The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

April 23, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, April 24, 2014

Freda Jane Williams Tench Coy

Freda Jane Williams Tench Coy, 87, of Mount Hope, died April 15, 2014, at her home.

Born Jan. 19, 1927, at Mount Hope, she was the last surviving child of the late Stewart and Hattie Harmon Williams. Freda also was preceded in death by her husbands, Boyce R. Tench and Clarence R. Coy; sisters, Dorsey, Opal, Mable and Margaret; and brothers, Tody and Ray.

Surviving: nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 19 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Rev. Bill Bennett officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Barry Douglas Dangerfield

Barry Douglas Dangerfield, 64, of Bristol, Va., died April 10, 2014, while surrounded by his family at the University of Virginia Hospital.

Barry was born Dec. 21, 1949, in Lively, and grew up in nearby Pax. He graduated in 1967 from Mount Hope High School, where he met his wife, Linda. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mining engineering from West Virginia University.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Dangerfield.

Barry was an accomplished coal miner, engineer and manager, working with Consol Energy for more than 30 years and later PinnOak Resources and Cliffs Natural Resources. Throughout his career, he held numerous positions, including section boss, longwall coordinator, superintendent, Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering.

West Virginia University named Barry the William N. Poundstone Distinguished Engineer in 2003, and he served on the visiting committee of WVU’s School of Mines. He was a member of the King Coal Association and the Old Timer’s Club. Colleagues said that he was a trusted mentor with a tremendous amount of knowledge that he readily shared.

Barry lived many years in Fairmont and Morgantown, and spent the last 18 years in Abingdon and Bristol, Va. Despite the move, he remained an avid Mountaineers fan.

He was an elder in the Community of Christ church.

Barry built a full life with his adoring family, which included his wife and three daughters, his parents and his brothers and sisters. He was as comfortable talking about longwall equipment with his colleagues as he was goofing around with his siblings or shopping for prom dresses with his girls.

Surviving: his wife, Linda Appleton Dangerfield; his daughters, Whitney, Jena and Kylie; a son-in-law, Mark Sparrough; his grandson, Cooper Douglas Dangerfield Sparrough; his father, Kenneth Dangerfield; siblings, Bruce Dangerfield, Wesley Dangerfield, Susan Smith and Kelli Dangerfield; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, colleagues and friends.

Barry asked for his family and friends to celebrate his life. Funeral services were held April 19 at Frost Funeral Home in Abingdon.

Donations can be made to the Barry Dangerfield Camp Bountiful Reunion Fund (checks written to Camp Bountiful) at 3690 North State Rt. 48, Lebanon, OH 45036, or to PSC Partners in memory of Barry Dangerfield, in the fight against Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, at

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Arrangements by Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Abingdon.

Nathaniel Vernon Doss

Nathaniel Vernon Doss, 35, of Oak Hill, died April 13, 2014, at his home.

Born Nov. 14, 1978, at Montgomery, he was the son of Vernon Eugene Doss of Gallagher and the late Virginia Rothwell Doss and stepson of Deborah Doss.

He was a construction painter.

Surviving, in addition to his parents: his wife, Carla Elaine Casey Doss; stepchildren, Liam Chavez and Olivia Ostendorf; brothers, Mark Cafego of Montgomery, John Cafego of North Carolina, Jeff Doss of Fayetteville, John Doss of Fayetteville; and a sister, Sara Sears and husband Daniel of Fayetteville.

Funeral services were April 17 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Bill Drennen officiating. He was cremated following the service.

Donations may be made to his wife to assist with expenses.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Juanita Young Epperly

Juanita Mae Young Epperly, 92, of Fayetteville, died April 17, 2014, at Fayette Nursing & Rehab Center, Fayetteville.

Born Nov. 24, 1921, at Garten, she was the daughter of the late Vernie McCelland. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Epperly, in 1993, as well as a son, Jerry Wayne Epperly, and brothers, George Young, Ray Young and Harold Young.

Juanita was a homemaker and a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Surviving: her daughter, Carol Jean Files of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Rusty Gilliam and his wife, Gwenn, of Fredericksburg, Va., Stephanie Cahoon and her husband, Billy, of Suffolk, Va., and David C. Files and his wife, Julie, of Virginia Beach, Va.; several great- and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were April 19 at Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 1602 2nd Ave., Charleston, WV 25323.

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

Edward Ray Harvey

Edward Ray Harvey, 56, of Page, died April 11, 2014, at his home.

Born March 31, 1958, at Montgomery, he was the son of the late Carl Kenneth and Grace Ann Kerwood Harvey. Two brothers, Eugene R. “Bert” Harvey and Stanley G. Harvey, also preceded him in death.

He was an employee for Jane Lee Enterprises.

Surviving: a son, James Harvey of North Carolina; daughters, Krissy Johnson of Oak Hill and Kayla McNeely of Page; former wife, Jennifer Goode Harvey; stepson, Aaron Ewing of Bradley; sisters, Judy A. Smith and April L. Stamper, both of Glen Jean, Brenda Harvey Denton of Morganton, N.C., and Bobbi Jo Harvey Reichar of Lincolnton, N.C.; brothers, James Allen Harvey, Dallas K. Harvey and Carl F. Harvey, all of Page; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 17 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Tom Fife officiating. Burial was at Hilltop Cemetery, Hilltop.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Larry Douglas James

Larry Douglas James of Oak Hill died April 18, 2014, at his home following a long illness.

 Born Dec. 21, 1952, in Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Paskell Davis James and Icie Missouri Drennen James. Larry also was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah “Debbie” Lynn Atha James; children, Jason Douglas and Charlean Renee; father-in-law, Charley Hampton Atha; brother, Kenneth James; sister, Evelyn Nugen and her husband, Bert Nugen; and brother-in-law, Charley “CH” Atha Jr.

Larry was a 1971 graduate of Collins High School, and he was a member of Mountain View Church of God at Hilltop where he served as a member of the choir and a past member of the board of directors for Mountain View Christian School.

Before his illness, Larry had been caregiver for his late wife and worked as a vehicle salesman. Most people in Fayette County would know his friendly face from Deligne’s Ford, previously in Ansted, where he worked for many years.

Larry will be remembered by his family and friends for his playfulness and love for friends and family. If you were his friend, you knew that he would always be there for you. Larry loved God, his friends and family, music, his guitars, cars, and his guns. He liked nothing more than to sing at church, and his deep voice singing “The Lighthouse” with hands raised and tears in his eyes, receiving a blessing and blessing others, will not be forgotten. He was a big teddy bear with a huge heart, and his hugs will be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving: his daughter, Tiffany James of Simpsonville, S.C.; “adopted” daughter, Brandi Turner and her son, Corban; brother, Orville James and wife Anna; sisters-in-law, Deborah Atha and Judith James Price; nieces, Kristi Atha-Rader, Joyce Fawcett, Karen Hildebrand, Diane Hogan, and Sandra Price; nephews, Danny James, Chip Atha, Allen Nugen, Shawn James, Kenny James, and Chris James; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and many close friends.

Services were held April 23 at Mountain View Church of God, Hilltop, with Rev. Rudell Bloomfield officiating. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Pea Ridge Road, Oak Hill.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Mountain View Christian School scholarship fund.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Elizabeth Ann LaRocco

Elizabeth Ann LaRocco, of Oak Hill, died April 17, 2014.

Libby was born March 25, 1949, the daughter of Aileen Treadway and the late Claris Treadway. She also was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Nick LaRocco.

She was a member of the class of 1967 of Collins High School where she excelled in Home Economics and was selected by her classmates as attendants to Miss Red Devil and May Queen. There she met her true love, Nick LaRocco Jr., and was married for 47 years.

She was an incredible inspiration to her children and was adored by her grandchildren. Her best days were spent with her family gathering at Thurmond along the New River watching her son and grandsons play Oak Hill baseball. She loved every moment she spent with her grandkids.

Libby was a joy to be around and was treasured by all who knew her. She valued family most and will be greatly missed by them all.

Surviving: mother, Aileen Treadway; children, Michael and Michell; her grandchildren, Noah, Camden, and Natalie; sister, Sheila Toney and husband Ham; brother, Gary Treadway and wife Wanda; son-in-law, Ardie Craddock; sisters-in-law, Josephine Butcher and husband Dave and Marlene Adkins and husband Mick; brother-in-law, Bo LaRocco and wife Pat; mother-in-law, Mary LaRocco; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

Funeral rites were April 21 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Oak Hill.

In her honor donations may be made to SSPP Catholic School.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Launa Jennings Maynor Logan

Launa Jennings Maynor Logan, 93, of Maynor Branch Road, died April 18, 2014, at Hilltop Center.

Born Dec. 17, 1920, at Cirtsville, she was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Cyentha E. Romine Maynor. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Rockford Logan; daughters, Nancy Tatum and Debra Vipperman; granddaughter, Kami Logan; grandson, Bert Wayne Tatum; and great-grandson, John Smith and Kami Logan.

Mrs. Logan was a member of the Mount Hope Baptist Temple.

Surviving: daughters, Janet Kincaid and husband Robert of Beckley, Beverly Jacobs and husband Ronald of Dover, Del., and Lillian Logan of Beckley; sons, Samuel Logan and wife Patty and Daniel Logan and wife Anna, all of Mount Hope, and Glenn Logan of Beckley; 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 21 at Mount Hope Baptist Temple with Pastor Lester Harper and Pastor Dana Gatewood officiating. Burial followed at Romine Cemetery, Maynor Branch Road.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Elsie Jane Fisher Mullins

Elsie Jane Fisher Mullins, 83, of Oak Hill, died April 14, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born July 17, 1930, at Summerlee, she was the daughter of the late Homer E. and Estel Mae Blake Fisher.

Mrs. Mullins was a retired clerk for Fayette County Magistrate Office.

She was a member of the Jones Avenue First Church of God, Oak Hill.

Surviving: children, Madonna Flint and husband Terry of Fayetteville, Carolyn Humphries and husband Charles of Pittsburgh, Pa., Vicki Delaney and husband Donald of Catlettsburg, Ky. and Earl William Mullins Jr. and wife Amanda of Dothan; sisters, Margie Jordan of Virginia and Margaret Bays of Florida; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 18 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Father Roy Gene Crist officiating. Burial was at Bays Cemetery at Summerlee.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Robert Ray Newhouse

Robert Ray Newhouse, 60, of Scarbro, died April 15, 2014.

Robert was born June 23, 1953, in Beckwith, son of Vondon Newhouse and the late Alma Lea Mazer Newhouse. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his son, Dalton Newhouse.

Robert loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his grandchildren.

Surviving: daughter, Patricia Newhouse; brother, Joseph Newhouse and wife Tina of Gatewood; sisters, Mary Lee Williamson of Oregon, Jeanie Webb and husband Bob of Oak Hill, Jane Newhouse of Princeton and Donna Newhouse of Prudence; grandchildren, Ashlynn Marie Lilly, Trayton Wade Newhouse, Trustin Wayne Lilly; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

Margaret L. Queen

Margaret L. Queen, 88, of Danese, died April 20, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following a long illness.

Born Jan. 3, 1926, at Sewell, she was the daughter of the late Lewis A. and Mary E. Atkins Rowe. She also was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Queen; daughter, Vivian J. Liptok; six brothers and five sisters.

Surviving: daughter, Deborah E. Smith of Oak Hill; sons, Timothy W. Queen of Danese, Terry D. Queen of Rainelle, Mark A. Queen of Page and William (Bengie) A. Queen of Danese; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

At her request, there will be no visitation. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ivora Minnie Rhodes Scarbrough

Ivora Minnie Rhodes Scarbrough, 87, of Oak Hill, died April 19, 2014, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born Feb. 24, 1927, at Cunard, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Cleo Cody Rhodes. Her husband of 67 years, Elmer R. Scarbrough, preceded her in death as did a son, Dexter P. Scarbrough; a grandson, “Baby Adam,” two brothers and one sister.

She was a retired nursing assistant.

Mrs. Scarbrough was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Beckley.

Surviving: daughter, Donna R. Pyles of Purcellville, Va.; sons, Delbert A. Scarbrough and wife Dela of Fredericksburg, Va., Douglas A. Scarbrough and wife Tammy of Enoree, S.C., Kavin D. Scarbrough and wife Gay of Rock Hill, S.C., and Ivan M. Scarbrough and wife Sheryl of Bluefield; brother, Henry Rhodes of Crescent City, Fla.; sisters, Lillian Roberts of Ohio, Ada Legg of Oak Hill, Ruby Rickard of Commerce Township, Mich., and Elsie Sexton of Fayetteville; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 24 at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Dr. Sharon Miller officiating. Entombment will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville WV 25840.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Elizabeth Jane Skaggs

Elizabeth Jane Skaggs, 85, of Gauley Bridge, died April 16, 2014, at home.

Born May 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Gib and Mary Backus. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Herman Skaggs, in January of this year.

She retired from Fayette County Board of Education after 28 years as a teacher and was a member of the Lovers Leap Baptist Church.

Surviving: her children, Saundra Rosewell and husband Wayne of Daniels, Robert Kelly Skaggs and wife Kimberly of Conway, S.C., Mark Skaggs and wife Jean of Fayetteville, Cody Skaggs and wife Sharon of Shallotte, N.C., and Theresa Cooper and husband Phillip of Gauley Bridge; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was April 19 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Pastor Ron George and Rev. Jack Eades officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

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Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Fredrick Edward Smales

Fredrick Edward Smales, 67, of Commerce Township, Mich., died April 15, 2014, at the Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages, Fla.

Born July 6, 1946, at Glen Jean, he was the son of the late Graydon and Bertha Dummitt Smales. He also was preceded in death by a son, Dean Novak Smales; and brothers, Joe Smales and Graydon Smales.

He was a retired boilermaker with Local #169 in Detroit, Mich.

Surviving: his daughter, Kellene Przekop and her husband, Gerard, of Commerce Township; grandchildren, Hollace, Dean, Cooper, Sawyer, Ryder and Harper; sisters, Mona Carmack, Carol Turner and Joan Jared and her husband, J.B.; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Graveside funeral services were April 21 at Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville with Pastor Jim Dempsey officiating.

Online condolences may be made at

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

Roy Estel ‘Zeek’ Smith

Roy Estel “Zeek” Smith, 86 of Ford Addition, Oak Hill, died April 12, 2014, at Montgomery General Extended Care.

Born Oct. 15, 1927, Roy was the son of the late Emitt and Mable Sloan Smith at Thurmond, the youngest of 13. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae Smith, and son, David Ray Smith.

Surviving: daughters, Andrea and husband Frank D. Cafego and Barbara Lynn and husband James “Pickle” Berry; grandchildren, Kara and husband Andrew Smith, Rachel Seaman, Sarah Seaman, Danielle Cafego, and David Berry.

A memorial service was held April 17 at High Lawn Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jeff Floyd officiating.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

Frank Leonard Tyree Jr.

Frank L. Tyree Jr., 80, of Franklin, Ind., gentle, beloved patriarch of the Tyree clan, died suddenly April 17, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Frank was born Dec. 17, 1933, at Pax, a son of the late Frank and Tribly (Humphrey) Tyree. He also was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Noah Tyree.

Frank was a graduate of Pax High School where he was valedictorian of his class. He later graduated from West Virginia Institute of Technology/West Virginia University (cum laude).

His business career began in Washington, D.C., at the Department of Agriculture and GAO (General Accounting Office). He next served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, followed by a long career in the restaurant industry: KFC and JustRite among several other ventures.

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin where he served on the Building Committee and the Finance Committee. He also served as an usher at the church.

He began a joyous union with Barbara (Mowell) Tyree on June 23, 1955.

Surviving: his wife, Barbara; children, Kimberly Tyree of Whiteland, Jeff Tyree and Brad Tyree of Franklin; brother, Dr. Larry (Lois) Tyree of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Elaine Powers of Round Rock, Texas; grandchildren, Brian (Sandy) Tyree and Whitney (Aaron) Doty, all of Whiteland, Blake Ulrey Tyree of Greenwood and Grace Selbert of Franklin; and great-grandchildren, Gage Tyree, Clayton Stephens, and Cooper, Layla and Lainey Doty.

Rev. Andy Kinsey conducted a celebration of Frank’s life on April 22 at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, Franklin. Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Mortgage Fund, 1300 East Adams Drive, Franklin, IN 46131.

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Glen Walter Warden

Glen Walter Warden, 85, of Oak Hill, died April 16, 2014.

As a final act of giving, Mr. Warden donated his body to the human gift registry at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine at Lewisburg. A memorial service will be at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

William (Bill) Riley Williams

William (Bill) Riley Williams, 81, of Edmond, died April 9, 2014, at the Veterans Hospital in Beckley after a short illness.

Bill was born Feb. 1, 1933, at Artie, son of the late William Garfield Williams and Macy Stover Williams. He also was preceded in death by his son, Craig; his brothers, Peter, David, and Jonathan; and his sisters, Emily, Joyce Ann, and Gloria Lee.

Bill was a member of the Oak Hill Church of Christ.

Surviving: his wife of 60 years, Jo Ann (Hodge) Williams; his daughter and son-in-law, Tamie and Michael J. Grose of Summersville; a beloved daughter-in-law, Jena (Lopez) Williams of Edmond; his brothers, Chris (Gertrude) of Oceanside, Calif., and Joseph (Linda) of Artie; a sister-in-law, Juanita Williams of Huntington; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Michael (Rachel) Grose ll of Salem, Ala., Nathan (Kerri) Grose of Summersville, Brandon (Desirae) Grose of Nettie, Preston (Randisas) Grose of Canvas, Brittany Williams of Tillamook, Ore., Nicholas Williams and Lucas Williams, both of Edmond, Mason Grose, Caden Grose, Kinley Grose and Kambree Grose to arrive in June; many beloved nieces and nephews; and his two dogs, Ginger and Snowflake, who he loved very much.

He requested to be cremated and there will be no services.

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Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, Prosperity.