The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 26, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Martha Elizabeth Collins Bryant

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Martha Elizabeth Collins Bryant, 90, of Woodbridge, formerly of Alderson, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Joe Geiger officiating. Burial will follow at the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Phyllis Ann Sizemore Cline

Phyllis Ann Sizemore Cline, 71, of Fairdale, went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

Born May 6, 1941, in Saulsville, she was the daughter of the late John and Irene Tilley Sizemore.

Phyllis was a graduate of Oceana High School class of 1959 and was a member of the Oceana Alumni Association, and had also been inducted into the Oceana High School Hall of Fame. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Marshall University and her Master’s Degree from WVU. She was a retired elementary school teacher from the Raleigh County School System, with 34 years of service. She taught first grade at Mt. View and Fairdale Elementary Schools.

Mrs. Cline had the pleasure of teaching three of her beautiful grandchildren and was passionate in the overseeing of their education until college, where they are now pursuing their own careers. Mrs. Cline was passionate about educating every child she taught and loved each one equally. She lovingly guided each of her three daughters to achieve their best and achieve the same with their own children. Mrs. Cline will be sadly missed by the many children she guided in her classroom.

She loved reading, spending time with her grandchildren and vacationing with her sisters. She attended Matheny United Methodist Church. She was the matriarch of her family and will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 50  years, James Cline; children, Anita Cline Boothe and husband, Samuel G., of Fairdale, Cynthia Cline Bower and husband, Timothy, of Fairdale and Karen Cline Sigmon and husband, Jim, of Glen Fork. She also leaves behind five brothers and five sisters, Kenneth Sizemore and wife, Betty, Bonnie Farlow and husband, Jerry, Johnny Sizemore and wife, Ruth, Gayle Travis, Jimmy Sizemore and wife, Shirlene, Glenna Farlow and husband, Charles, Joyce Kirk and husband, Donnie, and Frances Hensley and husband, Steve, Mickey Sizemore and wife, Cathy, and Dennis Sizemore and wife, Sherri; six grandchildren, Corey and Chase Boothe, Erik and Emily Bower and Molly and Chloe Sigmon.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Rick Chester and Rev. David White officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the funeral home.

An online guestbook and additional information can be found at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Cline family.

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