The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 19, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013


Denise E. Nary

Denise Elaine Nary of Beckley died Sunday, January 13th, 2013, at her home following a long illness. She was 50 years of age.

One of three children and the only daughter, Denise was born on March 22nd, 1962, at Portsmouth, Virginia.

Denise leaves to cherish her memory her beloved father, Danny Nary of Mabscott, and the late Shirley Elaine Ferguson Nary. In addition to her mother, Denise was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, David and Inez Nary, and maternal grandparents, Orville and Annamae Ferguson.

Denise is the dear sister of Danny Nary Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Beckley and David A. Nary of Surveyor; she was the sweet aunt of Katie Nary of Beckley, Takayla Nary of Surveyor, and Jennifer Stone and her husband, Eric, of Russellville, Kentucky; and her companion, Tony Wright, survives also.

In keeping with her wishes Denise has been cremated. A Memorial Service to remember her life will be Sunday, January 20th, at 3 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Dr. Charles Bright will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the service hour.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley, WV.

Margaret Anne Yelton Walsh Nix

OAK HILL — Margaret Anne Yelton Walsh Nix, 82, of Oak Hill, WV, died on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, WV.

Born July 6, 1930, at Butler, KY, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Zola Blanche Hodge Yelton.

Margaret was a retired bus driver for the Fayette County Commission on Aging, co-owner of Mob’s TV Service and a former employee of Woolworth and former manager for the WV ABC Commission.

She was a member of the Hands All Around Quilting Club, Quilts and More Girls Group and the Senior Citizens Quilting Group as well as the Arbor Day Foundation, Sierra Club and Civil Air Patrol.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Claude William Walsh, on January 22, 1994, second husband, James David Nix, on March 19, 2012; sister, Patsy Ramsey of Butler, KY; and a brother, Julius Yelton of Kentucky.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Louise Hunt and husband, C.D., of Beaver and Barbara Elaine Painter and husband, Tom, of Oak Hill; and three sisters, Jean Bryan and husband, Ted, of Xenia, OH, Janet Delaney and husband, Joe, of Falmouth, KY, and Faye Rhomburg of Louisville, KY.

Also surviving are her only granddaughter, Ka Fortner and husband, Jason, of Beckley, and special friend, Rita Holliday of Fayetteville.

Services will be on January 20, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home, in Oak Hill, with Pastor Randy McGuire officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, WV.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Gideons International, PO Box 429, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

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