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August 4, 2013

Joseph Lee Sargent

BUCKHANNON — Joseph Lee Sargent, 84, of Buckhannon, WV and formerly of Maple Acres, Princeton, WV, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 in Elkins, WV. Born in Amonate, VA, he was the son of the late James Harvey and Nina Honaker Sargent. He was a section foreman for Consolidated Coal Company. He has served his country in the U.S. Army. Mr. Sargent was the former owner of Sargent’s Video and was a member of a local community car club. He was also a Mason and of the Methodist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Wells Sargent, a daughter, Yvonne Yerby, a sister, Margaret Kaptain and brothers, James H. Sargent, Jr. and Ray Sargent.

Those family members who survive Mr. Sargent are, a daughter, Marilyn Brown Crites and husband Joe, Buckhannon, WV and a son, Joseph Ray Sargent and wife Angela, Princeton, WV; a sister, Lorraine Lambert Beavers and husband Jack, N. Tazewell, VA; brothers, Dudley Sargent and wife Carol, St. Petersburg, FL, Donald Sargent, Nashville, TN, Richard Sargent, Richlands, VA. Grandchildren, Kevin Ritter, Thomasville, NC, Kelly Ritter, St. Petersburg, FL,  Wendy Short, Clarksburg, WV, Misty Renner, Black Hawk, SD and Hunter Sargent, Princeton, WV; 8 great-grandchildren and special friend, Sam Wells, Bluefield, VA.

A service to honor the memory of Mr. Sargent will be held Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Dudley Memorial Chapel at 6:00 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Davis officiating. Burial will take place Monday, August 5, 2013 at Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, VA at 10:00 a.m. with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Those wishing to attend the graveside services are asked to be at the funeral home by 9:45 a.m.

Friends may visit with the family Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the funeral home from 4:30 p.m. until hour of the service.

Dudley Memorial Mortuary of Bluefield, VA is serving the Sargent family.

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