Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 23, 2013

Calvin Gene Harman

MILFORD, Del — Calvin Gene “Poppy” Harman, 72, of Milford, Del., formerly of Princeton, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Born August 20, 1940 at Princeton, he was the son of Harriett Clemson Harman of Milford, Del. and the late James Harman.

Mr. Harman was a plumber for more than 40 years. He was a loving husband and father, and enjoyed fishing and camping with his family.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 30 years, Dorothy Harman; five children, Stephanie Duncan and her husband Mike of Stevensburg, Gene L. Harman and his wife Kimberly of Lincoln, Del., Jimmy Harman and his wife Laura of Pittsburgh, Pa., Patty Gwinn and her husband Brian of Yorktown, Va. and Denise Rush and her husband Dale of Stafford, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Chrissy, Tiffany, Heather, Andrew, Ashley, Calvin, Shawnna, Victoria, Ryan and Paige; and six great-grandchildren, Rebekah, Alyssa, Lexie, Laci, McKaylee and Ethan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Larry Dyer and Eddie Pettrey officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Autism Delaware, 16394 Samuel Paynter Blvd., Unit 201, Milton, DE 19968.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

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