Claude Edward Lovern, age 81, of Barren Springs, Va., passed away Friday, April 2, 2010. He was born May 2, 1928 in Radford, son of the late Jesse Lee and Cora Lee Underwood Lovern. His wife, Mary Etta Goff Lovern, and four sisters, Elizabeth, Hazel, Virginia and Margaret and one brother, Charlie, preceded him in death. Mr. Lovern was a former employee of Powers Building Mart and he served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by: seven children; James David Lovern of Barren Springs, Linda McKinney of Ivanhoe, Allen Jeffrey Lovern of Max Meadows, Donald Lovern, Audrey Martin of Arizona, Chris Lovern of Buffalo, N.Y., and Nathan Lovern of Rural Retreat. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reese Funeral Home with Gary McKinney officiating.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Hickman Cemetery in Radford.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. until service time.
Reese Funeral Home, Austinville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.