Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 3, 2007

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007


James Ralph Hendricks, 72, of Gilbert, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan. Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Virginia Dompkey Lindner, 89, of GlenWood Park Retirement Village, formerly of Ann Arbor, Mich., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton.

Thelma Jones Perdue Melvin, 85, of Narrows, Va., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 at her home. Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows is in charge of arrangements.


Leon T. Harman

BLUEFIELD — Leon T. Harman, 90, of 1921 Cherrywood Lane, Bluefield, died Sunday, December 2, 2007 at his residence. Born March 11, 1917 in Tazewell County, Va., he was a son of the late E.G. Harman and Catherine Janutolo Harman.

Leon was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired Bluefield City Firefighter. He had worked for Allied Refrigeration, had operated his own business, and was last employed as maintenance foreman for the Sanitary Board treatment plant.

He was a life member of the Loyal Order of Moose, and served as past governor, and was also a life member of Bluefield Elks Lodge, the American Legion, and the V.F.W.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Laura Ruble Harman of the home; a son, Marcellus Wayne Harman of Bluefield; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Mercer Funeral Home with Dr. Allen A. Hammond officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following services.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Bluefield Union Mission, 2203 Bluefield Avenue, Bluefield, WV 24701 or to Community Hospice of America, 1033 Stafford Drive, Princeton, WV 24740.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting

Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is serving the Harman family.

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