The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

May 16, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, May 17, 2012


Robert ‘Bill’ Beverly

Robert “Bill” Beverly, 91, of Rural Hall, N.C., died May 7, 2012 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House.

A private interment was held May 9 at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Hunter Lee Boggs

Hunter Lee Boggs, 82, of 4-H Lake Road, Daniels, died May 8, 2012, at his home following a long illness.

Born Nov. 28, 1929, in Ivydale, he was the son of the late Eugene Boggs and Christine Sirk Boggs.

Hunter had several occupations in his life, but was a devoted state park superintendent at Hawks Nest and Grandview State Parks with 31 years of service. He spent five years as a maintenance supervisor for the New River Gorge National Park, retiring in 1995.

He was a member of the Grandview Christian Church.

Surviving: his wife, Vera “Tubby” Perrine Boggs of Daniels; his children, Mike Boggs and his wife, Wylene, of Macon, Ga., Pam Phipps and her husband, Jerry, of Lebanon, Ohio, Toni Lee and her husband, Dr. Gary Lee, of Ponte Verde Beach, Fla., Greg Boggs and his wife, Joni, of Stuart, Fla.; grandsons, Andy and Meagan Boggs of Franklin, Tenn., Justin and Erin Boggs of Marietta, Ga., Steven Boggs of Macon, Ga., and Zack Lee of Gainesville, Fla.; granddaughters, Whitney and Justin Fantozzi of Huron, Ohio, Holley Ann Phipps of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ali Boggs of New York City, N.Y., Annie Boggs of Gainesville, Fla., and Sydney Lee of Ponte Verde Beach, Fla.; and precious great-granddaughters,  Isabella, Marilena, and Lucia Fantozzi, of Huron, Ohio; brothers, Bob Boggs and his wife, Ruth, of Elkview, and Donald “Todd” Boggs and his wife, Vera Lou, of Nitro; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Hunter Boggs were May 11 at the Grandview Christian Church with Pastor Terry Newton, Oscar Schwitzerlette, and Jordan Legg officiating. Burial followed at the Boggs Cemetery at Big Otter in Clay County.

Donations may be made in Hunter’s name to the Grandview Christian Church or to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV.

Online condolences may be sent to the guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.



Thelma Lucille Taylor Braenovich

Thelma Lucille Taylor Braenovich, 80, of Robson, died May 9, 2012, at Montgomery General Hospital in Montgomery.

Born July 3, 1931, at Beards Fork, she was the daughter of the late Hayes Samuel and Maggie Morris Taylor. Her husband, Stoin Braenovich; a daughter, Sharon Nancy Braenovich; granddaughter, Donna Marie Braenovich; and brothers, Albert Taylor and George Wayman Taylor, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Braenovich was a member of the Christian Revival Center, Robson, and a homemaker.

Surviving: sons, Stanley Stoin Braenovich, Samuel Hayes Braenovich and Steve Allen Braenovich, all of Robson; daughters, Sheila Isabelle Greco of Rocky Mount, Va., and Sandra Kay Braenovich of Roanoke, Va.; sister, Colleen Justice of Robson; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside rites and committal service were May 12 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, with Rev. Mike West officiating. A memorial service was held May 12 at the Free Will Baptist Church in Robson with Rev. Mike Ray West officiating.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, Fayette-Nicholas Chapter, PO Box 355, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Gerald Milton Kincaid Sr.

Gerald Milton Kincaid Sr., 85, of Redstar, died May 9, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born Nov. 25, 1926, at Kathryn, he was the son of the late Roland R. and Ollie Mae Smith Kincaid. A son-in-law, Larry Rice, also preceded him in death.

He was a retired CSX Railroad engineer.

Mr. Kincaid was a member of the Harvey United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers and worked with the Fayette County REACT for 34 years.

Surviving: his wife, Mary Katherine Combs Kincaid; son, Rev. Gerald Milton Kincaid Jr. and wife Annette of Ansted,; daughters, Barbara Scott and husband Frank, and Linda Fisher and husband David, all of Bluffton, S.C., Beverly Rice of Huntington, and Teresa McCallister and husband Randy of Maple Fork; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Vance and husband Archie of Fayetteville; special cousin, Mary Ann DeWeese of Hometown; 16 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 12 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Toni Beecher officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Harvey United Methodist Church, c/o Beverly Thomas, Treasurer, 192 Ann Street, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneral home.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Paul Jennings Malcolm

Paul Jennings Malcolm, of Oak Hill, died May 11, 2012, at The Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born Feb, 13, 1922, at Whitby, he was the son of the late Ben and Lula Thomas Malcolm. He also was predeceased by brothers, Lawrence, Ben Junior and Carl E. Malcolm; and a sister, Gladys Marie Malcolm Ford Creager.

He was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church for 47 years where he served as deacon, teller and member of the Finance Committee. Paul was a member of the Oak Hill Masonic Lodge #120, a 32 degree member of the Scottish Rite of Charleston, and a longtime member of the Oak Hill Civitan Club.

Paul retired from Long-Airdox Company of Oak Hill in 1987 where he served as Vice President of Purchasing and Material Control.

Paul served his country as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he was a Navy pilot and flight instructor.

He was awarded the Golden Horseshoe Award in 1936 while attending the Mabscott Elementary School, an award of which he was very proud. Paul was a member of the class of 1942 at Woodrow Wilson High School and attended Beckley College from 1947-1949.

Surviving: his loving wife, Ramona Martin Malcolm; son, Greg Malcolm and Lizzie Watts; brother, Robert L. Malcolm and companion Ruth Whittington; sister, Betty McCoy of Mabscott; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Funeral services were May 14 at Oak Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Bryan Knight and Rev. David Sneed officiating. Entombment followed at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum B, Beckley, with military rites conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post 3110.

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

Donation may be made in Paul Malcolm’s memory to the Oak Hill Baptist Church, 612 Lundale Drive, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Clinton Hayes Richardson Jr.

Clinton Hayes Richardson Jr., 64, of Prudence, died May 6, 2012, following a short illness.

Mr. Richardson was the son of the late Clinton and Margaret Richardson and was born in Marion, Va., on Feb. 12, 1948. Also preceding him in death were two of his precious children, Sandra and Kenyamu (Kenny), and a brother-in-law, James Ford.

Mr. Richardson was employed by Charleston Construction. He was a faithful member of Fayetteville Family Worship Center.

He lived for his wife, children, and grandchildren. He loved family life and considered all his wife’s sisters and brothers as his own, Essie and wife Regina, Gail, Pamela and husband Clyde, Brenda, Patricia, Delvan, Cherry, Dwight, and DeWayne. His sister Susan was the light in his heart and gave him 10 wonderful nieces and nephews.

Mr. Richardson’s most prized possession was his wife Sandra who is left to treasure his memory. The couple would have celebrated 44 years of marriage in June.

Surviving, in addition to his wife: his son, Clinton Hayes Richardson III and his wife, Lisa, of Oak Hill; daughter, Wyetha Elizabeth Prevost and her husband, Marvin, of Mt. Hope; a special daughter, Heather Richardson-Neve and her husband, Rodney; his sweet sister, Susan Hairston and her husband, Robert, of Indianapolis, Ind.; uncle, Charles Sawyers and his wife, Betty, of Marion, Va.; his mother-in-law, Mary Arlene Ford of Handley; five sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; 13 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Clinton also known as Granddad, grand poppy, Uncle Clint, Uncle Rabbit, and Brother, will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know him and love him, but rejoice in knowing that he is in Heaven.

Funeral services were May 12 at Spirit and Truth Ministries, Oak Hill, with Pastors Marvin and Wyetha Prevost officiating. Burial followed in Meadow Haven Memorial Park, Ingram Branch.

Online condolences may be e-mailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com.

Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Russell Lee Roop

Russell Lee Roop, 60, of Oak Hill, died May 10, 2012, at his residence after a long illness.

Born Feb. 18, 1952, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Roop and the late Mary Alice (Baber) Roop. He also was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia Ann Roop, and his stepdad, Carl Blake.

Surviving: his daughters, Shelby Leann Roop of Oak Hill, and Brandi Williams and Heather Callahan, both of South Carolina; stepchildren, Regina Byrd and Katie Laxton, both of Oak Hill; brothers and sisters, Nancy Carr of Oak Hill, Cheryl Vernatter of Beaver, Dee Blake of Bridgeport, and Carl Blake II of Walnut Creek, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was May 13 at Spirit and Truth Ministry, Oak Hill, with Rev. Sam Callaway officiating.

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

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Ruth Berry Singer

Ruth Berry Singer, 84, of Oak Hill, died May 12, 2012, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Rick Hill.

Born Jan. 13, 1928, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Elben Columbus and Georgia Mae Jordan Berry. She also was preceded in death by brothers, Bob, Delbert, Walt, Grant, Elben (Dink); sisters, Hermia Haynes, Thelma Parsons, and Reva Milam; her beloved son, Ray F. “Stretch” Singer III, who died in 1997; and her devoted and adoring husband, Ray F. Singer II, who died in 2005.

Ruth was a homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband’s used car business, Ray’s Trading Post.

She attended the First Brethren Church of Oak Hill and was a member of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the West Virginia State Women’s Bowling Association.

Surviving: her daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Rick Hill; grandchildren, Joshua David Hill and Melody Ruth Hill; great-grandson, Joshua David Hill II; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were May 16 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. William Skeldon and the Rev. Rudell Bloomfield officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneral home.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Roy Steele

Roy Steele, 53, of Ansted, died at his Beckley residence May 9, 2012, following a long illness.

Born Aug. 7, 1958, in Virginia, Roy was the son of the late Thomas Steele and Christine Dix Steele. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Glenna Steele.

Roy was disabled.

Surviving: sister, Yvonne Roberts of Ansted.

There will be no visitation or services. Mr. Steele was cremated.

Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.



Elizabeth Carol Dorton Straub

Elizabeth Carol Dorton Straub, 62, of Oak Hill, died May 7, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Born June 30, 1949, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Douglas F. and Mary E. Campbell Dorton. Carol also was preceded in death by her grandparents, several aunts and uncles, and her sister, Lisa Pittman.

Carol was the most kind-hearted, giving, loving person, but the sun rose and set in her grandbabies. She loved every minute she had with them

If she would want to say anything to her loved ones it is live life to the fullest, laugh every chance you get and love like she loved her children and family til the Lord takes you home. She would not want you to want her back here. She is now at peace and sitting by the river of life with Jesus, mother and Lisa. She will wait for you all at the Heavenly gates to greet you when you come. Carol loved you all in a special way.

Carol went to Collins High School in Oak Hill. She spent most of her life in West Virginia but lived in Minnesota for 18 years. Carol was a homemaker and loved to clean — organizing was her specialty. She ran a day care because she loved children but as she got older her passion was her family. Carol took pride in her children, spent most of her time with her precious daughter Erica who was always there for her mom. Carol had a special aunt, Aunt Dorothy, with whom she had late night conversations every night. She also had two special friends, Kathy and Shelby.

Surviving: her precious daughter, Erica Farley of Mount Hope, and her children, Madelyn, Olivia, Malaquai and Kaesen, with whom Carol spent most of her time; a son, Robert Sheaves Jr. and his companion, Melissa, of Surprise, Ariz.; her companion of 30 years, Philip Waters; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and all her special friends with whom she played Bingo.

Funeral services were May 15 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Sam Jeffries officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



William Jack Taylor

William Jack Taylor, 41, of Oak Hill, formerly of Fenwick Mountain, died May 9, 2012, at his home after a long illness.

He was a loving father, son, brother and uncle.

He was a 1988 graduate of Richwood High School where he played football as a running back and wore the number 42. He was all star track and won numerous medals.

After high school he owned Taylor Tire Company on Fenwick Mountain.

He never met a stranger, he was very witty, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and sleigh riding.

In summer he spent his weekends at Woodbine, swimming, playing football and volleyball with close friends.

Surviving: his mother and father, Robert and Erma Taylor; a daughter, Anielia Rebekah Taylor; stepson, Chase Lauier; brothers, James Taylor and Michael Bennett; sisters, Tamera Scruggs, Rebecca Bennett and Kimberly Bennett; brother-in-law, Billy Scruggs; sister-in-law, Carrie Taylor; a niece, Kaitlyn Taylor; nephews, Zachary Taylor and Derrick Scruggs; and many aunts, uncles and cousins whom he loved dearly and who also loved him.

Funeral service was May 12 at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Pete Scott officiating. Internment followed in Fairview Cemetery, Nettie.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.



Gloria Underwood

Gloria Underwood, 80, of Mount Hope, died May 14, 2012, at her residence.

Online condolences may be sent at roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley.



Lena Mae Wesley

Lena Mae Wesley, 94, of Fayetteville, formerly of McBerry Street, Beckley, died at her home May 7, 2012, following a long illness.

Born May 2, 1918, at Fireco, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm Graham Moore and Tennie Lewey Moore. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lewis Wesley; by a son, Johnnie Ross Wesley; by brothers, Arvin, Cameron, Paul, “Bill” and Ernest; and by sisters, Velma Pack, Lillian Walker, and Stella Latin.

Mrs. Wesley was a homemaker, and attended the Mountain View Church of God at Hilltop. She had made her home in Fayetteville for the past 13 years, having resided at McBerry Street in Beckley for 35 years.

Surviving: her children, Joseph Lewis Wesley Jr. and his wife, Luella, of Roanoke, Va., Myra Wesley Woolard and her husband, Bobby, of Washington, N.C., and Kathryn Kinder and her husband, Chuck, of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law, Veronica Wesley of Oak Hill; brothers, Clifford Moore and his wife, Ann, of Beckley, and Clinton Moore and his wife, Wilma, of Glen Morgan; grandchildren, Kathryn Stevens and her husband, Eric, of Mason, Ohio, Julie Ann Wesley of Cleveland, Ohio, Sean Kinder of Fayetteville, Staff Sgt. Jay Wesley and his wife, Amber, of Japan, and Kevin Kinder of South Charleston; and great-grandchildren, Ian Wesley, Darin Wesley, Hannah Stevens, and Matthew Stevens.

Funeral services  to celebrate the life of Lena Wesley were May 10 at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Charles Kinder officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Online condolences may be sent at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV, in memory of Mrs. Wesley.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.



Donald Lyle Wilson

Donald Lyle Wilson, 86, of Oak Hill, died May 9, 2012.

Funeral services were May 14 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Ronald E. Ray officiating. Burial was at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.