The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

January 30, 2013

Obituaries - Thursday, January 31, 2013


Evelyn Tilley ‘Eggy’ Callison

Evelyn Tilley “Eggy” Callison, 91, of Corliss, died Jan. 27, 2013.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.



Robert Collins Jr.

Mr. Robert Collins Jr., of Oak Hill, died Jan. 19, 2013.  

Funeral services were Jan. 25, at Faith Tabernacle Missionary Outreach for Christ, Fayetteville, with Rev. Homer Jones officiating. Burial followed in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Online condolences may be e-mailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com.

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Roger White Cummings

Roger White Cummings, 95, of Oak Hill, died Jan. 27, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Bonita Fleshman Donelow

Bonita Fleshman Donelow, 54, of Minden, WV, died Friday, January 25, 2013, at her home.

Born April 12, 1958, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of Barbara Sanger Fleshman of Minden and the late William Fleshman Sr. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert F. Donelow, who died Feb. 3, 2010; brothers, Michael Fleshman and James Fleshman; and a sister, Susan Evans.

Bonita was a homemaker.

Surviving, in addition to her mother: daughter, Ruth Ann Owens of Minden; son, Mathew Fleshman of Minden; nine stepchildren; brothers, William Fleshman Jr., Randy Fleshman Sr., and David Fleshman Sr., all of Minden, and Danny Fleshman Sr., Jimmy Fleshman, and Danny Fleshman Jr., all of Hilltop; grandchildren, Dallas F. Elkins of Murray, Ky., Brandon Elkins and Taylor Ann Elkins, both of Arizona, and Sara Lynn Fleshman of Minden; one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Jan. 28, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Henry Hudson officiating. Burial followed at Highlawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Blondine L. Bickford Teubert Epling

Blondine L. Bickford Teubert Epling, 89, of Orlando, Fla., a native of Page, died Jan. 22, 2013,  at Prairie Lakes Health Campus in Noblesville, Ind.

Born June 19, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Ashby and Annie (Kelly) Bickford of Page. She also was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Epling; brothers, Sola E, Clinton H. and Thomas K. Bickford; and sisters, Louise Benton and Julia Ann Gray.

Blondine was a bookkeeper for many years at G.C. Murphy in Beckley, and was a 1942 graduate of Montgomery High School in West Virginia.

Surviving: daughter, Gloria J Latham of Fishers, Ind.; sons, Richard A. Teubert of Del City, Okla., and Thomas C. Teubert of Yorktown, Va.; stepson, Randall M. Epling of Beckley; brothers, Freddie E. Bickford and Calvin Bickford; sister, Mazie Shrewsbury; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 27, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley, with the Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Entombment followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Online condolences may be sent at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.



Durward Paul ‘Pete’ Fox

Durward Paul “Pete” Fox, 88, of Edmond, died at his residence Jan. 26, 2013, following a long illness.

Born March 27, 1924, he was the son of the late Howard and Maymie Meadows Fox. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and James Fox; and a sister, Glenna Lively.

Mr. Fox proudly worked as a Union coal miner, operating most mining equipment working for more than 40 years.

He was a member of the UMWA, and was of the Baptist faith and was baptized at the Beauty Mountain Baptist Church in 1950.

He also loved working in the garden, driving his car and talking about the early days in the mines, but most of all, he loved his family.

Surviving: his loving wife of 68 years, Rhoda Gilkerson Fox; son, Paul E. and wife Glenna Fox of Edmond; grandsons, Paul E. Fox II and wife Debbie and John Fox, all both of Edmond; granddaughter, Carol Winkleman of Florida; and great-grandsons, Paul Fox III, Joshua Fox and Seth Fox, all of Edmond.

Graveside services were Jan. 29, at the Nuttall Cemetery, Edmond, with the Rev. Freddie Parkins officiating.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., of Ansted.



Charles William Halsey Sr.

Charles William Halsey Sr. died Jan. 19, 2013, while surrounded by family in Perris, Calif.

Born Sept. 12, 1948, he was the son of the late Doc and Edna Halsey. He also was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Noemi Verduzco Halsey, and son, Charles W. Halsey Jr.

He was a graduate of Meadow Bridge High School Class of 1968.

He was employed for the last 38 years with R.W. Lyall & Co.

An avid horseshoe player, he competed in the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association. He spent his free time gardening, woodworking and enjoyed playing card games.

He attended the First Methodist Church of Santa Ana, Calif., and he served in the United States Marine Corps, honorably discharged in 1971.

Surviving: his wife, Evelyn, of Santa Ana; brothers, Donnie Halsey of Meadow Bridge, Russell Halsey of Barberton, Ohio, and Bernie Halsey of Springdale; his sister, Susie Wright of Gaithersburg, Md.; his daughters, Zoan Mancenido (Edgar) of Fontana, Calif., Sonia Bocanegra (Jesse) of Murrieta, Calif., and Naomi Halsey (Josue Martinez) and Katie Halsey-Salvador (Josef), all Perris, Calif.; his grandchildren, James Halsey, Joshua Bocanegra, Caleb Bocanegra, Theodore Mancenido and Danille Bocanegra.

Funeral services were held Jan. 27 at Oakdale Memorial Park & Mortuary, Glendora, Calif.

Online at m.dignitymemorial.com.           



Angel Diamond Keaton

Angel Diamond Keaton of Oak Hill died Jan. 18, 2013.

She was the daughter of Chad Virgil Keaton and Lora Danielle McGuire.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Danny McGuire.

Surviving: her parents, Chad and Danielle; maternal grandmother, Drema Dotson of Oak Hill; paternal grandfather, George Keaton of Kentucky; and paternal grandmother, Betty Boggess of West Virginia.

Funeral service was Jan. 24 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Randy McGuire officiating. Angel was interred in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Thomas Lee Maddy

Thomas Lee Maddy, 74, of Ansted, died Jan. 21, 2013, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, following a short illness.

Born May 20, 1938, in Summers County, he was the son of the late James Maddy.

Thomas was a lifetime member of N.R.A.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother-in-law.

Surviving: his loving wife of 48 years, Ella Warren Maddy; a daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Chad Bennett of Russellville; grandchild, Justin Thomas Maddy; sister-in-law, Joyce Eades and her husband, Richard, and their family of Ansted; and brother-in-law, Robert Warren, his wife Judy and their family of Ansted.

Funeral service was Jan. 24,at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with Pastors Jack and Doug Eades officiating. Entombment followed at the Chapel of Rest Mausoleum in Victor.

Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.



Maurice Lamar ‘Reece’ McCain

On Thursday, January 17, 2013, our beloved son, brother, and friend to all he ever met was tragically taken from us.

Maurice “Reece” McCain, 25, of Oak Hill, died tragically Jan. 17, 2013.

Born Jan. 19, 1987, in Beckley, “Reece” was the son of Fannie Mae Gray and Phillip Lamont Gray, also of Oak Hill.

His grandparents, Perry Smith, Annie Bell McCain, Lee Phillip Gray, and Carolyn Gray, all preceded Maurice in death.

Maurice “Reece” grew up in Oak Hill and attended Oak Hill High School. There he excelled in football and graduated in 2005.

He went on to attend Marshall University and took a job working with special needs adults through ResCare.

Reece had a strong relationship with God, believing in the word of The Bible and daily prayer.

To all who knew him, Reece was always there to lend a helping hand, give his time, and help others in any way he could.

He was very passionate about fashion, shoes, and music. He always knew the latest and the greatest.

Surviving, in addition to his dear parents: his loving sisters, Shanice McCain, and Leslie Hughes.

Maurice cherished the time he spent with his large family and many friends. Besides his immediate family, his aunts, Brenda Brooks, Sharon McCain, and Shirley Gray, uncle Gregory Gray, as well as a host of cousins and special friends, also survive.

Maurice referred to many of his friends as his brothers and sisters. He spent countless hours with his “little buddy,” Dietrick Penn, and his second family, Jillian and Mon Lynch. Others of Reece’s precious friends were Daryl Vaughn, Daemian Thompson, Marqueese Milstery, Jonathan Fruit, Dewayne Hopkins, Mike Rose, and Neil Woodson, Robert and Wesley Lee, Tammy Jones, Tina Stevenson, Patrice McMillan, Christina “Teenie” Michael, Shayla Lynch, Erica Hartman, Annie, Nuka, and Mya Mickey. Reece was loved by too many people to name, but in your heart, you know who you are.

Reece’s legacy will forever live on in the many hearts of the people whose lives he touched with his thoughtfulness, laughter, and unconditional love.

A service to celebrate the life of Maurice “Reece” McCain was held Jan. 26, at the First Baptist Church of Harlem Heights, Oak Hill, with Bishop Robert Hicks and Rev. Shannon Robinson officiating. Following the services “Reece” was laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Donations can be made to “The Maurice McCain Memorial Fund” at any United Bank.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.



Ruby Mae Parker

Ruby Mae Parker, 64, of Victor, died Jan. 21, 2013.

Funeral services were Jan. 24, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with Pastor Wade Samples officiating. By her request, she was cremated after the services.

Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.



Ron ‘Moose’ Dale Patrick

Ron “Moose” Dale Patrick, 43, of Kimberly, died Jan. 28, 2013, at his home.

Born Aug. 25, 1969, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Hershel and Erma Joyce Scarbro Patrick.

Moose was a diesel mechanic and coal truck driver for Jane Lee Trucking.

He was a member of the Mossy Living Word Church.

Surviving: fiancee, Christina Sparks; stepson, Jonathan Sparks, and a stepdaughter, Emily Sparks, both of Kimberly.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Paul Basham officiating. Burial will be at Rinehart Cemetery, Mossy.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Jake Laret ‘Bub’ Ramsey

Jake Laret “Bub” Ramsey, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Edmond, died Jan. 21, 2013, in Sacramento.

He was born in Edmond, on Feb. 15, 1939, he was the son of the late Jake and Mabel Ramsey. He also was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Art Carrillo.

Mr. Ramsey was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Jake was a firefighter equipment operator for the Sacramento City Fire Department from 1962 to 1993.

Bub enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family. He will be missed by many loving friends and family.

Surviving: his first wife, Mary Ramsey; children, Cheryl Carrillo and Shelly Allport (Mike); grandchildren, Mary Lego, Noah Allport, Gabriel Carrillo and Maria-Isabel Carrillo; siblings, Laurie Johnson (Dave), Jim Ramsey, CD Ramsey (Amy) and Joe Ramsey (JoAnne); and special friend, Melissa Schuler.

A service of remembrance was held Jan. 30, at the North Sacramento Funeral Home, Sacramento.

To sign the online guest book, go to www.northsacfuneral.com.

   

Donetta Royal

Donetta Rea Royal, 66, of Fayetteville, died Jan. 20, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill.

Born July 6, 1946, in Grayson County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late James and Virginia Hardin. She also was preceded in death by an infant son, Casey Royal; brother, James Hardin; and sister, Delberta Hardin.

Mrs. Royal was a supervisor for ARA Services.

Surviving: her husband, Clifford Royal; sons, Joseph (Maryanne) Royal, Wesly (Cheryl) Royal, and Stephen (Tammy) Royal; grandchildren, Joseph Royal Jr., Jessica Mahoney, Jeffrey Royal, John Royal, Jessica Parrill, Levi Burgess, Larid Price, Anthony Royal, and Regina Royal; great-grandsons, Wyatt Royal and Kaegan Mahoney; and brothers, Ronald Wilson and Charles Hardin.

Funeral services were Jan. 24, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Rev. Paul Neal officiating. At her request, she was cremated following service.

The family will receive friends, from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

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



Vernon W. Sears

Vernon Winifred Sears, 69, of Fayetteville, died Jan. 26, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., after a hard-fought battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Born April 18, 1943, at Thurmond, he was the son of the late Basil and Jennie Boley Sears. His first wife of 39 years, Mary Catherine Bragg Sears; a brother, Keith Sears; sister, Charlene Moses; and great-nephew, Eric Campbell, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Sears lived in Hopewell, Va., for 35 years and retired after 25 years’ service with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical of Petersburg, Va.

Vernon was a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Fayetteville.

He loved cooking for his family and friends especially cookouts. He was a loyal WVU football fan.

He enjoyed helping out at his family’s business, Campbell Tile, Inc., of Oak Hill.

Surviving: his wife of six years, Emilie J. Sears, and her children, Laurie Zorio, Shelley Aicher and Ray Funk, all of Fayetteville, and Gene Funk of Tallmage, Ohio; sister, Macil Campbell of Hilltop; nephews, Elmer “Eddie” Campbell and wife Delora, and Keith Campbell and wife Donna Kay, all of Hilltop, and Basil Campbell and wife Lesia of Lewisburg; great-nieces, Denise Hambrick and husband Eddie, Donna Mae Ortiz and husband Craig, and MaKayla Snyder and husband Dwayne, and their families; great-nephew, Ryan Campbell, and his family; and a host of extended family and loving friends.

Funeral services were Jan. 30, at the Grace Baptist Church in Fayetteville, with Pastor Delbert Walker officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 336, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.





Michael Leslie ‘Macky’ Sheets Jr.

Michael Leslie “Macky” Sheets Jr., 46, of Scarbro, died Jan. 21, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born March 1, 1966, at Ripley, he was the son of Mildred Aileen Mitchell Sheets Hill and the late Michael Leslie Sheets Sr. His grandparents, Buck and Ruby Mitchell, Leslie Sheets, and Deliha and Leonard Casto; and an aunt, Linda Cooper, also preceded him in death.

Michael was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and look for ginseng.

Surviving: his loving daughter, Katie Frances Sheets, who was the love of his life; his mother, Mildred “Meddie” Hill and Danny of Mossy; paternal grandmother, Kathleen Sheets of Ripley; brothers, Johnathan Sheets and Anita Layton of Cedar Grove and Leonard and Robin Sheets of Sharon; sisters, Adeline Sheets and Dennis Pyles of Dawes, Carolyn “Sue” and Ronnie Foster of Miami, and Sarah and Wesley Pennington of Scarbro; stepbrother, Wesley and Tammy Hill; stepsisters, Jennifer Hill and Andrea Hill; sister-in-law, Mildred “Millie” Sheets of Dry Branch; uncles and aunts, David and Judy Sheets, Randy, Andy and Juanita Sheets, Ronnie and Betsy Sheets, Connie and Jeff Ellis, all of Ripley, Diane Haggar of Sissonville, Parvin Casto of Giles, Carl Mitchell of Hawaii, and Norman Facemyer of Arkansas; his red dog, John-John Boggess; friends, Jerry Wood and Jason “Head” Mullins; 21 nieces and nephews and 23 great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Jan. 26, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Lum Toney officiating. Graveside rites and committal, followed by burial, were held at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Slaughter Creek at Dawes Mountain.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Larry Edward Short

Larry Edward Short, of Fayetteville, died Jan. 20, 2013, after a long illness surrounded by his family.

Larry was born on July 12, 1937, in Kayford.

A graduate of East Bank High School, he was an avid baseball and football player.

Larry met Judy while she was still in high school and they were marred and lived in West Virginia, Connecticut, and had their final careers in Palm Beach County, Fla. In 2000, they returned to West Virginia, making Fayetteville their final retirement location.

Larry loved hunting, fishing and anything outdoors his entire life. He had life-long friends and was always willing to lend a hand when he could. His friendships could be witnessed by their duration and loyalty. Larry loved his family immensely and was happiest when everyone could be with him. He loved to sit and listen to Judy play the piano and keyboard.

This strong, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend will be missed terribly.

Surviving: his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Judy Short; his daughters, Vickie, and her husband and wonderful son-in-law, Reinie Wendt, and Kelly Short; grandchildren, Nicole Schumacher, who is married to Robert Schumacher, and Clark and Grant Poston of Vermont; great-granddaughter, Layla Schumacher; his sister, Mary Short Agardi and husband George of Midlands, N.C.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Jan. 25, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor David Sneed and Pastor Ron George Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Donations to the Salvation Army, 312 South Fayette Street, Beckley, WV 25801, Larry’s favorite charity, would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

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

Cheryl Anne Slaughter

Cheryl Anne Slaughter, 43, of Oak Hill, died Jan. 23, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center.

Born May 19, 1969, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Barbara Ann (Wolfe) Holmes and the late William Joseph Holmes. Cheryl also was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Joseph Holmes.

Surviving: her husband, Larry Wayne Slaughter of Oak Hill; sons, Dale Joshua Joseph Holmes of Severn, Md., and Kyle Kristopher James Slaughter of Oak Hill; her mother, Barbara Anne Ennis and her husband, James, of Severn, Md.; brother, William Anton Holmes and his wife, Christie, of York, Pa.; and Beverly Donaldson of Millersville, Md., whom Cheryl loved like a second mom.

Funeral was held Jan. 28 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Betty Lou Stephens

Betty Lou Stephens of Morgantown died peacefully Jan. 24, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital with her family at her side.

She was born Nov. 9, 1929, in Dillon County, S.C., daughter of the late Harvey Marion and Jessie Ann Lupo Baxley. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald O. Stephens of Morgantown; sister, Evelyn Margaret D’Agostino; and brother, Bobby Lee Baxley.

She graduated from North Charleston High School, S.C.

She met her husband, Gerald, while he served at the naval air base in Charleston. They were married 55 years. She was a devoted wife and mother.

She volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House, WVU Hospital, and was a member of Lifelong Learners.

She loved nature and she and her husband enjoyed their WV Wild Yard which was full of wildflowers, birds and butterflies.

Betty traveled to all 50 states and traveled throughout the world. She was a patriot who loved her country and family.

Surviving: children, Gregory K. Stephens of Morgantown, Brenda Jane Moore (Ron) of Oak Hill, and Angela J. Brown (Bill) of Bluffton, S.C.; grandchildren, Rebekah Moore Smith (Andrew), Stephen Andrew ‘Andy’ Moore (Emily), Coleman Brown and Whitney Joy Brady (Daniel); great-grandsons, Ethan, Micah, Noah and Caleb Smith, Benjamin, Joshua, and Asher Moore, and Kadyn Brady; and sisters, Mildred P. Willingham and Marvel Jean Crosby, both of Charleston, S.C.

To honor Betty’s wishes, cremation services were arranged by Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

The family asks that donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 841 Country Club Dr. Morgantown, WV 26505, in Memory of Betty Stephens.



Teddy S. Stone

Teddy S. Stone, 83, of Mount Hope, died Jan. 21, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, following a long illness.

Born Sept. 9, 1929, at Kilsyth, he was the son of the late Seibert R. and Kathryn Bridgette Stone. He also was preceded in death by two daughters, Kathryn Ann Stone and Marsha Wiley; a son, David Franklin; and two sisters, Sarah Jane Voiers and Jean West.

Mr. Stone was retired as a CPO E7 from the U.S. Navy after having served in the Korean Conflict and VietNam.

He also retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Beckley.

Surviving: his wife, Mae E. Massey Stone; sons, Teddy Ray Stone of Omaha, Neb., and Jackie Stone of Ohio; daughters, Janie Morris and Pam Hylton, both of Mount Hope, and Lisa Williams and husband Fred of Glen Jean; brother, Denny R. Stone of Stanaford; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 24, at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope, with Rev. Carlyle Blomme officiating. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, with military graveside rites by Oak Hill VFW Post #3110.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.



Annie Braenovich Thomas

Annie Braenovich Thomas, 89, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Page, died Jan. 23, 2013, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

Born Aug. 14, 1923, in Page, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Zilic Braenovich. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Marie Martin of Dothan, Ala.; a sister, Mary Cole of Oak Hill; and brothers, Tony Braenovich of Boulder, Colo., Melvin and Stoin Braenovich, both of Robson, Nick Braenovich of Page, and Drogran Braenovich of Kincaid.

As a homemaker for many years, Annie loved to cook, sew and crochet doilies and work with crafts.

She served our country’s war efforts during World War II by working in a glass factory, which made windshields for armed services jeeps and trucks.

Surviving: her husband, Philip L. Thomas; daughter, Sharon (Gene) Vincent of Wilmington;  grandchildren, Gene A. Vincent III and Ashley Vincent, both of Wilmington, and Jennifer and Nathan Martin, both of Cane Ridge, Tenn.; sister, Mrs. Julia Hudson of Northfork; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews in West Virginia and surrounding states.

Services were Jan. 27, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Delmas Wolfe officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, 162 Court Street, Charleston WV 25301.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Thelma Mae Pozzie Vance

Thelma Mae Pozzie Vance, 87, of Oak Hill, died Jan. 26, 2013, at CMC Memorial.

Thelma was born June 30, 1925, at Longacre. She was preceded in death by her parents, five of six siblings, and her husband, William Vance.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Oak Hill Apostolic Holiness Church for 40 years.

Surviving: her children, Mary Jane Wood of Belle, Paul Pozzie and his wife, Suzanne, of Charleston,  David Lee Pozzie and his wife, Reyna, of Costa, Anna K. Pozzie of Culloden, Stephen L. Pozzie and his wife, Carolyn, of Oak Hill, Melissa Hubert and her husband, Chris, of Lake Station, Ind., and Michael Prather; sister, Mary L. Sparkman of Crown Hill; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, with Pastor Carlos Lewis and Rev. Harry Fuller officiating. Entombment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Jenna L. Crosier Via

Jenna L. Crosier Via of Arizona died Jan. 12, 2013.

Born May 23, 1931, she grew up in Oak Hill.

Surviving: husband, Robert G. Via of Queen Creek, Ariz.; sons, Robert P. Via and John D. Via; and daughter, Cindy L. Via.

The family held private services.

Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home & Arizona Cremation.