The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


September 12, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, September 12, 2013


Eunice Faye Elkins Dangerfield

Eunice Faye Elkins Dangerfield of Scarbro, born Dec. 15, 1931, died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease on Sept. 7, 2013. She passed away surrounded by her immediate family: Kenneth Dangerfield, her husband of 64 years; her daughter, Susan Smith of Oak Hill, and Susan’s husband, Gary; her daughter, Kelli Dangerfield of Scarbro; her son, Kenneth Bruce Dangerfield of Morgantown and his wife, Vicki; her son, Wesley Dangerfield of Charlotte, N.C., and his wife, Mazie; and her son, Barry Dangerfield of Bristol, Tenn., and his wife, Linda.

Eunice grew up in Pax and lived most of her adult life in Scarbro.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, including her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was active in the community, a member of the Fayette County Black Lung Association, former treasurer of the National Black Lung Association and helped to build walking paths in the area.

She was a retired employee of Lilly’s Jewelers of Beckley. She liked to cook and read in her spare time.

Also surviving: her brother, James Murdock and his wife, Milda, of Knoxville, Tenn.; her brothe, Larry Murdock and his wife, Helen, of Princeton; her sister, Sandra Burress and her husband, William, of Steubenville, Ohio, and her brother, Carl D. Murdock and his wife, Sue, of Mt. Hope. She was preceded in death by her sister, Pat Maynor, and her husband, Dillard, of Detroit, Mich.

She will be cremated, as she requested. A celebration of her life for close family will be held at a later date. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and she will be missed.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Lucile Elizabeth Shepherd Duncan

Lucile Elizabeth Shepherd Duncan, 89, of Oak Hill, WV, died at the home of her daughter and caregiver Rita Toler on Sept. 7, 2013, after a long illness.

Born Feb. 29, 1924, at Prudence, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Essie Hazel Burdette Shepherd. Lucile also was preceded in death by her husband, Joe P. Duncan; by a son Joe P. Duncan Jr.; and by brothers, Frank J. Shepherd, William L. Shepherd and Charles Shepherd.

Lucile was a cook for the Fayette County school system and was also a former telephone operator.

She was a member of the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene since 1952. She served the church as a board member, Sunday school teacher and member of the Missionary Society.

She was a 1941 graduate of Oak Hill High School and a member of P.E.I.A.

Surviving: her son, Randy Duncan and wife Karen of Oak Hill; daughters, Rita Toler and her husband, Ray, of Oak Hill and Barbara Kincaid of Beckley; a sister, Eunice Wheeler of Beckley; an uncle, Howard Snodgrass of St. Albans; and nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 10 at the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jerry Bush and Pastor Mike Angelona officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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