July 5, 2000
Oak Hilll – Wilmer Atha, 89, of Oak Hill died July 3, 2000, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.
He was a member of UMW and the Faith Assembly, Glen Fork.
Surviving: sons, Wilmer Dean Atha of Flat Top, Roy Atha of Rocky Gap, Va., Michael Atha of Fayette County, Bobby Ray Atha of Beckley; sisters, Maude Stover of Quinwood, Martha [surname not printed] of Fayette County; five grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Propsperity, with Pastor Sammy Francis officiating.
Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Source: The Charleston Gazette Online, at this link on 10 March 2001: http://www.wvgazette.com/static/Obituaries/2000/obit0705.html