The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 12, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, April 12, 2013


Linda Brooks

SUMMERLEE — Linda Sue Brooks, 53, of Summerlee, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete. Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Frank Foster Bush II

SMOOT — Frank Foster Bush II, 32, of Smoot, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, from injuries sustained in a logging accident in Nicholas County.

Born July 12, 1980, in Montrose, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank F. Bush and Emma Hendricks Burns and husband Andrew of Glace.

Frank was the most wonderful husband and father. The love he had for his children and wife was a beautiful thing. They were his entire world. Frank loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved the outdoors: hunting, fishing, mud bogging and working. He led his life by example and always did the right thing, no matter what. Everywhere he went, people could just tell he was a wonderful man. Frank showed his love in the way he treated people and in his easy-going nature. He never met a stranger and would have done anything for anyone. Frank was one in a million and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

In addition to his father, Frank was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Maurice and Pauline Bush and his maternal grandfather Thomas Hendricks.

Along with his mother and stepfather, Frank is survived by his loving wife Jami Martin Bush; a son, Colton Jacob Bush, age 2; two daughters, Alyssa Grace Bush, age 6, and Madisyn Olivia Bush, age 5; a stepdaughter Kaitlyn Seairra Cochrum, age 15; his maternal grandmother Hazel Hendricks of White Sulphur Springs; three sisters Emily Burns (Darrell) of Muddy Creek Mountain, Andrea Burns (Buddy Tincher) of Union and Michele Bush (Larry Hardic) of Montrose, Pa.; a brother Gary Bush (Tammy) of Beaver; a special cousin Cassie Taylor and children of Alderson; his mother and father-in-law Arlan and Phyllis Martin of Smoot; a brother-in-law Michael Martin (Tammy Johnson) of Rupert; four nieces Leahanna Lewis, Tamera Gunter, Hayden Tincher and Jessica Bush; six nephews Curtis Darling, Christopher Burns, Jeremy Burns, Levi Bush, Remington Bush, and Shane Burns; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Smathers Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jonathan Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Chapel Cemetery at Clintonville.

Friends may call Friday, April 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Street, Christopher Burns, Jeremy Burns, Levi Bush, Bob Martin, Jimmy Pozzie, Jerry Pozzie and John Reed.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

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