Death of Maurice Law Allman

PHILIPPI — Maurice Law Allman, age 92, a resident of Mary’s Lane, Philippi, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Mansfield Place of Broaddus Hospital.

He was born February 12, 1922, in Berlin, WV, an area near Jane Lew, WV, a son of the late John I. and Reta B. (Law) Allman.  He was united in marriage on September 3, 1950, to Bertha Lee (Wood) Allman, who survives.

Also surviving: Two daughters; Pamela R. (Allman) Corathers and the late Robert H. Corathers of Mineral Wells, Elaine C. (Allman) Coulter and husband Commodore “Junior” Coulter III of Philippi; two sisters, Rebecca Gamble of Amherst, NY, Barbara Condo of Warren, OH; one brother, Ronald Allman and wife Betty of Massillon, OH; four grandchildren, Julie R. (Smith) Warsinskey and husband J. Justin of Rutland, VT, Grayson H. Smith and Heather C. Dawson of Nutter Fort, Laura E. Corathers of Clarksburg, Jennifer S. Corathers of Mineral Wells

Survived by many nieces and nephews, and caregiver, Brenda Price.

Maurice was preceded in death by two sisters, Elenore Wiseman and Miriam Cummings.

He retired with 33 years’ service as an RC&D Coordinator for the Conservation District, having served in Doddridge, Gilmer, Lewis and Barbour Counties.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1942- 1946 during WWII.

Maurice volunteered at the Philippi Heart and Hand, Alleghany Mountain Wool Co-op, Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants, Stonewall Jackson Dam State Park Foundation, Corridor H Committee, Barbour County Industrial Authority, University Extension Office, Barbour County Fairgrounds/Park and Tygart Valley Conservation Supervisors.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 44, Bigelow Lodge 52 AF & AM, and was very active in the Crim United Methodist Church. Maurice was a 1941 graduate of Jane Lew High School and was a 1950 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s in Science of Agriculture.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, on Monday, June 9, from 5-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 10, Maurice will be moved to the Crim United Methodist Church to lie in state from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., the service hour, with Rev. Tim Bleigh officiating.

Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery located on Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew, WV, with military honors being accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crim United Methodist Church, 200 Pike St., Philippi, or Hackers Creek Pioneers’ Descendants Library, 45 Abbotts Run Rd. Horner, WV 26372.

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