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December 29, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012


Janice J. Daddario

LEWISBURG — Janice J. Daddario, 76, passed away peacefully at her home in Lewisburg, WV, on December 27th, 2012, after a short illness.

Janice was retired from Bendix Corporation and lived in Florida for several years.

She enjoyed being with Family and Friends. Janice was preceded in death by her Husband Albert S. Daddario in 2010.

Born July 30th, 1936, in White Sulphur Springs, WV, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Catherine Jones, both of White Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include two Sons, William J Haynes II, wife Deborah of Union, WV, Douglas (Bub) L. Baker, wife Judy of Droop Mt., WV, Grandchildren, Doug Leigh, Seneca, Jonathan and wife Traci, Joseph Haynes, Heather and Jason Barton of MD, and Doug and Stephanie Burns of Marlinton, WV; 5 Great-Grandchildren, Abigail Haynes (“the apple of her eye”), Dylan Leigh, Chad, Allie and Rachel. She is also survived by StepDaughter Fran Daddario and StepSons, Tom Daddario, wife LeAnn, Michael Daddario, wife Cathy and Joey Daddario.

Services will be held at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens Mausoleum on Sunday,  December 30th, at 2 p.m., with visitation starting at 1 p.m. The service will be officiated by The Reverend Susan Erskine of The New Covenant Church in Fairlea, WV.

Any monetary Contributions can be made to Kanawha HospiceCare, Inc., 223 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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Reba Icey Elkins

Reba Icey Elkins, age 93, of Beckley, WV, passed away on December 25, 2012. Born at Powellton, WV, she was the daughter of the late Wyatt V. Oxley Sr. and Mattie W. Smith Oxley.

Reba was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved taking care of her home, gardening, and cooking. She spent many hours helping to prepare and serve luncheons at the United Methodist Temple where she was a member.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil, Daughter Mary Dee Littlejohn, brother Wyatt V. Oxley Jr., and  sisters June Williams and Louise King.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Karen S. Schneider and her husband Donald of Bella Vista, AR, Brenda K. Ritch and her husband Autrey of Beckley, and a son Gregory K. Elkins and his wife Heather of Raleigh, NC. Sisters, Juanita Harrah of Beckley, Shirley Grose of Crab Orchard, and Bette Jo Sturgill of Beltsville, Md. Brothers, Tom Oxley of Indian Trail, NC, Donald Oxley of Orange Park, FL, and Phil Oxley of Chesapeake, Va. Grandchildren, Todd Littlejohn, Dennis Ritch, Darren Ritch and Angela Ritch. Great-grandchildren, Molly, Mattie and Macey Littlejohn, Olivia Ritch, and Braden Ritch. Stepgreat-grandchildren, Brittney and Alaina Liendo.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 29, 2012, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley with services following at 2 p.m. with Rev. Betty Lusk officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Reba’s memory to the Beckley Area Foundation Trail Scholarship  Fund, 129 Main St. Suite 203, Beckley, WV 25801.

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Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

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