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Alfred Blake
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1915
Coal Fork
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 2004
West Virginia, USA

Charleston Daily Mail May 18, 2004 Tue

Alfred Blake, born March 4, 1915, at Coal Fork, Charleston, died peacefully at home on May 16, 2004.
He was a lifelong member of the Springfork Missionary Baptist Church, Campbells Creek Drive, Charleston. He was a retired conductor with the Penn-Central Railroad with 33 years of service. Alfred started with the Campbells Creek Railroad in June 1937, as a track crewman and was a member of the United Transportation Union with a 69-year membership.
He was a volunteer for the Governor's Reception Committee during the Rockefeller administration and was often requested to be the main "greeter" for numerous events.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Blake. Walter was a blacksmith with a shop at Spring Fork; he was a constable for the Malden District and a prohibition officer. He was killed when Alfred was 8 years old.
He was also preceded in death by his wife and mother of their six children, Mary Elizabeth Walker Blake; his mother, Mary Elma Blake Dearien; his sister, Josephine Blake McClung; and two granddaughters, Tonya McCarty and Cathy Blake Osborne.
Alfred is survived by his children, Wayne and Carol Blake of Spring Fork, Charleston; Larry and Joyce Blake of Columbus, Ohio; Kenny and Cleta Blake of Coal Fork, Charleston; Judy and George Ranson, Jeanie and Jim Comer, all of Cross Lanes; Debbie and J.R. McCarty of Canton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; niece, Norma Jean Kimble of Charleston.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the Springfork Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Long officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
There will be a gathering of family and friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, 4203 Salines Drive, Malden, WV 25306.
Our dad loved to play music and sing religious songs. What wonderful memories we will have to take with us and keep next to our hearts of a man who loved to laugh, sing, go to church and work on the railroad. We had a lot of fun with him and will miss him dearly.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter Edward Blake (1885 - 1923)
  Mary Elma Hunt Dearien (1889 - 1955)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Walker Blake (1920 - 1972)*
 
 Children:
  Julia Renee Blake (1950 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens
Cross Lanes
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Jean Comer
Originally Created by: Pj
Record added: Apr 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89045886
Alfred Blake
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