Rev. Roscoe L. Lilly


PRINCETON The Rev. Roscoe L. Lilly, 80, of 401 Princeton Ave., formerly of Coal City, died 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2001, in a Princeton hospital following a long illness. Born Nov. 13, 1920, he was the son of the late Calloway and Cora Pack Lilly. The Rev. Lilly was a retired Freewill Baptist minister after 28 years of ministry and was a retired coal miner. He had made his home in Princeton for the last two years, having lived most of his life in Fireco and Coal City. He was a member of the UMWA, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lela Ferguson Lilly; a son, Wilford D. Lilly; and a daughter, Brenda Sizemore. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Lackey Selvey Lilly; four sons, Basil Lilly of Daniels, Donald Lilly of Coal City, Randall Lilly and his wife, Ruth, of Upshur County, and Michael Lilly of Princewick; four daughters, Jimmie Starling and her husband, Frank, of Springville, Va., Bertha Hylton of Daniels, Shelby Shelton and her husband, Ralph, of Crab Orchard, and Pansy Yocum of Elkins; three stepchildren, Mark Selvey of Princeton, William M. Shrader of Staunton, Va., and Shirley Bailey of Upper Marlboro, Md.; 21 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel with the Revs. Orville Hughes and Guy Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Birchfield Cemetery, Ellison Ridge. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

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