The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


February 22, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, February 24, 2012

Bill M. Brown

Bill M. Brown, 87, of Oak Hill, died Feb. 15, 2012.

Born Dec. 2, 1924, he was the son of the late William and Percie Brown. Bill also was preceded in death by his brother, Donnie Brown.

Bill enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing his guitar and harmonica.

Bill was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving: his loving wife, Patricia A. Brown of Oak Hill; and sons, John M. Brown and Billy M. Brown.

Services were Feb. 18 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Pete Lokant of the Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church of Oak Hill officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Linda Teresa Eldridge Calvert

Linda Teresa Eldridge Calvert, 55, of Danese, died Jan. 31, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and pets.

Mrs. Calvert was cremated.

A memorial service was held Feb. 18 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Howard Franklin Calvert officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, PO Box 69070, Charleston WV 25334-0070.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Rita Joyce Cole

Rita Joyce Cole, 61, of Ansted, died Feb. 13, 2012

 Funeral service was Feb. 17 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Pastor Danny Legg officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Bruce Arthur Gill

Bruce Arthur Gill, 62, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Feb. 19, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Aug. 16, 1949, at Boomer, he was the son of Laura Cales Gill of Oak Hill, and the late Jesse H. Gill. His wife, Cindy Gill; a brother, James Gill; and his nephew, Jeff McGraw, also preceded him in death.

Bruce was a Methodist.

He was a retired carpenter and had previously worked for Cook Motor Sales in Oceana before moving to Cleveland.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving, in addition to his mother: his children, Adam Gill, Beverly Dawn Gill and Melissa Gill; sisters, Beverly Ellis and husband Mike of Oak Hill, Betty Presock of Cleveland, Ohio, and Pat Thomas and husband Jon of Mesa, Ariz.; and a brother, Charles Wayne Cales of Grayson, Ky.

Upholding Bruce’s wishes, he will be cremated with no service held. However, visitation with the family is welcomed at the home of his sister, Beverly Ellis, at 105 Briarwood Place, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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