Claude Joe Short, 69, died November 13 at his home at Mayking.
He was born in Wise, Va., to the late Conley Short and Louisa Bryant Short.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Alice Sturgill Short ; five sons, James Duane Sturgill, Verlin Ray Short, Conley Short and Scottie Joe Short, all of Mayking, and Claude Dean Short of Hemphill; two daughters, Corinna Lou Brashears of Ulvah and Christy Lynn Sexton of Mayking; a brother, Denver Short of Chatsworth, Ga.; four half-brothers, Charles Large and David Large and wife Virginia, all of Wise, Va., Larry Large and wife Debbie of Pound, Va., and C.E. Large of Coeburn, Va.; four half-sisters, Annis Large of Pound, Va., Betty Sue Large of Coeburn, Va., Patty Large of Florida, and Judy Large of Wise, Va.; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held November 16 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Craft Cemetery at Mayking.