The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


May 1, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, May 2, 2013


Charles Wayne Redden

Charles Wayne Redden, 54, of Beelick Knob, Meadow Bridge, died April 28, 2013.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle, with Pastor Steve Martin officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service (noon to 1 p.m.) at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Bert Wayne Tatum

Bert Wayne Tatum, 49, of Page, died April 18, 2013, at his home.

Born March 26, 1964, at Summerlee, he was the son of the late Elbert and Nancy Logan Tatum. A nephew, John David Smith, also preceded him in death.

Bert was a 1982 graduate of Oak Hill High School.

His last job was working for heavy machinery transport before being injured on the job.

Just this past year Bert started attending church. He loved fishing. He and his wife had a special place on top of the mountain where he loved to take her. It was there they spent the afternoon on the day they wed.

He loved to garden, could fix anything, and did beautiful carpentry work. He loved grilling and cooking meals for family and neighbors.

Surviving: his wife, Sue Brent Tatum; stepdaughters, Cathy Snyder of Little Town, Pa., and Laura Evans of Oak Hill; grandson, Issac Ray Mitchell; twin granddaughters, Kaity and Lilly Snyder; a daughter by heart, Katie O’Neil Gumm of Oak Hill; children by heart, Timmy and Hannah Raynes; his father-in-law, William Brent, and mother-in-law, Shirley Wilkinson, both of Pennsylvania; brothers-in-law, George and Bill Brent, and sister-in-law, Jean Heare, all of Pennsylvania, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barb and Ken Gumm of Oak Hill; his favorite sister, Unna Smith and brother-in-law Bill (who was a brother by heart) of Oak Hill, and sister, Lora Hogan and husband Roger of Scarbro; brother, Bart “Frankie” Tatum and wife Karen of Oak Hill; by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews including great-nephews Billy “Littleman” Smith and Bentley Tatum, and great-nieces, Zarah Smith, Alivia Patrick, his little princess, and Aiden Patrick his “mini-me,” both of Winston-Salem, N.C.

Those old enough to know loved to play with Uncle Bucky. His greatest love in life was children. He always had ice cream or candy for them and never knew how to say no to a child. Since moving to Page there were always kids in the yard and spending the night.

He also leaves a wonderful friend, Michael Davis.

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

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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