The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


November 6, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, November 7, 2013


Ernest Holcomb Jr.

Ernest Holcomb Jr., 92, of Danese, died Oct. 29, 2013, following a long illness.

Ernest was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Lookout, the son of the late Ernest Holcomb and Louise McKnight Holcomb.

He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He worked as a paint and body repairman for Crawford Chevrolet in Lookout. He was a coal miner and a member of UMWA.

Surviving: his wife of 69 years, Midge Holcomb; daughters, Sharon Tolliver and John of Danese, Sue Young and Bryan of Roanoke, Va., and Karen Kinder and Rick of Danese; a son, Gary Holcomb and wife Macy; brothers, Ronald Holcomb and Ursula of Clarksville, Tenn., and Donald Holcomb and Shirley of Salina Kan.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 1 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Pastor Charles Kinder officiating. Burial followed in Clifty Cemetery on Sunday Road at Hico.

Please make donations to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Virginia Miller

Virginia Mae Miller, 74, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Mount Hope, died Nov. 2, 2013, following a long illness.

Born Feb. 2, 1939, in Summerlee, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Elizabeth Arthur. She also was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Virginia Halliwell; her daughters, Karra Kay and Nancy Lynn; her sister, Wanda Vance; and her brother, James Harris.

Surviving: her sons and daughters, Brian Miller, Victor Halliwell, Jenorra Morgan, Karla Chandler; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; her two sisters, Betty Pauley and Victoria Boggess; her brother, Glenn Harris; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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