Charles R. Bratton, 72

December 29, 2008

SEPT. 10, 1936-DEC. 27, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Charles Richard "Dick" Bratton, 72, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing.

Born Sept. 10, 1936, in Lewistown, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Hitchens and Hazel Ivaline Mowry Bratton.

He retired in 1995 as a postal clerk at U.S. Silica, Berkeley Springs.

He was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Cunningham Bratton; two sisters, Joan Bird of Newport, R.I., and Betty Boyce of Topsham, Maine; several nieces and nephews.


Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home Inc., Berkeley Springs. Paul D. Kline Sr. will officiate. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Blair Memorial Park, Altoona, Pa.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Union Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Becky Stotler, 10123 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

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