April 1, 2007
LASHMEET – Curtiss Edward Cecil, 85, of Lashmeet
died Sunday, April 1, 2007 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born
March 23, 1922 at McComas, he was the son of the late Charlie Cecil and
Cora Harmon Cecil.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife
of 55 years, Gertrude E. Farmer Cecil; three sisters, Etta
Carden, Arlie Shatley and Leatha Walsh; two brothers,
Enoch Cecil and Willis Cecil; two grandchildren, Kimberly
Denise Gillespie and Neil Edward Crotty; and two sons-in-law, Kermit
Gillespie, Sr. and Jeff Jennings.
Mr. Cecil was a disabled coal miner from Crane Creek Mines and
served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a devoted husband,
father and grandfather. He will be loved and missed very, very much. No
family has ever been more blessed.
He is survived by four daughters, Sondra G. Gillespie of Lashmeet,
Patricia Knapp and husband, Art of Streetsboro, OH, Vanessa Lovern and
husband, Arnold of Davison, MI and Penny Spencer and husband, Franklin
of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Trulia Babington and husband, Wayne and
Lillian Richardson all of Swedesboro, NJ; two brothers, Alfred Cecil and
wife, Freda of Matoaka and Harrison Cecil and wife, Sue of Finksburg,
MD; seven grandchildren, Kermit Gillespie, Jr. and fiancé Trena Smith of
Montcalm, Sondra M. Gillespie of Dublin, OH, Karena Knapp of
Streetsboro, OH, Melissa Crotty of Davison, MI, Adam Lovern and wife,
Leasha of Lapeer, MI, Jessica Milburne and husband, Clay of Richmond, VA
and Franklin Spencer of Richmond, VA; four great grandchildren, Kimberly
Gillespie and Curtis James Gillespie of Lashmeet, Cole Lovern of Lapeer,
MI and William Preston Milburne of Richmond, VA.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 3007
at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home
in Princeton with Rev. Paul Hall, officiating. Friends may call at the
funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until the service hour.
Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at Roselawn
Memorial Gardens in Princeton where military graveside rites will be
conducted by the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Kermit Gillespie, Jr., Adam Lovern, Curtis James
Gillespie, Dewey Woolwine, Lloyd Woodring and Kenny Crotty.
Friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the
Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton by 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April
4, 2007. To view a video tribute to Mr. Cecil or send the family online
condolences, please visit www.bailey-kirk.com.
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