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Charles Franklin Duvall, age 95, of Mannington, passed away on Wednesday (Dec. 20, 2017) at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg.
He was born Feb. 25, 1922, in Marion County, son of the late Franklin Joseph Duvall and Carrie Bell Archer Duvall.
He is survived by his two sons, Bill and Lois Duvall of Mannington, and Theodore Eugene Duvall of Mannington; eight grandchildren, Melissa Henry, Jessica Field, Andrew Chicarelli, Amanda Goodwin, William (BJ) Franklin Duvall II, Tiffany Dawn Duvall Gilbert, Amber Lynn Duvall Gilbert and Carol Ann Duvall Gilbert; five great-grandchildren, Preston Field, Mariah Field, Austin Field, David Henry and Caleb Goodwin.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Rose Duvall, who died Aug. 16, 2014; and several brothers and sisters.
Charles was a faithful member Calvary Baptist Church in Mannington. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II on the 44th Tank Battalion where he was a Bronze Arrowhead recipient with four Bronze Stars, and also a Philippine Liberation Ribbon recipient with two Bronze Stars.
He was a mechanic of Longstreth Motors in Mannington and then was employed with Pennzoil for 30 years.
Family and friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Lee Bowman officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the U.S. Army and Marion County Veterans Council immediately following funeral services in the funeral home parking lot. There will be no graveside services. Interment will be at the Whetstone Cemetery beside his wife Georgia.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Published on December 21, 2017
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