Ethel May Coffre Jones

Ethel May Coffre Jones, 84, of Oak Hill, died June 6, 2019 at CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston.

Born July 16, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Eva Nelson Coffre.

Ethel was a member of the Mount Hope Baptist Temple.

Her husband, Carlos Alonza “Sonny” Jones, preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 2018.

Her memory will be cherished by daughter, Carol A. Jones of West Babylon, New York; devoted son, Henry W. Jones (Beverly E.) of Oak Hill; and three beautiful grandchildren, Stephanie M. Jones, Elizabeth K. Jones and David Carl Zipperlen, all from Pennsylvania.

Services were June 12 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Rev. David Sneed officiating. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Dwayne Edward Jones Sr.

Dwayne Edward Jones Sr., 59, of Morresville, North Carolina, passed away June 7, 2019.

Born March 25, 1960 in Oak Hill, he was the son of William Edward and Christine Carol Fisher Jones.

Dwayne was an electronic engineer, and was a proud United States Army veteran.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Dwayne Edward Jones Jr.; loving parents, William and Carol Jones; brother, Darin Roy Jones; and Donna Liane Mullins.

There will be a private graveside for family only held at a later date.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. 

Anna Nellie Grabowski Redman

Anna Nellie Grabowski Redman entered into eternal rest on June 6, 2019.

A lifelong resident of Scarbro, Anna was born on June 18, 1928 to the late Anna and Tony Grabowski.

She also was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Jesse Redman, who passed away in 2002. Also, preceding her were her sisters, Mary Zandlo and Eva Chornobay.

Anna was a homemaker but also spent 30 years working at Ayers Grocery in Oak Hill. She also worked at Garcia’s Grocery and Woolworth.

She enjoyed embroidery work and was always making beautiful items to give to her family. She loved to read and was a frequent visitor to Oak Hill Public Library. More than anything, she loved being with her family. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother and was the oldest living member of five generations. Her family adored her and will miss her dearly. 

Anna was a very generous person and gave even when she didn’t have a lot for herself. She loved feeding the neighborhood children with treats.

Anna is survived by her sons, James Redman and wife Mary of Beckley and Mark Redman of Fayetteville; and daughter, Marcia Arbogast and husband Larry of Scarbro. She is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth Stewart of Orlando, Florida.

She was the best Granny in the world to Amy (Bill), Carey (P.J.), J.A. (Debra), Shawn (Sarah), Mary (Brian), Chris (Heather), Bret (John), Christian, Trey (Tiffanie), Jessica, Ty, Reese, Ava, Noah, Claire, Marley, Braylon, Julien, Berkley, Quinn, Hadley, Rhiannon, Silas and Ivy Jane. She was also blessed with three step-grandchildren, Kim, Matt and Angela, many nieces and nephews and countless friends.

Services were June 11 at High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Command Sergeant Major Brian Scott Shrout

Command Sergeant Major Brian Scott Shrout, 49 years old, of Danielsville, Georgia, formerly of Mount Hope, passed away on June 6, 2019. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Anne Shrout; brother, Terry Lee Shrout; nephew, Ricky Allen; and father, Noel Dayton Shrout. 

He is survived by his mother, Lillie Mae Shrout; brother, Noel Edward Shrout and wife Donna; daughter, Brittany Rice and Shawn, along with their children, Isabella and Zayden; stepsons, Billy Jo and Mandy, Daniel, Mathew and Lauren, and Joshua and Kayla Buchanan; 10 grandchildren; nephews, Travis and Elijah Shrout and William “Bubba” Samples; niece, Faith Shrout; adopted mom, Norma Menei and husband, Vincent; and aunt, Jo Lafferty.

Brian’s military service included 28 years in the United States Army and 3 years in the National Guard.

He was a loving son, father, brother, grandfather, soldier, and friend; he is and will forever be very missed.

Funeral service was June 11 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, with Pastor Richard Midkiff officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope. 

Karen Kay Compton Vass

Our loving and amazing wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, friend, and child of God, Karen Kay Compton Vass, age 70, of Fayetteville, gained her wings on June 9, 2019. She passed away after a long battle with cancer at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Born at Beury Mountain on April 21, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Gertie Ella Adkins Compton. Four brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.

Karen was a homemaker and also was a retired CNA, having worked at Hidden Valley and the Summit.

She was a member of the Gatewood Brethren Church.

Left to cherish are memory are her husband of 45 years, Daniel Vass; her daughter, Angela Shumate and husband Chris, and grandchildren, Gabriel and Ella; and her son, Justin Vass and wife Brittany and grandchild, Easton.

Funeral services were held June 14 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Pastor Scott Lester officiating. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Pea Ridge Road, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Nicholas Michael White

Nicholas Michael White, 29, of Danese, passed away on June 4, 2019

He was born on June 19, 1989 in Fredrick, Maryland.

Nicholas is preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl White, Jimmie Harkins, Lucy White and Dolly Fleshman; uncle, Donald White; and a brother, Jordan Shrewsbury.

Survivors include his mother, Cammy (Dean) Adkins; father, Michael (Bambi) White; a son, Chase White; soulmate and the love of his life, Starr Myers; sisters, Jenny Irvin and Corlissa Snead; brother, James (Melissa) White; nieces and nephews, Isaic Irvin, Payten Adkins, Brayden Irvin, Gabriel White, Brady Parkins, Isaac Parkins and Skylar Adkins; and grandparent, Shirley Harkins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Rainelle.

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