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Melvin Thorne
In Memory of
Melvin Ray "Ray-Rat"
Thorne
1957 - 2021
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Obituary for Melvin Ray "Ray-Rat" Thorne

Melvin Ray "Ray-Rat"  Thorne

Mr. Melvin Ray “Ray Rat” Thorne age 64 a resident of Philippi, West Virginia departed this life Saturday evening January 23, 2021 in the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, West Virginia following a massive stroke earlier this past week.

He was born January 9, 1957 at Elkins, West Virginia a son of the late Franklin Delano and Juanita Mae McDonald Thorne. He is survived by one brother David Alan Thorn of Belington two sisters, Patricia Mae Cutlip of Petersburg, Evelyn Sue Johns and husband Cory of Arkansas and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his mother and father he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Thorn, and a sister Brenda Kay Carr.

Ray attended the schools of Barbour County and was an avid coin collector. He loved to browse and shop at thrift stores looking for that unique treasure. Ray was a self-employed handyman, and could do just about anything he put his mind and talents to. He was a fun loving and caring person and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home 56 N. Brandenburg St. in Belington on Tuesday January 26, 2021 from 2 to 6 PM. Cremation will then follow. The interment of his cremains will be at a later date. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic face coverings and social distancing are mandatory while paying your respects in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Talbott Funeral Home PO Box 879 Belington, WV 26250 to help the family with final expenses. Condolences may be made to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Melvin Ray “Ray-Rat” Thorne.
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