Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, founded in 1930, is located in historic Fayetteville-the heart of the New River Gorge National Park, a favorite haven for rafting and rock-climbing enthusiasts. At Dodd-Payne-Hess, we feel that serving families is a privilege, and we understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. Our pledge is to provide compassion, understanding and professionalism that you can rely on—a promise we've kept to the families of Fayetteville since the day we opened our doors. Families choosing Dodd-Payne-Hess can be assured of the most pleasant and comfortable surroundings. The funeral home is housed in a grand three-story building of late-Victorian architecture. The original structure was built in 1888 as a home for Colonel St. Clair, a C&O Railroad attorney, then later sold to J.D. Boone, a coal magnate and direct descendent of the legendary Daniel Boone. At one time, the land now occupied by the funeral home was the site of a Union fort during the Civil War and is now registered with the Fayetteville Historical Society. The funeral home sits on 3.5 acres of land and encompasses 12,846 square feet. A natural stone wall with iron gates graces the front lawns, while a meandering walkway that is lined with hydrangeas leads you to the front drive. Most of the building's original charm remains intact, including hand-painted murals on the walls and ceilings of several rooms. On the first floor, you will find spacious comforting rooms for services. The third floor has a casket and vault display as well as an office for you and your family to make arrangements. The chapel seats 125 people, with an overflow area that can be used if extra seating is necessary. At Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those thinking about planning their arrangements in advance, we also offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility.


Our Obituaries

Michael Conrad Nuckles

August 2, 1958 - May 27, 2015

MICHAEL CONRAD NUCKELS OAK HILL – Michael Conrad Nuckels, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015.Graveside services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Burial will follow services.For those wishing to express your condolences to the Nuckels’ family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.The...
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Lonnie D. Christian

August 5, 1931 - May 19, 2015

LONNIE D. CHRISTIAN SR. BECKWITH – Lonnie D. Christian Sr., 83, of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Montgomery General Hospital. Born on August 5, 1931 at Panther, he was the son of the late Tom and Flossie Mounts Christian. Mr. Christian was a member of Gatewood Church of God. He was a retired WV State Mine Inspector. He was a beloved husband...
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Gary Hornsby

May 5, 1952 - May 15, 2015

Gary Wayne Hornsby, 63, of Hilltop passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 doing what he loved doing, fishing. Born on May 5, 1952 at Hugheston, he was the son of the late William Clayton Hornsby and Inez Marie Rucker Hornsby Oiler. Gary was a gentle giant with a big heart and loved everyone. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved anything outdoors. Besides...
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Angle Spencer

February 5, 1918 - May 2, 2015

ANGLE MAE PITTMAN SPENCER Angle Mae Pittman Spencer, 97, of Gauley Bridge, passed away peacefully May 3, 2015. She was born in Brooklyn to Alfred and Icie Pittman, February 5, 1918, and was the last surviving child. She was preceded in death by her children, Dougie, Roger, and Patricia “Sissy”; and her husband, Jim Spencer. Surviving are...
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Terry Williams

May 31, 1960 - April 22, 2015

TERRY WILLIAMS SCARBRO – Terry Lynne Williams, 54, of Scarbro, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born on May 31, 1960 in Tallahassee, FL, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Frank Barker and Karlen Doris Barker Horricks. She is survived by her son, Keelan Meadows and his wife, Samantha of Scarbro. ...
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Geraldine Frema Tomlin

August 27, 1927 - April 13, 2015

Geraldine Craft Tomlin, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.Born on August 27, 1927 at Kingston, she was the daughter of the late Charles Henry and Myrtle Green Shieler Craft.Mrs. Tomlin was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her little dog, Skippy. Her family thought of her as...
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Lena Eppes Jones

October 27, 1929 - March 23, 2015

Lena Holland Jones, 85, of AZ City Arizona, formerly of Oak Hill West Virginia, went to be with her Lord on March 23, 2015. She was born in Berwind, West Virginia to the late James Alfred and Virgie Mary Holland. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Jones, four brothers Claude, Clyde, Bruce, and Luther Holland. ...
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Pauline Marie Legg

March 30, 1928 - March 19, 2015

PAULINE MARIE LEGGOAK HILL – Pauline Marie Legg, 86, of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Hilltop Nursing Center in Hilltop, WV.Born on March 30, 1928 at Wendell, WV she was the daughter of the late Homer H. Legg Sr. and Estelle Childers Legg.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers, Harless Legg, Tracy Legg and Homer Legg Jr.; two sisters,...
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Gladys I. Nunley

September 19, 1925 - March 8, 2015

Gladys Irene Wilson Nunley, 89, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at her home following an extended illness.Born on September 19, 1925 in Wayne County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Alice Jackson Wilson.Mrs. Nunley was a devoted minister’s wife, dedicated mother, and faithful servant of the Lord.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband...
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Ethel Underwood

October 7, 1933 - March 8, 2015

Ethel Underwood, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at her home.Born on October 7, 1933 in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Verner and Ada Martin Avis.Mrs. Underwood was a member of Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Beckwith. She was a member of Oak Hill Senior Center and enjoyed traveling with her friends.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death...
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Mabel G. Jinol

May 28, 1924 - March 6, 2015

Mabel Geneva Martin Jinol, 90, of Oak Hill, went home to be with Lord on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Plateau Medical Center with her granddaughter, Lisa, by her side.Born on May 28, 1924 at Peterstown, WV, she was the daughter of the late Hass M. Martin and Elsie Mae Martin Wheeler.Mrs. Jinol had attended Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church in Oak Hill. She was a retired nurse.Besides her parents,...
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Virginia Stone

August 12, 1924 - March 4, 2015

Virginia (Jenny) Fagan Stone, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following a short illness. Born on August 12, 1924 in Vaughan (Nicholas County), WV she was the daughter of the late Clarence Luther Fagan and Flora Elkins Fagan. She was also preceded in death by sisters Frances Lucas and Mildred Toney...
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Boyd Clinton Boggess

April 29, 1930 - March 1, 2015

Boyd Clinton Boggess, 84, of Oak Hill, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Villa Scalabrini Nursing Rehab Center, Northlake, IL following an extended illness. Born on April 29, 1930 at Seth, he was the son of the late Fred Samuel and Martha Campbell Boggess. Boyd proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He and his wife,...
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Neil Roy Johnson

May 13, 1935 - February 20, 2015

OAK HILL – Neil Roy Johnson, 79, of Oak Hill passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at Summers County ARH, Hinton.Due to the inclement weather conditions, graveside services will be scheduled at a later date. An update with the schedule of the graveside service will appear on our website.For those wishing to express your condolences to the Johnson family, you may do so by visiting our...
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Ricky Allen Helmick

April 22, 1958 - February 17, 2015

Ricky Allen Helmick, 56, of Oak Hill passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at University of Kentucky.Born on April 22, 1958 at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Bernard Basil and Mary Elizabeth Martin Helmick.Rick attended Harvey Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a 1976 graduate of Collins High School and earned a mining engineering degree from West Virginia Tech at Montgomery. After...
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Charles Ray McKinney

October 9, 1932 - February 10, 2015

CHARLES RAY “CHARLIE” McKINNEY ROCK LICK – Charles Ray “Charlie” McKinney, 82, of Rock Lick, went home to Heaven where he can hear, talk, and walk for miles with Jesus and his loved ones on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Hilltop Center.Born on October 9, 1932 at Summerlee, he was the son of the late Hubert and Nina McKinney.Charlie attended the Romney Institute...
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Tammy Lynn Ford

November 20, 1958 - February 2, 2015

“All my burdens are behind me, I have prayed my final prayer. I am standing on the mountain; I can hear the angels' song. Take my hand Lord, lead me home." Tammy Lynn Ford (56) of Ames Heights passed from this life on Monday Feb 2, 2015, at the home of her sister with her loving family at her side. Tammy was born Nov 20, 1958, the firstborn daughter of the...
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Mary Magdaline Brown

January 23, 1928 - January 26, 2015

On January 27, 2015, Mary M. Brown went to heaven leaving her family with the promise that she would save them a place at the table of eternal life with Jesus. Mary celebrated her 87th birthday on Friday, January 23rd with family and friends. For the last three weeks, Mary has valiantly struggled to overcome a fall with remarkable Faith. She continued to show the same unending love and concern...
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Shirley French Adkins

January 23, 1938 - January 24, 2015

Shirley French Adkins, 77, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill.Born on January 23, 1938 at Beckwith, WV he was the son of the late Floyd and Stella Arthur Adkins.Slim was a retired truck driver for Lowes of Beckley. He loved to hunt and fish.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Robert, Jimmy, and LeRoy; and...
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Diana Prevette

February 11, 1951 - January 19, 2015

DIANA PREVETTE FAYETTEVILLE – Diana Jean Prevette, 63, of Fayetteville went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill. Born on February 11, 1951 in Lancaster, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late James R. and Dorothy Iser. She was a loving homemaker who devoted herself to supporting and...
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Pamela Sue Johnston

June 11, 1963 - January 15, 2015

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Dori Vaglio Edwards

November 3, 1926 - January 12, 2015

DORI VAGLIO EDWARDS             FAYETTEVILLE – Dori Anna Bianco Edwards, 88, of Fayetteville passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.          ...
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Evelyn V. Gill

February 22, 1922 - January 12, 2015

EVELYN V. GILL             FAYETTEVILLE – Evelyn V. Gill, 92, of Fayetteville passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at the home of her son and his family following an extended illness. ...
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Shirley M. Hanshew

July 13, 1936 - January 7, 2015

SHIRLEY CANTERBURY HANSHEW “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:”II Timothy 4:7Shirley Canterbury Hanshew, 78, of Danese WV, went home to be with the Lord on January 7, 2015.Born on July 13, 1936 at Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Pauline Sharp Vass.Shirley attended Millbrook Baptist Church in Crickmer and while living...
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Donald Lewis Elmore

February 1, 1937 - January 3, 2015

DONALD “DON” ELMORE FAYETTEVILLE – Donald Lewis “Don” Elmore, 77, of Fayetteville passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley. Born on February 1, 1937 at Mt. Hope, he was the son of the late P. L. (Pearlie) and Grace Nottingham Elmore. Mr. Elmore, a former WV State Trooper, was retired from Prudential...
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James Lee Smith

March 17, 1940 - January 2, 2015

JAMES “JIMMY” SMITH OAK HILL – James Lee “Jimmy” Smith, 74, of Oak Hill passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 at home. Born on March 17, 1940 at Fayetteville, he was the son of the late Arnold L. and Mary E. Moran Smith. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, January 5, 2014 at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill, with...
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Alexandra Ward

May 30, 1942 - December 28, 2014

ALEXANDRA “SANDY” WARD FAYETTEVILLE – Alexandra “Sandy” Menentoski Ward, 72, of Fayetteville passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill. Born on May 30, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Sonia Laskowich Menentoski. Sandy was a member of Sts. Peter and...
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Lucille Fern Lechalk

December 7, 1942 - December 22, 2014

LUCILLE “LUCY” LECHALK FAYETTEVILLE – Lucille Fern “Lucy” Lechalk, 72, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at her home. Born on December 7, 1942 at Beckley, she was the daughter of the late George and Ilene Griffith Kettlewell. Lucy was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Fayetteville. She was a switchboard...
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Jane Elizabeth Reichert

July 9, 1928 - December 15, 2014

JANE E. REICHERT LANSING, WV – Jane Elizabeth Reichert, 86, of Lansing, WV passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, WV. Born on July 9, 1928 in Bourbon, IN, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Willa Dean Cary Lemler. Mrs. Reichert was a good Christian woman. She attended many churches in the towns that she lived....
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Raymond Arthur Goutiere

May 17, 1930 - December 7, 2014

RAYMOND ARTHUR GOUTIERE CHARLESTON – Raymond Arthur Goutiere, of Charleston, passed peacefully on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. He is reunited with his childhood sweetheart and loving wife of 64 years, Violet June Harmon Goutiere, who passed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Inseparable in life, they are reunited once again. ...
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Charles Howard Jones

January 1, 1928 - November 30, 2014

CHARLES H. “CHARLIE” JONES Charles H. Jones of Fayetteville WV, passed away on Sunday afternoon, November 30, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 86 years old.Born January 1, 1928, he was preceded in death by Clarence and Nancy Jones; Marie McCormick; Robert Jones; and Ruth Lavinder.He was born in Minden and spent all of his days in Fayetteville where he graduated from Fayetteville...
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Steven Werner Tyra

April 19, 1952 - November 18, 2014

Steven “Steve” Werner Tyra, 62, passed away on November 18, 2014. Born on April 19, 1952 in Phoenix, AZ, Steve was the son of the late Ed and Marjorie Tyra.In 2008, Steve moved to West Virginia. When asked why he moved to across the country, Steve would always reply, “Like every great story, it begins with … I met a woman.” Steve was retired from his own business,...
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Charles David Shieler

September 3, 1951 - November 16, 2014

CHARLES “CHARLIE” SHIELER FAYETTEVILLE – Charles David “Charlie” Shieler, 63, of Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at home with his family by his side.Born on September 3, 1951 at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Lloyd David and Susie Ellen Bailes Shieler.Charlie and his wife, Linda, attended Kaymoor Community Church on...
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Eddie Frank Maynor

June 15, 1953 - November 14, 2014

Eddie F. Maynor Sr. FAYETTEVILLE-Eddie F. Maynor Sr. 61, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday November 14, 2014 at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.Born June 15, 1953 in Beckley, he was the son of the late Frank Junior and Barbara Bailey Maynor.Eddie was a disabled coal miner with over 20 years of service. He loved hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
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Lyle Morgan Miller

April 3, 1925 - November 13, 2014

LYLE M. MILLER SR. FAYETTEVILLE, WV – Lyle M. Miller, Sr., 89 of Fayetteville passed away November 13, 2014. Born on April 3, 1925 at Fayetteville, he was the son of the late William Franklin and Nancy Jane Bailes Miller. Mr. Miller was a member of First Church of God, Fayetteville. He served in the US Army during World War II in the European Theater. For...
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Violet June Goutiere

May 26, 1932 - November 11, 2014

VIOLET JUNE HARMON GOUTIERE Violet June Harmon Goutiere, 82, of Charleston passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. Born on May 26, 1932 at Sandstone, WV she was a daughter of the late James and Effie Lee Riggs Harmon. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Lou Harmon, Carrie Lee Harmon Adkins, Gracie...
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Loren Edward Young

August 19, 1927 - October 29, 2014

LOREN EDWARD YOUNG FAYETTEVILLE – Loren Edward Young, 87, of Fayetteville, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born on August 19, 1927 at Claremont, WV, he was the son of the late Charles Richard and Nannie Mae Shuck Young. Mr. Young was a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force and served his country during...
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Verdean Payne

September 20, 1922 - October 13, 2014

VERDEAN HILL PAYNE FAYETTEVILLE – Verdean Hill Payne, 92, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at home surrounded by her loved ones.Born on September 20, 1922 at Key Rock, she was the daughter of the late Enoch B. and Virginia Margaret Gunnoe Hill.Mrs. Payne was a very devoted Christian and a member of Jim Franklin’s Radio Ministry. She was a homemaker and she loved...
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Billy Ray Jennings

January 20, 1930 - October 12, 2014

BILLY RAY JENNINGS CUNARD - Billy Ray Jennings, 84 of Cunard went home to be with his wife in heaven on Sunday, October 12, 2014. He was born on January 20, 1930, he was the son of the late Jack and Mary Jennings. Mr. Jennings was a member of Cunard Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Fayetteville High School was a retired shop chairman with General Motors in Cleveland,...
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Richard Terrance Matherly

May 7, 1934 - October 2, 2014

REV. RICHARD T. MATHERLY RAVENSWOOD – Rev. Richard Terrance Matherly, 80, formerly of Fayetteville where he grew up, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.Born on May 7, 1934 at Princeton, he was the son of the late Edwin Cecil and Lucy Lee Seagraves Matherly.Rev. Matherly was a member of Praise Cathedral Church and was an ordained minister. He worked for...
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Matthew Scott Canterbury

May 6, 1966 - September 25, 2014

MATTHEW “SCOTTIE” CANTERBURY BECKWITH - Matthew Scott “Scottie” Canterbury, 48, of Beckwith, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at his home. Scottie was born in Montgomery, WV on May 6, 1966, the ninth child of Ralph and Shirley Canterbury. Scottie graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1984, he then...
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Stella A. Bragg

November 10, 1935 - September 24, 2014

STELLA ANNIE BRAGG OAK HILL – Stella Annie Bragg, 78, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born on November 10, 1935 in Huntington, she was the daughter of the late Sammie Woods and Monnie Sparks Woods Hall. Stella was a member of Gatewood Church of God. She was a retired nurses’ aid and retired from...
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Beulah Mae Adams

May 20, 1926 - September 23, 2014

BEULAH MAE ADAMS FAYETTEVILLE – Beulah Mae “Bootsie” Adams, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Cabell Health Care, Culloden, WV. Born on May 20, 1926 at Beckwith, she was the daughter of the late Erastus Peck Beasley and Essie Beasley Kessler. Mrs. Adams was a founding member of Gatewood Church of God. She was a...
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Vanessa Sue Via

November 17, 1961 - September 16, 2014

VANESSA VIA FAYETTEVILLE, WV – Vanessa Sue Via, 52, of Fayetteville went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.She was the daughter of Doyle Willard Ellison and the late Norma Lee Kelly Ellison.She was of Baptist Faith and loved the Lord and trusted him as she courageously fought her battle with cancer. She worked as a supervisor...
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Ann Lowe CONNER

December 30, 1921 - September 9, 2014

ANN LOWE CONNER Ann Lowe Conner died peacefully at her home in Fayetteville, WV on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Ann was born December 30, 1921 at Meadow Fork, WV to James Douglas Lowe and Ethel King Lowe. She graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1940. After graduation she married Joel Ernest Conner. They began their life together in Beckley, WV where he worked at Beckley National Bank and...
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Michael Leonard Tomlin

October 1, 1952 - September 8, 2014

MICHAEL LEONARD TOMILIN FAYETTEVILLE – Michael Leonard Tomlin, 61, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, September 08, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley with his family by his side.Born on October 1, 1952 at Fayetteville, he was the son of Geraldine Craft Tomlin of Fayetteville and the late Leonard Arnold Tomlin.Michael served his country in the US Army National Guard for 6 years. He was...
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Shirley Kenneth Sorrell

December 29, 1937 - September 1, 2014

SHIRLEY KENNETH SORRELL FAYETTEVILLE – Shirley Kenneth Sorrell, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, September 01, 2014 at Fayette Nursing and Rehab, Fayetteville.Born on December 29, 1937 at Ramsey, WV, he was the son of the late Roy Obbey and Hettie Sorrell Cole.Mr. Sorrell attended Winona Baptist Church. He was a metal sorter for Vulcan Metal in Sandusky Ohio, heavy equipment...
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Myrtle H. BAILEY

September 25, 1922 - August 25, 2014

MYRTLE H. BAILEY Myrtle H. Bailey, age 91, of Beckley, after a short illness, died Monday August 25, 2014, at Hidden Valley Nursing Home in Oak Hill. She was born Myrtle Jane Holly on September 25, 1922, in Chicago, IL. She was very proud of her Swedish and Czech heritage. Myrtle was married for 46 years to J. Allen Bailey, a pastor in the Chicago area. She...
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Dianne L. Chappel

September 20, 1967 - August 24, 2014

DIANNE LYNN DAWSON CHAPPEL WILSON Dianne Lynn Dawson Chappel Wilson, 46, of Ansted, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Ansted Center. Born on September 20, 1967 at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Homer (Jr.) and Sarah Elizabeth Coulter Dawson. Dianne was a member of Lovers Leap Baptist Church at Ansted. She was a homemaker. ...
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Roberta Ann Carte

June 14, 1956 - August 10, 2014

ROBERTA “ANNIE” DURRETT CARTE FAYETTVILLE – Roberta Ann “Annie” Durrett Carte died Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Born on June 14, 1956 in Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late Roberta Pauline and William “Bill” Thomas Durrett. Annie was loved by her family, friends, pets and patients....
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Dustin Tyler Williams

November 21, 1989 - August 5, 2014

DUSTIN TYLER WILLIAMS WINONA - Dustin Tyler Williams, 24, of Winona passed away August 5, 2014. Born on November 21, 1989 at Beckley, he was the son of David Williams of Beckley and the late Lori Tyler. Dustin was a concrete liner for DN Tanks-where they worked putting water tanks at The Summit Boy Scout Reserve. He loved to bow hunt, fish and spending time...
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George Matthew Edwards

October 2, 1932 - August 5, 2014

GEORGE “MATT” EDWARDS FAYETTEVILLE – George Matthew “Matt” Edwards, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston.Born on October 2, 1932 at Kingston, he was the son of the late George Washington and Edith Phillips Edwards.Mr. Edwards was a member of Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Oak Hill. He was a US Army...
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Evelyn Grace Houchins

December 17, 1911 - July 26, 2014

Evelyn Grace Houchins We celebrate the life of Evelyn Grace Moore Houchins……it was a life well lived. Evelyn, 102, passed away on July 26, 2014. Evelyn was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a spiritual, life-long member of the United Methodist Church and always strived to do the right thing. She had a great sense of humor...
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Alma Lois Jennings

January 2, 1932 - July 23, 2014

ALMA LOIS JENNINGS FAYETTEVILLE - Alma Lois Surface Jennings, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at home following an extended illness. Born on January 2, 1932 at Motoaka, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Jessie Sturgill Surface. Mrs. Jennings was a member of Cunard Baptist Church. She and her husband, Billy Ray, were married...
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Crystal Leona Morey

January 13, 1921 - July 18, 2014

CRYSTAL L. MOREY FAYETTEVILLE – Crystal Leona Morey, 93, of Fayetteville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 18, 2014 at her home.Born on January 13, 1921 in Gordon, Nebraska, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Pearl Hatch Phillips.Mrs. Morey was a member of Fayetteville Christ Fellowship. She enjoyed singing and sewing. She was the last surviving member of her immediate...
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Brian Andrew Jennings

June 10, 1979 - July 14, 2014

BRIAN JENNINGS “BJ” FAYETTEVILLE – Brian Andrew Jennings “BJ”, 35, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Plateau Medical Center, Fayetteville. Born on June 10, 1979 in Red Bank, NJ, he was the son of Alan Keith and Barbara L. Abbot Jennings of Fayetteville. Brian was a 1997 graduate of Fayetteville High School and...
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Franklin Hoy Perkins

June 1, 1951 - July 3, 2014

FRANKLIN HOY PERKINS, JR. OAK HILL – Franklin Hoy Perkins, Jr., 63, of Oak Hill, passed away on July 3, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. Born June 1, 1951 he was a son of the late Franklin Sr. and Margaret Amburn Perkins. Mr. Perkins was a US Army Veteran during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm and retiring as a US Army National Guard Recruiter. ...
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Lora Fay Treadway

July 30, 1923 - July 2, 2014

LORA FAY CRAFT TREADWAY FAYETTEVILLE – Lora Fay Craft Treadway, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, July 02, 2014 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Caren Treadway.Born on July 30, 1923 at Lookout, she was the daughter of the late Charles Henry and Myrtle Green Shieler Craft.Lora Fay was a homemaker and enjoyed raising and spending time with her ten children...
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Theresa Lynn Fleming

January 14, 1964 - June 26, 2014

THERESA LYNN FLEMING ANSTED – Theresa Lynn Fleming, 50, of Ansted, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.Born on January 14, 1964 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the Russell Ray and Frances Mae Leech Tucker.Mrs. Fleming was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a former certified nursing assistant for various nursing homes and hospitals.Left to...
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Hugh David Kincaid

January 6, 1960 - June 15, 2014

HUGH DAVID KINCAID MINDEN, WV – Hugh David Kincaid, 54, of Minden, WV, departed this life Sunday, June 15, 2014 at his home in Minden. Born on January 6, 1960 in Montgomery, WV he was a son of Joyce Bryant Kincaid and the late Robert William Kincaid. Mr. Kincaid was member of the Lamb of God Ministries in Scarbro and a Bus Operator/Mechanic for ACE...
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Bessie Marie Bodkin

July 7, 1916 - June 11, 2014

BESSIE MARIE BODKIN Bessie Marie Bodkin, 97, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born on July 7, 1916 at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Washington Richard and Minnie Alonzo Nugen Richard. Bessie was a hard working homemaker, farmer, and loved tending to her flower gardens. She was the last...
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Carl Dennis Zorio

March 5, 1949 - June 8, 2014

CARL ZORIO FAYETTEVILLE – Carl Dennis Zorio, 65, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. Born on March 5, 1949 at Montgomery, he was the son of the late Jelso and Doris Dury Zorio. Carl was raised in Fayetteville and Charleston. Circumstances brought him to California, but in 1977 the West Virginia hills drew him home. ...
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Russell Wayne Light

July 19, 1946 - June 7, 2014

RUSSELL W. “RUSTY” LIGHT OAK HILL - Russell Wayne “Rusty” Light, 67, passed away, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.Born on July 19, 1946 at Garten, he was the son of the late William Henry and Isabel Henly Light.Rusty was a member of the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene and a member of the New River Humane Society. He was a US Army...
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John Lindsay Matthews

July 30, 1951 - June 6, 2014

JOHN L. MATTHEWS BECKWITH – John L. Matthews, 62, of Beckwith, passed away Friday, June 6, at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston. He was born on July 30, 1951 in Glendale, California; and was the son of the late Donald and Carolyn Matthews. John served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard and Coast Guard. He retired as a Captain from the California...
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Jody Marie Rugel

June 7, 1976 - June 6, 2014

JODY MARIE RUGEL Crab Orchard, WV – Jody Marie Rugel, 37, of Crab Orchard, WV, departed this life Friday, June 6, 2014 one day before her birthday. Born on June 7, 1976 at Beckley, WV, she was the daughter of Eric Dwain Castle and Joanna Marie Cernuto. She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents. Jody was a 1994 Honor...
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Hazel Ruth Hannigan

January 26, 1922 - May 25, 2014

HAZEL RUTH RAMSEY HANNIGAN OAK HILL - Hazel Ruth Ramsey Hannigan, 92, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 25 at home. She was the last survivor member of her immediate family. Born on January 26, 1922 in Logan County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lula Perry Ramsey. Hazel graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1940. She entered...
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Jessie H. Scruggs

May 8, 1930 - May 20, 2014

JESSIE HARRISON SCRUGGS FAYETTEVILLE – Jessie Harrison Scruggs, 84, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his home. Born on May 8, 1930 at Roanoke, VA he was the son of the late Oakley and Ethel Ayers Scruggs. Mr. Scruggs was a US Army Veteran. He was a lifelong farmer and loved going to equipment auction sales. He also owned a utility...
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Edward Jackson Webb

March 9, 1923 - May 13, 2014

  EDWARD “JACK” WEBB               FAYETTEVILLE -  Edward Jackson “Jack” Webb, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Beckley VA Medical Center following an extended illness.             Born on March 9, 1923 at Eskdale, he...
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Nancy Lee Wiseman

August 3, 1934 - May 8, 2014

NANCY “MAMAW” WISEMAN                 FAYETTEVILLE – Nancy L. “Mamaw” Wiseman, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at CAMC-General Hospital in Charleston.             Born on August 3, 1934 at Lansing, WV she was the daughter of...
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Nancy Lee Wiseman

August 3, 1934 - May 8, 2014

NANCY “MAMAW” WISEMAN               FAYETTEVILLE – Nancy L. “Mamaw” Wiseman, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at CAMC-General Hospital in Charleston.             Born on August 3, 1934 at Lansing, WV she was the daughter of the...
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Pauline Sexton

January 14, 1921 - May 6, 2014

  PAULINE SEXTON             Pauline Sexton, age 93 of Franklin, WV, formerly of Fayetteville, WV, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Patricia Welch in Franklin.            She was born in Boyd County, KY on January 14, 1921, the daughter of the late Dennis and...
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Galen Blaine Milam

March 13, 1939 - April 28, 2014

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Galen Blaine Milam

March 13, 1939 - April 28, 2014

GALEN B. MILAM FAYETTEVILLE – Galen Blaine Milam, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Hidden Valley Center, Oak Hill. Born on March 13, 1939 at Calloway, WV, he was the son of the late Dennis and Ethel Allen Milam. Galen was a retired custodian with the Fayette County Board of Education with over 30 years of service. He was a former Fayetteville Middle League...
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Juanita Young Epperly

November 24, 1921 - April 17, 2014

JUANITA YOUNG EPPERLY FAYETTEVILLE– Juanita Mae Young Epperly, 92 of Fayetteville passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Fayette Nursing & Rehab Center, Fayetteville. Born on November 24, 1921 at Garten, WV, she was the daughter of the late Vernie McCelland. Juanita was a homemaker and a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church.. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by...
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Fredrick Edward Smales

July 6, 1946 - April 15, 2014

FREDRICK EDWARD SMALES COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI–Fredrick Edward Smales, 67 of Commerce Township, MI passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages, FL. Born on July 6, 1946 at Glen Jean, WV, he was the son of the late Graydon and Bertha Dummitt Smales. He was a Retired Boiler Maker with Local #169 out of Detroit, MI. Besides his parents, he was...
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Merle Yvonne Armstrong

November 11, 1936 - April 2, 2014

MERLE HALL ARMSTONG CHARLESTON – Merle Yvonne Hall Armstrong, 77, formerly of Point Pleasant, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at River of Life Personal Care Home in Elkview. Born on November 11, 1936 at Lansing, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Elma Forsythe Hall. Mrs. Armstrong was a member of Bellemead United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant. She was...
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Melissa Jane Walker

January 28, 1956 - March 29, 2014

MELISSA JANE NAYLOR WALKER FAYETTEVILLE – Melissa Jane "Janie" Naylor Walker, 58, of Fayetteville, put her hand in God's hand on March 29, 2014. She was born on January 28, 1956 in Fayette County, WV. Janie was employed by the Fayette County Head Start for 20 years where she touched many lives. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church at Fayette Heights. Her parents, Damon Cody...
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Sandra Kay Johnson

October 20, 1953 - March 28, 2014

SANDRA KAY JOHNSON FAYETTEVILLE – Sandra Kay Rogers Johnson, 60, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. In keeping with her wishes, she will be cremated. No services are scheduled. For those wishing to express their condolences to the Johnson family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com. Arrangements...
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Effie Louise Spencer

October 7, 1935 - March 23, 2014

EFFIE LOUISE COTTLE SPENCER FAYETTEVILLE – Effie Louise "Meme" Cottle Spencer, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born on October 7, 1935 at Beckwith, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Ray Cottle Sr. and Louise Elmira Arthur Cottle. Effie was a member of Fayetteville United Methodist Church where she had served as a Sunday...
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Deloris June Sharpe

December 9, 1934 - March 19, 2014

DELORIS JUNE WOOD SHARPE FAYETTEVILLE – Deloris June Wood Sharpe, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Plateau Medical Center. Born on December 9, 1934 at Victor, she was the daughter of the late Carl Livingston Wood and Madeline Alta Pike Wood. Deloris loved working in the church, singing with her friends, Juanita Hundley and Johnny Bryant, attending the Faith...
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Beulah "Katie" Davidson

May 3, 1925 - March 12, 2014

BEULAH "KATIE" DAVIDSON FAYETTEVILLE – Beulah "Katie" Davidson, 88, formerly of Hinton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Born on May 3, 1925 in Summers County, she was the daughter of the late Orie Earl Bennett and Nancy Opal Waddell Bennett. Katie was a member of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church. She was secretary for over 23 years for the town of Fayetteville...
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Mark Hayes Caldwell

February 8, 1951 - March 10, 2014

MARK HAYES CALDWELL Mark Hayes Caldwell, 63, of Fayetteville passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Born on February 8, 1951 at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Delancey and Hope Ballard Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell was a member of Mountain View Church of God at Hilltop. He played bass guitar in the band. He retired from teaching after 30 years in the Fayette County School System and a past...
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Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Ball II

June 15, 1950 - March 9, 2014

THOMAS (T.J.) BALL II Thomas (T.J.) Ball II, 63, of Beckwith, left his earthly body in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 9, 2014. Born June 15, 1950, in Oak Hill, WV he was the son of the late Thomas "Jimmy" Ball and Mildred Grunenberg Ball. In addition to his father, T.J. was preceded in death by his father-in-law Don Naylor, and nephews Jeremy Bell, & Adam Naylor. Those left...
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Della Jewell Elswick

July 25, 1915 - March 7, 2014

DELLA DUTY ELSWICK Della Jewel Duty Moran Elswick, 98, formally of Fayetteville, West Virginia had a short stay for her final days in Greeneville, TN, was entered into heavenly rest on Friday, March 7, 2014, at her granddaughter's home surrounded by her loved ones. Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared...
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Lisa Elaine Naylor

August 8, 1957 - March 5, 2014

LISA MORAN NAYLOR FAYETTEVILLE – Lisa Elaine Moran Naylor, 56, was murdered by ovarian cancer on March 5, 2014. Born on August 8, 1957 at Hilltop, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Anna Lounette Aliff Moran. Lisa was a 1975 graduate of Fayetteville High School and was most recently employed at Wildwater Expeditions until cancer left her unable to work in 2006. Besides her...
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Leslie Warren Payne

March 18, 1965 - February 25, 2014

LESLIE WARREN PAYNE LANSING – Leslie Warren Payne, 48, of Lansing, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at home. He was born on March 18, 1965 at Charleston, WV, he was the son of Dale and Marilyn Fields Payne of Fayetteville. Leslie graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. He was a US Marine Corp Veteran, retired from the WV State Police, and a member of the Masonic...
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Iris G. Wheeler

October 18, 1959 - February 22, 2014

IRIS G. WHEELER KAISERSLAUTERN, GERMANY – Iris G. Wheeler, 54, formerly of Fayetteville, West Virginia, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at home with her husband, Tom, and brother and sister-in-law, Erhard and Imtrud Eitel in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Born on October 18, 1959, in Wetzlar, Germany and was the daughter of the late Helmut and Maria Elfriede Eitel of Wetzlar, Germany. ...
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James Franklin Bickford

March 15, 1944 - February 22, 2014

JAMES BICKFORD FAYETTEVILLE – James Franklin Bickford, 69, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Hidden Valley Center, Oak Hill. Born on March 15, 1944 at Beckwith, he was the son of the late Robert and Fannie Holly Bickford. He was a retired mill worker at Helstrom Steel Mill in Chicago, Illinois. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant...
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Eva Louise Workman

July 19, 1920 - February 20, 2014

EVA WORKMAN Eva Louise Workman, 93 of Lansing passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Fayette Nursing & Rehab Center, Fayetteville. Born on July 19, 1920 at Lansing, she was the daughter of the late James Wallace and Annie Lewis Workman. Eva spent her life caring for her parents until her father's death, when she went to work for the Beckley Child Care Center, where she touched many...
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Genevieve Smith Bennett

January 22, 1930 - February 18, 2014

GENEVIEVE SMITH BENNETT FAYETTEVILLE – Genevieve Smith Bennett, 84, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Friday, February 21, 2014 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends one hour...
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George Nichols

August 6, 1952 - February 11, 2014

GEORGE NICHOLS George Nichols, 61, of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his home. Born August 6, 1952 in Detroit, MI he was the son of Bessie Ruth Dickenson Nichols and the late George Brackett Nichols. Mr. Nichols was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War serving in 82nd Airborne Division, a retired engineer with Railserve and the family caregiver for many family members...
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Bert Ray Nugen

May 7, 1926 - February 11, 2014

BERT RAY NUGEN FAYETTEVILLE, WV – Bert Ray Nugen, 87, of Fayetteville, WV, departed this life Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill. Born on May 7, 1926 in Dempsey, WV. Mr. Nugen was a member of the Fayetteville First Church of God serving on the board of trustees; retired mail carrier with the US Postal Services and a bus operator with Fayette County...
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Sandra Sandy Bias

September 5, 1958 - February 10, 2014

SANDRA "SANDY" BIAS OAK HILL– Sandra "Sandy" Bias, 55, of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014. Born September 5, 1958 in Oak Hill she was a daughter of the late Thomas Eugene and Geraldine Patricia Cameron Wheeler. She was a homemaker, a head waitress at Mountain Laurel Restaurant for 12 years and an attendant at the Coffee Club in Oak Hill since 2004. Besides her parents...
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Mary Lee Coffey

November 6, 1916 - January 30, 2014

MARY LEE COFFEY EDMOND – Mary Lee Coffey, 97, of Edmond, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at home. Born on November 6, 1916 at Tams, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Annie Mae Haney Bryant. Mrs. Coffey was a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Gatewood. She worked and retired from Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, as a cook. Besides her parents, she...
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Frances Jean Dempsey

October 7, 1923 - January 30, 2014

FRANCES JEAN TAYLOR DEMPSEY FAYETTEVILLE – Frances Jean Taylor Dempsey, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Plateau Medical Center. Born on October 7, 1923 at Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late J. Alfred, Sr. and Sabina Ellen Taylor. Mrs. Dempsey was a member of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church since 1959, was a member of circle #2, the adult...
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Eunice Marie Salmons

April 13, 1935 - January 30, 2014

EUNICE MARIE SALMONS FAYETTEVILLE – Eunice Marie Salmons, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at home. Born on April 13, 1935 at Sanger, she was the daughter of the late Deniford and Amanda Settle Arnold. Mrs. Salmons was a member of Fayetteville Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was a wonderful homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by...
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Geraldine Crist

February 15, 1929 - January 29, 2014

GERALDINE CRIST FAYETTEVILLE – Geraldine Crist, 84, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Hidden Valley Center, Oak Hill. Born on February 15, 1929 at Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late Andy Gaul Triplett and Gladys Marie Jordan Triplett. Mrs. Crist was a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Crist; son,...
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Edgar Lee Bowyer

July 22, 1952 - January 28, 2014

EDGAR LEE "EDDIE" BOWYER Edgar Lee "Eddie" Bowyer, 61, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born on July 22, 1952 at Oak Hill, he was the son of Elizabeth Allen Bowyer of Fayetteville and the late Walter Bowyer. Eddie was a carpenter and had worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways. Besides his father, he was preceded...
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Cynthia June McKnight

June 28, 1957 - January 24, 2014

CYNTHIA McKNIGHT FAYETTEVILLE- Cynthia McKnight, 56, of Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 24, 2014 at her home. Born on June 28, 1957 at Charleston, WV, she was the daughter of Faye Marie Kincaid McKnight and the late Walter Norman McKnight. She was a member of the Ansted Baptist Church and was the store manager for CJ Tobacco & Liquor on...
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Dorothy Lucille Baumgartner

July 10, 1926 - January 12, 2014

DOROTHY BAUMGARTNER OAK HILL – Dorothy Lucille Baumgartner, 87, of Oak Hill, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Mrs. Baumgartner has been cremated and no services have been scheduled. For those wishing to express their condolences to the Bumgartner family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com. Dodd-Payne-Hess...
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