The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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March 4, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, March 4, 2013


John Edward ‘Ed’ Holt

OAK HILL — John Edward “Ed” Holt, age 64, of Oak Hill, WV, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born January 4, 1949, in Oak Hill, WV, he was the son of the late John Earl Holt and the late Bonnie Warden Holt Navicki.

Ed was a member of Oak Hill Masonic Lodge #120 AF&AM and had recently retired from Alpha Natural Resources where he ended his 45 years of employment as a purchaser in the coal industry.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 46 years, Ruth Ann Tucker Holt of Oak Hill. He is survived by his beloved daughters, Tara Holt of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Kim Kupec and her husband Justin of Morgantown, WV; three cherished grandchildren, Emma, Nate and Ella Kupec; loving sister, Rita Kay Jefferies and brother Mike Navicki. Also surviving are sister and brothers-in-law, Patty and Larry Nutter, Jack and Cami Suzza, Donna and Kenny Thomas and Saundra Tucker; and also by his mother-in-law, Ruth Suzza.

The family will respectfully honor Ed’s request for no memorial service. We however will have a visitation on Monday, March 4, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

We would like to thank his family, friends and co-workers for their love and support.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 200 Woodlawn Avenue, Beckley, WV 25801.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

Paul Douglas ‘Doug’ Longanacre II

SINKS GROVE — Paul Douglas (Doug) Longanacre, II, 37, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, near Rupert.

Born October 27, 1975, in Fairlea and was the son of Paul Douglas and Linda Lee Boone Longanacre of Sinks Grove.

Doug was a lifelong resident of Sinks Grove, member of the Sinks Grove Baptist Church, was a farmer and worked for the Department of Highways in Monroe County.

Survivors include his parents, Paul and Linda Longanacre of Sinks Grove, wife, Barbara Long Longanacre of Sinks Grove, 3 children, Elizabeth (Libby), Hope and Douglas Perry Longanacre all at home, one sister, Cindy Longanacre Bryant and husband, David, of Covington, Virginia, nephew, Davey Bryant of Covington, Virginia, niece, Courtney Bryant of Bluefield, Virginia, and several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea, with Rev. Mark Shafer officiating. Burial to follow in the Longanacre Family Cemetery, Sinks Grove.

Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. till time of the funeral on Monday at the Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, WV.

Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, West Virginia.

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