Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Charles Dick Rayburn Obituary

Charles Rayburn
Hancock County Courier
June 2, 2011

Charles “Dick” Rayburn, 87, of Newell, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011.
Born October 21, 1923 in Red Rose, WV, he was a son of the late Gordon and Fanny Howell Rayburn.
Dick was a World War II Navy Veteran, a 1941 graduate of Wells High School and retired form Globe Brick. He was a charter member of the Newell America Legion and a member of the Newell Volunteer Fire Department.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Ronnie, Barry and Jerry Rayburn; two brothers, Forrest and Dennis Rayburn; and a sister, Agatha Bekar.
Dick is survived by his wife, Mary Runion Rayburn of Newell; a son, Chuck Rayburn of California; three daughters, Carol (John) Burda of Beaver, Karen Birkheimer of California and Denise Aragon of Newell; eight grandchildren, Jason, Cara Camie, Mandy, Brittany, Courtney, Jeb and Justin; and two great grandchildren, Emily and Olivia.
Funeral services were held Mon., May 30, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nixon Funeral Home in Newell. Pastor Scott Henry officiated. The Tri-State Veterans Burial Group and the West Virginia Burial Guard conducted military honors and a fireman’s service was conducted by the Newell Volunteer Fire Department.

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