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March 22, 2014

Bernard Addair

COEBURN, Va. —  Bernard was born Sept. 21, 1936 at Garland, WV.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Orpha Addair. He was also preceded in death by five brothers; Ervin, Herman, Edgar, Charlie, and Kyle Addair; two sisters, Lona Van Dyke and Oma Sparks; one granddaughter, Melanie Kennedy; and one special great grand- daughter, Kendal Hope Owens for who he is embracing, smiling, laughing and playing with as we speak.

 Bernard was married for 58 years to Ethel Bishop Addair who, every morning, was reminded that she was forever his baby. Bernard was a retired coal miner. He was affiliated with the Jesus Church of Bartley. He loved hunting with Darvin, taking the grandchildren in his F150, “Old Yeller”, to Garland and berry pick. Bernard enjoyed having Ethel fix him gravy and biscuits after coming from the garage where he had his morning coffee with the gang.

Family members who were blessed to know and love Bernard are: brothers; Eugene, Raliegh and Leon Addair, Sister; Janet Adams, Sons: Kenneth Addair and Anita, Wesley Addair and Becky, Daughter; Vickie and Chester Ball. Grandchildren who are proud and loved every moment with their Poppy; Shawn Addair, Charlotte and husband Kevin Auville, Marie and husband Kevin Owens, Billy Ball, Brittany and husband T.J. Tracy, Cassey and husband Devon Cline, Elizabeth Hess and Natasha Hess; Great-Grand Children; Kyle Auville, Makena Owens, Blade Tracy, Bryson and Braden.

Active pallbearers are Shawn D. Addair, Billy Ball, Kevin Auville, Kevin Owens, T.J. Tracy and Devon Cline. Honorary pallbearers are Darvin Rowe and Erm Muncy.

Brother Peter Woods will be officiating the services which will be conducted Sunday March 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM from the Jesus Church of Bartley, Bartley WV.  Visitation will be after 6:00 PM Sat. March 22, 2014.  Interment will be at the Shortridge Family Cemetery, Atwell, WV.

Bailey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 440, Elkhorn City, Ky., is in charge of arangements.

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