The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 5, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, July 5, 2013


Sharon Sue Crouch Ward

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Sharon Sue Crouch Ward, 69, of Cleveland, formerly of Oak Hill, lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Cleveland.

Born November 3, 1943, at Minden, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert James and Helen Mae Alley Crouch.

She was a homemaker.

An infant sister, Gloria Crouch, and infant brother, David Crouch, preceded her in death.

The loving family who are left to cherish her memory include her husband, Raymond Ward; two daughters, Jeanette Nuckels and husband, Harold, of Oak Hill and Debra Parker of Oak Hill; three sons, James Ward and wife, Sue, of Cleveland, Ohio, Raymond Ward Jr. and Judy of Cleveland, Ohio, and John Ward and wife, Kelly, of Cleveland; fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday, July 1, 2013. Sharon will be laid to rest on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Oak Hill with Pastor Eric Smith officiating the graveside rites and committal. There will be no visitation.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Jerry Don Wickline

OAK HILL — Jerry Don Wickline, 71, of Oak Hill, WV, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at his home.

Born June 18, 1942, at Oak Hill, WV, he was the son of the late Saylor Gatewood and Evelyn Viola Neubert Wickline.

Jerry was a member of the Jones Avenue Church of God, Oak Hill. He was a 1960 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He was a retired radio broadcaster for WFIS Radio, Simpsonville, SC. Known as “the Voice of the Golden Strip,” Jerry’s broadcast career spanned nearly three decades. He enjoyed his work and brought much joy to his listeners.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Rae Blinn Wickline; two sons, Larry Wickline of Corolla, NC, and Jeff (Dino) Wickline of Los Angeles, CA; two daughters, Cindy (Scott) Frady of Hickory, NC, and Kathy Wickline of Simpsonville, SC; one brother, James (Jackie) Wickline of Fayetteville; two sisters, Jeanette (John) Burns of Fayetteville and June (John) Blake of Oak Hill; and brother-in-law, Brock (Debbie) Blinn of Danville, IL.

He is also survived by six grandchildren, Jordan Wickline of Florence, SC, Jeremy Frady, Joy Frady, Sara Frady and Timothy Frady all of Hickory, NC, and Josh Wickline of Corolla, NC; two great-grandchildren, Nolan Wickline of Florence, SC, and Cassidy Wickline of Corolla, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Jones Avenue Church of God in Oak Hill with Pastor Ralph Shupe and Pastor Scott Frady officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill, with military graveside rites by Oak Hill VFW Post #3110.

Visitation will be held at Jones Avenue Church of God, Oak Hill, on Friday, July 5, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Larry Wickline, John Blake, Jason Blake, Karl Roseblock, Christopher Roseblock and Brock Blinn will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Special Projects Fund at the Jones Avenue Church of God, PO Box 104, Oak Hill, WV 25901, or Hospice of Southern West Virginia, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

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