The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 7, 2014

Obituaries — Friday, March 7, 2013


Grayson Meadows

Grayson Meadows, 88, of Shady Spring, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Born on May 16, 1925, he was the son of the late Grace Reed Meadows and Lacy E. Meadows.

He was preceded in death by a son, James D. Meadows; three brothers, Kenneth, Leonard and Lacy (Junior) Meadows, and two sisters, Phyllis Meadows Banta and Lorine Meadows Jones.

Grayson leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of almost 61 years, Dedee Marslender Meadows; daughter, Dedra (Mark) Miller; grandchildren, Christina Meadows, Rob (Holly) Meadows, Jack Meadows, Emily Meadows, Delaney Miller, Presley Miller; and great-granddaughter, Aubree Meadows.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no service and he is to be cremated.

Friends and family are asked to not bring food or flowers but instead make donations in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Lisa Moran Naylor

FAYETTEVILLE — Lisa Elaine Moran Naylor, 56, was murdered by ovarian cancer on March 5, 2014.

Born on August 8, 1957, at Hilltop, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Anna Lounette Aliff Moran.

Lisa was a 1975 graduate of Fayetteville High School and was most recently employed at Wildwater Expeditions until cancer left her unable to work in 2006.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a cousin, Karen Ferrell, and a nephew, Adam Naylor.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Timothy Naylor; son Timothy (Heather) Naylor of Fayetteville; daughter, Holly McDowell and her partner, Amanda Tatum, of Oak Hill; her grandchildren whom she adored, Colton Naylor, Devin, Ashley, Darian, and Cameryn McDowell; her lifelong friends whom she thought of as family, Tama Sweet, Ellen Vera, Kathy Gibson, Sharon (Mike) Barrett and their daughter, Lisa Michele, who was named after Lisa.

Surviving also are her caring neighbors, Gloria Adkins and her sons; sisters, Freda Brock of Knightstown, IN, and Janice (Earl) McGuffin of Waynesboro, VA; her youngest sister, Karla, who made her home with Lisa; her beloved fur babies, Bunny, Bear, Louise, Leo, Pixie, and Blackie; and extended family, friends, and online communities.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

In keeping with Lisa’s wishes, she will be cremated following the services.

The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral on Saturday.

Lisa loved spring, summer, being outside, going to yard sales, and selling her treasures on eBay. She loved flowers and couldn’t bear to watch them die.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to help with her funeral expenses or to the New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Naylor family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home at 350 W Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

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