The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 20, 2007

Obituaries - Friday, Sept. 21, 2007

Joyce ‘Tommie’ L. DeLung Davis

DOTHAN — Our loving mother, grandmother and sister, Joyce “Tommie” L. DeLung Davis, 76, of Dothan, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at her home.

Born Sept. 4, 1931, at Dothan, she was the daughter of the late John and Arizona Lafferty DeLung.

Mrs. Davis was a member of Dothan Community Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brenton “Junior” Davis, and two sisters, Delores Davis and Barbara Wyatt Graham.

She is survived by the family she cared for and worried over, including two sons, Brenton Davis and wife, Evelyn, of Mossy and Johnny Davis and wife, Edith, of Fayetteville; a daughter, Brenda Rogers and husband, Thomas Sr., of Dothan; three brothers, John Thomas “Pockets” DeLung of Florence, S.C., and Keith DeLung and Frankie “Poke” DeLung, both of Dothan; and three sisters, Betty Sue Buckland of Rainelle and Peggy Jones and Blanche Massey, both of Scarbro.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, Stacey Stowers and husband, Paul, Thomas Rogers Jr. and wife, Karrie, Heather Ferguson and Joshua Davis; several nieces and nephews; as well as her two dogs.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Pastor Darrell Fuller officiating. Burial will be at Peters Cemetery, Dothan.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Retha Pauline ‘Polly’ Dickens

Retha Pauline “Polly” Dickens, 75, of Drews Creek, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at her home after a long illness.

Born Dec. 14, 1931, at Peach Tree, she was a daughter of the late Grady and Brady Pettry.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Emygene Bays; and brothers, Albert Pettry, Ross, Kenneth, Charlie, James Coy and Alvie Ray.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Harrison and husband, Steven, of Drews Creek; sisters, Phyllis Miller and Catherina “Cassie” Bailey, both of Drews Creek, and Louise “Lucy” Cantley of Peach Tree; a grandson, Steven Craig Harrison II and companion, Shelley Per-singer, and grandchild, Aleah Faith, all of Drews Creek; special sisters-in-law, Martha Pettry and Elsie Pettry; special friends, Margaret and Perry Lester and Nancy and Steve Gyovai; special nieces, Sherry Workman and Melissa Bailey; and caregivers, Sherry Workman and Allan Workman.

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