Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 3, 2014

Clyde East

McDOWELL — Clyde East, age 84, of McDowell, W.Va. went to his Heavenly reward Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was a faithful member of the McDowell United Methodist Church, he worked for Eastern Associated Coal Company for 38 years and he will always be remembered as a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to the many that knew him. Clyde was born January 22, 1929, in McDowell, W.Va. to the late Nannie "Mama Lucy" Franklin East and Jesse Hutts East, he was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Russell, Everett, Alvah, and Dennis East. His sisters Mae Robinson, Mable Knouff, Mildred Knouff and Vina Jones.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 63 years Mitzi Hodges East of the home, his daughter Veronica "Vicki" Mason and husband Philip of McDowell, W.Va., two granddaughters and their husbands Heather and Darnnelle Buie of McDowell, W.Va. and Brandi and Andre Palmateer of Cool Ridge, W.Va. A great-granddaughter Jordan Younger, two great-grandsons Mason and Logan Palmateer, two step-grandsons Daniel Palmateer and Jaquaan Buie, two sisters-in-law Rosie Hodges and Betty Gillespie and a brother-in-law George Knouff. Also a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and his "Special" Church family.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. at the Widener Funeral Home Chapel, Northfork, W.Va. with the Rev. Earl Hill and the Rev. Mark Smearman officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, W.Va. Family and friends will gather at the Widener  Funeral Home, Northfork, Friday night, January 3, 2014, for a celebration of his life from 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Serving as pallbearers will be Andre  Palmateer, Darnnelle Buie, James Mills, Ryan Mills, Jesse East, Felix Burks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McDowell United Methodist Church, or Hospice Compassus.

Arrangements by Widener Funeral Home, Northfork, W.Va.

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