Roger Lee Dye

Roger Lee Dye, 73, of Beckwith, died June 1, 2019 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Born Aug. 25, 1945 at Walton, he was the son of the late James Preston and Beulah E. Wright Dye. Preceding him in death was a sister, Shirley J. Greathouse; also, a brother, James Allen Dye, who preceded him in death 13 days prior on May 19, 2019.

Roger was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and visiting the “old family farm" in Roane County.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred “Millie” Ellen Rhodes Dye, to whom he was married 50 years, 7 months and 20 days; daughter, Melissa Cox (Andy); son, Brian Dye; sisters, Georgia A. Shafer and Donna Board (James); and grandchildren, Brayden Wayne Cox and Wesley Lee Cox, who were his greatest joy.

To honor Roger’s wishes, there will be no services but he will join his brother in eternal life from the farm in Roane County.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Homer E. Nicely Sr.

Homer E. Nicely Sr., of Oak Hill, passed away May 29, 2019 at the age of 96. His Christian faith and belief in his Savior have assured him eternal life in heaven.

Born in Thurmond on Nov. 13, 1922, he was the son of the late Homer W. and Josie H. Blackwell Nicely. Homer was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Beke. Most sadly, he was preceded in death by his youngest son, Doug Nicely, but now has rejoined him in eternal life.

Homer was a Marine and World War II veteran.

A career employee of C&O Railroad, he retired as a railroad engineer in 1987.

Upon his retirement he enjoyed his many return trips to his hometown of Thurmond where he often reminisced and shared historical knowledge of this railroad town.

Throughout his retirement he enjoyed his woodworking hobby, and in passing has left many handcrafted articles that family and friends now cherish.

Those left to forever cherish his memory include his wife, Marguerite (Kelley) Nicely; children, John Nicely, Teresa Drennen (Dave) and Homer Nicely Jr. (Vickie); grandchildren, Stacey Farmer, Marguerite Nicely, Autumn Nicely, Leigh Anne Lynch, Andrea Hamrick, Latisha Walker and James Hamrick; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801.

Services were June 1 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Mike Kees officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Joseph Martin Tuholsky Jr.

Joseph Martin Tuholsky Jr., 80, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, formerly of Lochgelly, passed away on March 6, 2019 at IRMC after a short illness.

Born in Peckville, Pennsylvania, he later moved to Kentucky where he was graduated from Murray State University. His teaching and consulting career of 42 years spanned Alleghany High School in Covington, Virginia; Dabney-Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge, Virginia; West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVUIT) in Montgomery, and law firms in multiple states. Professor Tuholsky also taught in his retirement for Southern Illinois University.

As a lifelong avid sports fan, he coached youth baseball and basketball teams, instituted the recreation department in Oak Hill in the 1980s, wrote a sports column for The Fayette Tribune and coached men’s soccer at WVIT in 1981 and 1982.

Joe participated in the Senior Olympics in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia, winning medals in various disciplines and previously played baseball for Hartman-Graziano in the Latrobe/Derry Old Timer League, 55+ Division.

Joe was raised in the Polish National Catholic faith and later attended Episcopal and Lutheran churches. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Homer City, Pennsylvania.

Joe’s hobbies included cracking jokes, fabricating fishing lures, fishing, golfing, sports statistics, target shooting and woodworking.

Joe is survived by his wife, Sue, of 59 years; son, Mark (Beverly) Tuholsky of Joppa, Maryland; daughters, Jenny Minnick (Ronnie) of Fall Branch, Tennessee and Amy Pesci (Lou) of Indiana, Pennsylvania. Grandchildren include Megan and Louie Pesci, Christine Rodgers and Ashley Schwandt. Great-grandchildren are Maddex Rodgers and Lucas Schwandt. Joe’s siblings include Ray Tuholsky Sr. (Evonne) of Avon, Minnesota and Chris Hartung (Bill) of Bellbrook, Ohio. He is also survived by sister-in-law Jannie Washburn (Roy) and brother-in-law Bill Fletcher (Doris), all of Benton, Kentucky. His closest cousins included, Barbara, Donna, Joe, Ronnie, Teresa and Wanda, plus many nieces and nephews.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Joseph Tuholsky Sr. and Regina Tuholsky; a cousin, Bobby Tuholsky; and nephew, Ray Tuholsky Jr. Close friends were colleagues from WVUIT, Larry Frank, his fishing buddy Johnnie Scarbro, Richard Spooner and the late Chuck Adams, John Herbruck, Donald Scruggs and Benny Smith.

Memorial donations may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 35 Ridge Ave., Homer City, PA 15748, or to Miracle League of Indiana County, Attn: Paula Lieb, 60 Ben Franklin Rd., Indiana, PA 15701.

A private, graveside burial with Pastor Steve Bond officiating was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Indiana, Pennsylvania on June 1.

Arrangements by John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home.

Jerry Wayne Tyree Jr.

Jerry Wayne Tyree Jr., 46, of Pratt, died June 3, 2019 at Montgomery General Hospital in Montgomery.

Born May 25, 1973 at Beckley, he was the son of Jerry  Tyree Sr. and Patty Scarbro Tyree.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Paula Blankenbeckler Tyree; children, Ashton Shepherd, Arielle Shepherd-Tyree, Timothy Tyree, Audreanna Adkins, Spencer Osborne, Rhianna Tyree and Austin Osborne; brother, David Tyree; sister, Crystal Hosey; and grandchildren, Gage Shepherd, Adalee Jude, Damien Treadway and Victoria Treadway.

A visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope on Friday, June 7 from 2 to 3 p.m.  with cremation to follow. 

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

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