The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 12, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, March 13, 2014


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.

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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.

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