Mrs. Skaggs was a
school teacher, having retired from the Greenbrier
County Board of Education. She retired after 35 years of
service, having taught home economics and occupational
sewing in Monroe and Greenbrier counties, W.Va. She
taught at Union High School, Alderson High School, and
Greenbrier East High School. As a teacher, she was
involved with the Future Homemakers of America and
served as Class Sponsor for numerous classes at Alderson
High School. Mrs. Skaggs was a 1943 graduate of
Princeton High School, graduated from Concord College in
1947 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and
obtained her Master of Education from West Virginia
University. Mrs. Skaggs was a member of the Johnson
Memorial United Methodist Church, Alderson, W.Va., where
she was a former Sunday school teacher, a member of the
Heritage Circle of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist
Women, assisted in writing the history of the Church,
and was the recipient of the Cleo Butcher Award. She was
a member and Past Matron of the Alderson Chapter No. 119
Order of the Eastern Star, was an Education Honorary
member, a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, and
was a former member of the Board of Directors of the
Alderson Community Center For The Arts And Humanities,
Inc., Alderson, W.Va.
Survivors include a son, Ernest Lee Skaggs, Jr., and his
wife, Tammy Smith Skaggs, of Alderson, W.Va.; two
brothers, Lonnie Okes and his wife, Jane, of Salem, Va.,
and Emerson Okes and his wife, Diana, of Princeton,
W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 2
p.m. at the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church,
Alderson, W.Va., with the Rev. Rick Duncan and the Rev.
Sam Groves officiating. Burial will follow at the New
Lebanon Cemetery, Pickaway, W.Va. Friends may call
Saturday, February 25, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va., where an
Eastern Star Service will be conducted at 8 p.m. by the
Alderson Chapter No. 119 Order of the Eastern Star, and
one hour prior to services at the Church on Sunday.
Members of the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department and
EMS will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions of sympathy may be
made to the Heritage Circle of the Johnson Memorial
United Methodist Church, c/o Jolene Callahan, P.O. Box
171, Alderson, WV 24910.
Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W. Va.
Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia