The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


May 15, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, May 16, 2013


Charles William ‘Gundy’ Hawver

Charles William “Gundy” Hawver of Victor died at his home May 11, 2013, following a short illness.

Born Feb. 2, 1930, at Ansted, he was the son of the late Luther C. Hawver and the late Donna M. Murray. He also was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne; and brothers, Gene and James Hawver.

Mr. Hawver is retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 137, Briar Cliff Manor, N.Y.; he honorably served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Wappinger Falls, N.Y., Masonic Lodge 671 and was of the Protestant faith.

Charles enjoyed the simple things in life, his family and friends, golf and an occasional beer with his buds.

Surviving: his son, William J. Hawver of Marlboro, N.Y.; granddaughter, Joslyn M. Hawver; grandson, Damon J. and his wife, Stephanie, and great-grandson, Damon J. Hawver Jr. all of Marlboro, N.Y.; and a very special Aunt, Bessie Fox, who gave him much maternal support throughout his life. He considered Bessie’s and the late Harold Fox’s children, Buddy, Retha, Brenda, Dale, Karen and Eddie, as his brothers and sisters.

Funeral services was May 14 at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted. Burial followed at the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery at Victor.

The family requests donations be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472 Beckley, WV 25802.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted.

Cornelius Carson Hicks Jr.

Cornelius Carson Hicks Jr., 77, of Mt. Hope, died May 10, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, following a short illness.

He was the son of the late Cornelius Sr. and Bessie Vass Hicks. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Mae Milam Hicks; daughter, Virginia Hicks; and grandson, James C. Bell.

He was a retired coal miner.

Surviving: sons, Terry Wayne Hicks and wife Dolly of Oak Hill, and Glennis Carson Hicks of Mt. Hope; daughter, Laura Bell and companion Danny Green of Kilsyth; grandchildren, Emilee, Jessica, John Wayne and Seth; and great-grandchildren, Jewelian, Kolten and Addison.

Services were May 13 at Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope, with Pastor Gunnoe officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope.

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