The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


August 1, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, August 2, 2012


John Raymond Rice

John Raymond Rice, 71, of Fayetteville, died July 24, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born Feb. 4, 1941, at Odd, he was the son of the late Bert and Vida Lusk Rice. Three brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death.

He was a disabled coal miner.

Surviving: his wife, Mary Charlene Thompson Rice; son, Raymond Rice and wife Tammy of Clayton, N.C.; daughters, Alma Treadway and husband Lee of Fayetteville, Tina Howington and husband James of Oak Hill, and Becky Lewis and husband Denny of Fayetteville; grandchildren who were raised by their grandparents, Brittany Rice and Mary Songer; grandchildren, Josh, Jay, John, Kimberly and Brandon; and seven great grandchildren.

In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Rice was cremated. There will be no visitation or service.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Eula Lee McCallister Rumsey

Eula Lee McCallister Rumsey, 67, of Oak Hill, died July 22, 2012.

Service was July 27 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek. Burial followed at Midkiff Cemetery at Sumerco.

Family requests donations toward funeral services.

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Arrangements by Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Dreama J. Blevins Stewart

Dreama J. Blevins Stewart, 68, of Prosperity, died July 25, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born Oct. 9, 1943, at Wriston, she was the daughter of the late Carl David and Gladys Alerene Light Blevins.

Mrs. Stewart retired from the U.S. government with 30 years of service, more than 20 of which were with the Social Security Administration.

She was a 1962 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill.

Dreama was a lifelong member of the Wriston First Church of God.

A member of the Raleigh-Fayette Genealogy Society, she had received the West Virginia History Hero award from the state legislature.

She loved going to the Smokey Mountains and Dollywood.

Surviving: her husband, Carl J. Stewart; stepson, Gregory Dale Stewart of Prosperity; stepdaughters, Donna K. Tippitts of Unionville, Ind., and Zettie Lynn Boyd of Prosperity;e sister, Donna Hall of Hilltop; a special aunt, Nilah Burford; nieces and nephews, Kathy Vaught, Karen Underwood and Jason Hall; and great-nieces and nephews, Ashley Vaught, Jessica Vaught, Jordan Vaught, Cameron Underwood, Natalie Underwood, Maxwell Underwood and Jaycee Hall.

Funeral services were July 28 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Chester Easterling officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to go for Bibles with Gideons International, PO Box 429, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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