CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Elba Workman, 83, of Chapmanville, departed this life Sat., Oct. 5, 2013, at his residence.
Born August 8, 1930, in Harts, he was a son of the late John Lee and Gracie Carter Workman. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Verlie Lee and Dora Frye; two brothers, Richard and Frank Workman, and one special grandson, John Lee Workman.
Elba was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, a coal miner for 17 years, and a baker for three years. He was also a truck driver for the City of Hollywood, Fla., and a Correctional Officer in Columbus, Ga.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 55 years, Freda Workman; one daughter, Dee (Paul) Dunnivan; two sons, Luke Workman and L.B. Ray Workman; two daughters-in-law, Debra and Vanessa; one sister, Rosa Wilson; one brother, James (Pat) Workman; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Services will be held at noon Wed., Oct. 9, at Freeman Funeral Home with Rev. Donnie Wells and Jeff Dingess officiating. Burial will follow at Franklin Cemetery at Branchland.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Dingess, Anthony Lee, Christopher Lee, Albert Ray Wilson, Greg Cook, and Donald Triplett.
Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, is in charge of arrangements.