The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 22, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Nov. 22, 2013


Evelyn Staley Ocheltree

RAINELLE — Evelyn Staley Ocheltree, 83, of Rainelle, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea.

Born November 21, 1929, in Richmond, Va., she was the daughter of the late Willard and Glady Gent Staley.

Evelyn worked for the Western Greenbrier National Bank and Paul Boggs Auto. She was a lifelong member of the Rainelle United Methodist Church. Evelyn loved to bake cookies and rolls. She was willing to help various civic groups in any way she could and loved to go out to eat with her friends.

In addition to her parents, Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband Tom Ocheltree; her brother James Staley and her twin Ernestine Hoblitzell.

Survivors include her loving daughter Nancy Salter and husband Bill of Rainelle; her loving grandson Kenny Salter and wife Meghan of Huntington, all whom she was proud of and loved so much; her sister Virginia “Kitty” Lind (Raymond) Jackson of Richwood; her sister-in-law and best friend Mae Staley of Rainelle; two nephews Joe Ocheltree (Janice) of Fredericksburg, Va., and Tom Gilmer of Lebanon, Va., and five nieces Karen Veronneau (Gary) of Rainelle, Lois Hoblitzell (Ellis Vest) of Beckley, Darla Williams of Richwood, Pam Scott (Mike) of Kinston, North Carolina, and Marcie Gilmer of Bluefield, Virginia.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 23, in the Rainelle United Methodist Church with Pastor Sam Groves officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the church.

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Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Genna Rayne Peaytt

Genna Rayne Peaytt, 19-day-old infant daughter of David and Jennifer Peaytt of Horse Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Sandra Hill, great-grandmothers, Melba Meadows and Loraine Quarles, great-grandfathers, Charles Quarles, Oatie Meadows and Ernest Peaytt.

She is survived by parents, David and Jennifer Peaytt; a brother, Hunter David Peaytt at home; grandmother, Anita (John) Price, grandfather, James (Brownie) Meadows and Ernie Peaytt; great-grandmother, Martha Webb; a number of aunts and uncles as well as cousins.

For the short time she was with us she filled our hearts with a world of laughter and love; she fought a hard battle, now it is time for her to breathe and rest easy.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2013, in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with Pastor Rodney Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.

Friends may call two hours before the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Jennifer Peaytt at 1386 Horse Creek Road, Naoma, WV 25140.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

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