William Musgrave (1924 - 2014)

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WILLOW WOOD, Ohio — William T. Musgrave, 89, of Willow Wood, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Emogene Dolin Hospice House in Huntington, W.VA.

The South Point, Ohio, native was born Nov. 3, 1924, a son of the late Ervin Milton and Orpha Hall Musgrave.

Mr. Musgrave was a graduate of the Cheshire High School and a former custodian at the Lawrence County Joint Vocational School for 11 years, retiring in 1988. He was a very active member of Highway Baptist Church in Aid, Ohio. He enjoyed reading the Bible and farmed most of his life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Jean Brumfield Musgrave; sister Beulah "Boots" Musgrave Hern;

and two brothers-in-law, Charles Hern and Don Johnson.

He is survived by three sons, John (Carla) Musgrave, of South Point, Daniel (Brenda) Musgrave, of Cheshire, and Harry (Cheri) Musgrave, of Chesapeake, Ohio; sister Wilma "Wim" Musgrave Johnson, of Englewood, Fla.; five grandchildren: Robert E. (Kristen) Allen Jr., Jennifer (Ian) Halliday, Danielle Jones, Sarah Musgrave and Derek Musgrave; four great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, with the Rev. James Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Myrtle Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at the funeral home.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff and doctors at the Emogene Dolin Hospice Center.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Emogene Dolin Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, WV 25701. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2014
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