The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


November 6, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, November 7, 2013


Mary Louise Evans

Mary Louise Evans died peacefully Oct. 31, 2013, while surrounded by family and friends.

Born June 4, 1944, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Carl Hobart and Rosie Della Campbell Burgess. A sister, Sylvia Dufour, and brothers, Carlos Burgess and Alva Burgess, also preceded her in death.

She was a retired housekeeper for Hilltop Nursing and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Evans was a member of the Christian faith.

Surviving: her husband, Charles Eugene Evans; son, Charles E. Evans Jr., and wife Rebecca of Rainelle; sisters, Betty Lee Shumaker of Fayetteville, Mona Eubanks of Ravenswood and Patricia Dufour of Ohio; her grandchildren, Chuck Evans, Travis Evans, Megan Evans and Cody Evans; and great-grandchildren, Cade Evans and Allie Rose Evans.

Funeral services were Nov. 4 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Dave Butcher and Charles Shumaker officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Gene Marguerite Fitzwater

Gene Marguerite Fitzwater, 91, of Victor, with family by her bedside, slipped quietly away from the Bowers Hospice House on Oct. 29, 2013. She had been a resident of the Summit Assisted Living for seven years.

Gene was born at Graydon, the place she always affectionately called “out home.” She was the last surviving member of her immediate family which included her parents, George Jackson and Annie Heald Clendenin; brothers, George, Charles, Lorrie; and sisters, Edith McKown, Violet Moses, Kathleen Nickell, Maxine Barker and an infant sister.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Carl C. Fitzwater, who fell in love with her at first sight as he told his family, “I don't know her name, but I just met the girl I’m going to marry.”

Gene was a member of Victor Methodist Church and Ansted High School graduating class of 1941; she was an accomplished seamstress, having worked in clothing factories during World War II. She used her artistic talent to design handmade quilts for family and friends.

Surviving: her daughter and sons-in-law, Sylvia and Ralph Parks of Victor and Harriett and Paul Nusbaum of Charleston; grandchildren, Rachel and Johnny Carte of Lavista, Carl and Brandy Parks of Hico, Nathan and Holly Parks of Nallen, Michael Nusbaum of Morgantown and Brooke Nusbaum of Boston, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Emily and Catherine Carte, Renee, Sidney, Halee, Davis and Maryn Parks; sisters-in-law, Marie Fitzwater, Audrey Fitzwater, Mary Dailey, Anna Kinslow; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 3 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Pastor Michael Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

The family requests donations be made to the Victor Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box  211, Victor, WV 25938, or to the Gideons International, 311 Porter Street, Beckley, WV 25801.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

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