|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1931|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 2006|
Hansel Claudell Barbe, 75, of Old Fields, W.Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006.
Mr. Barbe was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Flats, W.Va., and was a son of the late Claude Barbe and Pearl Miller Wilkins and Cleland Wilkins. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Daniel Matthew Miller and Sarah Coffman Miller.
He served in the Army from 1953-1955 during the Korean War. Following his discharge, he returned to the family farm in Old Fields, where he continued to farm throughout his life.
In 1969, Mr. Barbe was hired as Hardy County Deputy Assessor. In 1979, he was elected to his first term as assessor of Hardy County, and served in that capacity until his retirement Dec. 31, 1992. He was a member of the Moorefield Church of the Brethren, Hardy County Democratic Men?s Club, American Legion Post 64 and VFW Post 9606.
On Aug. 6, 1959, he married Betty Lou Elizabeth Thorne, who survives.
He is also survived by a daughter, Beverly Barbe Coppe of Old Fields; half brothers and sisters, Elda Wilkins Smith of Moorefield, W.Va., Dean Wilkins Hudson of Kingman, Ariz., Delmas Wilkins of Woodbridge, Nola Wilkins Rodgers of Lexington Park, Md., William "Eddie" Barbe of Burlington, W.Va., Robert Garland Barbe of Fort Washington, Md., Harlan Barbe of Baltimore, Md., John Barbe of Romney, W.Va., Wyndam Barbe Brake of Frederick, Md., Kale Barbe and Barbara Barbe of Winchester, a grandson and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pastor Harold Garber will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fraley Funeral Home in Moorefield, W.Va. Burial will follow at the Bethel Cemetery in Old Fields with military honors by the U.S. Army and the Moorefield Veteran?s Honor Guard.
Betty Lue Thorne Barbe (1939 - 2013)*
CPL US ARMY KOREA
West Virginia, USA
Created by: David A Swiger
Record added: Mar 03, 2012
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