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Alpha Retta COBERLY

Female 1901 - 2010  (109 years)


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  • Name Alpha Retta COBERLY 
    Born 10 Nov 1901  Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Firestone Rubber Co. in Akron (retired)  [2
    Residence Akron, Summit Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 29 Dec 2010  Fairmont, Marion Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Rock Grove Baptist Cemetery, Rt 33/119, Pickle Street, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Alpha Retta Coberly Miles Osborn, age 109, departed this life at 6:55 a.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Pierpont Center, Fairmont following an extended illness. She was born in Gilmer County a daughter of the late Daniel L. and Ella Jane Rhoades Coberly.

      Her early years were spent in Gilmer County where she then married, moved to Akron, worked and retired from Firestone Rubber Company. She attended Akron Baptist Temple for numerous years. She was an avid photographer and crafter and loved to travel.

      She was first married to Ed Miles in 1920 and he preceded her in death in 1951 and then to Elden Osborn in 1955 who preceded her in death in 1982.

      She is survived by only one sister-in-law, Mrs. Champ (Ruby) Coberly of Glenville and several nieces and nephews, Edith Louise Clark, Paul Coberly, Bernard Coberly, Betty Jean Patteson, Bobby Coberly, Roland Coberly, Alpha Lee Gerwig, Gary Coberly, Marlene Collins, Verna Dean Ellis Sheets and Ella Belle Coen. Several nieces and nephews preceded her in death.

      Alpha was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters, Art, Artho, Isom and Champ Coberly; Arnetta Brown, Beatrice Furr, Arminta Brown, Vera Ellis and Edith Cook McQuilken.

      Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Grove Cemetery at Linn.
      Friends will be received from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the Mortuary.
      Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Alpha Osborn with arrangements.

      Published in the Hur Herald
      12/31/2010
    Person ID I5263  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2018 

    Father Daniel Luther COBERLY,   b. 1 Jan 1869, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1962, Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Ella Jane RHOADES,   b. 25 Nov 1870, Braxton Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1942, Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F1797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James Edward "Ed" MILES,   b. CA 1893, Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1920  Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F1839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elden M. OSBORN,   b. 2 Aug 1907, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1982, Akron, Summit Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1955  [5
    Family ID F1840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Akron, Summit Co, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 2010 - Fairmont, Marion Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rock Grove Baptist Cemetery, Rt 33/119, Pickle Street, Lewis Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1623] The Wests of Duck Creek, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), William F. Donnelly, (Gateway Press, Baltimore MD, 1997), p. 422.

    2. [S14] Obituary.

    3. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    4. [S1889] Gilmer County Marriage Records, Glenville, WV, MR p. 108, Line 72 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=7543&Type=Marriage.

    5. [S692] Obituary of wife.