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April 7, 2014

William Kyle (Bill) Bourne

BLUEFIELD, Va. — William Kyle (Bill) Bourne, 84, of 110 Allendale Street, Bluefield, Va. peacefully passed away at his home Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Born November 7, 1929, Bluefield, Va. he was the son of the late Thomas and Effie Bourne.

Bill was a graduate of Graham High School and was an outstanding all-sports athlete, signing a contract with the Boston Braves organization. He was a member of Harmon Lodge #222 AF and AM, VFW Post 9696, and a veteran of the Korean War. With 36 years of service, Bill retired from Verizon, (formerly General Telephone Company).

He was an active member of Graham Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), serving as a deacon and a member of the Christian Men’s Fellowship.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Lewis Bourne.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Norma Jean Hale Bourne, of the home; daughter, Deborah Bourne and husband Allen Forrest of Radford, VA; son, William Joseph (Joe) Bourne and wife Kimberly; grandson, Joseph Tanner Bourne; step-granddaughter, Ashley Jeffers; brother, Kenneth Bourne and sister Betty Steele, all of Bluefield, VA and sister Evelyn Warden of Clendenin, WV.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Bourne will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Graham Christian Church with Rev Gary Lyons officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Friends may visit with the family today at Dudley Memorial Mortuary in Bluefield, Va. from 6-8 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Graham Christian Church, 1801 Virginia Avenue, Bluefield, Va.

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