The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 17, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, June 17, 2013


Shirley Ann Waldron Mackey

OAK HILL — Shirley Ann Waldron Mackey, age 84, of Oak Hill, WV, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Shirley was born June 30, 1928, at Minden, WV, she was the daughter of Jess E. and Ida Berry Waldron.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant son, John Thomas Mackey, Jr., and by a brother Alvin C. Waldron.

Shirley graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1947 and worked for many years at Oak Hill Theater. She was a homemaker and member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, Rebecca Bible Class, Altar Guild and 3 F’s Prayer Group. She also served on the Board of Directors of the CHHS/ OHHS Alumni Association, Senior Friends and Senior Circle.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, John “Pro” Mackey, her son, Joe Mackey of Myrtle Beach, SC., three sisters, Betty Clendenin of Oak Hill, Jean Bowling of Carolina Shores, NC, and Ramona Taylor of Nevada City, CA.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church with Dr. Charles D. Miller and Rev. Bill Slates officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, WV.

Friends may call at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church one hour prior to services on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CHHS/OHHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 462 Oak Hill, WV 25901, or Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

Clarice Louise Sodder

FAYETTEVILLE — Clarice Louise Sodder, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill.

Born on October 22, 1932, at Smithers, she was the daughter of the late Norman R. and Ethel S. Buckland.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Sodder; brothers, Marshall Buckland and Clifford Buckland; sister, Ruby Ford; son, Joey Sodder, Jr.; grandson, Gary Wayne Gillespie, Jr.; and granddaughter, Angela Abbott.

She is survived by her children: George Sodder, Vicki Gillespie, and Sherry Thornburg; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Nellie, Donna, Lois, and Nora; brothers, Alfred, Jimmy, and Jeff; and a host of other family and friends.

In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and a graveside service will be held at a later date.

Memorials in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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

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

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