BARGER SPRINGS — Debbie Bower, 53, of Barger Springs, died Sunday morning at her home, following a long illness.
Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
Scott McCutcheon Brewer
FAYETTEVILLE — Scott McCutcheon Brewer, 22, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.
Scott was the son of Michael and Debbie Brown Brewer, and grandson of J. Ike Brown and Lois Ruth Brewer, and the late Mary Irene Kirby Brown and Cecil Brewer.
He was a graduate of Oak Hill High School, and a member of the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed skiing, soccer, and golf.
Other than his parents and grandparents, survivors include two brothers, Matthew Ike Brewer and John Kirby Brewer, both of Fayetteville; his uncles and aunts, Rita and Bill DeAth and Rebecca and Mark Hurd, all of Fayetteville; nephew, Keelan Brewer; cousins, Phillip and Bailey DeAth, and Sarah and James Michael Hurd.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Kathy George officiating. Entombment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park.
There will be no visitation prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Oak Hill Alumni Association Scholarship Fund or the National Institute of Mental Health.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be sent to our Web site at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home of Oak Hill.
William Edgar Dulin
William Edgar Dulin, 78, of Beckley, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at his home, following a long illness.
Born on June 7, 1928, at Fairmont, he was the son of the late William E. Dulin and Corine Miller Dulin.
Mr. Dulin was a retired coal mine employee, having worked in management. He was a graduate of West Virginia University in 1964, with a degree in business and marketing. He was a U.S. Army veteran. William became a born again Christian on Dec. 24, 2006, and attended the Fairdale Freewill Baptist Church.
Mr. Dulin was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Player.
Survivors include his sons, Benjamin Dulin and wife Carol of Glen Daniel and John Dulin and wife Betsy of Charleston; a daughter, Susie Camrud and husband Ron of Chandler, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Jennifer Trent, Thomas, Jack, and Sam Dulin, and James Umber.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley, with Rev. Dean Adams officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25801.
Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley.
Bobby Lee Lane II
Bobby Lee Lane, II, 37, of Crab Orchard, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, in a Charleston area hospital, following a prolonged illness.
Born July 16, 1969, he was the son of Bobby Lee Lane, I, and Janet Lee Vass, both of Beckley, both of whom preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Garland and Genevia Lilly Lane and Elsworth and Frances Bolt Vass; and by an aunt, Fadania Maynor.
Survivors include his son, Brian Lee Lane of Crab Orchard; a brother, Kevin W. McVey of Los Angeles; sister, Sherry Y. Lane of Princeton; niece, Ashley Nichole Lane of Princeton; nephews, Christopher Wayne Stables and Brandon Lee Stables, both of Princeton; uncle, Garland Lane, Jr., and aunt, Patricia Lane of Beckley; cousins, Allen Dawson and Ricky Dawson, Decota and Noah Dawson, all of Beckley; Amanda West, Shelby West, and Scarlett Phillips, all of Gillette, Wyo.; uncle Steve Maynor of Uneeda, W.Va., and cousins Stevie Maynor of Uneeda and John Maynor of Charlotte, N.C.; an uncle, Larry Lyons, Sr., and aunt, Jenny Lee Lyons, both of Maxwell Hill; and cousins, Kim Lyons Thombs of Oak Hill, Larry Lyons, Jr., and Tyler Lyons of Beckley, and Brianna Lyons of Maxwell Hill; as well as countless special friends, including Merideth Hanson, Elizabeth Keatley, Hugh and Nancy Keatley, Jeff Bowling, and Jimmy Lane.
A date and time for memorial services will be announced and held at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, where arrangements have also been entrusted.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Scleroderma Research Foundation at www.srfcure.org or at (800) 441-CURE.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Betty J. Lilly
On Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, Betty J. Lilly passed away at the Lucy Bowers Hospice House, following a long illness. She was 81 years of age.
Born Betty Jean Hankins on Oct. 25, 1925, at War, W.Va., she was one of two daughters born to the late Raleigh and Alice Necessary Hankins.
Betty Jean spent her childhood at McDowell County. She was staying with her grandparents at Camp Creek, W.Va., when she met the love of her life, Hansford Lilly. She and Hansford married while he was serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After graduating from Spanishburg High School, Betty and Hansford moved to Maxwell Hill in 1946 where they were longtime residents. They were married for 63 years until his passing on Jan. 1, 2005.
An active member of all churches she attended, prior to her illness she last attended North Gate Baptist Church. Betty was a Chaplain for Appalachian Regional Hospital for several years.
A secretary for the Laborer’s Union, Local 1453, she loved her profession and she had great respect for the men in the union. They all spoke highly of her.
Upon her retirement she and Hansford spent their time together gardening and at their camp on the Greenbrier River.
In addition to her parents and Hansford she was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Earl Lilly, and a sister, Lucille Pruett.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Alan Lilly and his wife Dinah, and their grandsons Freddie and Grant all of Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; and David Lilly and his wife Beverly, and their children, Angela King and her husband Tyler and David Lilly.
Funeral services will be this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. Craig Stevens officiating. A private burial will follow on Tuesday at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of services.
The family wants to publicly acknowledge Sherry Hubbard and the Lucy Bowers Hospice for all their care and concern.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Madeline Covey McGraw
Madeline Covey McGraw, formerly of Saxon, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, following a long illness. She was 93 years of age.
Arrangements are by the Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Shirley Yvonne Meadows
LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Shirley Yvonne Meadows, of Lincolnton, N.C., formerly of Coal City, stepped into Eternity at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at home, surrounded by her loving and dedicated family, following an extended illness.
Born Nov. 1, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Rich and Ol-ive Woody of Jonben, W.Va.
Shirley was a born-again Christian, a humble and Godly woman whose life blessed many and she lived what she believed.
She was preceded into Eternity by her parents as well as by three brothers, Donald, Charles, and Franklin Woody.
Shirley is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 49 years, Howard; a son, Lee and wife, Angela; two daughters, Karen and husband, Michael Williams, and Connie Meadows; nine grandchildren, Sara, Elizabeth, Leah, Rebekah, Alec, Taylor, Chris, Jason, and Emily; three great-grandchildren, Lilian, Tanner, and Coleton; four siblings, Rachel Blevins, Joyce Miles, Johnny Woody, and Dale Woody.
Many thanks to family, friends, and neighbors and to her very special Hospice Friends, especially Julie and Sue.
A Remembrance Service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may gather with the family from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www. blueridgefuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to your local hospice family.
Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.
Frances Amick Spangler
FAYETTEVILLE — Frances Elizabeth Amick Spangler, 87, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Plateau Medical Center, following a brief illness.
Born on Oct. 18, 1919, at Beards Fork, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Allie Mae Thacker Amick.
Frances was a member of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church. She was a retired aide and clerk with over 20 years of service with the Fayette County Board of Education. She was active in several church and community activities, the Arrowwood Homemakers’ Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, Red Hat Club, Vandalia Garden Club, United Methodist Women, Fayetteville Women’s Club, The ANGEL Group, and a Past Mother Advisor of the Order of Rainbow for Girls.
She was an avid sports fan having great passion for the Fayetteville High School athletic programs as well as an avid fan of Notre Dame football. Her life was devoted to family, friends, pets, and the community.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank S. “Daddy Frank” Spangler, of 61 years on Feb. 6, 2000; her parents; son-in-law, Nathan Astuto; daughter-in-law, Betty Grace Spangler; and three brothers, Ralph, Curtis and Robert Amick.
Survivors include her three sons, Frank S. Spangler Jr. of Beckwith, Keith A. Spangler and wife, Patricia, of Beckwith, and Larry W. Spangler and wife, Bev, of Fayetteville; two daughters, Barbara S. Astuto of Fayetteville and Laura F. O’Neal and husband, Leland, of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, Tammi Pittman and husband, Jackie, of Cunard, Whitney Finch and husband, David, of Bridgeport, Jim O’Neal of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Emily Jones and husband, Mike, of Asheville, N.C., and Joda Meisel of Fayetteville; three great-grandchildren, Will Spangler of Bridgeport, Cassie Spangler of Bridgeport and Logan Jones of Asheville, N.C.; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Clare Sulgit-Horn, Rev. Jackie Pittman, and Rev. Morris Nutter officiating. Burial will follow in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made in her memory to the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, 120 High St., Fayetteville, WV 25840.
Online condolences and other information available at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.
Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Harod ‘Hap’ Whitt
CORINNE — Harod “Hap” Whitt, 84, of Corinne, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at his residence, following a long illness.
Born May 2, 1922, at Corinne, he was the son of the late Alvin and Cora Ellen Rinehart Whitt.
Mr. Whitt was a former coal miner, retiring from A.T. Massey Coal Co. with 42 years of service, was a member of the UMWA and Local #5997. He was a member of Amigo Missionary Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for 38 years, and was a graduate of Stoco High School, class of 1942. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II on the USS Boston.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by five brothers, Raymond, Paul, Timple, David, and Earl Whitt; two sisters, Leafie Edwards and June Eastridge; and a grandson, Robert Whitt.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 57 years, Evna Athlene Harmon Whitt; a daughter, Susie Hill, and her companion Robert Holbrook of Beechwood; a son, David Whitt of Charleston; two grandchildren, James Whitt of Kansas City and Stefanie Hill of Beckley; a sister, Naomi Fitzwater of Wisconsin; and three brothers, Shadric Whitt of New Richmond, his twin brother, Haron (Si) Whitt of Maryland, and Perry Whitt of South Carolina.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Curtis England officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may call today from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be William “Vern” Blankenship, Stan Brown, Steve Hill, Bob McLean, Charlie Miller, and Jerry Willingham.
Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.