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May 30, 1920 - March 19, 2018

Burial Date: March 23, 2018

A “Service of Remembrance” will be Friday, March 23 at 4:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends at 2:00pm.

Edith Wriston Tyree

After a very long life, Mrs. Edith Wriston Tyree passed away at the Bowers Hospice House on Monday, March 19th, 2018. A lifelong resident of Maple Fork, Edith was 97 years of age.

One of five children, Edith was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Birdie Wriston. She was born on May 30th, 1920, at Maple Fork. Her brothers, Wilbur and Robert Wriston and sisters, Nadine Wriston and Garnett Craddock have preceded her in death as well.

Edith attended Woodrow Wilson High School and had worked as a nurse’s aide at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital. Her interests included gardening and working in her flowers.

Edith was married to John Russell “Shorty” Tyree, to their union was born one child, Russell Garner Tyree. In addition to the Wriston family, Edith was preceded in death by her husband and her daughter-in-law, Patricia Tyree. There is a large extended family of nieces and nephews that survive.

A “Service of Remembrance” will be Friday, March 23 at 4:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends at 2:00pm.