The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 15, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, March 15, 2012


Dora Rose Bailey

Dora Rose Bailey, 36, of Mount Hope, died March 2, 2012, at Dothan.

Born Oct. 8, 1975, at Beckley, she was the daughter of Brenda Hall Hughes and stepfather James of Mount Hope, and Terry Lee Bailey and stepmother Deborah S. of Hinton.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving, in addition to her parents: sons, David Anthony Clark and Brandon Lee Clark, both of Mount Hope; daughter, Amy Clark of North Carolina; grandchild, Areille of Sanders, N.C.; brothers, Timothy Lee Bailey and Michael Wayne Bailey, both of Mount Hope, William Bannister of Sand Branch and Parry Raymond Bailey of Daniels; and sisters, Terri Lynn Bailey of Scarbro and Ashleigh Jean Bailey of Rich Creek, Va.

Visitation was held March 8 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with cremation following.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Betty Wojtowicz Carey

Betty Wojtowicz Carey, 79, died March 6, 2012, while surrounded by family at an Orlando, Fla., hospital.

Born Nov. 27, 1932, at Scarbro, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Myrtle Wojtowicz. She also was preceded in death by a brother and sister.

Betty graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1950. From there, she attended nurse’s training at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, graduating in 1952. Her whole life was spent in the nursing field for 55 years.

Surviving: children, Chris Childers (Bret) of Sarasota, Fla., Joseph (Kristin) of Lawrensville, Ga., Sandy Archard (Chuck) of Orlando, Fla., and Andrew of Charleston; eight grandchildren; and brother, Bill Wojtowicz of Sacramento, Calif.

Clifton ‘Cliff’ Daniels

Clifton “Cliff” Daniels, 83, of Oak Hill, died March 4, 2012, at Beckley VAMC.

Born July 12, 1928, in Lenoir County, N.C., he was the son of the late Charlie Daniels and Letha McDuffy Daniels. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Curtis and Horace Daniels; his sisters, Hazel Hoffman, Mayme Hardy and Hilda Johnson; and sister-in-law (Terry’s wife), Loretta Daniels.

He grew up on his family’s farm.

In 1948 he joined the Marine Corps and was soon fighting in the Korean War with the 1st Marines in a mortar company. He was one of the lucky ones who survived the battle at the Chosin Reservoir with only frost bitten feet.

While with the Marines, he lived in many diverse places, such as Cuba, Brazil, Hawaii, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

There were several highlights of his 21-year career in the military, one of which was winning the 1962 Hawaii State Champion Marksman Competition at 1,000 yards. He was very proud to be a drill instructor in San Diego for two years. A duty he particularly enjoyed was the two years he was in charge of the Marines guarding the American Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil.

He was honored to be known as “Gunny” to the men he trained in the skills a Marine needs to be one of “The Few, The Proud and the Brave.” He finished his career with a tour in Vietnam from 1968-1969.

After retiring from the Marines in 1969, Cliff worked as a brewer for Anheuser-Busch in Williamsburg, Va., for 20 years. He then moved to Oak Hill to be closer to his wife’s family. He enjoyed attending Marine Corps reunions with his boot camp company H/3/5.

One of Cliff’s favorite pastimes was fishing, which he enjoyed with friends and family. He particularly loved deep-sea fishing off the coast of Hatteras, N.C., and lake fishing in Idaho with his son, Dexter.

Cliff passed away from complications following a stroke last May.

Surviving: brothers, Bobby, David and Charles “Bo” Daniels, all of North Carolina; his sister, Lucy Thompson of North Carolina; his beloved wife, Ruth, of Oak Hill; his son, Dexter, and his wife Linda, their three children, and his great-granddaughter of Boise, Idaho; and his daughter, Donna Waldmiller and her husband, David, of Smithfield, Va.

Funeral services were March 9 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Mark Wood officiating. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

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