Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 21, 2013

Minnie Alice Nunn Poff

BLUEWELL — Minnie Alice Nunn Poff

BLUEWELL — Minnie Alice Nunn Poff was born on June 12, 1926 in Switchback, West Virginia to Wilson Albert and Alice Shaw Nunn and died in Bluefield Community Hospital on March 18, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin R. Poff, two daughters, Linda Poff and Alyce Gay Poff Simplicio, and two brothers, Joe and Woodrow Nunn.

Survivors are a son, Robert Poff and wife Nancy of Daniels, West Virginia, four grandchildren, Eric Bigfire, who made his home with her, Robert Simplicio of California, Lisa Poff, Princeton, West Virginia, Scott Poff and wife Mary, Charlottesville, Virginia, and one great-grandson, Joe Poff, Charlottesville, Virginia. Minnie is also survived by two sisters, Irma Webb, Bluefield, Virginia, and Margie Pruett and husband Dale of Dover, Delaware.

Minnie grew up in Switchback, West Virginia where she attended Switchback Elementary School, and was graduated in 1943 from Elkhorn High School as salutatorian of her class. After graduation from high school she was employed at Krogers in Northfork. While working there she met Calvin Poff who was in the United States Navy at the time. They were married and lived in the Northfork area for many years. While living at Gilliam, West Virginia, Minnie was the Post Mistress of the Gilliam Post Office. After retirement she and her husband moved to Bluewell, West Virginia, where she lived until her death.

Funeral service will be at Bluewell United Methodist Church, Friday, March 22, 2013 with visitation at 10:00 a.m. followed by a service of celebration at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen Rector officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Bluefield, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, gifts of remembrance may be made to Bluewell United Methodist Church.

The family is accepting online condolences at

The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road, Bluefield, WV (Bluewell) is handling the arrangements for the Poff family.


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