The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


January 9, 2013

Obituaries - Thursday, January 10, 2013


Ethel Lucas

Ethel Lucas, 87, of Collinsdale, died Jan. 1, 2013.

She was the wife of the late Virgil Lucas, and daughter of the late Homer and Leva Kees.

Ethel was a long time resident of the small town of Collinsdale, and loved her little house there surrounded by her family.

She attended the Burnwell Church of the Nazarene, where she was active in the Ladies Ministry. She was an amazing cook, who loved nothing better than to feed her entire family and all her friends.

Surviving: her sons, James and wife Kathy of Burnwell, Edward and his wife Becky of Christiansburg, Va., and Gerald and wife Deanna of Oak Hill; daughter, Phyllis and her husband, Sean Neumann, of Pratt; grandchildren who were her greatest joy, Scott and his wife, Heather, of Christiansburg, Va., Craig and his wife, Heather, of Oak Hill, J.C. and his wife, Terrie, of The Plains, Va., Eric and his wife, Marian, of Portland, Ore., and Liam Neumann of Pratt, Kelly Jenkins and her husband, Kevin, of Pratt, Shannon Ward and her husband, Richard, of Asheville, N.C., and Kimberly Lucas of Oak Hill; her great-grandchildren, one of her biggest joys, Samantha, Melissa, and Katelynn Lucas, all of Virginia, Kadence and Ryleigh Lucas of Oak Hill, Sebastian Ward of North Carolina, and Drew Lucas of Virginia; her brothers, Bannan of Collinsdale and Robert of Ohio; and sisters, Vada Craig of Winchester, Va., Nola Clements of Collinsdale and Kathleen Lively of Oak Hill. She was also “MomMaw” to three precious other children, Jessica, Leslie, and Nicholas Carver, whom she considered “grandkids” right along with her own.

Service was Jan. 6 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Kevin Witcher and Rev. Roger Gogus officiating. Burial followed in Greencastle Cemetery, Greencastle.

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Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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