Rebecca A. Buffington

Rebecca A. Buffington, 78, of Montgomery, passed away Aug. 8, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, after a short illness.

Rebecca was a retired school bus driver for Fayette County Schools and she also drove for KRT.

Rebecca is survived by her husband, James Buffington; sons, William “Bill” Hill and his wife, Tracy, Bobby and Randy Hill; grandchildren, Randi Sky, Daisy, John, Samantha, Mary and Crystail Hill; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Hurshel and George Hickman; and a host of other family members and friends.

Graveside services were Aug. 11 at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, with Pastor Richard Harold officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family at  www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Juanita C. Cottrell

Juanita C. Cottrell, age 91, of Montgomery, died Aug. 19, 2020.

She was born Feb. 22, 1929 in Boomer, the daughter of the late Matt and Margaret Nutter Crow. She was also preceded in death by her husband Ross B. Cottrell; daughter, Jodi Lynn; and a sister, Margaret Rhodes.

She was a member of Handley Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughter, Pam Musick and her husband, Ron, of Montgomery; son, Bryant of Montgomery; grandson, Kristopher and wife Mindy of Hurricane; great-grandsons, Ross, Bryant and Gabriel, all of Hurricane; sisters, Alma Rice of Charleston and Janet Shultis of Bearsville, New York; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was held Aug. 24 at Montgomery Memorial Park in London.

Memorial donations are suggested to Handley Baptist Church, Box 70, Handley, WV 25102.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent was www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Jewel Lynn Dillon

Jewel Lynn Dillon, 71, of East Bank, passed away at her home on July 31, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

She was the daughter of the late Emory and Manzella Morris.

Jewel was a member of the East Bank United Methodist Church and a graduate of East Bank High School. 

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jason and Jonathan Dillon; grandchildren, Courtney Dillon, Jacob Dillon, Ashley Dillon, Jackson Dillon and Juliet Dillon; and sister, Jeanene Kirk.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carlos Dillon. 

A celebration of her life will be private.

Arrangements by Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Jesse J. Fitzwater

Jesse J. Fitzwater, 79, of Mount Carbon, went home on Aug. 13, 2020 at Hidden Valley Center in Oak Hill. 

He was the son of Levi and Faye Schuck Fitzwater. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Lonzo, Everette, Dallas and Roy; and a sister, Kellie Crum. 

He is survived by his lovely wife of 56 years, Arlene Fitzwater; sons, Daniel (Teresa) Fitzwater and David (Marianne) Fitzwater; sisters, Jenevie Bennett, Merlene Bentert and June Fitzpatrick; and grandchildren, Gentry, Felicity, Brady, Gavin and Easton. 

There will be a private service officiated by Rev. Greg Hurley. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com 

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc. of Ansted.

Randy Mark Fitzwater

Randy Mark Fitzwater, age 66, of Boomer, died July 25, 2020.

He was born Jan. 17, 1954, the son of the late Eugene Ray and Hazel Maxine Handshaw Fitzwater. He was also predeceased by his brother, David Ray Fitzwater.

He was retired from Verizon and worked for Perspecta and was a security guard. He also was a former school bus driver for Fayette County.

Surviving: wife, Nancy Hamrick Fitzwater; son, Josh Fitzwater of Boomer; and brothers, David Fitzwater and wife Karen of Charleston and John Fitzwater and Paula Trent of Smithers.

The family will have a private service and there will not be a public service at this time.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Ramona Lea Davis Ford

Ramona Lea Davis Ford, age 90, a longtime resident of Charlton Heights, passed away peacefully on Aug. 17, 2020, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born on June 30, 1930, in Mount Hope, she was the daughter of the late Nora (Stone) and Emmett M. Davis of Scarbro.

Ramona was a 1949 graduate of Oak Hill High School.

Preceding her in death was her beloved husband of 64 years, James H. Ford of Charlton Heights; brother, Carlos Davis of Oak Hill; and sister, Juanita Ellison of Mount Hope.

She is survived by her sister, Delores Janiszewski of Fairfax, Virginia. She is also survived by her daughter, Michelle Ford Laird (Bill) of Oak Hill and her son, J. Gregory Ford (Yeda) of Jackson, New Jersey.

Ramona was blessed with the love of her seven grandchildren, Dr. Amanda Dye (Wesley) of Hurricane; Dr. Kathryn Obrynba (Daren) of Dublin, Ohio; Kara Bowser (Aaron) of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania; Dr. Robert J. Stephens of Batavia, Ohio; and Brittany, Chelsea and Mackenzie Ford, all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and six great-grandchildren, Ella, Madelyn and Nora Dye, Camryn Obrynba, and Claudia and Blaire Bowser.

Ramona will remain in the hearts of those who loved her and she will always be remembered as a very loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Throughout their lifetimes, Ramona and James Ford always had a special place in their home for their dogs and pets.

Ramona was of the Methodist faith and was a longtime member of the Montgomery United Methodist Church.

A private family service celebrating the life of Ramona Ford will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Billy Jack Foster

Billy Jack Foster, 82, of Belva, died Aug. 22, 2020. 

Born Aug. 15, 1938, he was the son of the late Lewis and Lydia (Keith) Foster. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Louella; son, Billy Joe Hersh; and his daughter, Mona Lisa Milam. 

Billy is survived by his children, Andy (Kathy) Foster of Bickmore, Jane (Randy) Harvey of Belva, John (Norma) Hersh of Belva and Cathy Thurm and Richard Hersh, both of Montgomery; and sister, Pearl Brown of Belva; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

A graveside service was held Aug. 25 at the Hersh-Foster Cemetery, Twenty Mile Road, Belva, with Lee Swor officiating. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.penningtonsmithfuneralhome.com

Arrangements Pennington Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Bevil Lee Holstine

Bevil Lee Holstine, 84, of Belle, passed away July 21, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Division following a short illness.

He was a retired policeman with over 20 years of service for the Town of Belle, an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Salina Masonic Lodge #27 AF&AM, the Scottish Rite Bodies, the Belle Town Council and the Belle Lions Club. Bevil was also a member of the Farrar Memorial Baptist Church, Rand; later a member of Judson Baptist Church, Belle, where he served on the Deacon Board; and was currently attending the Belle Church of the Nazarene.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Alfred and Mae McBride Holstine; brothers, Hildred, Kilmer and Ralph Holstine; and sisters, Zelma Eskins, Virginia Meadows, Freda Sizemore and Mary Elizabeth Selbe.

Surviving is his wife, Betty Elmore Holstine.

The family suggest contributions be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Bvld. West, Charleston, WV 25387.

Graveside funeral services were held July 23 at Montgomery Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, London, with Pastor David Clark officiating.

Online condolences can be sent at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

James Ray Humphrey

James Ray Humphrey, age 83, of Kimberly, died July 24, 2020.

He was born April 26, 1937 at Gamoca, the son of the late Ernest and Ethel Priest Humphrey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Spencer, and his brother, Ernest Humphrey Jr.

He was a retired police officer for the City of Montgomery and the City of Smithers. 

Surviving: children, Jeremy Humphrey and wife Ashley of Kimberly, Brenda McKinney and husband Tim of Fayetteville, Michael Humphrey and wife Lorie of South Charleston, David Keeney and Alicia of Dunbar and Kenneth Keeney of Montgomery; and 15 grandchildren.

Service was July 30 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor Brenda Neal officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Viola Mae Oiler Jacobson

Viola Mae Oiler Jacobson, 83, departed for her heavenly home on July 30, 2020. 

Born on March 27, 1937, she was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mable Oiler; son, James Tanner; daughter, Kathy Lilly; and granddaughter, Debbie Mullins.

Viola is survived by her daughters, Debra Bish of Summersville and Wanda Tanner of Lansing, Michigan; sons, Billy Fritts and Larry Townsend, both of Michigan; niece, Bobbi Hess; grandchildren, Ed Hess, Zena Hess, MamMan Hess, Heather Hess, Fay Hess, Mable Snyder, Viola Lilly, Wendy Grace, Stevie Mullins and family, Jackie and Tom Interline and girls; and cousins, Samuel Stewart and Donna Jane Asbury.

A graveside service was held Aug. 4 at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, with Pastor Bill McClung.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.penningtonfuneral.com. Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Betty Joyce Kessler

While surrounded by her family, Betty Joyce Kessler, 89, of Okeechobee, Florida, formerly of Falls View, was reunited with her husband of 58 years, George, on Aug. 19, 2020 after a long battle with lung cancer.

Betty was born Feb. 16, 1931 in Mahan, daughter of the late John Carl Bowyer and Edith Lena Bragg; She was the last of the 12 children.

Along with her husband, parents, brothers and sisters, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Sadler, and granddaughter, Krista Flannery.

She retired as a sergeant of the Montgomery Police Department in 1988 after 20 years of service.

She is survived by her son, Stephen (Cheresa) Kessler of Okeechobee, Florida; daughter, Denise (Gary) Ross of Elkview; son-in-law, Charles Don Sadler of Arnold, Maryland; grandchildren, Charles Don (Carrie) Sadler Jr. of Arnold, Christa (Jay) Hawley of Winfield, Celena (David) Tooley of Kenna, Daniel Fragale of Winfield, Shane (Kristen) Rastle of Jackson, Ohio, Dana Ingram of Okeechobee, Seth (Megen) Ross, Emily Ross, Luke (Trish) Ross and Kaity (Jordan) Edens; 23 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Service was Aug. 23 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Lee Swor officiating. Entombment followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

Please consider making memorial donations to your local food pantry.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent was www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Delph D. Mathews

Delph D. Mathews, age 90, of Smithers, died July 30, 2020.

He was born Oct. 26, 1929, the son of the late Samuel and Minnie Lanham Mathews.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian, and his son, David Mathews.

He was retired from Elkem Metals and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

There will not be any service or visitation.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Henry R. Mills Sr.

Henry R. Mills Sr., 74, of Glasgow, passed away Aug. 11, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, after a short illness.

He was former truck driver and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Linda G. (Sink) Mills; mother and father, Nellie and John Mills; and two brothers and one sister.

Surviving: son, Hank Mills and his wife, Melinda; daughter, Karen Lee and her husband, Jim; grandchildren, Taylor, Erin, Dennis (Jennifer), Aaron (Marissa), Brandon and Christina Jason, James Lee II (Jessie) and Michelle Gardner (Ryan); great-grandchildren, Ava Grace, Kenny, Zellaand Alisa; and a host of other family members and friends.

Graveside services were held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke, Virginia with Pastor Randy Martin officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cookefuneralhome.com 

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Juanita R. Mitchell

Juanita R. Mitchell, 84, of Smithers, passed away July 26, 2020.

Juanita “Rosie” Mitchell had a nursing career that spanned for over 30 years; she retired from Beverly Nursing Home in Glasgow.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Smithers for over 50 years and she was also a member of the choir.

Rosie was devoted to her family, friends, and community. She always had a word of encouragement, a humorous remark, or a bit of wisdom for all who were blessed to have met or known her.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, George and Martha Mitchell; sisters, Ruby Foster, Edith Mitchell and Louise Clark; brothers, Emmanuel, Charles, Thomas and George Mitchell; sister-in-law, Sue Mitchell; brother-in-law, Rev. Dr. Charles L. Foster; and granddaughter, Leah L. Morris.

Rosie leaves behind to cherish her memories her sons, Gordon Sr. (Lorena) and Barrett; godson, Maurice Anderson; grandchildren, Gordon II (Haley), Steven (Ai), Bossie (April), Patricia Morris, Barry Mitchell II and Terri Mitchell; sister, Dorothy Fairfax; a host of nieces and nephews, and her dear friend, Lois Turner. Rosie is also survived by her great-grandson, Dex Carter Mitchell, whom she described as the “sunshine of her life.”

The homegoing celebration took place Aug. 1 at the First Baptist Church in Smithers.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Patricia Lynn Moore

Patricia Lynn Moore, 69, of Belle, passed away July 20, 2020 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, following a short illness.

She was a retired cook for Kanawha County Schools.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Kenneth Moore; parents, Winford and Martha Moore Hancock; and sons, William Moore and Robert Moore.

Surviving are her sisters, Bonnie Brown and Ella Slater, both of Belle, and Donna Hancock of Clay.

In keeping with Patricia’s final wishes there were no services and her interment was in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Glasgow. 

Samuel Fenton Oiler

Samuel Fenton Oiler, age 74, passed away peacefully on Aug. 1, 2020.

He resided in Smithers with his wife, Dorothy Oiler.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Rosie and John Oiler, and seven brothers and sisters.

Surviving, in addition to his wife: his seven children, Tammy Pritt of Montgomery, Samuel Oiler and Joey Oiler, both of Smithers, Rosemary Oiler of Charlotte, North Carolina, Billy Oiler and Beth Oiler, both of Smithers, and Jimmy Oiler of Charlotte; his cat, Loco; grandchildren, Jeremy, Justin, John, Samantha, Payton, Christina, Christopher, Branden, Ashley and Jacob; and great-grandchildren, Makayla, Makenzie, Cailee, Gage and Priya.

There will be private celebration of family for Sam at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Mary Butcher Parker

Mary Butcher Parker passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus Aug. 11, 2020 after a long illness.

A native of West Virginia, Mary was born on Oct. 23, 1933 in Quick, daughter of the late Fleming Butcher and Ruby Thomas Butcher.

Mary was married to Clyde David Parker on Nov. 10, 1953. They had met on a blind date where she worked, the old College Drug Store, when Davey showed up in a suit and she was in her “bobby” socks and jeans. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde David Parker, and her oldest son, David Patrick Parker.

She was blessed with five boys, Pat, and is survived by her remaining four sons and their spouses, Michael D. (Patricia) Parker, Timothy R. “Tim” (Jennifer) Parker, Terrance L. “Terry” Parker and Shawn A. Parker; 11 grandchildren/step-grandchildren, and a baker’s dozen, 13 great-grandchildren. Mary had nine siblings; she was the last surviving child of the Butchers.

Her life exemplified love for and service to her family, church, and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She touched thousands of lives during her 86 ¾ years.

She retired from the school system where she had been a cook at Pratt Elementary, Valley High and Gauley Bridge High. She was the go-to person for bread and cinnamon rolls, but her joy was not just baking, but interacting with the children at each school she worked in.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, the church choir and served the church at multiple functions including helping to cook mercy dinners for the families and at special events, including church camp for many years.

One special memory she had was an opportunity she and her sister had to try out to sing in Nashville, but they decided not to go. She seemed to have regretted that.

Mary was also known throughout the upper valley for being the original LOL person. There was no mistaking Mary’s laugh, loud and free.

Mary will always be remembered for her fighting spirit, never giving up on anything or anybody. She survived two bouts with cancer, breast and colon cancer, never letting either one stop her living every day to its fullest.

Memorial donations can to be made to the American Cancer Society.

A celebration of Mary’s life was held Aug. 17 at St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer, with Fr. Dominik Baok officiating. Entombment followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Sergio Michele Southall

Sergio Michele Southall, of Charleston, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 6, 2020.

He was born on April 9, 1986 in Charleston, son of Christine Gillispie and Michael Southall.

Sergio was preceded in death by his father Michael Southall.

He is survived by his mother, Christine Gillispie; his sister, Simona Southall; his nephew, Luca Brockman; and his grandmother, Marlene Greene. He also left behind a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.

Those who knew Sergio knew that he loved life, almost as much as he loved himself and his looks. He always knew how to make someone laugh and always brightened a room with his beautiful smile.

We will love you always, Sergio.

There will be no services at this time.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Willard Lee Steele

Willard Lee Steele, 91, of Diamond, passed away Aug. 14, 2020 at home following a short illness.

He was a retired yard master for Conrail Railroad with 45 years of service and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Willard was a member of Diamond United Methodist Church, Chelyan Masonic Lodge #158 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and the Beni Kedem Shrine. He loved playing music, camping, hunting and fishing.

Preceding him in death were his parents, William Edgar and Malissie Blossfield Steele; brother, Johnny Steele; sisters, Elizabeth Snodgrass and Margarette Bowen; and grandson, Nicholas Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Emma Steele; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Rhonda Steele of New Albany, Ohio, John Steele of Georges Creek and Bill and Wendy Steele of Spanaway, Washington; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Shane Smith of Winifrede and Patricia and Brandon Whaples of Nitro; sister, Pearl Turner of North Carolina; grandchildren, who were the apple of his eye, Heath, Holly and Hunter Steele, all of New Albany, Ohio, Jonathon Steele of Tennessee, Thomas Steele of South Charleston, Zachary Steele of Georges Creek, Tanya Hogan and Raechelle Steele, both of Spanaway, Washington, Autumn Smith of Winifrede, Stephanie Snyder of Guntersville, Alabama, Kattie Black of Cross Lanes and Malissie Caruthers and Morgan Whaples, both of Nitro; and 14 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

Funeral services were held Aug. 18 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Michael Coleman officiating. Interment followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London, with Masonic graveside rites performed by the Chelyan Masonic Lodge #158 AF & AM and military rites performed by the Kenova Post 93 American Legion.

Please visit the website at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com to send the family online condolences or sign the guest book.

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Sallie Pat Belcher Tackett

Sallie Pat Belcher Tackett, 74, of Miami, departed this life on Aug. 21, 2020 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was a 1963 graduate of East Bank High School, a 1967 graduate of WV Tech, and 1989 graduate of the College of Graduate Studies (COGS).

Sallie Pat began her teaching career in 1967 at Leewood Junior High and finished her career in 2006 at Cedar Grove Community School. While teaching she was the cheerleader sponsor, the drill team sponsor, the volleyball coach and organized the dances and homecoming celebrations.

She coached Little League softball and baseball in her community for many years.

She attended the Chelyan United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir, served as the treasurer and volunteered for the backpack program benefiting Midland Trail Elementary.

She was appointed by the Kanawha County Commission to the Upper Kanawha Valley Business Assistance Network. She was the treasurer of the East Back Alumni Association and the Dana and Ethel Ervin Scholarship Foundation, helping to raise over $2 million to help graduating seniors of the former East Bank High School and now Riverside High School go to college.

She was the 2017 East Bank High School Alumnus of the Year.

She established the family readiness program for the West Virginia National Guard that became the national model for the country and volunteered for over 15 years at the WV National Guard Kids Camp. She received the Legion of Merit award from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in 2011.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Maywood and Edna Belcher; and her sister, Marvel Lee Cottrell.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ret. Major General Allen E. Tackett of Miami; her daughter, Lisa (Lauri-Ann) Tackett of St. Albans; and her son, Allen Jr. (Jessica) Tackett of Milton. She is also survived by her extended family which she dearly loved: brothers-in-law, Jim (Betty) Tackett of Shrewsberry and Paul Cottrell of Teays Valley; her niece, Kelly Cottrell of Teays Valley; her nephews, Patrick Cottrell of Teays Valley, Brian Cottrell of Enoree, South Carolina, Jamie (Kendra) Tackett of Shrewsberry and JT (Barry Cunningham) Tackett of Columbus, Ohio; her great-nephews, Jordan and Chance; and her great-nieces, Addyson and Brooklyn.

Sallie Pat was the true meaning of a devoted wife and loving mother. She loved her family unconditionally and sacrificed everything for us. We would not be where we are today without her love and support. She was our protector and our biggest fan. Her love and guidance will forever be in our hearts to carry us forward. We were truly blessed by God to have her in our lives.

A private graveside funeral will be held at Montgomery Memorial Park with Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, in charge of arrangements. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to the Chelyan United Methodist Church Backpack Program to be mailed to 112 Church Street, Cabin Creek, WV 25035 or the Dana and Ethel Ervin Scholarship Foundation, mailed to PO Box 123, Miami, WV 25134.

Kaye Y. Trimble

Kaye Y. Trimble, 75 of Cabin Creek, passed away Aug. 9, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.

She is the daughter of the late James “Duke” and Mayme Abshire Massey. Kaye was married to the late Leonard “John” Trimble for 57 years and was also preceded in death by her sister, Connie Epperley Martin, and brother, Randy Massey.

Kaye was the manager at Tudor’s in Marmet for 34 years and loved every minute of it.

Kaye is survived by her devoted daughter and caretaker, Michelle William and husband Keith; grandsons, Keith, Steven, Cameron and Parker Williams, all of Cabin Creek; great-grandsons, Hunter Dorman, Tommy and Brantley Williams, all of Princeton. Kaye is also survived by her brother, Jimmy Epperley, and ex-wife, Lovisa Fox Epperley; sisters, Marlena Jo Harris and husband John and Paula Burns and Joe; and a host of nieces and nephews and great friends.

Funeral services were held Aug. 12 at O’Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery with Paris Workman officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

She was a special woman with a heart of gold. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Kaylee Dawn Wood

Kaylee Dawn Wood, 22, of Oak Hill, died unexpectedly July 25, 2020 at Montgomery General Hospital.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Jessie Wood; and grandmothers, Joann McGraw and Dixie Yates.

Kaylee is survived by her 2-month old son, Xavier; mother, Angela Yates; father, Mark Wood; stepmother, Florence McCallister; nephew, Josiah Mitchell; grandparents, Joe and Trudy Atha, Bob McGraw and LeRoy and Lois Wood of Fayetteville; sisters, Emily Atha and Rikki McCallister; brothers, Tyler, Daniel and Nathan McCallister; special cousins, Kelsie Atha, Brianna Dunn and Rayna Jackson; best friend, Tyleesha Bates; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Kaylee was a beautiful young woman who once loved sports, was an All-County basketball player and full of life that was taken all too soon. She will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts.

Service was July 27 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery. Burial followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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