The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

October 23, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, October 24, 2013

Carlos Ray Arthur Sr.

Carlos Ray Arthur, Sr., 73, of Fayetteville, died Oct. 19, 2013, at his residence after a long illness.

Born Aug. 27, 1940, at Prosperity, he was the son of the late Frank E. and Pansy M. Wilson Arthur. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Charles F. Arthur.

Carlos was a retired school principal, retiring from Rosedale Elementary School.

He was a member of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, and a member of the Fayette County Association of Retired School Employees.

Surviving: his wife, Yvonne Tatum Arthur of Fayetteville; his son, Carlos Ray “Butch” Arthur Jr. of Cary, N.C.; sisters, Jessie Arthur Tolley and her husband, Dave, of Charleston, and Jo Ann Arthur Kidd Davis and her husband, John, of Mount Hope; and a sister-in-law, Freida Arthur, the widow of his deceased brother, Charles.

A memorial service was held Oct. 22 at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church with Rev. Clare Sulgit-Horn officiating.

Donations may be made to the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, 120 High Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Roy Edward Bell

Roy Edward Bell, 58, of Fayetteville, died suddenly Oct. 19, 2013.

Born on Sept. 1, 1955, at Beckwith, he was the son of the late Robert Lawrence and Audrey Blake Bell. He also was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Bell; brothers, Harold Bell and Mike Bell; and a baby infant sister.

Roy served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.

He had worked as a lineman for the cable companies and was employed with Sherry’s of Fayetteville.

He was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos. He also enjoyed working on cars, hunting, and fishing.

Surviving: his daughter, Christi (Keith) McGraw of Fayetteville; grandson and granddaughter, Will McGraw and Kinlee McGraw, both of Fayetteville; a special little girl near and dear to his heart, Shannen Davis of Ansted; brothers, David (Kathy) Bell of Warfield, Ky., Teddy (Barbara) Bell of Oak Hill, Don (Julie) Bell of Dallas, Ga., and Timmy Bell of Fayetteville; sisters, Trilby (Dan) Johnson of Greenville, S.C., Sherry (Johnny) Varney of Nashville, Tenn., and Lisa (Doug) Miller of Fayetteville; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Rev. Mike Parsons and Pastor Danny Goins officiating. Burial will follow at the Blake Family Cemetery at Beckwith.

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Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville.

Freel Boyd

Freel Boyd, 94, of Fayetteville, died Oct. 13, 2013, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Beckley.

Born March 9, 1919, at Ealemsville, Va., he was the son of the late Jesse Claude and Mary (Lucy) Whitlock Boyd. His first wife, who was the mother of his children, Hila Mildred Humphrey Boyd; second wife, Thelma Gertrude Hendrickson Craddock Boyd; and third wife, Nellie Marie Davis Coleman Boyd, also preceded him in death as did a son, William Boyd; daughter, Harlean Rice; son-in-law, Billie Joe Rice; daughter-in-law, Joan Boyd; and sisters, Ida McKinney, Goldie Cooper, Marie Burgess, Lena “Mickey” Whitt, Sylvia Young and Irene Boyd.

Well known in the construction business, Freel was a retired foreman for Erdman Construction.

Mr. Boyd was a member of the Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church and attended Cotton Hill Baptist Church.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran having served with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Surviving: sons, Stanley Boyd and wife Charlene of Fayetteville and Gary Boyd and wife Lucille of Plainville, Mass.; daughter, Savannah Jeffries of St. Augustine, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Arvilla Boyd of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; brother, James “Roy” Boyd of Canvas; grandchildren, Denise Roeder and husband Paul of Columbus, Ohio, Jerry Rice of Fayetteville, Dale Boyd and wife, Amy of Ft. Pierce, Curtis Boyd of Ft. Pierce, Beverly Boyd-Miller and husband Jim of Austin, Texas, Debbie Jamieson and Cindi Sirard and husband Mike, all of Attleboro, Mass., Pamela Bastis and husband Robert of Dighton, Mass., Tami Egbert and husband Jeff of Russellville, Ohio, Angela Keim and husband Jonathan of St. Augustine, Fla., Tina Boyd of Beckley and Annette Rutledge and husband Joe of Lewis Center, Ohio; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 17 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Robert Pauley officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with military graveside rites by Oak Hill VFW Post No. 3110.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 121 Talbert Avenue, Fayetteville WV 25840.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Walter Caldwell

Walter Edward Caldwell, 90, of Fayetteville, died Oct. 10, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill.

Born March 12, 1923, at Gatewood, he was the son of the late Jasper Ray and Nona Frances Withrow Caldwell. He also was preceded in death by an infant brother, Ray Caldwell Jr., and a beloved sister, Frances Caldwell Woollard.

Mr. Caldwell was a member of the Kesler Memorial Presbyterian Church in Hico.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 71st Infantry Division, and a founding member of Lafayette Post 149 where he served as Adjunct General for many years.

He was a charter member of the Fayetteville Lions Club, the voice of the Fayetteville Pirates for many years, a graduate of Marshall University, and an avid scrip collector organizing the National Scrip Collectors’ Club.

He was a retired agent with Nationwide Insurance Agency.

Surviving: his nephew, Robert Woollard II; niece, Suzann Shumaker and her husband, Gaylord; great-nephew, Dustin Shumaker; a beloved friend, Lionel Waters and his family; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Oct. 13 at the Dodd-Payne Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Pastor Jim Dempsey officiating. Burial followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Contributions in his honor may be made to the Kesler Memorial Presbyterian Church, Hico, WV 25854.

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

Louzania ‘Dana’ Ann Huffman Craddock

Louzania “Dana” Ann Huffman Craddock, 92, of Pax, died Oct. 15, 2013, following an extended illness.

Born Feb. 12, 1921, at Harper, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Mae Kincaid Huffman. Her first husband, Homer Jack Craddock; second husband, Bert McNeely; brothers, Avery, Medare and Carl Huffman; sisters, Vivalore Billings and Madge Stanley; and a special caregiver, Mable Williams, also preceded her in death.

Dana was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Long Branch United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and choir member. She had many talents including music and writing poetry.

Surviving: sons, Gary Craddock and wife AnnaMae of Daleville, Va., Jack Craddock and wife Sue of Fayetteville and Colin Craddock and wife Mildred of Elyria, Ohio; daughter, Lynn Williams and husband Ken of Beckley; grandchildren, Lori, Lisa, Steve, Michelle, Jack, Mike, Joe, Cheyenne, Dwain and Kim; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Pat Huffman of Ballard and Uria Huffman of Edgewood, Md.; a sister-in-law, Dottie Huffman of Tunnelton; and many special nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were Oct. 1 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Pastor Harmon Davis officiating. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

John Edward Kincaid Sr.

John Edward Kincaid Sr. died Oct. 21, 2013.

He was born in Kincaid on Nov. 13, 1927.

At the age of 15, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines and worked on numerous ships during World War II. A proud WWII veteran, he served in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific theaters of war.

After the war he settled and married his beloved wife Euvah, to whom he was married for 65 years prior to her death in January of this year. They had four children, nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

During his career, Mr. Kincaid worked as a diesel mechanic, welder, hydraulic mechanic, supervisor and plant supervisor among other things.

In recent years he has enjoyed gardening and woodworking while living at Tobaccoville, N.C.

Funeral services were Oct. 23 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

John L. Lewis

John L. Lewis, 75, of Howland Township, Ohio, died Oct. 21, 2013, at The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. after a short illness.

Born Sept. 4, 1938, in Page, he was the youngest child of the late Homer and Gertrude Wilson Lewis. One daughter, Sherri Cyples, and eight brothers and four sisters also preceded him in death.

He moved to Ohio from West Virginia in 1955.

John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1959. He retired in 1991 from Delphi Packard Electric Division of General Motors, where he worked as a tow motor driver, artos cutter and union representative for 32 years.

John managed LIttle League teams for many years and was past director of the Howland Athletic Club.  He attended First Baptist Church of McDonald.

He was an avid Ohio State and West Virginia University fan. John enjoyed bowling and golfing and loved attending the grandkids’ sporting events.

Surviving: his wife of 57 years, Carol Thayer Lewis, whom he married Aug. 28, 1956; sons, John B. Lewis of Lawrenceville, N.J., David T. (Jolene) Lewis and Tim (Valerie) Lewis, both of Howland, Ohio; a son-in-law, Al Cyples of North Ridgeville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, Lacy (Tom) Riegert, Lindsey Cyples, Regan Horn, Geoffrey and Daniel Lewis, Kelly (Dave) Ginter, David (Beth) Lewis Jr., Tommy and Emily Lewis, J.T. Sidor and Victoria, Zachary and Nicholas Lewis; and great-grandchildren, Dylan and Brianna Lewis, Nevaeh Renniker and David and Lucas Ginter.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE, Warren, Ohio, and also one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Michael Setser will officiate. Burial will be at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at First Baptist Church of McDonald, 602 Illinois Ave., McDonald, OH 44720 or to the American Cancer Society, 525 North Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.

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Russell Henry McKinney

Russell Henry McKinney, 52, of Oak Hill, died Oct. 14, 2013, at CAMC - Memorial Division in Charleston.

Born Sept. 14, 1961, at Beckley, he was the son of the late John and Dolly Smith McKinney. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine Rogers and Brenda Newhouse.

He was a coal and log hauler.

Mr. McKinney was a member of the Sand Branch Worship Center.

Surviving: daughter, Amanda McKinney of Scarbro; son, Jarold McKinney, address unknown; sisters, Dolly Ball and husband Bob of Oak Hill and Nancy Smith of Scarbro; grandchildren, Katelyn Settle and Elijah Settle, both of Scarbro; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 18 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Ken Souder officiating. Burial was at Mann-McKinney Cemetery, Beckwith.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

David ‘Dave’ Wayne O’Dell

David “Dave” Wayne O’Dell, 53, of Victor, died Oct. 16, 2013, in Beckley, following a long illness.

David was born Feb. 24, 1960, in Richwood, son of Bradley W. O’Dell of Greenville, S.C., and Garylee O’Dell of Leivasy.

He was a member of the Summersville Masonic Lodge #76 and the Beni Kedem Temple in Charleston.

He was a heavy equipment operator for the strip mine industry and an 18-year member of the UMWA.

Surviving: his wife, Jill S. Crosier O’Dell of Victor; his parents, Garylee and Gordon O’Dell of Leivasy and Bradley and Barbara O’Dell of Greenville, S.C.; sons, Robert O’Dell of Cannelton and Joshua O’Dell of Summersville; a sister, Debra Robinson of Summersville; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 19 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Preacher Jack Eades and Rev. Bradley Boyce officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

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Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.

Margaret Loraine Richmond

Margaret Loraine Richmond, 83, died Oct. 10, 2013.

Born Oct. 1, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Charley and Violet Spencer Conley.

Surviving: sons, Jack Lacy and wife Janell of Canvas, Cecil Manning and wife Sharron of Oak Hill, Fred Mahood and family of Oak Hill; sister, Helen Chapman of Ohio; longtime friends, Jetta Mahood and Carol Dobbs; and a host of grand children and friends.

Service was Oct. 18 at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Pete Lokant officiating.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Gail Rosetta Poore Staunton

Mrs. Gail Rosetta Poore Staunton, 58, of Fayetteville, died Oct. 12, 2013.

Born Dec. 3, 1954, in Kaymoor, she was the daughter of the late Clinton Lee Poore and Daisy Beata Crowe. She also was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Wright.

Mrs. Staunton was a customer service worker at Walmart and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Garten.

Surviving: her loving husband, Milton Staunton; children, Jason Poore of Kaymoor, Jessica Young of Chesapeake, Va., and Jamie Staunton of Kaymoor; grandson, Isaiah Young of Chesapeake, Va.; brothers, William Poore of Charlotte, N.C., and Clarence Poore of Suffolk, Va.; sisters, Marion Jackson of Charleston, Lena Lewis of Ansted, Clara Poore and Claudia Davis of Oak Hill; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was Oct. 18 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Garten, with Rev. Herman James officiating. Burial followed in Rotan Family Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

James Allen ‘Tim’ Weatherby

James Allen “Tim” Weatherby, 62, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Scarbro, died Oct. 3, 2013.

Funeral services were Oct. 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio. A viewing was held Oct. 14, followed by a brief service, at the Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor Chapel in Beckley. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Beckley, following this service.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Louise Elaine Bowyer Wriston

Louise Elaine Bowyer Wriston, 67, of Pax, died Oct. 18, 2013, at  Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born April 16, 1946, at Anniston, Ala., she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Bittle Bowyer.

Louise was a homemaker and a member of the Willis Branch Community Church at Pax.

Surviving: her husband of 49 years, Earnest K. Wriston of Pax; her children, Steven Wriston of Ohio, James Wriston of Pax, Tina Runyon of Mississippi, Michael Wriston of Virginia, Susan Brown and Amanda Gray, both of Pax, and Jacob Wriston of Mississippi; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; her sister, Sandra Bowyer of Pax; and her brother, John Robert Bowyer of Ohio.

Funeral services were Oct. 21 at the Willis Branch Community Church, Pax, with Richard Runyon officiating. Burial followed in the Thompson Cemetery, Bee Branch Road, Pax.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.