Myrtle E. Tolliver, 89, of Baisden and a resident of Trinity Health Care of Logan since October 2011, passed away Sunday, April 29, at Logan Regional Medical Center.
Ms. Tolliver, “Nan” to all who knew her, was born at Bradshaw and raised at Three Forks of McDowell County. She was raised by loving parents James H. Jones and Abigail Jones.
Raised to ride horses, shoot guns and climb trees, she was her dad’s pride and joy and he did not care to share that. She loved telling the stories of her youth and growing up.
She was a homemaker and along with her husband, Clarence Tolliver, were founding members and backers of the now gone Gilbert Baptist Temple of which she was a member. She and Clarence were married 55 years at the time of his death in 1994. They were the parents of four children, Reba, Johnny “Buddy,” Dennis and Thurman. She loved life and was a fighter to the end, but God wanted her with him.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Charlotte and Flora; her brothers, Okey and Raymond; and her grandson, Jeffrey Kyle and his dad, Wilford.
Those left to love and cherish the memory of “Nan” and to mourn her passing include her daughter, Reba; her three sons, Johnny “Buddy”, Dennis and Thurman; her granddaughters, Heather and Tina; her grandsons, Jerome and Steven; her brother, Shelby; several special friends that she considered her own, Anita, Sharon, Dorothy and Betty; and a host of other dear family and friends.
Friends may gather with the family at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert on Wednesday, May 2 from 11 a.m. until noon. Funeral services will commence at noon at the Chapel. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery at Bluewell where her husband is. There the pastor John Thompson will conduct the final rites for Nan and her family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Trinity Health Care of Logan at 1000 West Park Avenue, Logan WV 25601.
Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.