The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


May 1, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, May 2, 2013


Joan Ermilie Neal

Joan Ermilie Neal, 82, of Victor, died April 22, 2013, at Ansted Center, following a long illness.

Born Dec. 5, 1930, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of the late Walter Anthony Dempsey and Myrtle Faye Withrow Dempsey. In 1988, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Howard Neal.

Joan was a precious mother, a loving grandmother and a proud great-grandmother.

She was a homemaker and a member of Horseshoe Baptist Church of Ramsey.

Surviving: her children, Kathy Peck and Larry of Ansted, Gay Wood and Allen of Victor, Kay Shaulis and Jerry of Beckley, and Shawn Neal of Victor; grandchildren, Kelly Lopez, Derek Peck, Jennifer McClung, and Aaron Lane; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 25 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with Pastor Danny Legg officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

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Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.

Auneka Lee Devol Noyes

Auneka Lee Devol Noyes of Oak Hill died April 22, 2013, after a brief illness.

Born July 24, 1917, in Holden, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ganiel Devol. She also was predeceased by her husband, Richmond Noyes.

She attended South Charleston High School, where she was a popular student and cheerleader, and graduated from business college.

She moved to Oak Hill with her parents in the early 1930s, where she met and married Richmond Noyes in 1938. During World War II she and her baby daughter, Suzanne, stayed with her parents while Richmond served in the U.S. Navy in the European theater. During those years she worked for Mankin Lumber Company. Their son Walter was born in 1947.

In 1952 they bought “Eppy’s Men’s Shop” which became Noyes Men’s and Boys Store on Main Street, Oak Hill, which later became Noyes of Oak Hill Inc. which occupied three different locations as the store expanded.

They had a second home on the Maine coast, where they loved to spend summers, and after retirement they spent time every winter in Florida. They also traveled extensively, which they both enjoyed very much.

Mrs. Noyes lived the last few years of her life at The Summit at Hidden Valley in Oak Hill.

Surviving: her son, Walter Noyes; her daughter, Suzanne Mague; daughter-in-law, Lynn Noyes; son-in-law, Joel Mague; grandchildren, Katherine Moss, William Mague, Andrew Noyes, and Laura Noyes; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 5, with visitation at 1 p.m. and service at 1:30 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill.

Listening to books on tape when she could no longer read was a way she could continue her love of reading. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Fayette County Public Library at 531 Summit St., Oak Hill, WV 25901.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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