Carroll Francis Puch Shiflett 1922-2002 Obituary

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Carroll Francis “Puch” Shiflett, 80, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 2002, at his home.

He was born April 11, 1922, at Adolph, a son of the late John Lewis and Nellie Mae Ross Shiflett.

On Aug. 12, 1942, he was married to Nellie Louise Currence, who survives at Mill Creek.

Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, Carroll Junior Shiflett and wife, Dawn, Waynesboro, Va., Mary Frances Wamsley and husband, Charles, Elkins, Loretta Faye Jenkins and husband, Mike, Buckhannon, James Hileary Shiflett and wife, Mavis, Buckhannon, Nancy Lee Swecker and husband, Denver, Valley Head, Darrell Keith Shiflett and wife, Kathy, Mill Creek, Randall Eugene Shiflett, Vermont, Garry Lynn Shiflett and wife, Cheri, Valley Bend, Larry Leon Shiflett and wife, Linda, Dailey, Ritchie Duane Shiflett and wife, Linda, Huttonsville, Diana Carol Elmore and husband, Todd, Mill Creek, Carmen Sue Keener and husband, Blaine, Beckley, Angela Dawn Yeager and husband, Jerry, Beverly, and Candice Ann Caudle and husband, Mark, of Indian Trail, N.C.; one brother, Ron Shiflett, Orville, Ohio; four sisters, Vada Conrad and Isis Monaco, both of California, Letha Fisher, Stonewood, and Yvonne Lindsey, Cortland, Ohio; 27 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were one granddaughter, Tina Swecker; three brothers, Jack, Clyde and Earl; and two sisters, Eva Marie and Irene.

Mr. Shiflett attended the schools of Randolph County. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked in the coal mines. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was wounded during battle and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways and employed by the Melon Stuart Company as a union carpenter for 32 years retiring in 1984. He was a member of the AFL-cIO and United Brethren of Carpenters Union Local No. 476 and a member of the Memorial Mission Church at Mill Creek.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Mr. Shiflett will be moved to his home for visitation from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, he will be moved to the Memorial Mission Church at Mill Creek, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. The Rev. Frank Long and the Rev. Randy Long will officiate and interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery, Huttonsville. Full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by members of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Carroll Francis “Puch” Shiflett.

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