The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


August 1, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mary Jane Avis

Mary Jane Avis, 72, of McRoss, died July 23, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, following a short illness.

Born Dec. 7, 1939, at Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Jess Willard and Bertie Helen Bennett Redden. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Lynn Avis Scott; a son, Roger William Avis Redden; a grandson, Brandon Omar Scott; and a brother, Jess Redden.

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Mary was a doll maker, seamstress, and homemaker.

Surviving: her lifelong friend and companion, Forrest “Shanny” Brown of McRoss; daughters, Sue Ann Fox of McRoss, and Mary Herndon and husband Bill of Charmco; sisters, Phyllis Cox and Thelma Mullins, both of Meadow Bridge, and Shirley Felver and Judy Jennings, both of Iowa; brothers, Lamon Redden of Meadow Bridge, and Richard Redden of Indiana; grandchildren, Christopher Avis, Roger Herndon, Tiffany Adkins, Celia Vandall, Donald Adkins, Eugene Vandall, Dustin Fox, Katernia Scott, Justin Scott, Brand Scott and Kortney Scott; and great-grandchildren, Alicia, Christian, Bransen, Logan, Codie, Maddie, McCale, Brandon, Sierria, Nervonna, Sadie, and Landon.

Services were July 28 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle, with Pastor Bennie Kenney officiating. Burial followed in the Claypool Community Cemetery, Claypool.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Michael Shannon Bennett Sr.

Michael Shannon Bennett Sr., 59, of Mt. Nebo, died July 28, 2012, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea following a short illness.

Born Sept. 8, 1952, in Richwood, he was a son of the late Charles Burton and Olivene Marion Bennett. He also was preceded in death by a brother, David (Pickett) Bennett.

Michael previously worked as a loader operator at an asphalt plant and as a coal miner.

He was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving: his wife, Terri Groves Bennett of Mt. Nebo; daughters, Karen Kincaid of Midway, and Tonia Allen of China Grove, N.C.; sons, Michael Shannon Bennett Jr. of Salisbury, N.C., and Jeremy Curtis Bennett of Ansted; a sister, Pamela Jean Smith of Victor; brothers, Keith Bennett and wife Cindy of Hico, and Floyd Bennett and wife Barbara, Doug Bennett and wife Pat, and Billy Bennett, all of Victor; and 10 grandchildren.

Services were July 31 at the Buckhorn United Methodist Church with Pastor Rodney Nutter officiating. Burial followed in the Groves Cemetery.

Please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd., Suite 6, Charleston, WV 25309.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home of Rainelle.

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