Published On: Fri, Jun 6th, 2014

Charles Elmer Lyall

Alderson-Charles Elmer Lyall, 85, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a short illness.

Born May 4, 1929, in North Wilkesboro, NC, he was the son of the late Everette W. and Zora Mash Lyall.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Dean Hayes; and three brothers, Junior Lyall, Bill Lyall and Bernard Lyall.

Mr. Lyall was a retired heavy equipment mechanic, having retired from Leekie Smokeless Coal Company, Anjean. He and his wife, Oma, were also the owners and operators of the former Western Auto Store in Alderson for several years. Prior to moving to West Virginia in 1974, he was a school bus mechanic in Elkton, MD, and was also an auto mechanic vocational instructor at the Cecil County Vocational School in North East, MD. Mr. Lyall graduated from high school in West Jefferson, NC, and attended the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. He was a United States Air Force Veteran having served our country during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Lyall was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: his wife of 58 years, Oma Canterbury Lyall of Alderson; three sons, Dale Lyall and wife Debbie of Troutville, VA, Norman D. Lyall, of Houston, TX and Gary N. Lyall and wife Tammy of Alderson; two sisters, Betty Lou Furr of Charlotte, NC and Louise Bare of Crumpler, NC; three grandchildren, Jonathan Lyall of Vinton, VA, Tony Lyall of Beckley and Tanya Smith and husband Marvin of Wayside; great-grandson, Blake Smith of Wayside; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 6 at 11 a.m, at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with Evangelist Randy Burdette officiating.

Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends called Thursday evening, June 5 at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.