The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 4, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

Ruth E. Hedrick Arnold

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Ruth E. Hedrick Arnold, 93, of Brookwood Road, Lincolnton, a native of Greenbrier County, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with Brian Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Mable Marie Dixon Bennett

OAK HILL — Mable Marie Dixon Bennett, 91, of Oak Hill, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born May 16, 1921, at Minden, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mattie Tatum Dixon.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Oak Hill First Presbyterian Church. She was a 1940 graduate of Oak Hill High School.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hidden Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oak Hill and Bowers Hospice House in Beckley for the care they provided Mable.

Her husband, Wallace R. Bennett Sr.; two sons, Dr. Barry R. Bennett and Wallace R. “Cabby” Bennett Jr. and three brothers, Robert Dixon, William Dixon, and Clifford Dixon preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Robert E. Blackburn and wife, Loretta of Fayetteville; one daughter, Janice Bennett of Oak Hill; a daughter-in-law, Anna Bennett of Oak Hill; two grandchildren, Wallace R. “Ross” Bennett III and Sarah Beth Bennett Powers, and four great grandchildren, Grace Bennett, Bryson Powers, Abby Bennett and Elijah Bennett.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2012, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Harry Fuller officiating. Entombment will be at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill.

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

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 250 Central Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901 or Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 or the New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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