The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

March 12, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, March 13, 2014

Chilton Denward Akers

Chilton Denward Akers, 92, of Meadow Bridge, died March 6, 2014, in the Heartland of Beckley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness.

Born Sept. 3, 1921, at White Oak, he was the son of the late Ken and Thelma Talbert Akers. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Sanford, Earl, Orville, Calvin, Everette and Homer Akers; and sisters, Susie Hawkins and Geneva Richmond.

Chilton was a retired coal miner and a proud World War II Air Force veteran.

Surviving: his caregiver of over 20 years, Melissa Lilly and her daughter, Samantha Kessler, who he loved like a granddaughter, both of Meadow Bridge; his friends, Gary and Valerie Lilly of Meadow Bridge; brothers, Hobert Akers and wife Bertha of Nettie, John Akers and wife Rebecca of Meadow Bridge, Paul Akers and wife Mary Ellen of Danese, Wilbur Akers and wife Charlotte of Meadow Bridge and Robert Akers and wife Murlie of Alta; sisters, Ruth Bagy of Rainelle, Audrey Thacker and husband Jimmy and Mazel Ramey, all of Pikeville, Ky.

A graveside service was held March 9 in the Old Walker Cemetery on Gwinn Siding Road, Meadow Bridge, with Pastor Mike Nutter officiating.

There was no visitation.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc., Rainelle.

Thomas (T.J.) Ball II

Thomas (T.J.) Ball II, 63, of Beckwith, died March 9, 2014.

Born June 15, 1950, in Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Thomas “Jimmy” Ball and Mildred Grunenberg Ball. T.J. also was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Don Naylor, and nephews Jeremy Bell and Adam Naylor.

T.J. was the owner and operator of his own construction company, T.J. Ball Construction.

He enjoyed boating and camping with his family.

He was also a member of the Over the Hill Gang at Fayetteville Church of God where he attended and enjoyed all church functions.

Surviving: his wife of 40 years, Terri Beth Ball; children, Emily Ball of Parkersburg, Toshea and Matt Maxwell of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Thomas and Jennifer Ball of Daniels; his beloved grandchildren, Lauren Maxwell, Ethan Ball, Jagger Maxwell, Kadyn Ball, and Jacob and Liam Ball-Russell; his brother, Dana Ball; brother, Tim and wife Kim Ball; his sister, Tara and husband Jay Criss; mother-in-law, Anne Naylor; best friend, Greg Spearen; many other family members and close friends; and his fur babies, Chesie, Hannah and Bodie.

Services will be held Thursday, March 13 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Friends may gather from 1 p.m. and services will be held at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park.

In  lieu of flowers, contributions for funeral expenses can be made directly to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent at

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

Janie Louise Bellamy

Janie Louise Bellamy, 61, of Montgomery, died March 7, 2014.

Services were March 10 at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel in Prosperity with Pastor Jeff Floyd officiating. Interment followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, Prosperity.

Loretta Jean Morris Blackburn

Loretta Jean Morris Blackburn, 67, of Fayetteville, died March 10, 2014, at her home.

Born Oct. 5, 1946, in Montgomery, she was the daughter of the late Recil Mark and Betty Jean Underwood Morris.

She was a well-known and respected Realtor for Jim Lively Realty in Oak Hill.

Loretta was a member of the Gatewood Baptist Church and the West Virginia Board of Realtors.

Surviving: her devoted husband, Robert “Bob” Blackburn; son, Daniel Ray Hall Jr. and Debra Wilburn of Beckley; daughters, Joyce Ann Bragg and husband Frank of Fayetteville and Stephanie M. Dennis and husband Greg of Dunbar; brothers, Charles Morris of Oak Hill and Ronnie Morris and wife Cheryl of Oak Hill; sisters, Kathy Seay and husband Roger of Gatewood and Nancy Ramsey and husband Larry of Bellaire, Ohio; grandchildren, Megan Ann Bragg Rakes and husband Mike, Frank Bragg Jr., Elexus Dennis, Mya Dennis, Devin Hall, Travis Hall and Adam Gadd; and a great-grandchild, Brenden Hall.

Funeral services will be on Friday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Harry Fuller and Pastor Justin Seay officiating. Entombment will be at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 921 West Neville Street, Beckley WV 25801 or Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Lucille Mae Manley Blake

Lucille Mae Manley Blake, 85, of Fayetteville, died March 6, 2014, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born Oct. 9, 1928, at Brownsville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late William Emil and Stella Mae Baughn Manley. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Shelbern Lee Blake; son, Robert Lonnie Blake; daughter-in-law, Emogene Blake; brothers, Paul (infant), Earl (infant), Thomas Glen, Francis “Lee,” Walter, Harlow, Ray, William Eugene and Calvin Manley; great-grandson, Jack Walker Redin; and great-great-granddaughter, Florence Irvine.

Mrs. Blake was a member of the Gatewood Brethren Church.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: sons, Emmel Blake of Ray City, Ga., Thomas “Tommy” Blake and wife Tammy of Saint Marys, Edward “Eddie” Blake and wife Ella of Fayetteville and Delbert Blake and wife Anne of Indialantic, Fla.; daughters, Deloris Mitchem and husband Ellis of Fairdale, Judy Helm of Hopewell, Va., Rose Renkovish and husband Bill of Oak Hill and Melinda Blake of Hopewell, Va.; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Blake; a sister, Virginia Miller of Grafton; 25 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

 Funeral services were March 10 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Robert Pauley, Pastor Scott Lester, Pastor Tom Blake, and Pastor Delbert Walker officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Mark Caldwell

Mark Caldwell, 63, of Fayetteville, died March 10, 2014.

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

Duane ‘Duke’ Calloway

Mr. Duane “Duke” Calloway, of Mount Hope, died March 3, 2014.

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Glenna Fay Hudson Coleman

Glenna Fay Hudson Coleman, 82, formerly of Mount Hope, died at her home in Elkridge, Md., on Feb. 26, 2014.

Born Jan. 10, 1932, at Mount Hope, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Ethel Hudson. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Chester James “Buster” Coleman Jr., who was a son of the late Chester and Veda Smith Coleman of Dothan; sons, Kevin Lee Coleman, John Steven Coleman and Ricky Dean Coleman; daughters, Lois Coleman and Susan Elizabeth Coleman Deithorn; a grandson, Brian; brother, Galen; and sisters, Nona Gay and May.

Glenna was retired from Mariner Nursing Home in Laurel, Md.

Surviving: sons, James M. Coleman Sr. and wife Peggy, Randall N. Coleman and wife Kathy, Timothy R. Coleman Sr. and wife Sue, Charles Bartley Coleman Sr. and wife Jody A. and Leslie W. Coleman; son-in-law, Shane Deithorn; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Glenna also leaves behind many family members and friends in Fayette County. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

At her request, Mrs. Coleman was cremated. There will be no service. Her cremains will be interred beside her daughter and grandson at Pine Grove Cemetery, Mt. Airy, Md.

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Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Gladys Mary Davis

Gladys Mary Davis, 90, of Oak Hill, died March 1, 2014.

Born Aug. 2, 1å923, in Minden, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Dora French. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Bryant Davis Sr.; daughter, Carol Plymale; and brother, Sam French Jr.

She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and a very hard worker.

She attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Surviving: her son, Bryant Davis Jr.; grandsons, Bryant Davis III and Joshua William Davis; and granddaughter, Kayleyn Davis.

Service was March 7 at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Robert Morey officiating. Interment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

Della Duty Elswick

Della Jewell Duty Elswick, 98, formerly of Fayetteville, died March 7, 2014, at the home of her granddaughter in Greeneville, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. Duty and Victoria (Johnson) Duty; her husbands, Wallace Charles Moran and James Robert Elswick; her son, Donald Richard Moran; and grandson, David L. Moran.

She was a long-standing member of the Church of the Nazarene of Oak Hill, and was active as long as her health would permit it. She will be remembered for her warm smiling face, her open arms and love to everyone, and all the years of service given to her church, and her work with children.

Surviving: daughter-in-law, Joanne Moran; her granddaughter, Cynthia (Cindi) Bennington and husband James (Jim) Bennington Jr., and great-grandsons, James-Robert (Robbie), Jeffrey and Joshua Bennington from Greeneville, Tenn.; her granddaughter, Pamela (Rouette) Bryant and husband Skip Bryant, and granddaughter, Tammy Lynne DeVasier all of Springfield, Mass.; great-granddaughter, Jennifer Thomas and husband Ryan Thomas, and great-great-grandsons, Aiden and Brayton of Cheyenne, Wyo.; grandson, Timothy Moran of Kentucky; and a very special friend, Bertha Buis of Fayetteville.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. David Sneed officiating. Burial will follow in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Online condolences may be sent at

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

Misty Ann Hall

Misty Ann Hall, 35, of Oak Hill, died March 7, 2014.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

Harold Haskel McGuire

Harold Haskel McGuire, 66, died March 4, 2014, at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a short illness.

Born Jan. 16, 1948, in Springdale, he was the son of the late Harlan (Sonny) McGuire and Retha Kirby McGuire.

He was a member of the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War.

He also worked for the Brad Riggen Tire Company where he worked on big trucks.

Surviving: his wife, Kathy Williams McGuire of Danese; his mother, Retha Kirby McGuire of Ecru, Miss.; brothers, Harlan McGuire, wife Marie and children of Ecru, Miss., and Dale McGuire, wife Barbara and children of White Sulphur Springs; a brother-in-law, Steve Williams, wife Brenda and children of Smoot; and a sister-in-law, Sandy Reed and husband Billy and their children of Daniels.

Services were March 8 at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral, Rainelle. Burial followed at the Hanshew Cemetery in Springdale.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle.

Jonathan Lee Basil McGuire

Jonathan Lee Basil McGuire, 20, of Gatewood, died March 3, 2014.

Jonathan was born July 21, 1993, and was the beloved oldest son of John and Lynn McGuire.

 He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Alberta Tincher, and paternal grandparents, Basil and Rachael McGuire.

Jonathan is a graduate of Fayette Institute of Technology and a member of the 130th Air Lift Wing, stationed in Charleston, having completed his training in December of 2013 as a crew chief.

He attended Pleasant View Church of the Brethren.

Surviving, in addition to his parents: his much loved brother, Tyler, and sister, Courtney; grandfather, Roy Lee Tincher; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him dearly.

 Service was March 8 at the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren on Gatewood Road in Fayetteville with Pastor Randy McGuire officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Lisa Moran Naylor

Lisa Elaine Moran Naylor, 56, of Fayetteville, died of ovarian cancer on March 5, 2014.

Born Aug. 8, 1957, at Hilltop, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Anna Lounette Aliff Moran. She also was preceded in death by a cousin, Karen Ferrell, and a nephew, Adam Naylor.

Lisa was a 1975 graduate of Fayetteville High School and was most recently employed at Wildwater Expeditions until cancer left her unable to work in 2006.

Surviving: her husband of 37 years, Timothy Naylor; son, Timothy (Heather) Naylor of Fayetteville; daughter, Holly McDowell and her partner, Amanda Tatum, of Oak Hill; her grandchildren whom she adored, Colton Naylor, Devin, Ashley, Darian, and Cameryn McDowell; her lifelong friends whom she thought of as family, Tama Sweet, Ellen Vera, Kathy Gibson, Sharon (Mike) Barrett and their daughter, Lisa Michele, who was named after Lisa; her caring neighbors, Gloria Adkins and her sons; sisters, Freda Brock of Knightstown, Ind., and Janice (Earl) McGuffin of Waynesboro, Va.; her youngest sister, Karla, who made her home with Lisa; her beloved fur babies, Bunny, Bear, Louise, Leo, Pixie, and Blackie; and extended family, friends, and online communities.

Funeral services were March 8 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. In keeping with Lisa’s wishes, she was cremated following the services.

Lisa loved spring, summer, being outside, going to yard sales, and selling her treasures on eBay. She loved flowers and couldn’t bear to watch them die.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to help with her funeral expenses or to the New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

Online condolences may be sent at

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

James Edward Patrick

James Edward Patrick, 55, of Page, died March 5, 2014.

Born Oct. 16, 1958, at Hampton, Va., he was the son of the late Elgie and Bessie McKinney Patrick. A sister, Diane Haynie, also preceded him in death.

He was a restaurant cook.

A sister, Diane Haynie, preceded him in death.

Surviving: daughters, Tracy Butner of Oak Hill, Misty Spurlock of Beards Fork, and Samantha Patrick and Emily Patrick, both of Robson; son, Daniel Patrick of Oak Hill; sisters, Shirley M. Arbaugh of Oak Hill and Gloria O. Patrick and Rachel D. Johnston, both of Page; brother, Clarence R. Patrick of Newport News, Va.; a grandson, Bralen Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved and they loved him.

Mr. Patrick was cremated. A memorial service was March 11 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Bedford ‘Ben’ Forrest Randolph

Bedford ‘Ben’ Forrest Randolph, 55, of Knoxville, Tenn., died March 4, 2014, in Knoxville.

Born June 28, 1958, in Laurel Creek, he was the son of the late James Edward and Betty Lou (Ramsey) Randolph. He also was preceded in death by sisters, Virginia McBride and Janie Randolph.

Surviving: his children, Lou Anne Randolph of Prince George, Va., and Bedford ‘Ben’ Forrest Randolph Jr.;  granddaughter, Holly Noel Randolph; siblings, Burndetta Horndecky of Illinois, Carolyn Randolph of Tennessee, Jim Randolph (Crystal) of Virginia, Earl Randolph (Jeannette) of Virginia, John Randolph of Minnesota and Betty Mae (Charles) Moyer of Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were March 9 at the John Nugen Cemetery in Beckwith with Pastor Charles Morey officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Sheri Gail Mitchell Robinson

Sheri Gail Mitchell Robinson, 40, of Fayetteville, died March 3, 2014, at home.

Sheri was born Dec. 13, 1973, in Beckley, daughter of Clark and Linda Pungen Mitchell. She also was preceded in death by her grandfather, Clark E. Mitchell Sr., and other grandparents, Sam and Pearl Coleman and Eugene and Daisy Pungen.

She loved riding motorcycles, 4-wheelers and hiking and was compassionate toward others while they were sick.

Sheri loved being with kids and was a wonderful mother, wife and daughter.

Surviving, in addition to her parents: her husband, Michael Paul Robinson; sons, Tyler Blake and Dylan Robinson; daughter, Alyssa Thacker; sister, Lisa Thompson and husband Charles; niece, Erika Thompson; and grandmother, Ruth Mitchell.

Service was March 8 at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Justin Seay officiating. Interment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

Ana Szilaghi-Bazilescu

Ana Szilaghi-Bazilescu of Edmond died March 4, 2014, at 4:50 p.m., in Las Vegas, Nev., after a short and unexpected illness.

Surviving: her son, Horia Bazilescu of Romania; her daughters, Monica Lemons of Edmond and Ortansa Musat of Henderson, Nev., eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Faith Community Church, Beckley.

The memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Lola Wolney

Lola Wolney, 92, of Oak Hill, died March 6, 2014.

Born June 5, 1921, in Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late Camillo and Palmira Peraldo. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wolney; and sisters, Bruna Peraldo Fondale and Zara Peraldo Solari.

Lola was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Oak Hill.

Surviving: nephews, Dario Solari, Tullio Solari, and Phillip Fondale; first cousins, Edna Janulno, Ted Solari and Rick Solari; second cousins, Seth Solari and Patrick Solari; and special friends and caregivers, Bruce and Ginger Prince.

Services were held March 10 at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Catholic Church in Oak Hill with Father Carlos Melocoton Jr. officiating. Interment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.