The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 4, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, July 4, 2013

Everette ‘Eddie’ Blake

FAYETTEVILLE — Everette “Eddie” Blake, 52, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

Born on July 31, 1960, in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of Harold and Callie Hedrick Blake of Fayetteville.

Eddie was an ordained deacon of Fayetteville Baptist Church and served on the Board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He graduated from Fayetteville High School.

He was a former employee for Pepsi and Dr. Pepper, worked as retail manager for Little General Food Stores; owner/operator of Blake Real Estate Development, owner/operator of Lochgelly Mulch and Stone, owner/operator of the “Custard Stand” at Oak Hill and Sams Hot Dog Stand at Malden, W.Va.    

Eddie enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and working in the church.    

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Cecil Gibson, and niece, Carrie Myles.

Left to cherish many wonderful memories include his devoted wife, Stella Blake of Fayetteville; children, Matt (Lyndsey) Diederich of Oak Hill, Tyler Blake of Fayetteville, and Tiffany Blake of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandson and the joy of his life, Jace Diederich of Oak Hill; parents, Harold and Callie Blake of Fayetteville; brother, Butch (Debbie) Blake of Oak Hill; sisters, Belinda (Jake) Jacobowski of Oak Hill, Denise (Jim) Light of Fayetteville, Debbie Hendrick of Oak Hill, Tammy (Tim) Haynie of Athens, Myra Blake of Athens, Rhonda (Tommy) Church of Bluefield; mother-in-law, Maxine Gibson; and a host of famly and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Fayetteville Baptist Church, with Pastor Ron George Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Memorials may be made in Eddie’s memory to Gideon’s International, Attn: Larry Hamlin, PO Box 429, Oak Hill, WV 25901 or Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Southern WV, Attn:  Mike White 304-253-2858, PO Box 840, Beckley, WV 25802.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Blake family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

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