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.

Online condolences may be sent at

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

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Abingdon.

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