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Obituary for Donald E. Virden Sr.

Virden, Sr., Donald E, Age 70, of New Martinsville, WV died Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Wetzel County Hospital. He was born March 11, 1936 in New Martinsville, WV the son of the late Elmer and Orpha Haught Virden. Donald retired in 1992 after 39 years as a central office repairman for C&P Telephone. Donald truly loved the outdoors, working on his farm, a huge fan of the various area teams and his favorite spot was the cabin near the pond on the farm. Surviving are his wife, Lyda Duncan Virden to whom he was married to for 49 years; two sons, Larry W. Virden and his wife, Joyce of Reynoldsburg, OH, Donald “Donnie” Virden, Jr. and his wife, Lou Ann of New Martinsville, WV; a daughter, Teresa Rush and her husband, Paul of New Martinsville, WV; two brothers, Ronald Virden and his wife, Sue of Pennsylvania, Charles Virden and his wife, Mary Kay of Paden City, WV; three sisters, Delores Batson and her husband, Jim, Carolyn Davis and Marilyn Cotter of Paden City, WV; six grandchildren Nicole Rush Fortney, Erica Rush Covey, Ben Virden, Laura Virden, Daniel Virden, Jonathan Virden and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2-5 p.m. – Saturday, November 25, 2006 at the Jarvis Funeral Home, 1224 S. Bridge St, New Martinsville, WV. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Donald’s name to Paden City Church of the Nazarene, 104 South Fifth Ave., Paden City, WV 26159. Sympathy expressions may be offered on-line at

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