The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 3, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, March 3, 2013

Eldridge ‘Troutman’ Amick Jr.

RUPERT — Eldridge “Troutman” Amick Jr., 57, of Rupert passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, in the Beckley VA medical center following a short battle with cancer.

Born on December 2, 1955, in Richwood.

Junior was a very proud veteran of the United States Air Force, where he rose to the rank of sergeant, while serving as a jet engine mechanic. He loved being outdoors; he enjoyed hunting, but he dearly loved to be on the river bank fishing. He was a mechanic, last working in the mining industry.

Preceded in death by his daughter Andra Dawn Gajdos, his nephew Eddie Don Bailes.

Those left to cherish his memory include his father Eldridge Amick and his wife Ruth of Quinwood, and his mother Janet Keeney and her husband Tommy of Summersville, his former wife Elizabeth Amick of Delbarton, his children Zachary Amick of Lenora, California, Leah Smelcher and husband Donnie of Howard, Ohio, Nicholaus Amick of Beckley, one granddaughter Arion, his sister Patricia Griffin and husband James of Summersville, his stepbrothers Billy Younts of Roanoke, Va., and Jimmy Younts of Nettie, his stepsisters Annette Snider of Nettie, and Sue Taylor of Ansted. A host of nieces and nephews and beloved friends.

A graveside military service will be held in May 2013, in the Carl Baptist Church cemetery.

In keeping with Junior’s wishes he will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donation be made to the Summit Bank branch in Rainelle to help with funeral expenses.

Arrangements are in the care of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, West Virginia 25801.

Thomas ‘Alex’ Arbuckle

LEWISBURG — Thomas “Alex” Arbuckle, 91, of Lewisburg died Friday, March 1, 2013, at his home after an extended illness.

Born September 21, 1921, at Lewisburg, he was the son of the late Alexander W. and Carrie Botts Arbuckle.

A member of the Clifton Presbyterian Church having served as an elder and deacon. Founder and president of Greenbrier Tractor Sales from 1950 to 1997. An owner of Bonnie Mist Car Wash. A director of the Virginia Farm Equipment Association. A director of Greenbrier Valley National Bank. A director of the WV State Fair from 1981 to 2000 and director emeritus from 2001 til his death. A Charter member of the Maxwelton Ruritan Club. A member of Greenbrier Lodge No. 42 A.F. & A.M. Beni Kedem Shriners and the Greenbrier Valley Shrine Club.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Louise Arbuckle and a sister Virginia Lewis.

Survivors are his wife Elizabeth Arbuckle of Lewisburg, two sons Jim (Cely) Arbuckle and Robert Davis Arbuckle both of Lewisburg. A brother Lockart (Jean) Arbuckle of Lewisburg. Two nephews Johnson and Alex Lewis and one niece Jane Lewis.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Clifton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Janice Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Church Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.

The Family will receive friends at McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg from 6 til 8 p.m. on Monday, March 4.

McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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