The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


June 19, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, June 20, 2013


Shirley Ann Waldron Mackey

Shirley Ann Waldron Mackey, 84, of Oak Hill, died June 15, 2013.

Shirley was born June 30, 1928, at Minden, daughter of the late Jess E. and Ida Berry Waldron. She also was preceded in death by an infant son, John Thomas Mackey Jr., and by a brother, Alvin C. Waldron.

Shirley graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1947 and worked for many years at Oak Hill Theater.

She was a homemaker and member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, Rebecca Bible Class, Altar Guild and 3 F’s Prayer Group.

She also served on the board of directors of the CHS/OHHS Alumni Association, Senior Friends and Senior Circle.

Surviving: her husband of 62 years, John “Pro” Mackey; her son, Joe Mackey of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and sisters, Betty Clendenin of Oak Hill, Jean Bowling of Carolina Shores, N.C., and Ramona Taylor of Nevada City, Calif.

Funeral services were June 18 at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church with Dr. Charles D. Miller and Rev. Bill Slates officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Memorial donations may be made to the CHS/OHHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 462 Oak Hill, WV 25901, or Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Frances M. Martin

Frances M. Martin of Corliss died June 12, 2013, at her home.

Born Aug. 4, 1925, at Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Grace McClelland Hiser. She also was preceded in death by her husband, C. Brooks Martin, in 2003; a son, George Franklin Martin; a sister, Cammie Sevy; and a brother, Herbert L. Hiser.

Frances was a member of Russellville Baptist Church of Russellville and had worked as a beautician for many years.

Surviving: her daughter, Cammie Simms and husband Dennis of Hilton Village; a son, Herbert B. Martin of Hilton Village; grandsons, Jeremy Simms and wife Andrea, and Anthony Simms; great-grandchildren, Sophie and Henry Simms; several nieces and nephews and other extended family; and her caregivers, Marsha Adams, Janette Brown, Ann Smith, Mary Sue Lane, and Sue Aldridge.

Service was June 15 at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Ted Champe officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Cemetery at Corliss.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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