Lucy Marie Meikle Ernest, 86 of Huntington, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2008 in Huntington after an extended illness. She was born in Alum Creek on June 12, 1921 and a graduate of the 1940 Class of Duval High School. She later became a lifelong resident of Huntington. She was a member of the Madison Avenue Church of God, and was a member of the DAV Ladies Auxiliary and was a volunteer at the Huntington VA Hospital Serving in various capacities to assist the WWII disabled veterans.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie Thomas Meikle and Chalcie Turley Meikle, two brothers, Parker and Delmar Meikle and one sister, America Meikle Green, infant son, and Liston Ernest, her loving husband.
Survivors include her son, Lewis Wayne Ernest of Cary, North Carolina, her daughter Robin Ernest Purrington of Huntington, three special grandchildren, Kristina Ernest Pritt of Charleston, Matthew Wayne Ernest of Rohobeth Beach, Delaware, and Marc Liston Ernest of Japan. Marc is serving our country with the US Navy and provided his grandmother with joy and pride with a wonderful family including three great grandchildren, Rina Marie, Kent Bryson and Kai Clark.
Also surviving are two loving brothers, Robert Meikle of Alum Creek and Orland “Tom” Meikle of So. Charleston and two loving sisters, Opal Kitchen of Alum Creek and Phyllis Debord of So. Charleston, and a special sister-in-law, Lucy Meikle, as well as many other family members.
And, special thanks to Barbara (B.B.) Blevins her dear friend, and her circle of friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 23, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be at Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Forks of Coal Cemetery c/o Forks of Coal Baptist Church, # 1 Runyan Drive, Alum Creek, WV 25003