The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 30, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Carol A. Alston

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Carol A. Alston, 70, of Washington, formerly of Mt. Hope, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013, at East Washington Heights Baptist Church, Washington, DC.

Submitted by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Evelyn Tilley ‘Eggy’ Callison

CORLISS — Evelyn Tilley "Eggy" Callison, 91, of Corliss, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 27, 2013, after Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff), ravished her colon over an eight week period.

Born January 5, 1922, to the late Claude and Eula Meadows Tilley. Evelyn was also preceded in death by husband, John W (Jack) Callison, sister, Bessie Holliday, brothers, Jay and Harold Tilley and grandson, John Callison.

Evelyn was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education where she served as a Teacher’s Aide for 20 years at Pratt Elementary School. She was an active member of Boomer Baptist Church and during the Summer, while living at the homestead she loved at Corliss, attended Hilton Village Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Winolia Chapter #59, Mount Hope, W.Va.

Left to cherish her memory and wonderful times are sons, Leslie Carroll (Joe) and his wife, Betty, of Powellton, David Lloyd and his wife, Shirley, of Griffithsville, Carl Edward and his wife, Marilyn, of Hurricane and Mark Alan and his wife, Sue of Mallory; sisters, Dora Lee Campbell of Foster and Doris Ann McKenzie and her husband, Curtis of Concord, N.C.; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Evelyn is also survived by Terry Adams and his wife, Marsha of Corliss. Without Terry, who Evelyn considered one of her sons, she could not have spent her last several summers at the farm she loved. Also her beloved companion Muffin.

A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be Friday, February 1, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Village Baptist Church, Hilton Village, W.Va., with the Rev.  Eric Keister officiating.  Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens at Victor.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery and also one hour prior to service at the church.

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In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709.

Arrangements are in the care of O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, W.Va.

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