COVEL - Verlin L. Basham, 80, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in a New Richmond care center. Born June 7, 1919, at Pin Oak, he was the son of the late William Basham and Harriett Louvada Belcher Basham. Mr. Basham was an employee of the Pepsi Bottling Plant in Princeton and the West Virginia Division of Highways. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cleveland and Ed Basham. Survivors include a sister, Litha Mae Lusk of New Richmond; three great-nieces, Nancy Carol Mills and her husband, Michael, of Ghent, Donna Lester of Brenton and Kathy Criego of Minnesota. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens, with the Rev. Arlon White officiating. Burial will follow in Bowling Cemetery, Spanishburg. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Daryel Jones, Dennis Lester, Herman Light, William Light, Ronald Lusk and Jason Mills. Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.