The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 5, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Oct. 5, 2012


Damen Sizemore

MARIANNA — Damen Sizemore, 47, of Marianna, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.

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The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Irene Francis Smith

OAK HILL — Irene Francis Smith, 48, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.

Funeral service will be noon Saturday at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Nancy Jo Thornburg-Scott Thorn

OAK HILL — Nancy Jo Thornburg-Scott Thorn, 79, of Oak Hill, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the home of her daughter Linda Williams in Oak Hill.

Born November 18, 1932, at Greensboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pansy Tutterow Thornburg.

Nancy was of the Protestant faith. She was a homemaker, a life member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and a member of the Hampshire County Homemaker’s Club. She loved gardening and nature.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis M. Scott; second husband, Troy Thorn; and two sisters, Margie Allen and Mabel Cranford.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Scott Painter and husband, Chuck, of Huntington, Linda Scott Williams and husband, Ben, of Oak Hill and Kathy Scott Boyer of Oak Hill; four sisters, Joyce Bellew of Barberton, Ohio, Ola Mae Hall of Thomasville, N.C., Remona Baxley of Flagler Beach, Fla., and Betty Treadway of Akron, Ohio; and two brothers, Bill Thornburg of Beaver Dam, Va., and Wallace Thornburg of Fayetteville.

She is also survived by a grandson, Scott Painter of Huntington; two granddaughters, Courtney Urbach of Littleton, Colo., and Lindsay Williams of Daytona Beach, Fla., two great-grandchildren, Preston Williams of Oak Hill and Cassidy Urbach of Littleton, and her precious dog, Chloe.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Dr. Charles D. Miller officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Chuck Painter, Wallace Thornburg, Ben F. Williams Jr., Scott Painter, Bill Thornburg and Fred Williams will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801, or New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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