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Curtiss Cecil
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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