died Sept. 23, 2013, after a long illness.

Born Oct. 10, 1938, in Alexandria, Minn., he was son of the late Clifford Charles Lucas and Sabina Clarissa Rhodes Lucas. He also was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Lucas, Richard Lucas and James Lucas; and a sister, Harriet O’Neil.

Hugh attended Brigham Young University from 1956 to 1959 and graduated from Concord College in 1986.

He was a member of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps from 1961 to 1981 when he retired at the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was a police officer at the VA Hospital in Beckley from 1981 to 1993. He worked as a security officer for the Wackenhut Corp., with duty at Kingston Resources, from 1994 to 2003. At the onset of his illness, he worked at Kingston Resources, and attained the rank of captain, a position created solely for him and a first for the company.

He will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor and untiring desire to make us all laugh.

He was a loving father who loved the Lord and his family, who always put his wife and children’s needs and wants above his own. He has gone home to be with the Lord and will be greatly missed by all who love him.

Surviving: his loving wife of 46 years, Judith Ann Cook Lucas of Oak Hill; son, Mark L. Lucas and his wife, Hyun, of Winchester, Va.; daughters, Michelle D. Hylton and her husband, Keith “Sam,” of Oak Hill, Lisa D. Fields and her husband, Andrew, of Duffield, Va., and Shannon N. Burghduff and her husband, Jeremy, of Oak Hill; sisters, Phyllis Olson of Evansville, Minn., and Pauline Peerbloom of Bloomington, Minn.; a spiritual daughter and son, Minister Debbie and Lewis Allen of Mount Hope; and 11 awesome grandchildren who all loved him dearly.

Honoring Hugh’s wishes, his remains will be cremated. A private family memorial service will be held.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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