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Paul Lee Sell, 90, of Barrackville, died Tuesday (June 13, 2017) at his residence.
He was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Ellis Harle Sell and Margaret Loretta Harvey Sell. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Bavely Sell, of Barrackville.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Randy "Dewey" Ice of Barrackville; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Odessa Sell of Barrackville; a sister, Norma Jean Sears of Girard, Ohio; three grandchildren, Melanie Kupreanik and her husband Chad of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jessica Sell of Barrackville and Rickey Sell Jr. and his wife Sarah of Barrackville; four great-grandchildren, Matthew Kupreanik, Lanie Kupreanik, Mason Sell and Max Sell; an uncle, June Harvey of Morgantown; many nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Sell of Philippi.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Sell; two sisters, Leona Mae Harvey and Shirley Marie Harker; and a grandson, Randy Ice Jr.
Mr. Sell was a retired assistant superintendent for the Eastern Associated Coal Company with 24 years of service. He was Catholic by faith and was a former member of the All Saints Catholic Church in Barrackville. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Paul loved gardening, hunting and fishing and going to his camp on the Buckhannon River.
Our Dad was a loving, giving, kind and honest man to his last breath. A real man who valued family, friends, hard work and the many blessings he had in his life. He was loved by many who were blessed to be his friends, family or to have him as their Dad.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter The Fisherman Catholic Church, 407 Jackson St., Fairmont, WV 26554.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Funeral Home, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV 26554. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Deacon David Lester officiating. The committal service will follow in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Fairmont.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on June 14, 2017
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