Obituaries for the Clyburn Family
Iris Ann Clyburn
Iris Ann Clyburn, 71, of Fitzpatrick Road, MacArthur, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Oct. 14, 1929, in Stotesbury, she was the daughter of the late Basil W. and Etta F. Roberts Riffe. Mrs. Clyburn spent her childhood on Old Eccles Road. She had been a resident of MacArthur since 1983, coming from Charleston where she was a resident for 29 years. Iris was a homemaker and attended MacArthur Church of God Worship Center. She was preceded in death by a brother, Basil W. "Bill" Riffe Jr. Survivors include her husband, Robert Lee Clyburn, whom she married Dec. 10, 1955; a daughter, Barbara Ann Clyburn of MacArthur; two sons, Daniel R. Clyburn of Huttonsville and Robert Lee Clyburn Jr. and his wife, Pamla, of Mount Nebo, N.C.; three grandchildren, Danielle, Amy and David Clyburn; a brother, John Riffe Sr. and his wife, Shirley, of Beckley; and three sisters, Carol Lacy and her husband, Charles, of Beckley, Doris Frye and her husband, Lewis, of Maple Fork Road and Helen Thompson and her husband, H.D., of Cool Ridge. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Mark Schrade and Mr. Ken Overdorf officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jeff and Mark Lacy, John R. Riffe Jr., Larry Farley, Glenn Riffe and Lonnie Riffe. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Ruth Mae Clyburn
Ruth Mae Clyburn, 71, of Russell Street, Beckley, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Sept. 16, 1930, at Eccles, she was the daughter of the late Prince A. and Gem Emerald Allen Clyburn. Ruth spent her early childhood at Eccles and then settled with her family at Harper. She was a graduate of Trap Hill High School, Class of 1951. She held an associate's degree in business from Beckley College. She worked for five years for Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. She then began a career at Beckley Newspapers Inc. in 1962, retiring in 1991 as the circulation clerk. Ruth was a member of the First United Church on Heber Street, in Beckley. A member of the Degree of Honor Lodge 56 of Beckley, she was the publicity chairman for Orchard Valley Woman's Club. Miss Clyburn had been a resident of Russell Street for the past 26 years. Survivors include a brother, P.A. Clyburn and his wife, Patsy, and two sisters, Ruby and Betty Clyburn, all of Beckley; three nieces, Teresa Martin and her husband, Michael, of Matthews, N.C., Pamela Morrison of Beckley, and Melissa Burgess and her husband, Jimmy, of Charlotte, N.C.; a nephew, Phillip Clyburn and his wife, Kimberly, of Harper; two great-nieces, Samatha Brite and her husband, Brandon, of Charlotte, N.C., and Brittany Clyburn of Harper; a great-nephew, Kyle Morrison of Beckley; and two great-great-nieces, Kellsee Dunbar and Karlee Brite, both of Charlotte. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Melton Mortuary Cha-pel with the Rev. David Moter officiating. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of the service Tuesday. Pallbearers will be David Farr, Rick Morrison, Robert Howerton, Randy Smithson, Doug Staker, John Staton, Mark Mitchell and Shirley Treadway. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
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