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Ralph V. Gorrell Sr.

September 16, 2013
The Herald-Star

GORRELL, Ralph V. Sr., 74, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the Brightwood Center in Follansbee following a brief illness.

A life time resident of Weirton, Ralph was born here on October 19, 1938, to the late Albert G. and Rosabelle Williamson Gorrell.

He attended Weirton Schools and retired from Weirton Steel where he was a rigger.

Ralph served his country with the U.S. Air Force, and he was one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Ralph leaves his wife, Elsie Showalter Gorrell; his daughters, Robin (Ray) Taylor, and Dawn (Ray) Sullivan; his sons, Shawn (Debbie) Gorrell and Ralph Gorrell Jr.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition he leaves his sisters, Wilma (Bill) Vuiller, Yvonne Boughner, and Shelda Shultz, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Follansbee with Elder Robert Ginier officiating.

These services were entrusted to the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester.

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