Robert Lindsay Brash

Robert Lindsay Brash passed away after a short illness at the Southeast Georgia Health System In Brunswick, Georgia on June 29, 2019. He was doing what he loved — vacationing with family at St. Simon’s Island.

Robert “Bob” was born in Oak Hill on Sept. 16, 1945, son of the late Thomas Kay and Lillian Lindsay Brash. He was also preceded by his brother, Thomas Kay Brash; and sister, Jean Kay Lavender Brash. 

Left to cherish his memory is his loving devoted wife, Sadie Alexander Brash, who adored him. They celebrated their 47th anniversary on June 24. He is also survived by his brother, William Lee Brash; and nephews, David Lee and William Brent Brash. He also had two great-nephews and a niece.

He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church for many years.

Bob served his country in the Army National Guard.

After graduation from WV Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), he was a teacher in the Fayette County school system for 33 years, leaving his legacy at Midland Trail High School. He cherished all of the memories of students and staff. When he decided to retire in 2004, he said, “It is hard to quit a good job that he loved.”

He was a member of the Oak Hill Fire Department serving for 50 years, having last served as a lieutenant. The snow was never too deep and the storms were never too violent, the fires too swift or the wrecks too severe to answer the call to others in need. 

Bob was a Corvette enthusiast and owned a ’34 Ford which he enjoyed driving after retirement. He had a large circle of friends from firemen, state policeman, and car enthusiasts. 

Bob and his wife enjoyed traveling north, south, east, and west with special friends Gary and Karin McGraw, always learning many things about our great country. His three fur babies, Isabelle, Lilly and Little Man will miss him sorely.

Services were July 6 at Oak Hill Baptist Church with Pastor David Sneed and Pastor Sam Blaylock officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Herman E. Lanham

Herman E. Lanham, age 82, of Kincaid, passed away on July 2, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Nov. 28, 1936 at Hugheston, he was the son of the late Herman N. and Dolly Hudnall Lanham.

Herman served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for General Motors Co. and Allied Products in Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula Catherine South Lanham; by a son, Herman E. Lanham Jr.; by brothers, Norman and Leonard Lanham; and by sisters, Ellamae Burks and Rosa Harmon.

Surviving are his children, Ruth Ann Lanham of Ohio, Emery L. Lanham (Tammy) and Teresa L. Lanham, all of Page, Lisa M. Nelson (Michael) of Robson and Katherine A Bowyer (Justin); 16 grandchildren, Steven, Jessi, Allen, Brian, Steve, Monica, Charles, Kory, Kristie, Austin, Wayne, Chelsey, Sundiana, Herman, LaDawn and Kristy; 25 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Also surviving are his siblings, Linda Bowyer of Page, Helen Thomas of Oak Hill and Daniel Lanham of Page; and a daughter-in-law, Crystal Clark.

Graveside committal services were July 5 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Freddy Ray Nickell

Freddy Ray Nickell, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away June 27, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born on Aug. 18, 1930 at Mount Hope, he was the son of the late Harlan Hirem Nickell and the late Erma Jane Tennant Nickell.

Freddy was an underground coal miner and retired from Cannelton Industries at Montgomery.

He and his wife, Freda, attended Mountain View Church of God in Oak Hill.

He enjoyed making sculptures and wood carvings, art, and geneology, Freddy was a sure descendent of the Kels, Powers and Nickell families.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret Rhodes and Betty Shieler.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years; son, Danny Nickell and wife Nancy; daughter, Denise Shrewsbury and husband Bob; grandsons, Chase Shrewsbury and Steven Nickell; and one great-grandchild, Liam Shrewsbury.

Funeral services were held July 3 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Kenny Hayes officiating. Burial followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

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Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

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