Melvin J. VanMeter

Melvin J. VanMeter, 71, of Franklin, W.Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, Mozer, W.Va.

Mr. VanMeter was born May 31, 1935, in Maysville, W.Va., and was the son of the late Claude VanMeter and Angie Davis VanMeter.

He was a retired timberman and carpenter.

His wife, Maxine Adah Beyers VanMeter, preceded him in death April 5, 2006.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn C. Heavner of Moorefield, W.Va., and Phyllis Marie Heavner of Maysville, W.Va.; five sons, Paul J. VanMeter, Dale W. VanMeter and Shawn VanMeter, all of Maysville, W.Va., Dennis Eugene VanMeter of Antioch, W.Va., and Michael VanMeter of Caldwell, Ohio; a stepson, Wayne Kimble of Franklin, W.Va.; three brothers, David VanMeter of Maysville, W.Va., William VanMeter of Burlington, W.Va., and Everett VanMeter of Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg, W.Va., 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Gary Phillips will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg, W.Va. Burial will be in the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Upper Tract, W.Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Basagic Funeral Home, P.O. Box 400, Petersburg, WV 26847.


From: The Daily News-Record - Harrisonburg, Virginia.  September 15, 2006.


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