The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 29, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, December 29, 2013


Fred Herbert Ryan

MOUNT HOPE — Fred Herbert Ryan, 86, of Mount Hope, died Dec. 28, 2013.

Arrangements are pending at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Pauline ‘Polly’ Elizabeth Honaker Taylor

UNION — Pauline “Polly” Elizabeth Honaker Taylor, 93, of Union, WV, passed away Friday morning, December 27, 2013, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital at Roanoke, Va., following a short illness.

Born at Union, WV, April 21, 1920, she was the last surviving child of seven born to Ellis Patton and Sarah Catherine “Kate” Bare Honaker of Alderson.

Polly was an employee of the Monroe County Board of Education for 19 years as a cook and special education teacher’s aide at Union Elementary School. She was the first president and member of the Indian Creek Community Club for many years. She also was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church and a 1940 graduate of Alderson High School.

Polly was married to her husband, Fred Lewis Taylor, I, for 71 years and they lovingly took care of each other and their four children: Nancy Paulette (Robert) Crews of Rock Camp, Beverly Ann (James) Chadwell of Bedford, Va., Fred Lewis (Doris Ann) Taylor, II, of Sinks Grove and Drema Lee Taylor Gautier of Pearisburg, Va.; 7 grandchildren, Robert Don (Eva) Crews, Shannon Taylor Chadwell, Abbey Taylor (Kevin) Blankinship, Chad Lewis (Betsy) Taylor, Casey Lane (Jason) Napier, Jared Wesley Gautier and Tyler Pierson Gautier; 4 great-grandchildren, Emily Elizabeth Crews, Grayson Lewis Taylor, Gabrielle Lynne Taylor and Lilly SarahBeth Napier; a sister-in-law, Betty Sue Taylor Durham of Grafton, Va.; a brother-in-law, Frank Eugene (Bonnie) Taylor of Waldorf, MD; and nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Polly’s life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, December 30, 2013, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with the Rev. Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery at Union.

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until service time Monday, December 30, 2013.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to the Indian Creek Building Fund, c/o Jerry Fullen, Rt. 1 Box 46A, Union, WV 24983.

Pallbearers will be Dan Copeland, Steve Martin, John Honaker, Marvin Honaker, Jerry Fullen, Gray Honaker, Freddie Honaker and Bobby Bostic.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

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