The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


April 23, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, April 24, 2014


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.

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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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