The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

June 24, 2010

Obituaries — Thursday, June 24, 2010


Bill Austin

George W. (Bill) Austin, Jr., 69 of Crab Orchard, entered into his eternal home of everlasting peace on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at VA Medical Center, Beckley after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on March 5, 1941, he was the son of the late George Austin Sr. and Jeanette Vandall Austin.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Davis, and one brother, Thomas Austin.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 40 years, Bonnie Austin of Crab Orchard; two daughters, Melissa Davis and her husband Marshall of Beckley, and Stephanie Daniel and her husband Rob of Beckley; five grandchildren, Matthew, Cierra and Cassidy Davis and Chris and Kirsten Daniel; three sisters, Judy Shrewsbury and her husband James of Florida, Dottie Hollingshead and her husband Johnny of Josephine, and Andrea Austin of Sophia; two brothers, James Austin and his wife Linda of Meade, and Bob Austin and his wife Vicky of Rhodell. Also surviving are his mother in law, Goldie Fleshman of Green Sulphur Springs and several nieces and nephews.

He was a veteran, having served in the US Army, and an avid coal miner for 30 years.  He enjoyed helping others and spending time with his grandchildren. Bill like to work on older vehicles and enjoyed participating in his church visitation program.

He was a member of the Cranberry Baptist Church where he served as an usher.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Pastor Roger E. Pauley and Fred Hart Jr. officiating. Friends may arrive one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Fellow ushers of Cranberry Baptist church will serve as pallbearers: Steve Giles, Van Stewart, Bill Brogan, Haven Davis, Dave Riley, and Scotty Bowman. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Pauley, Kenneth Sherwood, Fred Hart Sr., Wiley Lilly, Charles Semenski, and Philip Bartram.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr., Beckley.

Charles S. Bare and Marilea Bare Moore

Joint memorial services for Charles S. Bare who died February 18, 2010 and his daughter, Marilea Bare Moore, who died January 9, 2007 will be held at 12 noon, Saturday June 26, 2010 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Rev. Rick Duncan.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

 

Lola Esther Propps Zickafoose Bays

Born August 1, 1914, passed away June 21, 2010. “Well done, good and faithful servant…..enter into the joy of your Master.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Neveve Propps, and five siblings: Nina Ziegler, Josephine (Jo) Propps, Ernest Propps , Lorena (Belle) Dorn and Lester Propst. Also preceding her in death were her first husband of 37 years and father of her children, Perry B. Zickafoose, and her second husband of 13 years, John Bays.

Lola was born at home on Propps Ridge near Lookout, W.Va., a seven-month baby, one of a set of twin girls. She was so blessed with good health that she had only been in the hospital three times in her life, twice for the birth of her daughters and once following cataract surgery.

Lola taught school in Fayette County W.Va. for 34 years at Clifty and Divide Grade Schools. She continued to pursue her Masters Degree plus 45 hours, often driving many miles for night classes after teaching a full day.

While living in Lookout, she was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Eastern Star, and the Lookout Garden Club.  She was a leader of Civil Air Patrol in the 50’s. After the death of her first husband, she moved to Ansted in 1979 and lived there until 1986 when she married John Bays, a Nuttall High School classmate, and moved to Casper, Wyo. In Casper, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the Gideon Auxiliary, and was honored for the many hours that she volunteered as a hospital pink lady.

In 1998, Lola moved to Sneads Ferry, N.C. where her daughter Lynn lived at the time. In  2004, she moved to Hurricane, W. Va., first living at Broadmore Assisted Living, and at the time of her death was living at Regency Place in Scott Depot.

Left to cherish her memory are two sisters: her twin sister, Lois Cumberledge of San Diego, Calif., and Gayle Martinez of Chesapeake, Va.; her two daughters:  Ann Skaggs and husband Paige of Ansted, W.Va., and Lynn Hendrick and husband Steve of Hurricane, W.Va.  Lola had three grandchildren: Robin Looney of Southpoint, Ohio, and Dr. Chris Skaggs and Stephanie Burgess, both of Hurricane, W.Va.  There are seven great-grandchildren:  Paige and Garrett Looney, Gabrielle and Morgan Skaggs, and Braeden, Ryen and Greysen Burgess.

Special thanks to Carolyn Gobel and Olga Williams for being good friends to our mother the past few years. They were both very special to her. We also wish to thank the staff of Broadmore Assisted Living, Regency Place, and the Hospice staff for the care that our Mom received.

A celebration of Lola’s life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010, at The Chapel of Rest Mausoleum at Victor and will be conducted by Pastor Roy Williams. Lola will be laid to rest at Restlawn Memory Gardens in a plot beside her first husband, Perry B. Zickafoose, in the row where her parents and sister, Jo, are buried.

Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the Mausoleum.

It is the family’s sincere wish that no flowers be sent.  Instead, if you wish, please make donations to: West Virginia Library Commission- Special Services, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, W.Va.  Lola had macular degeneration and listened to well over 1000 books on tape in the past 12 years.

Wallace & Wallace of Ansted is serving the family.

 

Teddy Wayne Cole

HINTON — Teddy Wayne Cole, 52, of Tug Creek near Hinton, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Mr. Cole was the husband of “Jackie” Cole; father of Matthew Cole and Alicia Parker.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Rev. James Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Friend Ward Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral parlor from noon until service time Friday.  

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com  Arrangements by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.          

 

Katherine Mae Collier

SALEM, Va. — Katherine Mae Collier, 81 of Salem, died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday June 22, 2010 in Woodhaven Nursing Home at Montvale, Va., following a long illness.

Born December 13, 1928 at Cunard, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Silas and Mintie Buckland Cox.

Ms. Collier was a retired employee of the Texaco Corporation and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Salem, Va.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Mona Cox and eleven brothers and sisters, including Nila Hicks of Hinton.

 Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Harry S. Collier; one son, Harry S. Collier Jr. of Chapel Hill, N.C.; one daughter, Sandra M. Grimmett of Oregon, Ohio; one sister, Virginia Buckland of Hinton; half-brother, Calvin Cox of Hinton; five grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday June 25, 2010 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Ivey Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery on Powleys Creek.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Jack Cales, Jim Grimmett, Jim Allen, Roger Cox and Keith and Leslie Feazelle.

Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

 

Evelyn Hall Cook

On Tuesday, June 22, 2010 our most cherished Evelyn Cook passed away peacefully at her home on Teel Road in Beckley. She was 67 years of age.

The second of three daughters, Evelyn was born on April 5, 1943 at Spruce Pine, N.C., to the late Ray M. and Florence Garland Hall.

Evelyn spent her childhood at Spruce Pine where she affectionately known as “Sis.” She was graduate of Spruce Pine High School and attended Marshall University. A resident of Beckley since the 1960’s, she was formerly employed by the Department of Human Services. Evelyn then entered the medical field having worked at Spruce Pine Hospital and for Dr. Keith Kahume and Raleigh General Hospital. She was a member of the Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church. Her social organizations included the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, where she was an active member of the Laureate Alpha Chapter here in Beckley. She had held all offices and committees, and was presently the vice president of the Beckley City Council of the sorority and was the Valentine Queen in 2008. Evelyn was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Scarlett Royals, where she was the “Money Changer.” Active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, she was in the Well I Be and Senior Friends and was a Woman of the Moose where she was the membership chairman and was recently awarded the Academy of Friendship, a very high honor in this organization.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband, Frank D. Cook, her children, who loved and will miss her very much, Christy H. Saunders of Spruce Pine, Kent Hurst of Burnsville, N.C. and Frank Cook II and his wife, Patricia of Mullens; Evelyn was the doting “Mimmiee” of Kenna Hurst, Emily Ray, Tyler and Jacob Saunders, Kristina Green, Cortney, Chelsea and Katie Cook; the proud great grandmother of Taylor Murphy, Logan and Allie Green; the fond sister of Marie Buchanan and her husband James of Knoxville, Tenn. and Kay Oglesby of Spruce Pine; several nephews and their families; her lifelong friends, Dennis and Bobbie Wilson; many friends, sorority sisters, her church family and connections through her many social organizations.

On Friday, June 25th, at 1 p.m. we will remember the life of Evelyn Cook at a service in her church, the Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church on the Brethren Church Road, at Crab Orchard with Pastors, Roger D. Tolliver and Kelly Bowman officiating. Evelyn will then be laid to rest at the Sunset Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, at the church and one hour prior to the services on Friday.  The Beta Sigma Phi Memorial will take place at 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday.

Pallbearers will be members of her church.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

 

Thelma D. ‘Granny’ Fox

MAPLEWOOD — Thelma D. “Granny” Fox, 99, of Maplewood went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2010, following a long illness. 

Born October 20, 1910, at Carl, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Pitsenbarger and Sadie Meadows Pitsenbarger. 

Known as Granny Fox, she was a homemaker and prayer warrior who dedicated her life to serving God, family, and friends. She may not have been able to attend church for the last few years, but she never failed to witness to anyone who visited her.  o her 163 direct descendants she leaves behind a legacy of her unfailing faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Her favorite passage of scripture was Acts chapter 10. Her desire was for everyone to make it to Heaven, and she did not mince words when it came to the plan of salvation. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Earl Fox Sr.; daughters, Sadie Eleanor, Freda Wanda, and Deloris Ann Maynard; son, Joseph Curtis Fox Sr.; sisters, Ethel Cross, Berthel Pitsenbarger, Bethel Amick, Mabel Carter, Zelma Gunnoe; brothers, Johnny Pitsenbarger, George Pitsenbarger, and Joseph Pitsenbarger; and three great-grandchildren. 

Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Andrew “Bob” Fox and wife Marie of Maplewood and John Fox and wife Anna of Beckley; four daughters, Juanita Donelow and Cynthia Smith of Maplewood, Lena Ward and husband Todd of Lexington, Ky., and Ruth Fleshman and husband Roger of Beckley; one sister, Dorothy Campbell Fitzwater; 33 grandchildren, Joey Fox and wife, Chrystal of Layland, Thelma Shumate and husband Joel of Shady Spring, Cynthia “Lanie” Jones and husband Loran of Maplewood, Lynda Chrisman and husband David of Sam Black, David Fox and Mary of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Leonard Fox and wife Ann of Mich., Charles Fox and wife Debra of Asbury, William Fox of Mich., Karen Stover and husband Dale of Maplewood, Cecilia Crist and husband G.G. of Maplewood, Brenda Fox of Beckley, Patricia Acord and husband Mark of Nortonville, Ky., Johnny Fox Jr. and wife Malinda of Rainelle, Vivian Meadows and husband Howard of Beckley, Monica Nutter and husband Roland “Buzz” of Rainelle, Glenda Dilley and Curt of Charlestown, Dianna Critchley and husband Joe of Layland, Tim Fox and wife Amy of Mt. Hope, Heather Fox of Charleston, Cassandra Fox of Beckley, Dwayne Ward and wife Renee’ of Cynthiana, Ky., Angela Cole and husband Hughie of Cynthiana, Ky., Jeremy Ward of Paris, Ky., Johnathan Ward and wife Elizabeth of Lexington, Ky., Arnie Maynard and wife Jennifer of Mt. Hope, Terri Vandall and husband Scott of Jane Lew, George Fox of Beckley, Roger Fleshman Jr. and Taunya of Victor, Rebecca Elswick and husband Keith of Scarbro, Michael Fleshman of Crab Orchard, Sheryl Harris and husband Donnie of Fayetteville, Beverly Evans and husband Josh of Oak Hill, Melissa Fleshman of Beckley; 64 great-grandchildren; 56 great-great-grandchildren; a special friend Gladys Hoffman; and a host of extended family and friends. 

A celebration of Granny’s life was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Beckwith Apostolic Church with the Revs. Richard Barker, David Chrisman, and Tim Fox officiating. Burial followed in Layland Cemetery, Layland.

Visitation was Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

 

Robert Friend

WYOMING COUNTY — Robert Friend, age 52, of Wyoming County, W.Va., died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at his residence in Cumming, Ga., having been a 30 year resident of Forsyth County, Ga.

Born Oct. 24, 1957, in Pineville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert H. Sr. and Carol Jean Friend.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harvey Friend.

Mr. Friend was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Ghost Riders Motorcycle Club.

Survivors include his sisters, Melanie Friend Ford of Ona, W.Va. and Melissa Witt of Roanoke, Va.; brothers, William Friend of Tennessee and Michael Friend of Bud, W.Va.; and other nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial service will be held at Tankersley Funeral Home in Mullens. The Inurnment will follow in Beartown, W.Va.

Donations may be made in Robert’s name to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 409410, Atlanta, GA 30384-9410.

Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Ga., is in charge of the arrangements. 

 

Barbara Ann Gore

Barbara Ann Gore, 65, of 112 Booker St., Beckley, made her transition on June 20, 2010 at Raleigh General Hospital.

She was born October 10, 1946 in Beckley, daughter of Alma Lee Stewart Foster of Chicago, Ill., and the late James L. Timbers. And was preceded in death by a brother, James H. Foster II.

Barbara was educated in Raleigh, Beckley, and Washington, DC.

She was a member of St. John Baptist Church, The Elks Club and The Moose Club of Beckley. Prior to retiring from the Black Knight Country Club, she worked in Perrin’s Flower Shop and the Board of Education in Chicago.

Besides her mother, she leaves to mourn her husband of 31 years, Leroy Gore; daughters, Tauna Gillus Scruggs of Beckley and Lisa Gore of Michigan; son, Kevin Gore of Beckley; two brothers, Danny Foster of Chicago and Fabian Foster of Toledo, Ohio; grandson, Russell Scruggs, of Beckley, whom she reared; two granddaughters, Tamika of San Antonio, Texas and Latoya (Faheem) of Atlanta, Ga.; sister-in-law, Lois J. (Marvin) Stewart, of Sunny Meade, Calif.; 10 great-grandchildren; three aunts, Viola, and Geneva Steward and Helen Penn of Danville, Ill. and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010 at St. John Baptist Church, 101 St. John Court, Raleigh, W.Va. with the Rev. Thomas Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail. com

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

 

Eileen Huckeby

HOLDEN — Eileen Huckeby, age 86, of Holden, died Monday, June 21, 2010

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Friends may call 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan, with a scripture reading at 7 p.m. At Mrs. Huckeby's request she is to be cremated.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

For email condolences or more information on contributions to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church go to www.honakerfuneralhome.org

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

 

Betty Jane Johnson Lawhorn

OAK HILL — Betty Jane Johnson Lawhorn, 77, of Oak Hill, died on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 

Paul Raymond Mullins

 CRAIGSVILLE — Paul Raymond Mullins, of Lower Gauley Road, Craigsville, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010 in Bowers Hospice House following a long illness. Mr. Mullins was 84 years of age.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

 

Ruth Taylor Phipps

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010 our beloved sister and aunt, Ruth Taylor Phipps passed away at the Bowers Hospice House. She was in her 87th year.

Born in Beckley on April 16, 1923, she was one of three daughters born to the late Olen Ray and Bertha C. Jones Taylor. Her sister, Ethel Jessup has preceded her in death.

Ruth spent her childhood in Beckley; she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Class of 1942. After high school she worked in the State Department in Washington, DC in the Passport Division. A member of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, she was a former Sunday School teacher. Ruth had held memberships in the Mt. Tabor Home Demonstration Club, the Flowering Hills Garden Club, and Beckley Woman’s Club.

In addition to her parents and sister, her husband, Denny Phipps preceded her in death.

Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Mary Anderson of Beckley and her nieces and nephews, Sharon England of Beckley, Sandra Smith of Charleston, Betty Jo Patton of Beckley, Shirley Carter of Shady Spring, Mary Jane Gilkerson of Lewisburg, Larry Jessup of Daniels, Earl Jessup of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, Dallas Phipps of Beckley and John Reid of Williamsburg, Va.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Friday, June 25th at the Melton Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Michael King officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.  Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until the service hour.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

 

Ada Ruth Roark

OCALA, Fla. — Ada Ruth Roark, 83, formerly of Westwood Dr., Beckley, sister to Gloria Jean Clark of Ocala, with whom Mrs. Roark resided, died Thursday, June 17, 2010.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2010, at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, in the Chapel of Building C in Beckley, with Dr. Dave Lawson officiating.

 

Jordan Lee Sizemore

RAVENCLIFF — Jordan Lee Sizemore, 2 months old, became an angel Monday, June 21, 2010.

A celebration of Jordan's life will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010, at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel.

The family will receive friends from noon until time of service on Friday.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

 

Elizabeth Summers Skaggs

BRIDGEPORT, W.VA. — Elizabeth Summers Skaggs, age 86, of Bridgeport, formerly of Princeton, W.Va., died Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, W.Va., following a short illness.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

 

Viola Esther Smith

BELLWOOD — Viola Esther Smith, 97, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle. Friends may call Friday evening at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

 

Bessie Cantley Sutphin

OAK HILL — Bessie Cantley Sutphin, 94, of Oak Hill, died on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 

Mary Frances Talbert

Mary Frances (Gwinn) Talbert, 101 years 7 months and 50 minutes, of Hinton, died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday June 22, 2010 after a long stay in the Summers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Hilldale.

 She was born November 21, 1908 at Creamery, W.Va., a daughter of the late J. Henderson and Ella Kershner Gwinn. She was the last surviving member of her generation of that family.

Before she became physically disabled, she was active in the First Christian Church at Hinton, the Hinton Woman’s Club, Rebekahs, Hinton Senior Citizens, the Hinton Tree Board and other Hinton service clubs and lodges. On the event of her 100th birthday, she received congratulatory messages and honors from National, State and local political leaders that included membership in the Order of the 35th Star, but the honor that pleased her most was the Key to the City of Hinton presented by then Mayor, Cleo Matthews. She kept that key on her nightstand for the rest of her life.        

In addition to her parents, Mary Frances was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Talbert in 1972; a son, William Gwynne Talbert; son-in-law James N. Wright; grandson, David Wright; sister, Florence (Gwinn) Keshner and her husband, Frank; and brothers Eugene, Frank, Alfred, Burton and Fred.

She was also preceded in death by all of her sisters-in-law: Esther, Madge, Pearl, Helen, Bertie, Stella and Francene (All Talberts by birth); a nephew, Herbert Gwinn, and most everyone she knew from her early life.

Survivors include her daughter, Evelyn Louise (Talbert) Wright of Upland, Calif.; son, James E. Talbert and wife Patricia of Lewisburg, W.Va.; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Talbert of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews with a special recognition to Kenneth, Kenny, and George and wife Lita, all kept in touch by visits and cards during her long stay in the nursing home. Also surviving are many friends with special recognition for her next-door-neighbor, Patsy Fleshman, and ex next-door-neighbor Virginia (Helmintoller) Kendrick, both of whom brightened her days with weekly cards during her stay in the nursing home. Also with special recognition for her roommate in the nursing home, Frances Galloway, who was so very caring and protective during their time together.       

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Minister Gary Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

 

 

Vivian Ruth Spears Turner

Vivian Ruth Spears Turner, 75, of Pax, died on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born February 9, 1935 at Tomahawk, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Francis Marion and Oma Hall Spears.

Vivian a lontime resident of Pax, was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She was a lifetime member of the Willis Branch Community Church.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Hilltop Nursing and Rehab Center for the care given Mrs. Turner while she was a resident there.

Her husband, Charles Edward Turner and a daughter, Mary Jo Turner preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Loretta Williams and husband, Thurmond of Pax; four sons, Jack Randall Turner and wife, Susan of Pax, Wayne Marvin Turner and wife, Bridgette of Surveyor, Timothy Lane Turner and wife, Laura of Robson and Ira Toney Turner and wife, Gail of Pax; brother, James Spears and wife, Betty of Tomahawk, Ky., and two sisters, Maxine Blair of Ashland, Ky., and Phyllis Mollett and husband, Claude of Tomahawk.

Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, David, Williams, Sherman Williams, Jeff Williams, Nick Brackett, Amanda Turner, Andrew Gray, Joshua Newsom, Kristina Adkins, Lisa Stover, Danny Stover, Monica Lilly, Erica Lilly and Katie Light and 21 great grandchildren.

Graveside rites and committal services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 at Pax Community Cemetery with Rev. Dewayne Williams officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Nick Brackett, David Williams, Sherman Williams and Jeff Williams will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

 

Bess Weintraub

LEWISBURG — Bess Weintraub of Lewisburg, formerly of Gap Mills, died on Sunday, June 20th after a short illness. She was 101.

She was born in Wales, grew up in London, England and came to the USA as a girl of 16.

She lived in New York City for over 50 years where she worked as a dressmaker and then as an assistant designer in New York’s garment industry. She was an active member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union and a staunch believer in the rights of working people. In 1980, she retired and moved to Gap Mills, WV with her husband

Nathan who passed away in 1988. She enjoyed cooking and baking, gardening and riding motorcycles with her husband and helping raise her 3 grandchildren. She attributed her long, healthy life to practicing Yoga (which she began in her 50’s) and to dirinking hot tea with every meal.

She is survived by a daughter, Naomi Cohen of Gap Mills, a son, Mark Weintraub of Lewisburg, a son-in-law, Harvey Cohen of Gap Mills, a daughter-in-law, Teresa Weintraub of Lewisburg and 3 grandchildren, Arielle Cohen of Cambridge, MA, Samantha Weintraub of Frederick, MD and Mathew Weintraub of Lewisburg.

The family wishes to thank the staff of The Seasons where Ms. Weintraub lived for the last 4 years for their caring and attentive help during the last few weeks. They also wish to thank the staff of HospiceCare, Inc. for their assistance. The family is also grateful to the many family and friends who visited and supported Bess Weintraub over the last few years.

A memorial service will be held sometime in the next few weeks.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

 

 

Dorothy Bryant Wood

 PAINTSVILLE, Ky. — Dorothy Bryant Wood, age 90, of Paintsville, formerly of Alderson, W.Va. and Pikeville, Ky., passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville, following a long illness.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.