The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

October 3, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012


Donald Atwood

Donald Atwood 58, of Mt. Hope, died Sept. 27, 2012.

Born March 12, 1954, Donald was a son of the late Oscar and Stella Kirk Atwood. Donald also was preceded in death by his sons, Ryan and Preston Atwood; brother, Ralph Edward Atwood.

Donald was interested in old cars and was a NASCAR fan.

He attended Woodrow Wilson High School. He was employed as a coal miner with Eccles No. 5 Coal Mines.

Donald was of the Pentecostal faith.

Surviving: his sister, Phyllis Sheets of Mt. Hope, and Peggy Jones and husband Kester of Scarbro; brothers, Thomas Atwood and wife Margaret of Scarbro, and John Atwood of Crab Orchard; nieces, Haley and Abigail Newman; nephew, Michael Atwood; and Jeff Bragg, who was Donald’s caretaker.

Services were Oct. 3 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Randy Mann officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

Mable Marie Dixon Bennett

Mable Marie Dixon Bennett, 91, of Oak Hill, died Oct. 2, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Elizabeth Thorn Campbell

Elizabeth Alice Cottle Thorn Campbell, 91, died Sept. 24, 2012, at the Lima Manor Nursing Home, Lima, Ohio.

Born Sept. 12, 1921, in Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Daisy I. Arthur Cottle. On Feb. 4, 1982, she married Alfred E. “Al” Campbell, who passed away on Nov. 9, 1991. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Thorn, who passed away on Feb. 23, 1975; and a step-son, John W. Campbell.

Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Forest Park United Methodist Church, Lima, and was a volunteer with the Lima Memorial Health System Auxiliary, since 1975.

She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Waynesfield, Ohio Lodge No. 273.

Surviving: stepsons, Leonard D. Campbell of Baneberry, Tenn., Marshall K. Campbell of Elida, Ohio, and Paul W. Campbell of Lima; stepdaughters, Mary E. and Robert Roose of Danese, and Nelda K. and John Jolliff of Casa Grande, Ariz.; many stepgrandchildren; and many stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services were Sept. 29 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Glen Kuhn officiating. Burial was in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or the Lima Memorial Health System Auxiliary.

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



Mary Elizabeth Henley

Mary Elizabeth Henley, 95, of Kenna, died Sept. 24, 2012, at home.

Born May 10, 1917, in the small coal mining community of Elkridge, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Geneva Hoffman Redman. She also was preceded in death by her husband, John Henley; brothers, Tom Redman, Don Redman and Leslie Redman Jr.; and sisters, Arbutus Turley and Carrie Belle Armstrong.

Surviving: children, Patricia Legg and her husband, Jack, of Victor, Martha “Marty” Faulds Martin of Winfield, Donna Cunningham and her husband, Buddy, of Powellton, Roy Painter Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Bancroft, Jeannie Wray of Winfield, and Rick Redman Sr. of Kenna; 13 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Scott of Powellton; and many nephews and nieces.

Service was Sept. 27, at Elkridge Community Church with her sons, Rev. Roy Painter Jr. and Rick Redman Sr., officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.



Bettie Imogene Holcomb

Bettie Imogene Holcomb, 84, of Ansted, formerly of Lookout, died Sept. 29, 2012, following an extended illness.

Born March 21, 1928, at Victor, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Bettie M. Brown Robinson. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold B. Holcomb Sr.; son Gary Robinson; a grandson, Edward Lee Jordon; sister, Annabelle Bess; and a brother, Norman Higgins.

Mrs. Holcomb was a homemaker and a member of the Ansted Church of God.

Surviving: daughters, Betty Casey and husband Arnold of Nedrow, N.Y., Crystal Jordon and husband Eddie of Sissonville, and Dee Dee Prather and husband Danny, and Treasure Vest and husband Daniel, all of Ansted; sons, Byron Blunt and wife Beckie of Travelers Rest, S.C., Arnold Holcomb Jr. and wife Stacy of Oak Hill, Kevin Holcomb of Sissonville, Bip Holcomb and wife Cheryl of Ansted, and Garth Holcomb and wife Trish of Mt. Nebo; and 33 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Oct. 2, at the Nuttall Cemetery, Lansing, with her grandson Tyrel Blunt officiating.

Please make donations to John Hagee Ministries, P.O. Box 1400, San Antonio, TX 78295-1400, for the return of the Jews to Israel.

Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., Ansted.



William R. Hundley

William R. Hundley, 75, of Oak Hill, died Sept. 29, 2012.

A memorial service will be held 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Nicholas County Senior Center, 151 Sids Way, Summersville.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.



Aileen Ruth McGraw ‘Mama’ Janney

Aileen Ruth McGraw “Mama” Janney, 92, of Oak Hill, formerly of Pax, died Sept. 26, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born May 26, 1920, at Long Branch, she was the daughter of the late Henry “Chick” and Virginia Burgess McGraw. She also was preceded in death by her husband, James Seibert Janney; her children, Seibert Wayne Janney and Bernadine Janney Smith; siblings, Lorena Akers, Rupert McGraw, Helen Lively and Bernard McGraw; and a nephew, Dwight Akers.

Aileen was a member of Winolia Chapter No. 59 OES and the Long Branch United Methodist Church.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: her granddaughter, Sally Kay Blackburn and husband Jeffrey, and great-grandsons, Matthew and Eric Blackburn, all of Hurricane; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were Sept. 30 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Mervin Sizemore officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Robert ‘Pete’ Jones

Robert “Pete” Jones, 69, of Meadow Bridge, died Sept. 26, 2012, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center of Ronceverte.

Born March 9, 1943, at Lawton, he was the son of the late Harry Robert Jones and Mandy Frances Adkins. He also was preceded in death by his step-father, Roger R. Johnson; son-in-law, Michael Canaday; sister, Gladys Fitzpatrick; and brothers, Roger “Joe” Johnson and Harry Jones Jr.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Meadow Bridge, and a retired laborer from the Carbon Division of Mead-Westvaco.

Pete was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved the outdoors.

Surviving: his wife, Patricia Ann Bryant Jones of Meadow Bridge; daughters, Roberta Canaday of Meadow Bridge, and Candy Burdette (Jeff)  of Covington, Va.; sisters, Dixie Bennett of Rainelle, Darlene McClung of Quinwood, and Eva Mae Bumgardner of Meadow Bridge; brothers, Loran Jones of Maplewood, and Davey Johnson of Meadow Bridge; grandchildren, Terrie Tolley (John), and Tracy Canaday, both of Meadow Bridge, Darrin Burdette, Derek Hanna, and Emily Burdette, all of Covington, Va., and Brittany Canaday of Meadow Bridge; and great-grandchildren, Alexis Burdette of Covington,  and Laikyn and Levi Tolley of Meadow Bridge.

Services were Sept. 29 at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Buck Caldwell officiating. Burial followed in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.



Billy Ray McClung

Billy Ray McClung, 45, of Fayetteville, died Sept. 26 2012, at home.

Born Dec. 30, 1966, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Bernard and Anna McClung. He also was preceded in death by uncles, Ray and Russell McClung; aunt, Lucille; and nephew, Craig Withrow.  

Billy was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and graduated from the College of West Virginia with an associate degree in Occupational Therapy.

He was an outstanding football player.

Previously he had worked for Lance, IGA, assistant manager for Subway, and was a former employee of Ben Franklin.

Surviving: his sisters, Carol Hypes (Michael) and Connie Rock (Kevin); brothers, Frank McClung (companion Sue), Donald McClung, Kenneth McClung (Mandy), and Fred Hill; and nieces and nephews, Steve, Jeremy, Whitney, Casey, Jacob, Bailee, Natalie, and Kennedy.

A memorial service with family and friends was held Oct. 3 at Pleasant View Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com or cards may be sent to Carol Hypes at 136 Harding Subdivision Road, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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



Emily Eades Norford

Emily Mae Eades Norford, 93, of Fayetteville, died Sept. 28, 2012.

Born Oct. 13, 1918, at Ansted, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Bessie Eades. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Everett (Pete) Norford, in 2002; brothers, William Eades, Virgil Eades and Roy Eades; and sisters, Thelma Nuchols, Hazel Crist, Ethel Schultz, June Pennington, and Virginia Crane.

Mrs. Norford worked as a clerk for the town of Fayetteville for 20 years.

She was an active member of Fayetteville United Methodist Church since 1953.

Surviving: her sisters, Geneva Parsons of Bel Air, Md., and Bessie Skaggs of Trenton, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.

Funeral services were Oct. 1, at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church with Rev. Clare Sulgit-Horn, Rev. Roy Gene Crist, and Pastor Jack Eades officiating. Burial followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Memorials may be made in Emily’s memory to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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

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



Marjorie Romano Pollard

Marjorie Pollard (nee Romano), 89, of Chatham Borough, N.J., died Sept. 28, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Pollard was born in Madison, N.J., and lived the last 65 years in Chatham Borough.

Mrs. Pollard was a bookkeeper for a medical practice in Summit, N.J., for several years before she retired 15 years ago. Prior to that she was a bookkeeper for the Shop Rite in Florham Park for over 10 years.

During World War II, Mrs. Pollard worked at Picatinny Arsenal building bombs for the war effort and her unit received a Presidential Citation for their work.

Mrs. Pollard was married, for the last 65 years, to the late Wesley F. Pollard Sr., who just recently passed away on Sept. 16, 2012.

Surviving: her children, Wesley F. Pollard Jr., and David W. Pollard; brothers, Nick Romano, and Ron Romano; and grandchildren, Rebecca and Flynn.

A memorial visitation was held Oct. 3, at the Madison Memorial Home, Madison, N.J.

Please omit flowers. Donations to the Chatham Emergency Squad in her memory would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Madison Memorial Home, Madison, N.J.



Margaret Blair Price

Margaret Blair Price, 92, of 115 Westmoreland Court, Danville, Va., died July 8, 2012, at Danville Regional Medical Center.

Margaret Blair was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Birmingham, Ala., daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Lawrence. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel W. Price Sr. of Oak Hill, and her daughter, Margaret Blair Tredwell.

Mrs. Price was an active member of the Presbyterian Church and spent eight years in Japan serving as a missionary for the Presbyterian Diocese after her husband’s death. She received a Doctorate of Sociology and spentyears in the teaching profession.

She loved needlework and donated much of her time to helping others at Danville Regional Hospital and the Presbyterian churches in Danville, Va., and Oak Hill.

During World War II, she served as a medical technologist for the U.S. Army and later at the Oak Hill Hospital. She loved to volunteer her services and continued to donate her time to the church, up until a few days before her death.

Surviving: sons, Joseph Price and wife Rebecca of Raleigh and Samuel Price Jr. and wife Babette Hoffman Price of Danville; four grandchildren; and son-in-law, Scott Tredwell of Advance, N.C.

Mrs. Price’s final resting place is with her husband in High Lawn Cemetery, Oak Hill.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Presbyterian Church.



Stacey Gail Rakes

Stacey Gail Rakes, 38, of Oak Hill, died Sept. 26, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born April 1, 1974, at Beckley, she was the daughter of Paul Rakes, and Sherri Blake Groves and Terry “Papa T” Groves.

She was a much loved member of the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving, in addition to her devoted parents: sisters, Nikki Hall and husband Keith of Fairdale, and Lisa Brown and husband Marc of Phoenix, Ariz.; nieces and nephews, Brittany Alderman and husband Lewis, Courtney Cook and husband Mike, Corey Brown, Coty Brown, and Tyler Brown; very special great-nieces and nephews, Madisyn, London, Kendra, Michael, Hunter and Legend; and her wonderful church family.

Funeral services were Sept. 30 at the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jerry Bush officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene, Haiti Project – for the Stacey Rakes Chapel, PO Box 22, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Gwendolyn Irene (Blackburn) Sanger

Gwendolyn Irene (Blackburn) Sanger died at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, while surrounded by her daughter, Sarah Glover, family true friend and adopted family Jimmy Day, and caring and compassionate caregivers.

Gwen was born in Louisa, Ky., on Sept. 8, 1927, to a family of 15 children.

She moved to Page, at 16 years old and married John McKinney and later had one daughter, Sarah Ellen. John was killed in a mine accident when Sarah was two years old. Eight years later, Gwen married Carl Morris Sanger, who preceded her in death on July 20, 2012. With Sarah, they traveled doing surveying of highways. Gwen worked at numerous organizations to help support their family.

Moving back to Oak Hill in 1961 they purchased a home and farm where they raised Morgan horses, farmed, and loved living. Gwen worked at Noyes Men’s and Boys Store for over 30 years before retiring and enjoying her and Carl’s love.

Surviving: daughter, Sarah Glover; grandson, Eric (Tammy) Hambrick, and granddaughter, Kristen (Eric) Gallant, both from Ohio; and great-grandchildren, Darian Heintzman, Lauren Hambrick, Ian Heintzman, Evan Hambrick, and Makenna Gallant.

Due to her wishes she will be cremated and a memorial service held later.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Calvin W. Stotler

Calvin Walker Stotler, 86, of Lansing, formerly of the Alum Creek area, died Sept. 28, 2012, at Fayette Nursing and Rehab Center, Fayetteville.

Born Dec. 3, 1925, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Elex Calvin Stotler and Blanche Selby Stotler Tyler. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Naomi Stotler; and son, Melvin E. Stotler.

Mr. Stotler was a member of Ames Heights Bible Church.

He was a coal miner and worked most of his 42 years at Cannelton Coal Company at Montgomery.

He was an avid bluegrass musician.

Surviving: his son, Kelly D. Stotler and his wife, Rebecca, of Victoria, Texas; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 3, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Frank Castello officiating. Burial followed in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

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

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



Robert S. ‘Bob’ Taylor

Robert S. “Bob” Taylor, 68, of Bentree, died Sept. 30, 2012, after a long illness.

Born Oct. 6, 1943, in Wyndal, he was the son of Pearl Fitzwater Taylor and the late Harry “Punch” Taylor. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by brothers, Harry Jr. and Gilbert, and sister, Patricia Jane.

Robert was a Christian and a member of the Christian Church of Lizemores.  He was a loving and devoted family man.

Robert was retired from Brogan Investigation and Security Co. and Peabody Coal Company.

An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a recipient of numerous medal and commendations.  Robert was a also a lifetime member of Gauley Bridge VFW Post #8366, and one of the initial members of the Gauley River Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving: mother, Pearl Taylor of Belva; his wife 43 years, Anna Bell Pritt Taylor; daughter, Beverly  (Joseph) Young and granddaughters, Joanna, Bethany and Elizabeth Jane, all of Belva; daughter, Ashley Pritt of Burnsville;  sisters, Louise Crouse of Belva, Nancy Harper of Dixie, Terry Gray of Ansted, Tilda Martin of Hilton Village; and an uncle, Albert Booth of Belva.

Funeral services were Oct. 3 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Ministers J.W. Hill, Thurman Sizemore and Kyle Raider officiating. Burial followed in the Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.

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

Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.



Benjamin Lee ‘Ben’ Treadway Sr.

Benjamin Lee “Ben” Treadway Sr., 67, of Oak Hill, died Sept. 28, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center.

Born March 22, 1945, at Rainelle, he was the son of the late Ernest Treadway and Wanda (Brown) Treadway. He also was preceded in death by his sisters, Nellie Deloris Crawford and Susan Ann Smith.

Ben was a retired truck driver.

Surviving: his former wife and the mother of his children, Ellen Ann Treadway of Oak Hill; children, Benjamin Lee Treadway Jr. and his girlfriend, Roberta McGuire, of Oak Hill, Wanda Starks and her husband, Ricky, of Cleveland, Ohio, Patricia Treadway of Oak Hill, Melissa Cornman and her husband, Matt, of Menomine, Mich., and John Allen Treadway and his wife, Amy, of Gastonia, N.C.; brothers, Ernest Gerald Treadway and his wife, Violet, of Wingrove, and Jack Edward Treadway and his wife, Dreama, of Scarbro; sisters, Margaret Lee Blue, anf Louise Kay Jefferies and her husband, Arnold, all of Carlisle, Ella Mae Legg and her husband, Mike, of Oak Hill, and Joyce Marie Gibson and her husband, James, of Michigan; grandchildren, Ashley Taylor, Leah Shrewsberry, Ricky Starks Jr., Nicholas Treadway, and Michael Cornman; and two great-grandchildren.

His remains rest  where the

Funeral was Oct. 1 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Randy Sunderland officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



James Henry ‘Pee Wee’ Turley

James Henry “Pee Wee” Turley, 53, of Glen Jean, died Sept. 27, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born Oct. 2, 1958, at Beckley, he was the son of the late John and Elsie Jennings Turley. Two brothers, John Turley Jr. and Elzer Turley, and a sister, Blinda Holbrook, also preceded him in death.

He was a disabled steel mill machine operator.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving: his wife, Tabitha Yoney Turley; sons, James “P.J.” Turley of Cleveland, Ohio, and Justin Turley of Glen Jean; daughters, Cassandra Turley of Cleveland, Ohio, and Misty Hopkins of Powellton; brother, Bill Turley of Charleston; and a granddaughter, Brittan Hopkins of Powellton.

Funeral services were Oct. 2 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Randy McGuire officiating. Mr. Turley was cremated following the service.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.