The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 23, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mary Beth ‘Cookie’ Altice

FAYETTEVILLE — Mary Beth “Cookie” Altice, 70, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Lois ‘Jenny Wren’ Rice Blaschak

LANCING, Tenn. — Mrs. Lois “Jenny Wren” Rice Blaschak, age 83, of Lancing, TN, formerly of Scarbro, WV, went home to be with her Lord on July 19, 2013, after a long illness. Jenny was surrounded by her loving family whom she loved very much.

She was a faithful Christian who loved her Lord. Jenny Wren was an accomplished author of many books, loved painting, and writing poetry and had a love of music and loved playing the organ. Jenny never met a stranger.

She was preceded in death by her parents: James Mattison and Arizona Harrington Rice, husbands: Cager D. Howard, and Walter Blaschak, daughter: Freda Babinski; brothers: John Wesley, William J., Charles Casto, Rufus, Thomas, and Hayden Clark Rice and sisters: Lillie Mae Sanders, Jessie Lee Hamby, Lou-Anna Rice, Nellie Beatrice Seletyn and Mattie Louise Riser.

She is survived by daughter Lou Whitson and husband, Curtis, of Lancing; grandchildren: Audrey Korgan and husband, Michael, of Florida, Angela Humphries and husband, Don, of Lancing, Jarrod Whitson and wife, Cyndy, of Harriman and Lindsey Johnson and husband, Andrew, of Murfreesboro; 8 great-grandchildren: Brittney, Michael, Faith, Brock, Tyler, Nate, Mathew and Ari and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

The family received friends Monday, July 22, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services followed with Bro. Rick Taylor officiating.

The family will also be receiving friends on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Graveside services will follow at 2:15 p.m. at the High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with Bro. Walter Webb officiating.

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Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

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