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Funeral services held for French Mabe

Graveside services for French Charles Mabe Jr., 85, of Lexington, were held October 29 at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Born at Tom’s Creek, Va., he was a former resident of Letcher County. He died October 25 in Lexington.

Mabe was a son of the late French S. Mabe Sr. and Nina Davis Mabe, and the father of the late French S. Mabe III. He was a coal tipple supervisor for Bethlehem Steel Corporation, and served in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He was a member of the Jenkins United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Kennedy Mabe; a daughter, Sondra Mabe Greer and husband Oakie, Lexington; two grandchildren, Jason Greer, Orlando, Fla., and Jeremy Greer and wife Moriah, Richmond; and a brother, Bill Mabe, Tucson, Ariz.

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