Melvyn Barber Obituary

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Melvyn E. Barber

November 27, 1942 - December 15, 2013
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Our beloved husband and father Melvyn E. Barber went to be with his Lord on December 15, 2013 at the Select Specialty Hospital at Forsyth Hospital, Winston Salem, N.C. Melvyn is the son of the late Albert W. Barber and Beulah Gravely Barber. He was born in Vivian, WV on November 27, 1942. He was 71 years old. He attended First Church of God in Crumpler and Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Low Gap, NC. He worked at Algoma Mines for 26 years before retiring. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Union. Melvyn then moved to Dover, Deleware for 10 years and worked for Playtex Products. On his final retirement Melvyn moved to Galax, VA. He...
Our beloved husband and father Melvyn E. Barber went to be with his Lord on December 15, 2013 at the Select Specialty Hospital at Forsyth Hospital, Winston Salem, N.C.
Melvyn is the son of the late Albert W. Barber and Beulah Gravely Barber. He was born in Vivian, WV on November 27, 1942. He was 71 years old. He attended First Church of God in Crumpler and Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Low Gap, NC.
He worked at Algoma Mines for 26 years before retiring. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Union. Melvyn then moved to Dover, Deleware for 10 years and worked for Playtex Products. On his final retirement Melvyn moved to Galax, VA. He faithfully served his country in the US Air Force.
Melvyn is survived by his loving wife of 36 years Drema Sue Barber. He had two sons Melvyn Barber Jr. and his wife Amy of Hillsville, VA; Lamont Barber and his wife Angie of Galax, VA.
The center of his heart, his three Grandchildren Matthew Barber and his wife Jeanie of Galax, VA, Stephanie Barber of Christiansburg, Va; and Justin Barber of Galax, VA. Melvyn's world was his Great-Granddaughter Chloe Barber of Galax. Melvyn leaves one sister Linda Walker and her husband Gary of Bluefield; one brother Larry Barber and his wife Donna of Bridgewater, VA.
Visitation services will be Thursday December 19, 2013 12:00-1:00 at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. His funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jimmie Russ of the Brushfork First Church of God officiating. Graveside services will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Full Military Rites. Melvyn's pallbearers will be Matthew and Justin Barber, Brian Walker, Cody Walker, Michael Ford, and Gene Jones.
To leave online condolences with the family, please visit www.roselawnfuneral.com.
Services entrusted to Roselawn Funeral Home, 450 Courthouse Road, Princeton WV.

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