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> Braxton,WV. Citizens' News
> January 15, 2008
>
> Donald Houston Drake
>
> Donald Houston Drake, 81 of Copen died January 11,
> 2008 at home.
> He was born April 27th, 1926 a son of the late
> Squire Hueston and Katie Belle Eskew Drake.
> He worked on the railroad as brakeman for the B&O,
> CSX and Chessie System railroads before retiring in
> 1985. He was a coal miner; a graduate of Burnsville
> High School; an Army veteran of WWII and a
> Protestant.
> He was preceded in death by wife, Helen Marie Reed
> Drake on March 5, 1992. They were married in
> November 1947. He was also preceded in death by two
> brothers.
> He is survived by daughters, Donna Butler of Canton,
> OH, Karen Drake of Burnsville and Phyllis Moore and
> husband Robert of Copen; sons, Ronald Drake and
> wife, Patricia of Heaters, Karis Drake and wife, Kay
> of Copen and Rickey Drake of Copen; sisters,
> Josephine Groves of Ripley and Bertha Kuhl of
> Tennessee; nine grandchildren and twelve great
> grandchildren.
> Services will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2008
> at 11 a.m. at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home,
> Gassaway with Pastor Delmas Singleton officiating.
> Burial will be in the Reed Family Cemetery, Copen.
> Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the
> funeral home.

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