Proverbs 31: 10-22 Judy Ann Buzzard Pauley, 69, of Scarbro, formerly of Pineville, went peacefully into Heaven to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at the Bowers Hospice House, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 26, 1943, in Comfort, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Sabie Holstein Buzzard.

Judy devoted her life to her family, making her house a home full of love and laughter, and was able to do so until her final days. She accepted Christ in 1998, and was a member of Packs Branch Baptist Church. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Herman Williams, Ray Newton (Tommy) Buzzard, John Buzzard, Brady Buzzard; an infant brother, Frank Buzzard; her sister, Ruth Williams-Smith; her parents-in-law, that she loved as her own, James and Pearl Pauley, and a brother-in-law, Danny Pauley.

Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband of 53 years, Samuel Pauley Sr.; her children who cherished her, Samuel Pauley Jr. and wife, Emma, of Scarbro, Dwight Pauley and wife, Kathryn of Lexington, S.C., Judith (Charlie) Thompson and husband, Cecil of Glen Fork and James Pauley and wife, Vicki of Beckley; her grandchildren that she loved to spoil, Michael (Angela) Pauley, Jeffrey (Kendall) Pauley, Matthew (Rochelle) Pauley, Trenton Pauley, Marianna Pauley, Steven (Tiffaney) Thompson, Joshua (Kayla) Thompson, Jacob Jones and Ryan Pauley; her great-grandchildren that she called her babies, “Little Matt”, Raven, Aiden, Austin, Shelby, Aurora, and Alyvia Pauley, Josiah Thompson and one due in April, 2013; sisters, Betty White of Matewan, Barbara Barker of Ashford, Gladys Meadows and Marie Adkins, both of Comfort; a brother, Donald Buzzard of Cleveland, Ohio; brothers-in-law, Michael Pauley of Oceana and Ray Pauley of Huntington; sisters-in-law, Sherry Bailey and Diana Casto, both of Ripley, and many other family members and friends.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope, with the Rev. Cecil Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope.

Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to Hospice of Southern Wet Virginia for the outstanding and compassionate care they gave to all of us during this time. They also wish to give a special thanks to hospice nurses, Diane, Katie, Tammy and Debbie, Dr. Shim and Dr. “Jenny”, Amedisys Home Health Care, Heather, Ryan, Amy, and Karen, as well as Packs Branch Baptist Church and Pastor Sam Vance, all of which helped us more than we can ever express.

The family requests that any donations of sympathy be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent to our web site at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

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