The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 11, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Jan. 11, 2013


Douglas Wayne Fischer

HUNTINGTON — Douglas Wayne Fischer, 64, of Huntington, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, W.Va.

Douglas was preceded in death by his son, Noah Leslie and daughter Nancy Alishia.

He is survived by his wife, GlenEda Spence Fischer; sons, Douglas Wayne Jr. and Luke Daniel, and grandson Luke Daniel II; two special sisters-in-law, Georgia Bowman and Flossie Nancy Jarrell; two special brothers-in-law, Roger and Tommy Spence; special family friend Veta Merritt of Florida, and several other nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2002 20th St., Nitro, WV 25143.

LaTisha Reshone Green

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — LaTisha Reshone Green, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

The services will be Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 10 Church Street, White Sulphur Springs. The family visiting hour will be at 11 a.m. at the church and service will follow at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, please make a monetary donation.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.

Gracie Marie Holcomb

ANSTED — Gracie Marie Holcomb, 85, of Ansted, passed away, Thursday, January 10, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with Pastor Jesse Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery in Ansted.

Friends may call from noon until funeral time at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted, is in charge of arrangements.

Merida Lee Sexton Legg

SCARBRO — Merida Lee (Sexton) Legg, 87, of Scarbro, passed into eternity in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center, after a long illness.

Merida was born May 4, 1925, at Whitesburg, Ky., the daughter of the late Clara Huckabee Sexton Barnhart and Merida Sexton.

Merida attended school in Layland and later worked at the Layland Company Store. While in Layland, she delighted in dancing and driving around in the car her brother, Estel, had left in her keeping while he was away at war.

In 1945 she was swept off her feet by the love of her life, the handsome Marine, Fred Lucian Legg. After marrying, Fred and Merida lived mainly in Oak Hill, while raising their two sons, Freddie and Wayne. In 1973 they moved to a farm on the top of Plum Orchard Lake Road and started what would become White Oak Farm and a clan of Leggs.

After Fred’s early death in 1977, Merida was surrounded by the love of her devoted sons and their families through the ensuing years.

Merida lived by the Biblical principles of never saying an unkind word about anyone and maintaining an unwavering childlike faith in God through Jesus Christ as Savior.

Merida’s amazing gift as a “baby whisperer” was legendary; fussy babies calmed almost magically in her arms. Karson and Isacc now have a loving Maw Maw to rock them until the family is reunited.

In addition to her parents, Merida was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Legg; her brother, Bulis (Boots) Sexton and his wife, Opal Sexton; her brother Estel Sexton; and two great–grandchildren, Karson Boggs and Isacc Boggs.

Merida is survived by her two sons, Freddie Lee Legg and wife, Becky of Scarbro and Terry Wayne Legg and wife, Mary Lou of Scarbro; granddaughter, Shauna Boggs and husband, Michael of Scarbro; grandson, Aaron Legg of Scarbro; grandson, Erik Legg and wife, Cindy of Huntington; grandson, Phillip Legg and wife, Lori of Scarbro; grandson, Kace Legg and wife, Jade of Beckley.

She is survived by 15 great-grandchildren: Logan, Connor, and Dalton Boggs; Alle Rae Legg; Andrew, Justin, Phillip James, and Derik Legg; Preston, Kade, Gage, Cole, and Ashton Legg; Avery and Kamden Legg.

She is also survived by a special sister-in-law, Edna Sexton of Oak Hill; two brothers-in law, Daniel Legg and wife, Becky of Bradley, Bobby Legg and wife, Polly of Beckley; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to give special thanks to her faithful caregivers and friends, Ruth King and Lila Holliday.

A grateful note of appreciation is also extended to Stephanie of Hospice House and to the compassionate nursing staff and doctors at Plateau Medical Center.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Rudell Bloomfield officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Family members will serve as pallbearers with great grandchildren as honorary pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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