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Ralph Kershner, Jr.

March 20, 1926 — May 15, 2016

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Ralph Leonard Kershner, Jr., 90 of Hinton passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation. He was born March 20, 1926 in Thurmond (Fayette County), WV to Ralph Leonard Kershner, Sr. and Cora Hanner Kershner and was a coal miner by trade. He was Christian by faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Ralph is survived by his children, Sharon (Ronald) Tackett of Virginia, James (Alice) Kershner, Jr. of Asbury, Donna (Doug) Worley of Virginia, Kitty (James) McKinney of Stephenson, Steven (Attie) Kershner of Cool Ridge, and Ronnie Joe (Mary) Kershner of Cool Ridge; brother, Edward Bailey of California; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and friend and neighbor, Rodney Phares. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife and mother of his children, Evelyn Kershner; second wife, Lessie Kershner; third wife, Catherine Crislip Kershner; son, Sherrill Kershner, daughters-in-law Diane, Patricia, and Mickey Kershner; and sisters, Louise Kershner and Millie (Clifton) Murdock.

Friends may join the family for visitation on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 11:00 to 12:00 at Adams-Reed Funeral Home. Funeral Services to celebrate Ralph’s life will be held at 12:00 PM with Rev. Eddie Green officiating. Interment will follow in Alex Williams Cemetery, Camden on Gauley.

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