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Orval Coatson Varner

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Orval Coatson Varner Obituary
Mr. Orval Coatson Varner, age 98, of Pine Tree, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 18, 2018. He was born on Aug. 11, 1919, to Sylvester Ellsworth and Alma Henrietta (Barnett) Varner.
A proud World War II veteran, he served in Company A, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment of the Army and most notably fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star during his military service.
Orval will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. He was a beloved member of the Pine Tree community, where he raised his family and lived most of his life.
Orval is survived by his two granddaughters, Allison (Varner) Molnar of Irvine, Calif. and Amanda (Varner) Albert of San Diego, Calif. and four great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Emily, Abigail and Ainsley.
Orval was preceded in death by his wife, Amy (Aldridge); his son, Douglas; his mother, Alma; his father, Sylvester; and five siblings, Lucille Alma Colvin, John Nelson, Vivian Vernice Smith, Ancil Dee and Robert Lee.
Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday, March 23, 2018, starting at 10 a.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Services for Orval will be held graveside Friday, March 23, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at the Barnishaw Cemetery.
Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit the online registry at stevensfunerralhome.net.
Published in Times-Herald on Mar. 23, 2018
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