IN MEMORIAM: BHS CLASS '40 CLASSMATE

RICHARD PAINTER

BRAMWELL-Richard T. Painter, 77, of P.O. Box 192 Bramwell, died Monday , August 9, 1999, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield. Born March 12, 1922, in Bramwell, he was a son of the late John S. Painter and Mary Helen Shupe Painter. He had been a lifelong resident of Bramwell, and was a retired school bus driver for the Mercer County Board of Education with 30 years service. He was the retired chief of police for Bramwell, superintendent of Bramwell Water Works, a veteran of WWII, serving with the U.S. Air Force, a former chief of police of the Northfork Police Dept. He also worked for the railroad. He was a member of the Bramwell Presbyterian Church and attended Bramwell United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Bramwell High School, a member of the Bluewell Lions Club, a former member of the Black Rock Post VFW 3112 and was a former member of the Bramwell Kiwanis Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor G. Boothe Painter. Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Wrokman of Bramwell and Brenda Barton of Princeton; sisters, Mary Helen Cornett and husband McKinley of Bluefield, Jenny Lee Painter of Roanoke, Va.; brothers, Claude Emmet Painter of Chloe, and Clarence E. Painter of Charleston; three grandchildren, Shade Workman of Bramwell, Michael Barton of Princeton, and Richard Workman of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Hilari Nichole Barton of Princeton and Haylie Workman of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and special friend, Betty Duff of Bluefield.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, Bluewell with the Revs. Dale Compton, Wesley Childs, and R Lee Williams officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Bluewell. Deputies of Mercer County and Mack McCarty will served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Vaughn, Millard Howard, Troy Stinson and Charles Asbury.

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A MEMORIAM TO RICHARD & ELEANOR PAINTER

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