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Susan Carol Harlan

February 3, 1947 — September 15, 2023


Susan Carol Harlan

Susan Carol Frasier Harlan, 76, of Fayetteville, WV, experienced her best day ever on Friday, September 15, 2023 as she entered the gates of Heaven.

She was born at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. on February 3, 1947.

Susan was a 1965 graduate of Collins High School and received a associate's degree from WVUIT. She began her career just out of high school by working for Attorney Pat R. Hamilton and Mullins Building & Supply in Oak Hill. After marrying she worked for the WV Department of Health and the US Department of Transportation in Charleston, WV.

Having moved to Fayetteville after her sons were born, she remained home to care for her family. Once the younger son began school, she returned to the workforce by taking an executive secretarial position with the Regional Education Service Agency in Summersville, WV. From that position, she obtained a secretarial position with the Fayette County Board of Education. She worked for nine specialists to begin her tenure and then she preceded to the Payroll Department where she worked as an accountant and computer operator for the school system and was promoted and served as Payroll Supervisor for several years.  

Nearing retirement age, she then transferred to the front desk where she served as receptionist/secretary/accountant until her retirement. She loved this position because she was able to greet and meet so many special people who she wanted to serve. After working for more than 36 years for the school system, she retired in December 2016.

After the death of her husband, she decided to re-enter the workforce by taking a part-time clerk's position with the Town of Fayetteville, again with the desire to assist others. She met many new friends and residences of Fayette County.

Susan was an active member of the Oak Hill Methodist United Church and expressed her faith by serving in the Chancel Choir. She was a member of the New River Master Gardener Program through WVU Extension for more than 15 years.

All-in-all she was bountifully filled with God's blessing of husband, children, grandchildren, and especially having worked with such talented and caring employees in both the Fayette County School system and Fayetteville Town Hall.

She was preceded in death by her sweet and loving husband, of 50 years, Thomas Alan Harlan; her parents, Mary Frances Copper Frasier and Bill Donovan Frasier; maternal grandparents, Betty Elizabeth and Franklin Copper of Washington, D.C.; and paternal grandparents, Lenore and Donovan Frasier of Oak Hill, WV.

Not only did God bless her with a sweet and loving husband, He also gave her two wonderful sons, Thomas Scott Harlan and his wife, Teri and Bradford Shawn Harlan; she was even more blessed with four grandchildren, Tyler Christian and Caleb Matthew Harlan and twin granddaughters, Abigail Grace and Emily Faith Harlan; siblings, two brothers, Billy Wayne Frasier of Myrtle Beach, SC and Gary Layne Frasier and his wife, Luetta of Oak Hill, WV; and a sister, Debra Ann Elizabeth Persinger of Oak Hill, WV.

Graveside service and burial will be 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville, WV with Dr. Ken Krimmel officiating.

Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-0050.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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