The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 23, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Joyce Ann Gillispie

WELCH — Joyce Ann Gillispie, 74, of Welch, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Golden Harvest Long Term Care, Welch.

Born November 30, 1938, in Paintsville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late James P. Gillispie and Virgie Conley Gillispie.

She was retired from Welch Community Hospital where she worked in food service. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Stewart Street, Welch.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Adams; and three sisters, Betty Jean Green, Elien Davis, and Donna Rose Gillispie.

Those left to cherish her memory are three brothers, James P. Gillispie of Xenia, Ohio, Palmer Gillispie and wife Lois of Hager Hill, Ky., and Roger Allen Gillispie and wife Juana of Fairborn, Ohio; and her three closest friends, Marlena Stimson of Jolo, Rhonda Kitchen of Davy, and Donna Jackson of Welch.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 12 p.m. in the Douglas Mortuary Chapel in Welch with Pastor Bill Christian officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be James Kitchen, Quintin Jackson, Erick Hoffman and James Lee Gillispie.

The Douglas Mortuary of Welch is serving the family.

Sylvia Rae Hostetter Hager

SOUTH POINT, Ohio — Sylvia Rae Hostetter Hager, 71, of South Point, formerly of Oak Hill, W.Va., died on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.

Born September 11, 1941, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Phillip Reese and Effie Mildred Lee Hostetter.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Her husband, William Franklin Hager, and four brothers, Richard Wayne Hostetter, Gary Layne Hostetter, Gerald Laird Hostetter and Allen D. Hostetter, preceded her in death.

Survivors include daughter, Candy Cochran of Ironton, Ohio; two brothers, Phillip Hostetter of Teays Valley and Rodney Hostetter of Oak Hill, six nieces, one nephew, two great-nephews, two great-nieces and her caregiver, Betty Adams of South Point, Ohio.

Services will be on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Bill Drennen officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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