2009-09-17 / Obituaries

Alvin W. Swope

McConnellsburg, 81

Alvin W. Swope, 81, formerly of McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at Woodland Retirement Center in Orbisonia.

He was born September 12, 1927, in Wells Tannery, the son of the late Harry and Laura (Simpson) Swope. He was married to the late Grace Strait.

He was a construction worker working for New Enterprise and P&W Excavating as a driller for most of his life.

He is survived by one son, Leonard A. (husband of Donna) Swope, McConnellsburg, and four daughters: Kay (wife of Ron) Flanigan, Floyds Knobs, Ind.; Tammy (wife of George) Shotts, Hustontown; Laura (wife of Barry) Snyder, Shade Gap; and Jill (wife of Amet) Karagoz, Charlestown, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry A. and Laura Swope; his wife, Grace Strait Swope; two brothers: Harry "Rosco" Swope and Willis Swope and one sister, Orintha Swope

Funeral services were private and at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome. com.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Homes, McConnellsburg, handled the arrangements.

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