After a long and good life, Lavera Eloise Calfee Pritchard Lilly of Huntington, West Virginia, a native of Mullens and formerly of Beckley has died at the age of 100 years, five months and four days following a short illness. Lavera was the daughter of Fred Sherwood and Sadie Smith Calfee Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard “Shorty” Thomas Pritchard and Dewey Hartsell Lilly; her brother, F.S. Calfee and wife Billie Beth. To cherish her memory, only child, Gloria Jean Ward; grandchildren, William”Billy”Price, and Lisa Borden; great grandchildren, Mason Price, Holly Price, and Grant Borden; and nephew, Mark Calfee. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 18th, at 12 noon in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The family is receiving friends at 11:00 am. Committal services will be at 2:00 pm in the Resthaven Cemetery in Princeton. More about Lavera’s wonderful life will be on our website in a few days.
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