Mr. Louie Frank Chelli, 87, of Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 at Hickory Creek at Sunset.
Born Nov. 10, 1922 in Haywood, W.V., he was the son of Tomaso and Amelia Peasack Chelli. He married Rosalie M. Pierce on Dec. 1, 1946, celebrating 63 years together.
Mr. Chelli had worked 45 years for the Consolidated Coal Company, at Owings Mine No. 32 & Robinson Run in Shinnston, W.V., retiring July 31, 1985. He was Methodist by faith and a member of the V.F.W. Post 573, Shinnston, and the Local 6593 of the United Mine Workers Assn.
Survivors include his wife; daughter Linda Bailey and husband Andy of Greencastle; sister Mary Chelli; three grandchildren, Amelia Watson and husband Chris, Angela Bailey and Frank Bailey; and three great-grandchildren, Cade Bailey, Brody Watson and Lindy Rosalie Watson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Eugenia Alvino (Larry) and Jenny Chelli; and brothers, Steve, Victor, Albert, Berdino and Raymond Chelli.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.