The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

September 19, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, September 20, 2012


Carol Sue Adkins

Carol Sue Adkins, 65, of Meadow Bridge, died Sept. 4, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born Oct. 15, 1946, in Clairmont, she was the daughter of the late Rodney Harrison Redden and Zella Marie Kaylor Redden. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Darrell Adkins, in 2011; a son, Michael Ewing; and a brother, Dennis Redden.

Carol was a homemaker and attended the House of Prayer in Charmco.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and she had a great love for her dogs and cats.

Surviving: daughters, Jeannie Brookman (Mike Rogers) of Alderson, Carol Marie Ewing (Tim Yancy) of Meadow Bridge, Darlene Vernue of Mt. Hope, and Tennie Ewing (Mike Smith) of Alderson; a stepdaughter, Amanda Adkins Overstreet (Jeremy) of Alderson; a son, Jessie Ewing of Meadow Bridge; sisters, Barbara Adkins (Jimmy Hunt) and Joyce Cooper Smith, both of Meadow Bridge; brother, Louis Redden of Meadow Bridge; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; special grandson, Brandon Brookman; a special friend, Boots of Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were Sept. 8 at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor David Chrisman officiating. Burial followed at the Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc. of Rainelle.

Donnie Lynn Austin

Donnie Lynn Austin, 59, of Fayetteville, died Sept. 16, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

MSGT James David Clackler

MSGT James David Clackler, 63, of Leicester, N.C., formerly of Ansted, died at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C., following a long illness.

James David was born Feb. 2, 1949, in Ansted, the son of the late James Howard Clackler and Janet Mae Pridemore Clackler.

He was a MGST Medic in the U.S. military, retiring from the Air Force with 21 years of service. His occupation was a CNA.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving: his wife, Carolyn Sue “Becky” Wilson Clackler; daughter, Jennifer McCorry and husband James of Burnsville, N.C.; son, James Aaron Clackler of Asheville; sister, Diane Ward and husband Rennis of Ansted; brother, Jerry Clackler of Ansted; and five grandchildren.

Funeral service was Sept. 10 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Pastor Dave Minturn officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

Please make donations to VFW Post 7695, PO Box 267, Ansted, WV 25812.

Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Brenda Joyce Collins

Brenda Joyce Collins, 61, of Summerlee, died Sept. 8, 2012, at her home following a long illness.

Born Dec. 25, 1950, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. Brown Sr. and Helen M. Allen Brown. She also was preceded in death by a son, Robert Charles Brown; and brothers, Walter L. Brown Jr., William H. Brown and James E. Brown.

A faithful member of Faith Tabernacle Missionary Outreach for Christ in Fayetteville, she served as an evangelist, a member of the choir and former Pastor’s Aid President.

She also worked as a LPN, and was a loving wife, mother and devoted grandmother.

Surviving: her husband, Robert Collins; sons, William E. (Crystal) Brown of Mullens, and Greg (Pamela) Martin of Beckley; daughter, Melonie (fiancé, Calvester Nicholes) Brown of Oak Hill; sister, Virginia Mae Brown of Oak Hill; sister-in-law, Mary Brown of Summerlee; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one due in February; three uncles; two aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews. She also was a second mother and grandmother to many others.

Funeral service was Sept. 15 at Faith Tabernacle Missionary Outreach for Christ, Fayetteville, with Pastor Sancerria Carroll officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

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

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Jacqueline Rena Dow

Jacqueline Rena Dow, 63, of Manhattan, N.Y., formerly of Carlisle, died Sept. 5, 2012.

Funeral service was Sept. 10 at the United Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Hope, with the Rev. Phillip E. Copney Sr. officiating. Entombment followed 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.

Bobbie Jo Pierson Drennen

Bobbie Jo Pierson Drennen, 45, of Fayetteville, died Sept. 16, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington of an apparent heart attack.

Born Nov. 23, 1966, at Summersville, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Paul Pierson Sr. and Ruth Stephenson Pierson.

Bobbie Jo was a graduate of Nicholas County High School.

She was a customer service representative for River Expeditions in Fayetteville.

Surviving: her children, Joshua Alan Drennen of Drennen and Samantha Jo Drennen of Oak Hill; brothers, Terry Pierson of Summersville and Bernard Paul Pierson Jr. of Clay; a sister, Paula Hamrick of Drennen; and a granddaughter, Chloe Jolynn.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Arnold Nicholas officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

C.J. ‘Dick’ Epperly

Clarence J. “Dick” Epperly, 80, of Oak Hill, died Sept. 13, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

Born Oct. 25, 1931, at Fayetteville, he was the son of the late Clarence McKinley Epperly and Irene Maude Settle Epperly. He also was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Nancy Warren Epperly, on April 4, 2000; one brother; and four sisters.

Mr. Epperly was a former member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a retired business owner.

Surviving: his children, Wayne Epperly and wife Diane of Oak Hill, Jan Brown of King George, Va., and David Epperly and wife Tammy of Winfield; sisters, Gladys Yon of Asheville, N.C., and Nira Flint of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Becky Epperly, Drew Epperly, Lisa Epperly, Ricky Epperly, Madison Brown, and Riley Brown; dear friend, Janet Sutphin; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were Sept. 16 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Pete Lokant officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 149, Fayetteville, followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Donations may be made in Mr. Epperly’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678 (www.stjude.org), or Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 317, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

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

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

Carlos Benjamin Ferrell

Carlos “Ben” Ferrell, 86, of Clarksville, Iowa, formerly of Streamwood, Ill., died Sept. 11, 2012, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton, in Hampton, Iowa, from natural causes.

Born June 26, 1926, in Elk Ridge, he was the son of the late Jake and Lena (Mason) Ferrell. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Faye Bailes; brothers, Clarence and Claude Ferrell; and one great-grandson.

He received his education from a rural country school near his home in West Virginia.

Ben enlisted in the United States Army on Oct. 14, 1944, and served during World War II in France, Germany and Italy. He was honorably discharged on July 31, 1946.

Ben was united in marriage with Louise Faye Bailes in Victor, and the couple made their home in Streamwood.

Ben worked at the Union Camp Corporation in Des Plaines, Ill., as a corrugated cardboard operator for 30 years.

Following his retirement he moved to Missouri for a short time. In June of 2008, he moved to Clarksville to be with his daughter.

Some of Ben’s interests included watching “Walker Texas Ranger,” his Ford tractor, sharing military stories and talking about tanks and foreign travel while in the military.

Surviving: daughter, Galena (Don) Radloff of Clarksville, Iowa; son, Carlos H. Ferrell of Silvis, Ill.;  grandchildren, Lena Eggers, Candice Cornwell, Bruce Radloff, Valerie Brenner, Shelbie Schmidt, and Carlos Krystopf; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and brothers, Clyde Ferrell of Cleveland, Ohio, Charles (Maxine) Ferrell of Victor, and Cecil (Sandy) Ferrell of Des Plaines, Ill.

Funeral services were Sept. 18 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted, with the Rev. Ron Eagle officiating.

Interment was in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, with full military rites by Ansted VFW Post #7695.

Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Parma Jean ‘Jeanie’ Menei Kincaid

Parma Jean “Jeanie” Menei Kincaid, 80, of Kilsyth, died Sept. 15, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Nov. 16, 1931, at Tamroy, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Sirna Menei. She also was preceded in death by her husband, John Allen Kincaid; by three sisters, Lucy D’Angelo and husband Jim, Angie Vannatter and husband Peck, and Joy Huzoski and husband Andy; and by one brother, John Menei.

Parma was a retired clerk, having worked for New River Company, and had been a resident of Kilsyth for 54 years.

She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Oak Hill.

Surviving: her sons, James Kincaid and his wife Tracy of Scarbro, and Larry Kincaid and his wife, Pam, of Dry Fork, Va.; grandchildren, Candice Kincaid of Beckley, Andrea Wolfe of Fayetteville, and Adam Kincaid of Kilsyth; great-grandchildren, Kendra Wolfe and Aubrey Wolfe, both of Fayetteville; brothers, Raymond Menei of Mount Hope, and Vincent Menei of Derryhale; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial was held Sept. 18 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Oak Hill, with Father Paul Yuenger as celebrant. Burial followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Kathy Sue (Susie) Keller King-McClung

Kathy Sue (Susie) Keller King-McClung, 54, of Oak Hill, died Sept. 14, 2012, surrounded by her loved ones at Bowers Hospice House, following a long illness.

Kathy was born Jan. 16, 1958, at Oak Hill, the daughter of the late Robert and Shirley Keller. She also was preceded in death by her brother, David Keller, and her granddaughter, Aliyah King.

She will truly be missed by her husband, Eugene McClung; stepdaughter, Lori Richardson and family of Virginia; and stepson, Rick McClung and family of Oak Hill.

Additionally surviving: her son, Phillip King and family of Bradley; sisters, Ruth McComas and family of Oak Hill, Judy Keller and family of Mt. Hope, and Marie Johnson and family of Tennessee; brothers, Robert Keller and family of Illinois, Charles Keller of Mississippi, Jackie Keller and family of Tennessee, Larry Keller of Tennessee, and Gary Keller of Mount Olive; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 18 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Kenneth Garrett officiating. Burial followed 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.

Robert Eugene Malay Sr.

Robert Eugene Malay Sr., 84, of Oak Hill, died Sept. 7, 2012.

Funeral service was Sept. 12 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

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

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Jolene Kincaid McGuire

Jolene Kincaid McGuire, 80, of Crickmer Road in Danese, died Sept. 14, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following a long illness.

Born Feb. 15, 1932, at Crichton, she was the daughter of the late Clarence A. and Mary M. Walker Kincaid. She also was preceded in death by her grandparents, Samuel Harvey and Willie Kincaid, and Lemuel L. and Sarah Walker; sisters, Margaret Louise Fox, and Elizabeth Ann Lilly; and a brother, Billie Alfred Kincaid.

She was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church of Danese, and a homemaker.

Surviving: her husband, Dewey Arnold McGuire of Danese; daughters, Carolyn Kelley of Meadow Creek, Connie McGuire and Cathy McGuire, both of Hinton, and Caryn Williams of Danese; special sons, William Williams and Alan Whitt, both of Danese; grandchildren, Kristi Fernatt, Albert Halstead and Amelia Halstead, and Jason and Cayli Bolen; and great-grandchildren, Whitney Fernatt, James Aaron Rose, David Rose, Aubreigh Faith Raines, and Robert Ellis Bolen.

Services were Sept. 17 at Faith Freewill Baptist Church of Danese, with Pastor Alan Whitt officiating. Burial followed at J.H. Walker Cemetery at Crickmer.

The family requests donations of sympathy be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Charles ‘Chuck’ Neff

Charles Edgar “Chuck” Neff, 66, of Fayetteville, died Sept. 15, 2012, at home.

Born Sept. 12, 1946, at Fayetteville, he was the son of the late Garland Neff and Loretta Bowyer Neff Bryant. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Chuck was a member of Fayetteville First Church of God.

He was a retired custodian for Fayette County Schools with 18 years’ service, and was camp manager for Appalachian Wildwaters for 18 years.

He was an avid WVU fan; he loved his family, friends, and church family. He enjoyed the visits from his many family and friends.

Surviving: his loving and devoted wife, Pam Neff of Fayetteville; children, Anthony Neff of Raleigh, N.C., Holly Smith (Billy) of Scarbro, Jennifer Neff of Red River, N.M., and Andy Carte (Priscilla) of Hico; grandchildren, John “JJ,” Levi, Abby, Hailey, Kelsie, and Brinney; great-grandchild, Brennen; brothers, Thomas Neff and Jim Neff (Mary Ellen), both of Fayetteville, Michael Neff of Oak Hill, Robert Neff (Deanna) of Massillon, Ohio, and Albert Neff (Michelle) of Saginaw, Mich.; sisters, Loretta Treadway (Clyde) and Sharon Snuffer (JE), both of Fayetteville, Connie Fox (Tom) of Oak Hill, Betty Coleman (Ray) of Navarre, Ohio, and Nancy Philpott (Chalmer) of Newcomerstown, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Fayetteville First Church of God with Pastor Russell Hays officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor.

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

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

Wesley Pollard Sr.

Wesley Pollard Sr., 90, of Chatham Borough, N.J., died Sept. 16, 2012, at the Morristown Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Pollard was born in Chatham Borough and was a life long resident.

Mr. Pollard was a police officer for the Chatham Borough Police Department for 26 years before retiring as a Sergeant in 1977. After his retirement he worked for Shop Rite in Florham Park as a security officer. Mr. Pollard was also a courier for the Madison Eagle Newspaper, retiring from there in 2010.

He was a member of the Masons in Madison.

Mr. Pollard was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force 312th Fighter Squadron, and his military unit received a Presidential Medal of Honor for its service in the Battle of the Bulge. He was honored by the French govenment for his service in liberating their country as one of the U.S. troops landing in Normandy.

Wesley is pre-deceased by his brother, Leroy Pollard, and is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie (nee Romano); his children, Wesley F. Jr. and his wife, Clare, and David W. and his wife, Lynn, and two grandchildren, Rebecca and Flynn.

A memorial visitation was held Sept. 19 at the Madison Memorial Home, Madison, N.J.

Donations to the Chatham Borough Volunteer Rescue Squad in his memory would be appreciated.

Eva June Stover

Eva June Stover, 57, of Montgomery, died Sept. 14, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

Born Dec. 2, 1954, in Gassaway, she was the daughter of the late Preston James and Bessie Ramsey. Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Barbara Foster and Emma Jean Pritt.

Surviving: her husband, Steve Stover; children, Sarah Prather of Gauley Bridge, Steven Stover of Kincaid and Jennifer Stover of Swiss; brothers, Sibert Osbourn of Clay County and Glen Ramsey of Bickmore; sisters; Mary Foster of Kanawha Falls and Sue Stewart of Montgomery Heights; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Sept. 17 at Settle Cemetery, Robson, with Rev. Gary Johnston officiating. There was no visitation.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Carol Christine Terry

Carol Christine Terry, 50, of Scarbro, died Sept. 14, 2012, after a long illness.

Born Dec. 17, 1961, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of Adele (Peggy) Fink Terry of Scarbro, and the late Harold L. Terry.

Carol was a graduate of Oak Hill High School and was a employee of the Law Library in Beckley for more than 15 years.

Surviving: her mother, Adele (Peggy) Terry of Scarbro; a sister, Sonja M. Terry of Oak Hill; and various relatives in Germany. She will be sorely missed by her dogs and cats.

Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville WV 25840 in her name.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhomecom.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Brenda Gaye Jackson Thios

Brenda Gaye Thios, 71, of Colonial Heights, Va., died Sept. 7, 2012, after a long illness.

Born Sept. 26, 1940, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late William Miller and Hallie Gaye Jackson.

She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1958, and was one of two female cheerleaders in a previously all-male squad.

Brenda graduated from Charleston School of Commerce and worked as a finance administrator at several local nursing homes and as a teaching aide in the Colonial Heights School System.

She married her high school “sweetheart,” John T. (Tom) Thios, and this romance lasted for 54 years till her death.

Brenda was a member of 1st Baptist Church, Petersburg, where she sang in the choir and was the church historian for many years. She was a Brownie leader and enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, traveling, and cooking.

In addition to her hobbies, she was also a member of the Shepard’s Center in Chester, Va., and the Colonial Heights Junior Women’s Club.

Brenda survived cancer twice during her lifetime. Love of family, friends, and the Lord defined her life.

Surviving: children, Kathy Thios Batten and husband Lee of Chester, Va., and John T. Thios Jr. and wife Veronika of Fredericksburg, Va.; grandchildren, Kristen, Amanda and husband David, and Abigail; great-grandchild, Aiden; brothers, William Miller Jackson and wife Lois of Charleston, and Michael Wayne Jackson and wife Lynn of Pawleys Island, S.C.; brother-in-law, Sam Thios and wife Bobbie of Savannah, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Massey Cancer Center of Virginia Commonwealth University at P.O. Box 980214, Richmond, VA 23298 (giving@vcu.edu or 804-828-1450) or to First Baptist Church at 235 W. Washington Street, Petersburg, VA 23803 (804-733-7484).

Funeral services were Sept. 12 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Va.

Faye Tompkins

Faye Tompkins, 92, of Oak Hill, died Sept. 12, 2012, at the Bowers Hospice House at Beckley.

Faye was born June 15, 1920, in Smithers, the daughter of the late Josie Luther Evans and Minnie Halstead Evans. Faye also was preceded in death by her husband, W.P. “Bill” Tompkins; her foster mother, Aunt Agnes Halstead; and her beloved sister, Mary Treadway.

Faye graduated from Montgomery High School and earned her teaching degree through Concord and Morris Harvey.

Faye was a retired elementary school teacher from Fayette County. Teaching was not a profession to her; it was her life calling. When Faye talked about her children, she always included the many students she had taught and loved. Their names were too numerous to remember, but she never forgot their hearts and faces.

Faye was a lifelong member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Hill.

Surviving: daughter, Mary Lou Legg and husband Wayne of Scarbro; son, Michael Tompkins of Morgantown; grandchildren, Erik Wayne Legg and wife Cindy of Huntington, Phillip Preston Legg and wife Lori of Scarbro, and Kace Michael Legg and wife Jade of Beckley; nine great-grandchildren, Preston, Andrew, Kade, Justin, Gage, Cole, Phillip James, Ashton, and Derik, and Faye was eagerly awaiting any day the arrival of two more great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Maxine Shuff of Lansing; several nieces and nephews who never forgot their Aunt Faye; and her special friends, Juanita Hall and Margaret Davis.

Funeral service was Sept. 14 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Mark Wood officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family requests donations be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 or the Calvary Baptist Church Youth Program, 1424 East Main Street, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

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

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Vera May Tredway

Vera May Tredway, 89, of Dade City, Fla., formerly of Oak Hill, died Sept. 11, 2012, after returning home from a brief hospital visit and an extended illness.

Born Oct. 3, 1922, in Galion, Ohio, Vera was the daughter of the late George Vanderkooi and Zenobia Hyatt Vanderkooi. Vera married Robert (Mule) Tredway of Oak Hill, on September 28, 1946, who also preceded her in death. Also preceding Vera in death were a daughter, Patricia Ginn; twin sons, Robert Eugene and William Ernest; a daughter, Janice Baldinger; as well as sisters, Leta Hobbs, Zenobia Davies, Jeanie Woods, and Asta Smith; and brothers, Ernest Vanderkooi, and Charles Vanderkooi.

Surviving: her children, Stanley Tredway and wife Delores of Maysville, Ga., Bert Tredway and his wife, Debra, of Taylorsville, Ky., Brenda Baker and her husband, Paul, of Dade City, Fla., Diana Miller and her husband, Marty, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; as well as 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Bill Vanderkooi and George Vanderkooi, both of Galion, Ohio.

Funeral service was Sept. 16 at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Burial followed the service at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley.

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

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Nellie Madge Coleman Wilborne

Nellie Madge Coleman Wilborne, 74, of Mount Hope, died Sept. 14, 2012, at her home.

Born June 22, 1938, at Sun, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Mabel Dilly Coleman.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: son, Gary Bragg of Mount Hope; daughter, Gail Mullett of Powell, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Wilborne was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Harry Wright

Harry Wright, 81, of Pax, died Sept. 12, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born Jan. 23, 1931, at Pax, he was the son of the late Bruce and Lessie Thompson Wright. His wife, Nina Virginia Thompson Wright, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Wright was a retired coal miner, having worked for Central Appalachian Coal at Morris Creek, and was a member of the UMWA.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving: son, John B. Wright of Pax; daughter, Cathy E. Wright of Pax; sisters, Mary Frances Spears of Mount Hope and Bernice Elliott of Seymour, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, John B. Wright II, Daniel B. Wright II, and Steven M. Rutledge.

In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated. A celebration of Mr. Wright’s life will be held at a later date.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Sylvia Gaye Boyd Young

Sylvia Gaye Boyd Young, 84, of Oak Hill, died Sept. 6, 2012, at Hilltop Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hilltop.

Born Oct. 15, 1927, at Kingston, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Claude and Mary Lucy Whitlock Boyd. Her husband, Ray Eugene Young, and sisters, Ida McKinney, Goldie Cooper, Marie Burgess and Lena “Mickey” Whitt, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Young was a member of the Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Oak Hill, and a homemaker.

Her favorite pastimes were reading, playing bridge and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving: her daughter, Kathy Rutledge, and son-in-law, Rick Rutledge, of Scarbro; granddaughter and spouse, Rosemary and Eric Miller of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandson and spouse, Alex and Amanda Rutledge of Greensboro, N.C.; grandson and spouse, Andrew Rutledge and Greg Millikin of Alexandria, Va.; brothers, James Roy Boyd of Summersville, and Freel Boyd of Oak Hill; great-grandchildren, Alexis Sky Rutledge, Nathaniel Boyd Miller and Lucas Benjamin Miller; and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

A memorial service was held Sept. 9 at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Oak Hill with her son-in-law, Rev. Rick Rutledge, and Rev. Roy Gene Crist officiating.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 345 Kelly Avenue, Oak Hill WV 25901.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.