Rev. Grant E. Travis

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The Rev. Grant Ervin Travis, 62, of Scherr, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013, at Hampshire Center in Romney.

Born April 21, 1950, in Romney, he was a son of the late Harley Travis and Velma Ott Travis. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, the Rev. Luther Travis and Ed Travis; and one sister, Jessie Travis Gillispi.

He was an ordained minister with the Independent Assemblies of God. He retired from Laurel Run Coal Mines after 21 years service and retired from Hampshire County Board of Education where he was custodian and night watchman for 10 years.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Deborah Shirkey Travis; one son, Scott Travis and wife Amanda of Lahmansville; one daughter, Christine Western and husband John of Maysville; four grandchildren, Brittney, Betheny, Nathaniel and Noah; two brothers, Harley E. Travis and wife Dorcas of Bridgeport; and Merial Travis and wife Charlotte of Burlington; four sisters, Phoebe Shoemaker of Keyser, Erma Bailey and husband Floyd of Richland, Mo., Eleanor Starkey of Richland and Elaine Beechy of Coshocton, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. at Falls Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Vivan Watts, the Rev. Kenneth Phares and the Rev. Johnny Goldizen officiating.

Interment was Lahmansville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Travis family, 14372 Lunice Creek Highway, Keyser, WV  26726.

Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, handled all arrangements.

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