- The Register-Herald, Beckley, WV, Online Edition, 22 May 2009
Claude B. Gill, age 81, of Crab Orchard, formerly of Piney View, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on Oct. 29, 1927, at Meadow Bridge, W.Va., and was the son of the late Oscar and Lou Ola Gill, and stepmother, Verly Jeffries Gill.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Gill; three brothers, Clinton, Clayton and Cleo Gill; and a sister, Mildred.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 63 years, Ester Gill, at home; son, Danny Gill; grandsons, Matthew Gill and his wife, Kim, of Oak Hill, and Danny C. Gill and his wife, Kim, of Crab Orchard; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Samuel, and Sydney Gill of Crab Orchard; and numerous friends including Wayne Jarrett who helped cared for him until his passing.
A celebration of life for Mr. Gill will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, May 22, 2009, at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with the Rev. Roger Tolliver officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service today for visitation.