BUCKHANNON — Norma Craven Tomley Avery, 91, Elkins, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Colonial Place in Elkins. She was born Dec. 31, 1921 in Tallmansville, a daughter of the late Cecil and Eula Fern Craven. On July 6, 1943 she married Peter Tomley who preceded her in death on Oc. 25, 2001. On Sept. 20, 2003 she married Roy Avery who preceded her in death on March 19, 2009. She is survived by one brother, Darius Craven and wife Jean of Tallmansville; three nieces, Linda Mathias and husband David of Elkins, Diane Shipman and husband Don of Lorena, Texas and Barbara Kerns and husband Carroll of Buckhannon; two step daughters; one stepson; two great nieces, Amy Arthur and husband Jay of Morgantown, and Samantha Shipman of Lorena; one great-nephew, Isaac Shipman of Lorena and one great-great nephew, Ryan Arthur of Morgantown. Mrs. Tomley graduated from WVWC in 1943 and also was an administrative assistant for The Associated General Contractors of America. She attended Pohick Church in Alexandria. She was a former member of the Mt. Vernon Yacht Club in Alexandria. The family would like to send a special thanks to Mountain Hospice and Colonial Place in Elkins. A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tallmansville. The Rev. Billee Scott Mick will be officiating.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.