The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


June 19, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, June 20, 2013


Mary Frances McKnight Stokes

Mary Frances McKnight Stokes, 56, of Fayetteville, died June 12, 2013.

Funeral service was June 17 at the Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Pastor Bob Meadows officiating. Burial followed at the Miller Cemetery, Rock Creek.

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Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Leonard D. Stone

Leonard D. Stone, 92, of Gallatin, Tenn., died June 12, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Stone; and sisters, Ruth Lindamood and Reba Vick.

Leonard served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of First Apostolic Church in Nashville.

Surviving: his wife, Betty Stone; daughters, Sharon L. Napier and Lynn Beth Stone; grandchildren, John S. VanMeter and Jill Napier; siblings, Joe and Jack Stone, Betty Gill and Nellie Treadway; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life was held June 15 at Forest Lawn Chapel with Rev. Billy Shoulders and his nephew, J. Dan Gill, officiating.

Entombment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Forest Lawn Funeral Home (615-859-5279).

Douglas MacArthur ‘Mack’ Thomas Jr.

Douglas MacArthur “Mack” Thomas Jr., 48, of Oak Hill, died June 10, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, following an apparent heart attack.

Born March 29, 1965, at Oak Hill, he was the son of Douglas MacArthur and Ruth Martin Thomas of Minden. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Toy and Kathern Martin, and his paternal grandparents, Earl and Virginia Thomas.

He was a salesman with Cole Truck Parts and was of the Protestant faith.

Surviving: his wife, Christy Evans Thomas of Oak Hill; sons, Matthew D. and Christopher M. Thomas, both of Oak Hill; and a brother, James Lee Thomas and wife Chrissy of Oak Hill.

Funeral services were June 14 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Pastor Paul Basham officiating. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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