Alderson-Marjorie Lee McVey Lobban, 88, passed away Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center surrounded by her loving family members.
She was born Jan. 1, 1930, at home in Alderson to the late H. Rodgers McVey and Gretis Lee Roles McVey.
Mrs. Lobban graduated Alderson High School as the salutatorian of the class of 1947, and later graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia Institute of Technology in Montgomery, WV, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Education and a minor in Home Economics Education. She completed her Masters degree at Marshall University and taught for 40 years in various schools, including Greenbrier East High School, Alderson High School, Rupert High School, Greenbrier College for Women, and Albemarle High School.
Mrs. Lobban joined her husband and father-in-law in running the family’s furniture store, F. G. Lobban Furniture Company. She was a member and elder of the Alderson Presbyterian Church and a member of the Friends of the Alderson Library and the Alderson Mother’s Club. She was a charter member of the Alderson Community Center for the Arts and Humanities and passionate member of the Alderson 4th of July Committee. She and fellow Alderson High classmate, Clara Hardesty, chaired the Alderson Homecoming Banquet for many years.
She loved to garden and teach; and was an expert seamstress, cook, and homemaker. Mrs. Lobban was a devoted caregiver for both of her husbands through long illnesses.
She is survived by her four children, Lizabeth Lobban Rogers of Alderson, Charles M. Lobban Jr. of Alderson, Dr. John H. Lobban and wife Krista of Morgantown, Lori Lobban Anderson and husband Brian of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Joshua Rogers, Esq., and wife Dr. Rebecca Rogers, Dr. Jane E. Rogers, Dr. Jillian Rogers and husband Aaron Wilford, Jo Ellen Rogers, Jordan Anderson, Karlee Lobban, Mallori Anderson, Kendra Lobban, Levi Anderson, Kasey Lobban, Alec Anderson, and Kara Lobban; great-grandson, Zackary Rogers; great-granddaughter, Cora Rogers; aunt, Betty Shields McVey; sister-in-law, Charlotte Fulks McVey; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her second husband of 58 years, the Honorable Charles M. Lobban; her first husband of two years, Ed McFerrin; and her two brothers, Howard R. McVey and Dr. James H. McVey.
The family received friends at the Alderson Presbyterian Church Monday evening and on Tuesday, Mar. 6 before the service, where the Rev. Lanny Howe officiated. Interment was in Alderson Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were: Mark Ballard, H. R. McVey III, Frankie Jones, Lee Skaggs, Dean Butler, Greg Eary, Jessie Willis, and Brandon Jones. Other members of the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department and EMS served as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations of sympathy be made in her honor to the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department, Alderson Community Center for the Arts and Humanities, or the Alderson Presbyterian Church.
The family has entrusted Lobban Funeral Home of Alderson with arrangements.