Obituaries for the Aliff Family
Bertie Aliff, 88, of Route 1, Scarbro, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness. Born March 20, 1911, at Mossy, he was the son of the late Brad and Charlotte Scarbro Aliff. Mr. Aliff was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include a sister, Clara Wriston of Route 1, Scarbro; one brother, Henry Milton "Buck" Aliff of Route 1, Scarbro; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside rites will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Aliff Family Cemetery with the Rev. Betty Lusk officiating. Burial will follow. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Robert R. Aliff
MULLENS - Robert Ray Aliff, 89, of 1213 Guyandotte Ave., died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at a Beckley hospital. Born Jan. 8, 1912, at Oakvale, he was the son of the late Manse and Ada Hylton Aliff. Mr. Aliff had been a lifetime resident of Mullens and a member of the First Church of God at Corinne. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He worked for the Virginian and N&W Railroads as a carman and retired after 40 years. He was preceded in death by a sister, Clemmie Cooper; and a brother, Herbert Aliff. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Guard Aliff; a daughter, Linda Hight and her husband, Dean, of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer Fowler and Jason Hight of Jacksonville, Fla.; a great-grandson, Bradley Dean Hight; and a sister, Icie Kimes of Downington, Pa. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Mark Wilson, Michael Wilson, Jason Hight, Dean Hight, and Donald Ray Aliff. Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Madeline Aliff, 79, of Cirtsville, died Friday, May 11, 2001, in a Beckley area hospital following a short illness. Born Nov. 11, 1921, in Cirtsville, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Hallie Williams Williams. Mrs. Aliff was a retired school bus driver in Logan and Fayette counties. She was a member of Maynor Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Aliff; a daughter, Debra Meadows; a sister, Vivian Moore; and a son-in-law, Elmer Adkins. Survivors include two stepsons, Waldo K. Aliff and his wife, Carolyn, and Lloyd Aliff and his wife, Sandy, all of Lake Placid, Fla.; two sons, Wayne Kescle Aliff and his wife, Ama, of Cirtsville and James L. Aliff and his wife, Sandy, of Prosperity; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Edward (Marie) Clay of Gilbert; three daughters, Gretna Adkins of Lost Creek, Mrs. Roger (Anita) Williams of Covington, Va., and Mrs. Walter "Pete" (Venetta) Broyles of Maynor; a brother, James Williams of Ajo, Ariz.; a sister, Louisa "Coots" Mobley of Maple Fork; two special care givers, Melena Williams of Maple Fork and Robert "Juan" Holliday of Bradley; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Forest Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons Bill Aliff, Vincent Clay, David Scott Aliff, Heath Clay, Tim Meadows, Preston Broyles and Alex Aliff, and special care giver Robert "Juan" Holliday. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews Johnny Moore, Jack Moore, Donald Moore, Pete Mobley, Tommy Mobley, Jackie Mobley and Rick Mobley. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
Minnie Frances Aliff
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Minnie Frances Clower Aliff, 85, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, in Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center of Brunswick, Ga. Born Aug. 25, 1915, at Gatewood, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Henry Clower and Pearl Ella Clower. Mrs. Aliff attended Wesley United Methodist Church, St. Simons Island, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Herbert Aliff, on Jan. 19, 1992. Survivors include her daughter, Jean A. Clark of St. Simons Island, Ga.; six sisters, Mildred Clower of St. Albans, Margaret Christian and Cam Simpkins, both of Wilmington, Del., Virginia McDaniel and Jo Blake, both of Avon Park, Fla., and Meta Evans of Apex, N.C.; one brother, Archie Clower of Grass Lake, Mich.; one granddaughter, Jill N. Clark of St. Simons Island, Ga.; one grandson, Paul H. Clark of St. Simons Island, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Gordon Humphreys officiating. Burial will follow in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6520 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, Ga. Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.
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