In memory

Betty Josephine Huffman Anderson

Betty Josephine Huffman Anderson, of Lewisburg, passed away Jan. 11, 2021 at the age of 90, after a long, full life.

She was married to the late Eugene Anderson Sr.

Betty worked at the old Burlington Ribbon Factory in White Sulphur Springs and was a seamstress.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lewisburg.

She is survived by her son, Gene Anderson, and his wife, Pam, of Lewisburg; her daughter, Julie Masters, and her husband, Tony, of Massanutten, Virginia; five grandchildren, Amanda Siler, Emilee White, Cameron Masters, Daniel Anderson and Stephanie Peyatt; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Mildred Robinson of Covington, Virginia, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Jan. 14 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Entombment followed at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lewisburg.

Please send online condolences at www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Mary Ann Holley Aliff

Mary Ann Holley Aliff, 86, of Oak Hill, died Jan. 3, 2021 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. 

Born May 6, 1934 in Paint Creek, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Mary Emerson Holley. 

For many years Mary Ann owned an upholstery shop. She later worked for National Drapery Workroom and Belk. 

Mary Ann and Henry “Buck” M. Aliff were married on Aug 11, 1951. He preceded her in death, as did their daughter, Karen Ferri, and all her siblings. 

Those left to cherish her memory include daughters, Geneva (Virgil) Ivey and Elizabeth Price; son, Gray (Cindy) Aliff; seven grandchildren, Frank Pauley, Felicia Gray, Jason McVey, Adam McVey, Craig Aliff, Ayden Aliff and Rylan Aliff; three great-great-grandchildren, Derek Gray, Addisyn McVey and Raylee Aliff; her precious furbaby, Paige; son-in-law, David Ferri; as well as many other family and friends. 

Graveside rites and committal services, with burial following, were Jan. 6 at Aliff Cemetery in Mossy with Dr. Emmitt Patterson officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com 

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Charles Michael Biggs

Charles Michael Biggs, 70, of Oak Hill, passed away after complications from Covid-19 on Jan. 19, 2021.

He was born on Oct. 5, 1950 in Price Hill, son of the late Charles William and Virgie Campbell Biggs.

He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Biggs Payne; his brother, Earl Stanley Brown; and sisters, Joann and Genevieve.

Charlie was a lifelong resident of Fayette County, a graduate of Mount Hope High School and opened Biggs Insurance Agency, which became a staple business in the town he called home. 

Charlie was a devoted 41-year member of the Mount Hope Lions Club, always honored to be a Lion. He held many offices such as, but not limited to, treasurer, president and district governor. He received many awards for his service, including the Melvin Jones Fellow Award, the Leonard Jarrett Award and countless other approbations. 

Charlie was also a dedicated insurance agent, a member of the Shriner’s, the Moose, the Masons and he was a Turtle. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, finding the best deals, and spending time with his grandchildren. 

Left to cherish his memory includes his son, Kevin Michael Biggs, wife MeLiah, and their children, Riley and Meiah, of Oak Hill; stepsons, William Johnson and wife Rhonda of Gastonia, North Carolina, and Steven Johnson of Sumter, South Carolina; and many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and countless lifelong friends all of whom will forever remember the impact Charlie made on their lives. 

Services were held Jan. 21 in the chapel of High Lawn Funeral Home with lifelong friend and fellow Lion Rev. Richard Allen officiating. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family suggests that donations in Charlie’s memory be made to the Mount Hope Lions Club, PO Box 285, Mount Hope, West Virginia 25880.

Jerry Steven Brown

The Firefighter. The EMT. The Mason. The father, husband, mentor and life long friend.  

Jerry Steven “Bubbles” Brown passed Jan. 16, 2021 after many long fought battles with numerous medical issues.  

Bubbles loved Reese’s Cups, flea markets, traveling, fires on the porch with a gathering of friends and anything fried in bacon grease, not necessarily in that order.  

Bubbles will be missed deeply by his wife of 20 years, Gretchen; his daughter, Asa (Brown) and husband Chris Stump; son, Jerrad Brown and Jamey Callison; daughter, Brynne Walker and Ashton Hudson and son Tarryn Walker and Olivia Duncan. He left behind siblings, Lewis (Florence) Crouch, Horace “Bud” (Carol) Crouch, Joseph Harold (Mary) Crouch, Dennis Crouch, Sue (Pete) Smith, Bobby Crouch and Rick Brown; many nieces, nephews and extended family members will remember him forever. He was grandfather to four, Asa’s Kayden, Brayden and Colton Stump and Tarryn’s Jaxson Walker. He was greatly looking forward to two new grandchildren this year from sons Jerrad and Tarryn.  

Bubbles is now at peace with his parents, Ludie Kathleen (Clark) and Willis Edwin Brown; and siblings, Ronnie Crouch and Peggy Crouch; and many other gone but not forgotten friends and family.  

We were given the gift of knowing him, his humor and stories, advice and profound stubbornness, his love and friendship. Now it is time to give it back.  

Through this difficult time, remember and ingrain upon your soul the importance of friends and family, spending time, love and connections with those you cherish and hold dear. Life is too short for regrets.  

Bubbles will watch over us always. Make him proud.  

A visitation was held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, on Thursday, Jan. 21. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com 

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Margaret Patricia Buckland

Margaret Patricia Buckland, 92, of Oak Hill, passed away due to complications of Covid-19 Jan. 4, 2021 at Hidden Valley Nursing Home.

She was born March 17, 1928.

In keeping with the family’s wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no visitation or service.

Josephine Evans Butcher

Josephine Evans Butcher, 73, of Oak Hill, passed away Dec. 30, 2020 at home after a long illness. She went peacefully in her sleep with her devoted husband, Dave Butcher; her loving daughter, LaVon Butcher; and friend/caregiver, Karen Dempsey, by her side.

Jo was the daughter of the late Nick LaRocco Sr. and the late Mary Gill LaRocco of Oak Hill.

Jo also was preceded in death by her brother, Nick LaRocco Jr., of Oak Hill; and her brother-in-law, Mick Adkins of Oak Hill.

Those left to cherish her memory include her soulmate, Dave Butcher; daughter, LaVon Evans Butcher of Oak Hill; stepson, Jason Butcher of Iowa; sister, Marlene Adkins of Oak Hill; brother, James “Bo” LaRocco (Pat LaRocco) of Oak Hill; granddaughter, Hannah Butcher Coalson (Shane Coalson), and great-granddaughter, Grace Coalson, of Princeton; granddaughters, Deborah Butcher and Mary Butcher, both of Oak Hill; Jeff Evans of Charleston, a brother-in-law she loved like a son; friend and caregiver, Karen Dempsey of Oak Hill; and so many more family and friends. She will definitely be missed by all who knew her.

Jo had a 40-year career in radiology technology. She began her career at Montgomery Hospital and Fayette Clinic. She worked many years at Clay County Health Department, not only as an X-ray tech, but as a dental assistant and a medical assistant. Jo entered into women’s imaging at Professional Medical Ultrasonics alongside the late Dr. Robert Pulliam. Early detection in women’s health became her passion. She enjoyed her patients, never meeting a stranger, while providing them with the best patient care. 

Jo had a smile that lit up the room, a laugh that was unforgettable, and determination like no other.

Services were Jan. 5 at Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Bob Meadows officiating, and graveside service following at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Harry Dean Canterbury Jr.

Harry Dean Canterbury Jr., 83, of Oak Hill, passed away Jan. 17, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1937 in Carlisle, son of the late Gertrude and Harry Canterbury Sr.

Harry was a welder and mechanic for Long-Airdox, attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Fayetteville, was a member of Oak Hill Fire Department from 1967-77, and an alumnus of Collins High School, Class of 1956.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Carolyn Canterbury. 

He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Lori Ann Bennett and husband James Bennett; son, Allen Wayne Canterbury and wife Duska Canterbury; grandchildren, Breanna Bennett and Hallie Canterbury; brother, Ronnie Canterbury and wife Virginia “Ginny,” and sister, Ruth Ann Martin, all of Oak Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Harry’s wishes he will be cremated and a graveside service will be held at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with Pastor Doug Holley officiating. The time and date will be announced as soon as plans are finalized.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Southern WV, 454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV 25801.

Beverly Jean Carter

Beverly Jean Carter, 70, of Oak Hill, passed away Jan. 16, 2021 at Plateau Medical Center.

Beverly was born Jan. 8, 1951 in Rich, Virginia, daughter of the late Florence Sexton and James Thacker.

Beverly was a caregiver to the elderly in her younger days, watched and kept a relationship with Bill and Gloria Gaither which allowed her to keep her religion close to her heart as well as through prayer and walking close to her Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Carter Jr.; son, Richard Hurst; and parents, Florence Tate and Thomas Tate Sr.

Those left to cherish her memory include daughter, Nicole Carter; granddaughter, Asheton Carter; brother, Thomas Tate Jr.; soon to be son-in-law, Chris Hall; and too many others to mention without fear of leaving someone out.

In keeping with Beverly’s wishes she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date when weather permits.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116.

Jonny Lee Collins

Jonny Lee Collins, 71, of Clear Creek, passed away peacefully from a long illness battling with Alzheimer’s while holding the hand of his sister, Donna Williams, on Jan. 20, 2021 at Hidden Valley Nursing and Rehab Center in Oak Hill.

Born May 25, 1949 in Beckley, he was the son of the late Dana and Enola Underwood Collins.

Jonny was a retired coal miner. In his spare time he loved to hunt, fish, garden, ginseng, and cut wood. You could classify him as a all around outdoorsman.

He was a faithful member of the Spruce Tabernacle Church.        

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret Crowder Collins; and brothers, Jimmy, Jackie, Joe, Junior Collins and Dewey Underwood.

Those left to cherish his memory include children, Faye Bonds (Jerry), Jonny Collins and Ira Collins; grandchildren, Dana “Junior Collins,” Eli Collins, Isabell Collins and Bella Collins; a daughter-in-law, Christy Collins; brother, Jerry Collins; sisters, Donna Williams, who was Jonny’s caregiver of two years, Mary Williams, Ada Mullens, Julie Walker, Nellie Scarbro, Mazie Cantley and Goldie Brado.

Services were Jan. 25 at the Workman’s Creek United Methodist Church in Clear Creek. with Pastor Benjamin McCoy and Pastor Jim Bowyer officiating. Cremation followed after the service.

The family asks for donations of sympathy to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Cecilia Elizabeth Rader Davis

Cecilia Elizabeth Rader Davis, 81, of Oak Hill, passed away Jan. 6, 2021 at CAMC Memorial in Charleston.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1939 in Sun, daughter of the late Cecil and Juanita Rader.

Cecilia attended Mountain View Church of God and loved to sing praises to the Lord.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by James Ray Davis; brother, Billy Rader; and sister, Connie Phillips. 

Those left to cherish her memory include children, Larry Davis, Ginger Davis and Christy Wheeler; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her “fellow,” Lewis Watkins.

Graveside services, followed by interment, were held Jan. 11 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Kenney Allen Davis

Kenney Allen Davis, 64 years old, passed away on Jan. 4, 2021 at his home in Beckley.

Born Sept. 15, 1956 to the late Alvah E. and Lucy V. Davis, he formerly lived in Deepwater and Charleston.

Kenney graduated from Montgomery High School in 1976 and worked for CAMC Maintenance for 16 years.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Robin Shew Davis; daughter, Carey Ann Davis Michael (Bree Michael); granddaughter, Felicity Nevaeh Davis; grandson, Jordan Edward Tyree Lovett; brothers, Robert L. Davis and Ralph E. Davis; sister, Wanda Jean Davis Schoolcraft (husband James); sister-in-law, Thelma Davis; and his faithful cat, Minnie; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Alvah E. Davis Jr.; one sister, Evelyn Jane Davis; and stepfather, Charles W. Ballard.

Kenney was an avid NASCAR fan and was very proud of his collection of NASCAR items.

He loved to fish, especially on the New River with his friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Service was held Jan. 8 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Barbara Lee Downs

Barbara Lee Downs, 79, of Oak Hill, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 11, 2021 at Plateau Medical Center.

Barbara was born on Nov. 8, 1941 in Summerlee, she was the daughter of the late Forrest Kessler and Beulah McDaniel. 

Barbara was an administrative specialist at Plateau Medical Center and New River Health and a member of Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church of Oak Hill. She loved to attend church, read the Bible, shop with friends and most of all spend time with her family.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Bill; son, Charles (Chuck); daughter-in-law, Danielle, and grandsons, Michael and Andrew Downs; stepson, William Downs; brother, Billy Hamilton; sister-in-law, Valerie Hamilton; and best friend. Karen Marshall.

Services were Jan. 16 in the chapel of High Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Pete Lokant officiating. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Robert Luther Garrett

Robert Luther Garrett, age 87, of Oak Hill, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 18, 2021.  

He was born May 28, 1933, son of the late Jessie Plumb Garrett and Sydney Garrett.

Robert was a longtime member of the Jones Avenue First Church of God.

He loved making stained glass pieces, WVU football, the Green Bay Packers and for many years he was Santa at the Crossroads Mall, something he took great pride in and really enjoyed doing. 

Robert is survived by children, Jodi Garrett, Vicki Keston, Karla Hahn and Randy Garrett; stepchildren, Terria Catherman and Kathleen Adkins Shapiro (Mark); and his siblings; Michael Garrett  and Betty Jamison. Robert is also a grandfather of three and a great-grandfather of four. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 30 ½ years, Ruby Jean Adkins Garrett; and siblings, Albert Garrett, Daniel Garrett, Doris Ayette, Helen Jorden, Margaret Hamby, Marvin Garrett, David Garrett, Shirley Kay Holcomb, Sharon Fay Querry, Mary Del Conte, Mildred Goode, Ruth Mullette and Emma Jean Price.

Services will be held at a later date.  

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home.

Dr. Helen L. Greenwood

Dr. Helen L. Greenwood, 85, died Jan. 9, 2021 in Oak Hill.

She moved to Oak Hill from Sebastian, Florida in May 2004. Previously, she lived in Yarmouth, Maine for 27 years. She was the daughter of Frederic and Doris Greenwood, both deceased, of Athol, Massachusetts.

Dr. Greenwood was born in Gardner, Massachusetts, grew up in Athol and graduated from Athol High School in 1953. She earned a B.A. degree in biology from Northeastern University, M.S. in zoology from the University of New Hampshire, and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Connecticut.

Helen was a faculty member for 27 years at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, where she was also provost. Later, she was dean of Lewiston-Auburn College, a new college of the University of Southern Maine. There she was a member of many boards and committees. She retired in 1996. Prior to the University of Southern Maine, Dr. Greenwood taught at the University of Massachusetts, at Worcester, Massachusetts and at Medway High School in Medway, Massachusetts.

After retirement, Helen did volunteer teaching in adult literacy in Florida, Fayette County, and in science at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Oak Hill.

Dr. Greenwood was an enthusiastic builder of doll houses and collector of miniatures, was an avid reader, gardener, and bird watcher. She was a certified Master Gardener, loved cats, and was a strong supporter of natural history, clean environment, and science education.

She was a longtime member of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Dr. Greenwood was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Douglas, who passed away in 2009, leaving his wife, Carolyn Greenwood of Oak Hill.

In addition to her sister-in-law, she leaves behind a nephew, Brian Greenwood, and niece, Tina Angelichio, both of West Virginia; a niece, Nancy Greenwood Connerant, and nephew, Edwin Bryan Connerat III, of Georgia; a niece, Dr. Jackie Greenwood King, and nephew, Bernard King, of Florida; niece, Jennifer Greenwood Dermody, and nephew, Timothy Dermody, of South Carolina; niece, Abigail Ward of West Virginia; great-niece, McCayla Eddy, and great-nephew, Mark Eddy, of Kansas; great-nephews, Logan Connerant, Thomas and Benjamin King; great-nieces, Cassidy and Jessica Greenwood, and Catherine Connerat; great-great-nephew, Landyn Eddy; and many cousins and friends.

The family suggests that donations in her memory be made to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School, for science equipment, Oak Hill, West Virginia; to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104; or to St. Joseph Indian School, Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325-0300.

Betty Lou Harrison

Betty Lou Harrison, 78, of Weston, gained her wings on Jan. 22, 2021, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

She was born in Beards Fork on Nov. 7, 1942, a daughter of the late Raymond Clinford and Allie Gay Singleton Gillespie.

On March 27, 1991, Betty married Paul Stephen Harrison. They shared 19 wonderful years of marriage before his passing on April 10, 2010.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by two sisters, Joann Imblum and Jean White.

Forever cherishing their memories of Betty are one daughter, Lynn Morris of Crystal, Minnesota; one granddaughter, Ashley Barnett of Beckley; three nephews, Benny White, Dencil White and Tom Imblum; two nieces, Francis Anderson and Debbie Lindsey; many great-nieces and nephews; and four stepsons, Dale, Jeff, Jim Bob and PJ Harrison.

Betty graduated from Montgomery High School in 1959.

She worked as a legal secretary in Charleston and for Hunter Bennett in Weston. Betty was also employed at the Weston State Hospital.

When she moved to Bloomington, Illinois, Betty enjoyed working for over 10 years at GTE Phone Company.

Once she returned home to West Virginia, Betty began working at the Lewis County Senior Center. For 15 years, Betty was a receptionist and worked in the billing department.

In her spare time, Betty enjoyed reading and especially liked historical novels. She always loved returning to her home place in Beards Fork to attend family reunions.

Betty enjoyed the wild and wonderful countryside of West Virginia and spent a lot of her time swinging on her porch.

Family and friends gathered for visitation at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 27. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Interment will follow at Broad Run Church Cemetery in Jane Lew.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.PatBoyleFuneralHome.com.

Arrangements by Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Jane Lew.

James Reginald Hayslett

James Reginald Hayslett, 88, of Oak Hill, passed away Dec. 31, 2020 at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born April 21, 1932 in Mount Lookout, he was the son of the late Wesley and Macel Osborne Hayslett.

James was the owner of Hayslett Trucking Company for many years, and was a United States Army veteran.

He attended the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Lookout, along with Oak Hill Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Alice Yvone Moore Hayslett; brother, Charles Hayslett; and sister, Thelma Shaffer.

Those left to cherish his memory include nephew, Ricky Shaffer; nieces, Suellen Hypes and Pamela Russell; and sister-in-law, Virginia Hayslett.

Graveside services with burial following were Jan. 3 at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill with Pastor Jason Hypes officiating.   

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Susan Kay Hill

Susan Kay Hill, 73, of Scarbro, passed away with family members by her side on Jan. 2, 2021, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born in Buckhannon on Dec. 24, 1947, she was the youngest daughter of the late Charles L. and Maxine M. Cochran Cool.

Susan was a 1966 graduate of Admiral King High School in Lorain, Ohio. She later moved back to West Virginia where she worked 20+ years for Walmart #1360. While working for Walmart she gained several dear friends and enjoyed working with the public and talking with customers that came in.

Susan also enjoyed road trips, and spending time with her family.

Susan was preceded in death by her husband, John Earl “Jack” Hill, and brother, John L. Cool.

She is survived by daughters, Tammie Blankenship, Amy Blalock (Buck) and Kathy Bowles (Harry); grandchildren, Ashley Bowles, Michael Taylor (Linsey), Rebecca Smiley (JT), Bailey Bowles (Fran), Katelynn Bolt (Tanner), Cassidy Bowles and Jayden Thompson; and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are stepchildren, Chris, Mike and Jackie Hill; sisters-in-law, Linda Wyman and Sue Hill; sister, Charlotte Gray (Ted); very special niece, Tina Sumpter (Jerry); very special nephew, Teddy (Chuck) Gray (Teresa); special great-niece, Ann Arrington (Josh); special great-nephew, Colby Gray (Grace); beloved uncle, Roy R. Cochran; and her special friend, Lynn Lucas, and the rest of her Walmart family.

Graveside rites and committal services, followed by burial, was Jan. 7 at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill, with Jackie Pittman officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Sharon Lee Walker Humphrey

Sharon Lee Walker Humphrey, age 75, of Maple Fork, passed away Jan. 8, 2021, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born April 30, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Ella Montgomery Walker.

Sharon was a graduate of Mount Hope High School and a homemaker. She was a member of the Assembly of God in Mount Hope.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Keith Humphrey; grandson Zane Cole Humphrey; sister, Phyllis Addair Walker; brother, Arnell Walker; and mother- and father-in- law, Page Sr. and Clara Humphrey.

Left to cherish her memory is her only son, Keith Allen Humphrey of Maple Fork; brother, Buddy Walker of Virginia Beach, Virginia; sisters, Patricia Harris of Covington, Virginia and Janice Crum of Jackson, Michigan; brother and sisters-in-law, Page and Naomi Humphrey of Bradley, Jim Humphrey of Mount Hope and Nancy Wilson of Maryland. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal service with burial following were held Jan. 13 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity, with Pastor Rod Browning officiating.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Linda Carol Hubbard Jeffries

Linda Carol Hubbard Jeffries, age 73, of Oak Hill, passed away at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, on Jan. 6, 2021.

Born May 19, 1947, in Kincaid, she was the daughter of the late Othella Kincaid and Charles Hubbard. 

Linda loved going to church and enjoying the great outdoors. 

Her husband, James Edward Jeffries; and brother, Larry Allen Hubbard, also preceded her in death. 

She is survived by a son, James Ivan Jeffries; dear friend, Sophia Fitzwater; and sister-in-law, Becky Hubbard Sindelar.

Keeping with Linda’s wishes she will be cremated and there are no services scheduled at this time. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Elizabeth Margaret Jewell

Elizabeth Margaret Jewell, 91, of Maryville, Tennessee, formerly of Beckley, died Jan. 8, 2021, at Asbury Place in Maryville.

Born April 11, 1929 in Whipple, she was the daughter of the late Paul James and Anna Agnes Bubbish Delridge.

She also was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Richard Jewell; son, Donald Ray Jewell; sister, Rosie; and brothers, Carmel Delridge, Julian Delridge and Mike Delridge.

Elizabeth was an LPN, having graduated from the Raleigh County Vocational and Technical Center.

Survivors include two daughters, Dolores A. Frye and husband Roger of Maryville and Donna M. Peters; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside rites and committal were Jan. 14 at the Sam Davis Cemetery on Delphia Lane, Maple Fork, with Rev. Roger Frye officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Mary Ann Cumbow Johnson

Mary Ann Cumbow Johnson, 91, of Oak Hill, died Dec. 31, 2020, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.   

Born Aug. 2, 1929, at Harvey, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Olive Mayme Fitzgerald Cumbow.  

Mary Ann was a 1947 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley and took her nursing training at McMillan Hospital in Charleston. She retired with over 20 years of service as a certified nurse anesthetist for the VA Medical Center in Beckley. Prior to her time at the VA, she was employed for many years at Appalachian Regional Hospital and Plateau Medical Center.

She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Fayetteville, and had great faith in her Lord and Savior.   

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll D. Johnson, and sister, Betty Jo Cumbow Moyer.  

Survivors include one brother, Charles Lee Cumbow (Melinda) of Leonardtown, Maryland. Also surviving are nephew, Charles F. Cumbow, and niece, Betty A. McDonald; grand-niece, Olivia, and grand-nephew, Charles F. Cumbow II.

A graveside service was held Jan. 4 at High Lawn Memorial Park, with Pastor Greg Swisher officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

James “Jack” Jones

James “Jack” Jones, 89, formerly of Franklin, passed away Dec. 15, 2020 at Ohio Living Mt. Pleasant in Monroe.

Jack was born in Fayetteville on Dec. 20, 1930, the son of Charlie and Gay Conner Jones.

He was a Navy veteran and worked in the Terne coat department of Armco Steel for 30 years. Before Armco, he ran a barber shop with his brother, Curt, in Franklin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty and nine siblings.

Jack leaves his son Tim, Tim’s wife Kathy and two grandchildren, Becky and Maggie.

Burial was in Woodhill Cemetery.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.anderson-fh.com.

Judy Lee Brown Kidd

No longer struggling to breathe and at peace, Judy Lee Brown Kidd, of Oak Hill, passed away Jan. 21, 2021 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. She was not alone, surrounded by those who cared for her and loved her.

Born June 9, 1940, in Grant County, son of the late Harold and Ethel Brown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by many, including ex-husband, Robert L. Kidd; son, Robert Lane Kidd; brothers, Leonard Brown, Rick Brown, Sam Brown and Jim Brown; sister, Peggy Brown Nunley; and brothers-in-law, Charles Nunley and David McClung. 

Those left to cherish her kind heart and gentle smile are her daughter, Tracey Kidd Pino (husband Rick); grandchildren, Charlie Pino (wife Mackenzie) of Utah, Katie Pino of Oak Hill, Hannah Pino of Morgantown and Jacob Pino and (fianceé Bre) of Pennsylvania; great-grandchildren, Stella and Skylar Pino of Utah (whom she loved so dearly); sister, Shirley McClung of Belle; sister-in-law, Ruth of Danville; and many nieces, nephews and friends whom she dearly missed seeing and loved so much. 

Before retiring, she worked as a scrub tech at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill for over 30 years. She loved her job and the friends and co-workers she worked with. 

Her wishes were to be cremated. She did not want any services for she wanted to be remembered in your hearts as she was.

Once interred, you will be able to visit at High Lawn Memorial Park in the mausoleum at the niche where she rests. 

In lieu of flowers, please support this wonderful institution with your donations and gifts of remembrance. 

Condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhome.com

Robert Lane Morton

Robert Lane Morton, age 67, went to be with his beloved wife, fur babies and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill on Dec. 13, 2020.  

Born Feb. 7, 1953, at Lochgelly, Robert was the son of the late Thurmond Harold Morton Sr. and Alberta Jean Allen Morton.

Robert was a 1972 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill.

He was a welder/fabricator and attended the Spirit and Truth Ministries in Oak Hill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Kay Gravely Morton, and a grandchild of his daughter, Lora Ayers and Kenny Cook.

Robert loved spending time with his granddaughters, fishing and spending time with family. 

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Jason Morton (Kimberly) of Page and Robert B. Morton Jr. (Charlie) of Lochgelly; daughter, Lora Ayers of Oak Hill; granddaughters, Alexzandrea Thomas, AnnieKay Myree and Brookly Sky; another grandbaby on the way; a great-grandson, Madiox Lee; his 14 fur babies; three bothers, Daniel Morton, Thurmond Morton and James Morton; and two sisters, Alberta Ramsey and Sharron Kay Johnson. Also surviving are his stepgrandchildren, Arron, Kassie and Katie; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Lillian, Gracie and Kylee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert was a beloved man and will be missed by many.

Funeral services were held at Spirit & Truth Ministries in Oak Hill, with Bishop Sam Calloway Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Donald Scott Nichols

Donald Scott Nichols, 60, of Oak Hill, passed away Jan. 5, 2021.

He was born Dec. 25, 1961. He is the son of Donald “Don” Nichols and the late Barbara Mathews Nichols.

He is survived by two sisters, Donna Nichols Fitzwater and Jennie Nichols. He is also survived by his dog, Jaxson, whom he loved dearly.

Scott was a 1979 graduate of Oak Hill High School.

He was also a member of the Oak Hill Fire Department for a number of years.

Scott worked at Nichols Exxon for many years. He also worked for Rivers Rafting Company which he loved very much. He made many friends along the way and loved to just sit and talk to them. He will be dearly missed.

Due to Covid-19 there will be a memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Rosalee Pierson

Rosalee Pierson, who was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully departed from her loving family on Jan. 3, 2021 at the Oak Hill Place Assisted Living in Oak Hill of natural causes.

Rosalee was born May 1, 1934 in Braxton County, daughter of the late William Collins and Alta Keener-Collins.

Rosalee was the mother of Diane, Frank, Gene and Marlena. She raised her children with love and devotion in Fayetteville, along with her husband, Dana Pierson.

As a CNA and restorative therapist at Hilltop Nursing Home, Rosalee, was best known for her kindness, conversation and determination in providing care to patients.

Her hobbies included spending time with family, reading, gardening and canning. She was most proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Rosalee attended the Fayetteville First Church of God in Fayetteville and enjoyed being able to come to church, and loved being a part of the Over the Hill Gang where she and her husband made many friends over the years.

Rosalee was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dana Pierson; son, Dana “Frank” Pierson; her father, William Collins; mother, Alta Keener-Collins; and siblings, Carl Collins, Shirley Bower, Janith “Janet” Sponagule, Norma Campbell, Charles “Charlie Bill” Collins and Carol Fakette.

Left to cherish her memory, Rosalee is survived by children Diane Redden of Statesville, North Carolina, Gene and wife Patti Pierson of Dexter, Kentucky and Marlena and husband Ronnie Fox of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law, Nancy Pierson-Grosz of Lake Wales, Florida; grandchildren, Arik and wife Stephanie Fraley of Statesville, North Carolina, Misty Dawn and husband Billy Jones of Winter Haven, Florida, David Redden and Aaron Redden, both of Statesville, Amanda and husband Ben Dove of Fayetteville, Adam Pierson of Bardwell, Kentucky and Ryan Fox of Fayetteville; and great-grandchildren, Aidyn Pierson, Kinzlee Dove, JJ Jones, Conner Pierson and Claire Fox.

Aside from children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, she will be missed by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

As part of Rosalee’s final wishes, her body was donated to the human gift registry at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg for medical teaching and research to further the education of future medical professionals.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Oak Hill Place and David Richardson of Genesis Rehabilitation for his care and compassion while Rosalee lived at the Oak Hill Place, as well as Hospice of Southern West Virginia in home services, and all the nurses and CNAs who provided Rosalee care.  

Due to current Covid restrictions and for the safety of family and friends, a memorial service will be held in her honor on her birthday, May 1, at a location to be decided at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern WV at 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements are being conducted by Tyree Funeral Home and Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in conjunction with the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Sharon Diana Giles Pittman

Sharon Diana Giles Pittman, 71, of Oak Hill, passed away Jan. 4, 2021 at her residence.

Born Sept. 22, 1949 in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Manning Giles.

Sharon was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family.

She was a 1968 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill.

She is preceded in death by brothers, Richard, Roger and David Giles; and sister, Shirley Aliff.

Those left to cherish her memory are daughter, Kimberly Gurley (John); sons, Charles Pittman (Sandra) and Robert Pittman; grandchildren, Michael, Chase, Harleigh, Jamie and Noah; great-grandchildren, Skylar, Paxton, Melina and Mika; significant other, Kenny Bays; brothers, Butch Giles and Clyde Giles; and sisters, Carol Holley and Loretta Ramsburg.

In keeping with Sharon’s wishes, she will be cremated. She will be buried at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Harold Hansford Pritt

Harold Hansford Pritt, age 84, of Kimberly, died Jan. 8, 2021 at home.

He was born July 22, 1936 at Bell Creek, the son of the late Hansford Arch and Janettie Tucker Pritt. He was the last living sibling and eighth child of his family.

He was retired from Cannelton Coal Company and a proud member of the United Mine Workers of America.

He was a trustee at the Open Door Community Church in Powellton and lived in Kimberly since 1967. Harold was most proud of accepting Christ and being baptized in 1960 and he was a very loving and giving husband, father, son, grandfather, brother and friend.

Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Greta Nichols Pritt; children, Gary Pritt of Kimberly, Marilyn Pritt (Ricky) of Mt. Carbon, Wilma Polk of Oak Hill and Harold Pritt Jr. of Kimberly; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Dave Fox of Beckley.

Service was Jan. 14 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Pastor Francis officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Rose Anna Blake Renkovish

Rose Anna Blake Renkovish, 59, of Oak Hill, passed away on Jan. 20, 2021 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Feb. 1, 1961 in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Shelbern and Lucille Manley Blake.

Rose worked at the Oak Hill Place, caring for the elderly. She was a faithful member of the Grace Baptist Church and was a loving wife and mother who loved spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by brothers, Robert Blake and Delbert Blake.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of almost 34 years, Bill Renkovish; sons, Jonathan Renkovish, William Renkovish III (Mandy) and Thomas Renkovish; grandchildren, Christopher, T.J., Austin and Jake Renkovish; brothers, Emmel Blake, Thomas Blake and Eddie Blake; and sisters, Deloris Mitchem, Judy Helm and Melinda Blake.

In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 at Gatewood Brethren Church in Fayetteville, with Pastors Scott Lester, Tom Blake and Bobby Pauley officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Daniel Eugene Sears

Daniel Eugene Sears, 66, of Dixie, went home to be with Jesus on Jan. 4, 2021.

Born on Sept. 27, 1954 he was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Edna Thomas Sears; brothers, Robert and Roger; and sister, Debra. 

Daniel is survived by his wife, Sheila Sears; sons, Timothy (Julie) Sears, Joshua (Leah) and Neal (Stephanie) Sears; grandchildren, Megan, Mason, Hailey, Levi, Ethan and Carter Sears; adopted grandchildren, Colton and Hunter Thacker; brother, James Sears; and sisters, Martha Perry and Patricia Engstrom. 

Danny served as pastor for many years, most recently at Jodie Baptist Church. He loved serving the Lord and loved his church family.

Danny loved all his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as friends. 

Due to virus restrictions a private funeral will be held for family. A memorial service will be held later in the year when all those that loved Danny can gather and pay their respects safely. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.penningtonfuneral.com.

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

James T. Semple

James T. Semple, 92, of Oak Hill, died peacefully of natural causes Jan. 17, 2021.

Jim was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Hyattsville, Maryland.

He attended the Coast Guard Academy and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon with a metallurgical engineering degree. He spent his working career with Union Carbide which later became Elkem.

Jim enjoyed 29 years in retirement. He and Janet traveled, frequently visited their children, and were active participants in their grandchildren’s lives.

For 20 years Jim also volunteered as an income tax preparer, serving at the Mount Hope and Oak Hill libraries.

Jim is survived by Janet, his devoted wife of over 63 years; his children, Marcia (Ron) Gattoni of Herndon, Virginia and Gregg (Kim) Semple of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Michael, John and Laura Cusumano and Zach and Cassie Semple; and a sister, Julie, of New Mexico.

Jim was preceded in death by three siblings and a daughter, Cheri Cusumano.

There will be no services.

If you would like to honor his memory, please consider a donation to the Oak Hill United Methodist Church.

Online condolences can be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Geneva Arleen Sims

Geneva Arleen Sims, 84, of Oak Hill, passed away on Jan. 1, 2021 at Raleigh General Hospital.

She was born Nov. 18, 1936 at Hinton.

Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, James Bragg and Sarah Lena Bragg; and a brother, Eddie Jr. Bragg; sisters, Eula Bennett and Imogene Thompson; grandson, Lee Jones; and son-in-law, John Jones.

She is survived by daughter, Shelly Jones of Fayetteville; sons, David (Betty) Bragg, James “Pete” (Joyce) Bragg and Freeman Bragg (who took care of her), Kenny Taylor and Clyde Taylor, all of Oak Hill; brother, Harold Bragg of King, North Carolina; sisters, Glenna Bailey of Hinton and Juanita Setleff of Beckley. Geneva also has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She liked to crochet and watch TV.

Services were held Jan. 6 at High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Jeremy Jones officiating.

Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Keith Small

Keith Small, 87, of Victor, passed on Jan. 2, 2021 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. 

He was the son of John and Esta Harrah Small. 

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Wyant Small; daughters, Cindy and husband Pat Vance, and Rica Small; brother, Tracy Ray Harrah; grandchildren, Patrick Vance, Josh Vance, Justin Small, David Koch, Amber Koch and Jacob Small; 10 great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Phyllis Hess. 

Services were held Jan. 6 at Wallace & Wallace, Ansted, with Pastor Danny Legg officiating. Entombment followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Carol F. Smith

Carol F. Smith, of Fayetteville, passed away on Jan. 2, 2021 after a hard fight against Covid.

She is survived by her husband of over 56 years, Richard A. Smith; her four children, Richard Jr., Timothy, Lee and Holly; three grandchildren, Richard III, Justin and Cassidy; and two brothers, Pete Zapotocky of Pennsylvania and John Zapotocky of Florida.

Carol was truly considered a pillar of the community, spending the majority of her tenure at Fayetteville High School. Her family will miss her strength, kindness, love and laughter. May her light continue to shine through her family and all that were fortunate enough to know her.

Private services will be determined by her family at a later date.

Friends and family may sent words of comfort to the family at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

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

James Andrew Smith

James Andrew Smith, 94, of Fayetteville, passed away on Jan. 21, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston.

Born Oct. 22, 1926 in Kincaid, he was the son of the late Andrew Jasper and Willie Mae McCormick Smith.

He also was preceded in death by brothers, Leonard Smith and Bob Smith; and sisters, Elsie Hughes and Gracie Lewis.

James work on the railroad before retiring after 42 1/2 years, served his country as a United States WWII Army veteran, and loved spending time with his family.

Those left to cherish his memory include children, Regina Maxwell, Deanna Taylor, Debbie Stevens, Mark Smith and James Smith; 24 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Roger Smith; and sisters, Dolly Keffer, Patty Manning and Leona Dye.

Graveside service, followed by burial, was Jan. 24 at Kincaid Cemetery in Kincaid, with Pastor Ronnie Persinger officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Susan Annette Pinson Smith

Susan Annette Pinson Smith, 59, of Oak Hill, passed away surrounded by family at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley on Jan. 12, 2021.

She was born July 9, 1962 in Beckley, daughter of the late John R. Pinson Sr. and Sharon L. Aldridge Pinson.

In addition to her parents, Susan is preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary Sue Aldridge, and a special aunt, Brenda F. Rowe Aldridge.

Left to cherish her memories are her significant other of 14 years, Rick Ellison of Oak Hill; a daughter, Meagan Pinson Conley of Oak Hill; her stepchildren, Amber Kincaid and Daniel Ellison, both of Oak Hill, and Alvie (Misty) Smith of South Carolina; 11 grandchildren, Austin Pinson, Madison Conley, Christian Muovich, Kaitlyn Muovich, Alyssa Kincaid, Jasper Kincaid, Shawn Ellison and Aliyiah Ellison, all of Oak Hill, and Brooklyn Ellison, Trinity Smith and James Smith, all of South Carolina; brother, John Pinson Jr. (Kathy Washington) of Oak Hill; special nieces and nephews, John Pinson III (Felicity), Kinsely, Kaelynn, and John Pinson IV, all from Scarbro, along with her life-long best friend, Clara Neely of Oak Hill, and many other extended family and friends that loved her dearly. 

In keeping with her wishes, she will be cremated and her family will have a celebration of life at a later date to be announced. 

Memorial donations can be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Rd., Beckley, WV.

Nicholas Stone

Nicholas Stone, 85, of Robson, passed from this life to his eternal home on Jan. 23, 2021.

He was born in Lizemore on Sept. 27, 1935, son of the late William Bryant and Donna Mae Jones Stone. Along with his parents, he was also predeceased by four siblings.

He attended the Hughes Creek Community Church where he sang in the choir and was a soloist. He was also a member of the Happy Harmony Trio.

He was retired from Mountaineer Manufacturing, Smithers, and also worked for Marathon Coal Bit Company and was the owner of Armstrong Creek Machine Shop.

In his past time, he enjoyed woodworking and loved cutting grass.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Wood Stone; son, Roland Stone and wife Wanda of Robson; grandchildren, Keri Lynn Riedel, David Aaron Stone and William Jacob Stone; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack Stone of Lizemore and Mike Stone of Elyria, Ohio; sisters, Nell Jean Simpson of Montrose, Georgia, Leatrice Nichols of Lizemore, Nadine Brown of Belva and Brenda Carver of Glen Ferris.

Service was Jan. 27 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor Gary H. Tucker officiating. Entombment followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

The family request memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Loretta Mae Treadway

Loretta Mae Treadway, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away suddenly due to complications of Covid-19 on Dec. 30, 2020.

Left to cherish the wonderful memories they shared is her loving husband of 46 years, Clyde Allan “Red” Treadway.

Loretta was known for her feisty, yet good sense of humor. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

A lifelong West Virginia native, Loretta was well-loved in her small town.

Loretta was the mother of six children. Despite her large family, Loretta always made time for everyone. She always provided support and love for her family. She and her husband Clyde "Red" worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for their kids and family.

For many years Loretta was an employee of Fayette County Board of Education, first as a cook and then as a kindergarten teacher aide.

Loretta played many roles in life, but her most cherished hobby was singing karaoke.

Loretta was a devoted and loving mother. She was very proud of her family and was excited to become a “Mammaw” to her 18 grandchildren and “GiGi” to her six great-grandchildren. Loretta loved holidays and family get-togethers, and any chance to spend time with her family was important to her.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents: father Garland Wilson Neff, mother Mary Loretta Bryant (Bowyer) and stepfather James Lee Bryant; along with brothers Charles (Chuck) Neff, Jesse Neff, John Neff, Jim Neff, Bob Neff and Sherman Neff; sisters Rosie Neff, Stella Sexton, Gladys Bowyer and Annie Perry.

Loretta is survived by her children, Tammy (Bobby) Ewers, Brady (Krissy) Light, Shane Light, Michael (Lori) Treadway, Michelle (Randy) Bond and Kevin Treadway; grandchildren, Amber Ortiz, Timmy (Tiffany) Ortiz, Jamie (Kenny) Cullum, Bobbie-Lynn Ewers, Dakota (Brittany) Light, Jakob Light, Carly Light, Jack Light, Joeseph Light, Brianna (Stuart) Light, Bethany Light, Matthew Light, Katelyn Treadway, Bayler Treadway, Ryan Bond, Ashley Bond, Autumn Treadway and Piper Treadway; great-grandchildren, Braydon Ortiz, Marissa Ortiz, Preston Ortiz, Aaliyah Ortiz, Korbin Cullum and Kendra Cullum; brothers, Tommy Neff, Mickey Neff and Albert (Michille) Neff; sisters, Betty (Ray) Coleman, Nancy (Chalmer) Philpott, Sharon (JE) Snuffer and Connie (Tom) Fox; sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen Neff, Deanna Neff and Pam Neff; along with many nieces, nephews, other family members and special friends.

Per Loretta’s wishes, no services will be provided. She will be cremated and left in her window of her bedroom.

Online condolences can be left at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com

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

Renee Lynn Murdock Tyree

Renee Lynn Murdock Tyree, age 60, of Prosperity, passed away peacefully on Dec. 20, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with ALS.

Born Aug. 20, 1960, In Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Sylvia Tudor Murdock.

A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, she also earned an Associate Degree from Beckley College. She had a 40-year career in banking, having held many positions including teller, loan office and branch manager.

Renee was member of the First Christian Church in Beckley and was in the process of moving her membership to the Prosperity First Baptist Church.

Renee loved working with her flowers outdoors and created lovely flower beds every year. She decorated her home and yard for the seasons and holidays and enjoyed making trips to the beach.

Her father-in-law, Billy Tyree, preceded her in death.

Left to cherish her memory are her devoted husband, Mark A. Tyree; daughter, Emily Tyree; sisters, Cheryl Potter, Dena Williams and Donna Ruble (Timmy); mother-in-law, Faye Tyree; brother-in-law, David Tyree of Morgantown; niece, Hannah Ruble; and two nephews, Chase Ruble and Marcus Breedon.

A memorial service was held Jan. 9 at the Prosperity First Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Barton officiating.

In honoring Renee’s memory, the family requests that donations be made to the ALS Association. 1300 Wilson Blvd. Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Margaret Louise Walker

Margaret Louise Walker, 66, of Midway in Raleigh County, passed away on Jan. 20, 2021 at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born April 20, 1954 in Oak Hill to Boyd Minnix Sr. and Phyllis June Mullins Minnix.

She was preceded in death by her father Boyd Minnix Sr.; brother, Boyd Minnix Jr.; and grandson, Braylen Coalson.

Memories of Margaret will be cherished by her mother, Phyllis Minnix; son, Jesse Walker and wife DeAnna; daughters, Latisha Walker and Mahalia Grabens; sister, Kay Sampson and husband Joe; grandchildren, Caleb Tye, Christian and Devan Walker, Clyde Crew, Junior Garbens, Ripley Walker and Zyn’darius Saunders (aka Charlie Brown.)

Services were held Jan. 22 in the chapel of High Lawn Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Walter Curtis Webb

Walter Curtis Webb, 73, of Fayetteville, formerly of Dothan, moved from this world into eternity with his Savior on Jan. 17, 2021.

Born June 22, 1947 in Minden, he was the son of the late Leonard and Arletta Kirk Webb.

A sister, Barbara Barrett, also preceded him in death.

Walter was a member of the Mount Hope First Church of God.

He was a proud West Virginia coal miner, a building contractor and a minister.

A U.S. Army veteran, Walter served in Vietnam.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Judith Ann Seletyn Webb; daughter, Leann Gadomski and husband Eddie of Oak Hill; brothers, Donald Webb of Oak Hill, Leonard Webb Jr. of Florida and Tom Webb of Virginia; sisters, Gail Williams of Florida, Carolyn Sue Webb of Alderson and Susie Samples of North Dakota; and his precious grandchildren, Owen Hypes and Hannah Gadomski, both of Oak Hill.

Graveside rites and committal, followed by burial, were Jan. 21 at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill with Pastor Benny Munsey officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Wayne Allen Woodson

Wayne Allen Woodson, age 32, of Paint Creek, passed away Jan. 3, 2021.

Wayne Allen is survived by his three children; mother, Trenda Estep of Paint Creek; sisters, Felicia (Rodney) Pomeroy of Standard and Holly McClung of Paint Creek; grandmothers, Evelyn Woodson of Gallagher and Doris Estep Milam of Arnett; he is also survived by his niece Marissa and nephews Rodney and Ashton Pomeroy of Standard.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Woodson, and grandfathers, Garnel Woodson and Elmer Estep.

Due to Covid-19 the family will have a private service and no graveside service at this time.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Jerico Dale Wriston

Jerico Dale Wriston, 27, of Oak Hill, passed away Jan. 7, 2021 at Plateau Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 6, 1993 in Beckley, son of Tracey Bess Wriston Davis and the late Rocky Dale Wriston. 

Jerico was a tattoo artist and loved to skate, hunt, draw, and read, but his passion was to tattoo. He also loved to spend time with his family.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by stepfather, Ronald Davis; grandfather, Mansfield Bess; great-grandmother, Catherine Pack; and cousin, Evan Bess.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Tracey Davis; son, Rocky Wriston; brother, Cole Davis; sister, Holly Davis; grandmother, Brenda Contreras; aunts, Shelly Dickinson, Amy Floyd and Becky Hames; uncles, Mansfield Bess Jr., Anthony Bess, William Dickinson, Robert Floyd and Whitt Hames; cousins, Kylie Dickinson, Brinley Dickinson, Garrick Dickinson, Alik Dickinson, Seth Floyd, Brett Floyd, Spencer Floyd, Anna Hames, Ben Hames, Nick Hames, Brett Bess and Bryson Bess. His paternal family includes grandfather, Terry Wriston; grandmother, Karen Wriston; aunt, Stacie Wriston Crist; uncle, David Crist; cousin, Jessie Crist; great-grandmother, Lessie Wriston; and great-aunt, Naomi Wriston.

Graveside services were held Jan. 15 at John Davis Cemetery, 156 Davis Cemetery Road off Maple Fork Road near Mount Hope.

Donations towards his marker may be sent to his mother at 317 Thompson Ave., Oak Hill, or to High Lawn Memorial Park, 1435 E. Main St., Oak Hill, WV.

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