The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


June 19, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, June 20, 2013


Nancy Faye Thomas

Nancy Faye Thomas, 61, of Oak Hill, died June 13, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1951, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of William Ernest Rhodes and the late Marcelline Maxine Mullins Rhodes. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Rhodes.

Nancy attended the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving: her husband, James Edward “Roscoe” Thomas III; daughter, Shannon Dixon and husband, Jason, of Oak Hill; son, James “Hard Rock” Thomas and wife Stacy of Oak Hill; sisters, Barbara Bell and husband Teddy of Oak Hill, and Peggy Davis of Beckley; and eight grandchildren, Mackenzie, Alexis, Brianna, Abbie, Katelynn, Brenna, Logan, and Skyler.

Funeral service was June 16 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Virgil Herron officiating. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Keith Andrew Williams

Keith Andrew Williams, 52, of Mount Hope, died June 18, 2013, at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley.

Born Jan. 6, 1961, at Bridgeton, N.J., he was the son of the late Andrew Tildon and Judith Humphrey Williams.

Keith was a self-employed carpenter. He attended the Packs Branch Baptist Church.

Surviving: brothers, James Williams and wife Tina of Pax and Roger Williams of North Carolina.

Mr. Williams was cremated. There will be no visitation or service.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Freda B. Young

Freda B. Young (affectionately known as “Granny”), 102, formerly of Russellville and currently residing in Charleston, died June 12, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Born March 4, 1911, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Owen “Shorty” Young; three sisters and two brothers.

Granny was an inspiration to all who met her. She was a woman of great faith who enjoyed reading her Bible daily. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her. She is rejoicing in her heavenly home where she was so graciously received by her loving Father.

Surviving: her daughters, Sarah Christenson of Charleston and Margaret Ann Blankenship of Orlando, Fla.; her son, Jim Young (Ellen) of Charleston; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Service was June 15th, with Rev. Mike Loudermilk officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

Memorial donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV 25300.

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Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.

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