C. Nelson Bales, 96

February 24, 2009

DEC. 15, 1912-FEB. 22, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles Nelson Bales, 96, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009.

Born Dec. 15, 1912, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Charles Henry and Elsie Bassett Hale Bales.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudia M. "Nettie" Bales.

He retired from Potomac Edison in 1978 with 30 years of service.

He was a member of Christ Reformed Church.

He was also a member of Equality Lodge 44 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Martinsburg and Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Forest 150.

He is survived by one daughter, Lissa H. Bales of Gaithersburg, Md.; one son, Martin N. Bales of Martinsburg; two granddaughters, Carrie Ross of Martinsburg and Cammie Kain of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; and one great-grandson.


He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicki R. Bales; and twin sisters, Marie Howard and Margaret Grove.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Thomas E. Hartshorn will officiate. Masonic graveside services will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Berkeley Senior Services, 217 N. High St., Martinsburg, WV 25404; or to Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 117 E. Burke St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

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