Bluefield Daily Telegraph September 23, 2005


Cletus K. Mabe

MONTCALM - Cletus K. Mabe , 85, of Colt St., Montcalm, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Born on May 24, 1920 in Windmill Gap, he was a son of the late Estil C. Mabe and Stella Phillips Mabe.

He had been a resident of Montcalm since 1945 and was a retired coal miner having retired from Eastern Coal Company at Herndon, with 34 years of service in the mining industry. He was a member of the U.M.W.A and was of the Christian Faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Brookie Mabe, Bertha Webb and Maggie Lawson; and two brothers, William and Henry Mabe.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Elizabeth Beggs Mabe of Montcalm; sons, Randall Mabe of Montcalm, Darrell Mabe and wife, Deonna of Princeton, Larry Mabe of Montcalm, Frederick Mabe of Rock, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 23, 2005 at 8 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Via officiating. Burial will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton, where grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m.

Those attending the graveside rites are asked to meet at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home on Saturday by 10:30 a.m.

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Mabe Family.