This obituary was submitted by Crystal Boggs.
Barbour Democrat, October 19, 1961
Henry A. Boylen, 60, of Philippi Rt. #1 Grabanicle Hill died at 3:40 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 in the emergency room of Broaddus Hospital shortly after arrival. He was born in Barbour County on August 3, 1901, a son of the late James and Cordelia Cross Boylen.
Survivors include his widow Mrs. Lona Virginia McDaniel Boylen, whom he married on March 21, 1924; one son Donald Joe Boylen of Philippi; two daughters Mrs. Burl (Patricia Ann) Annon of Moatsville and Mrs. Thomas (Bonnie Lou) Dunnington of Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren and two brothers George of Philippi and William of Kasson.
He was a retired coalminer, a member of Local 2311 UMWA and a member of the Jerusalem Methodist Church, where services were held 2:00 p.m. on Monday with Rev. George Fisher officiating.