The Times West Virginian


July 18, 2013

Donald Efaw

Donald Earnest Efaw, 81, of Whetstone Road, Mannington, died Wednesday (July 17, 2013) at Fairmont General Hospital.

He was born April 23, 1932, at Mohan’s Run, son of the late Dee Woodrow Efaw and Zana Rosalee Watson Efaw.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Edna Ruth Tennant Efaw; two daughters, Loretta Louise Ward and her husband Harvey of Newport News, Va., and Elizabeth Ann Marlin of Cameron; a son, Donald Jr. Efaw and his companion Lucy Wade of Cameron; two stepdaughters, Carol S. Gump and her fiancé Mark Stevens of Joetown, and Roberta Lynn Gump of Enterprise; and two stepsons, Sgt. John Charles Gump and his wife Clara of Mannington and Anthony Gump of Mannington.

He is also survived by 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Loretta and Richard Cave of Henderson, Tenn., and Karen and Gary Martini of Mohan’s Run; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Alta Efaw of Mannington, and James Woodrow and June Efaw and Randy Lee and Linda Efaw, both of Mohan’s Run; and several nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Rosalee Efaw; a granddaughter, Linda Woodfin; and great-granddaughter, Jessica Woodfin.

He was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways. He enjoyed working on cars.

Family and friends may call at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington, from 2:30-8 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday with Dr. Evangelist Michael P. Reese officiating. Interment will be in Mannington Cemetery.

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