The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


August 1, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, August 2, 2012


Jo Ann Blake

Jo Ann Blake, 65, of Meadow Bridge, died July 25, 2012.

A graveside service was held July 29 at the Layland Cemetery in Layland.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Inc. of Rainelle.

James Lee Bragg

James Lee Bragg, 47, of Danese, died July 25, 2012, following a motorcycle accident.

Born Oct. 16, 1964, in Toledo, Ohio, he was a son of Robert Howard Bragg II and the late Mona Gayle Maynard. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Bragg.

He was raised by his grandmother, Mildred Bragg Harmon, and stepmother, Sharon Glassburn.

James was a restaurant manager for Bob Evans and had worked at Shoney’s for many years.

He was a member of the Rainelle Moose Lodge and was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving: his father, Robert Howard Bragg II; grandmother, Mildred Bragg Harmon; daughters, Shawna Poole of South Carolina, Jessica Bragg of Florida, and Amber Lane, Ashley Lane, and Jamie Bragg, all of Georgia; sons, James Robert Bragg of Charleston, and James Lee Bragg Jr. of Georgia; sisters, Susie Forbes of Meadow Bridge, Maggie Harrison of Middleburg, Fla., and Shari Kincaid of Scott Depot; brother, Bryan Bragg of Cross Lanes; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was July 28 at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel in Rainelle.

Online condolences may be sent at

Please make donations to a breast cancer awareness fund in his memory.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Frances Prather Elder

Frances Prather Elder, 85, of Maple Fork Road, Mount Hope, died July 24, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Aug. 22, 1926, at Sun, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Stella Marie Warwick Prather. Her husband, Fred Thomas Elder, also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughter, Drema Kay Smith of Maple Fork; sons, Bud Elder, and Wayne Elder and wife Debra, all of Harvey, and James T. Elder and wife Holly of Clear Creek; sister, Sue Westerman of Fort Myers, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren

Funeral services were July 26 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Pastor Danny Dameron officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

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