The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 23, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013


Jane Ellen Fix

NIMITZ — Jane Ellen Fix, 61, of Nimitz, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Juanita Billings Hatcher

OAK HILL — Juanita Billings Hatcher, 91, of Oak Hill, WV, died on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV.

Born November 10, 1922, at Packs Branch, WV, she was the sixth of sixteen children of the late Charley E. and Ada Bailey Billings.

She and her husband were the owners of Hatcher’s Music Store in Oak Hill.

Mrs. Hatcher was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren A. Hatcher, Jr., and thirteen brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Charles “Rusty” Hatcher and his wife, Louise, of Lewisburg; daughter, Marjorie Davis of Oak Hill; stepdaughter, Judy Arrington and her husband, Jim, of Tampa, FL; and Jacob Hanson her “special” great-grandson of Oak Hill.

She is also survived by her brothers, Harold Billings and wife, Barbara, of Delaware, OH, Bobby Billings and wife, Rosetta, of Custer Park, Ill; sisters-in-law, Anita Billings of Cary, NC, and Doris Billings  of Winston-Salem, NC; six grandchildren, Susie Logsdon, Christina Hatcher, Charles W. Hatcher, Jr., Jimmie Hatcher, Amanda Davis and Joseph Davis; fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

Dorothy M. Holliday

Dorothy Margaret Holliday passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the Plateau Medical Center at the age of 91.

Born May 20th, 1922, at Edmond, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Stella Norman Syner.

She was a resident of Fayetteville for 31 years and a prior resident of Layland for 35 years.

Dorothy graduated from Nuttall High School in 1942, and was postmaster at Nuttleburg for a short while. During WWII, she worked as a war bond typist for the U.S. government in Elkton, MD. She served as a post office clerk for 17 years and later as postmaster at Layland.

A former member of Layland Baptist Church and a current member of Lansing Baptist Church, Dorothy taught youth groups, children’s Sunday school classes, directed plays and served in several positions, including president of the Ladies Mission Circle. She taught the Ladies Adult Sunday School Class at Lansing Baptist Church until ill health forced her to resign at the age of 81.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Guy S. Holliday, in 1979, and a son, Noah Daniel Holliday, in 1953. She was the last surviving member of her family. Preceding her in death were four sisters, Freda Argabright, Katherine Argabright, Wilda Entsmiger and Annie Coy, and four brothers, William, Earl, Clifford, and Noah Syner.

Surviving are her children, Patricia Overholser (Dan) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Guy S. Holliday Jr. (Jessica) of Forest Hill, Daphina Jean Facello of Maple Fork and George S. Holliday of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren, Dwayne Meadows, Sabrina Harrison, Opal Lively, Guy Holliday III, Teresa Holliday, James Shanda Hutchison and Dr. David Facello, and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 24th, at 2 p.m. at Lansing Baptist Church with Rev. James S. Hutchison officiating. Burial will follow at Nuttall Cemetery, Edmond. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley, WV.

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