The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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June 9, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, June 9, 2013


Wanda EvaNell Reed Elste

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — Wanda EvaNell (Reed) Elste, 75, of Prestonsburg, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013.

Services will be conducted on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the Endicott Freewill Baptist Church near Endicott, Ky., at 2 p.m. with Mark Hunt and Roger Music officiating. Burial will follow in the Bennie Sellards Cemetery at Endicott.

Friends may call at the church after 6  p.m. on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations the American Heart Association of the American Cancer Society.

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Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her funeral services.

Howard Leon Ford

OAK HILL — Howard Leon Ford, 91, of Oak Hill, died Friday, June 7, 2013 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born May 12, 1922 at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Duffy and Nora Cox Ford.

He was the former owner of the Jeep franchise in Oak Hill and retired from Blackburn Ford in Oak Hill.

Leon was a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church. He was a 1942 graduate of Oak Hill High School where he played football. He was a 50 year plus Charter member of the Oak Hill Civitan Club and a member of the Oak Hill/Collins High School Alumni Association. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Wire Ford; three brothers, Ralph D. Ford, Jimmy Ford and Harry Ford; three sisters, Evelyn Pronko, Juanita Kendall and Frances Bannister.

Leon is survived by several nephews and nieces and also by several great nieces and great nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Dr. Charles D. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill with military honors provided by Oak Hill VFW Post #3110.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ralph D. Ford, Jr., Brian K. Ford, Harry L. Ford, Stephen S. Ford, Brandon C. Ford and Edward Ford.

Donations of sympathy may be made in his memory to: Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent to our website at: www.tyreefuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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