Galliher, Claude Early

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Claude Early Galliher, 84, of Ripplemead, Va. and recently of Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg.

Born in Saltville on August 29, 1923, he was a son of the late Jesse A. and Dessie Helton Galliher. Mr. Galliher was a veteran of World War II, United States Army and was retired from the Celanese Celco Plant with forty-four years service.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Jennings Galliher of Salem; and a brother-in-law, Leroy Fisher.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Johnston Galliher of Ripplemead; two daughters, Judy Morris of Bane and Patsy Galliher of Pearisburg; one son, Larrry W. Galliher of Maybrook; a son-in-law, Ronnie E. Morris of Bane; a daughter-in-law, Julie R. Galliher of Maybrook; four grandchildren, Stephen Morris and Sarah Morris of Bane, Matthew Galliher of Rocky Mount and Emily Galliher of Maybrook; five greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Velma G. Fisher of Christiansburg and Marie Snider of Salem; a brother-in-law, Howard Snider of Salem; a sister-in-law, Jessie M. Galliher of Salem; good friends, Kenny B. Dowell and Billy Kirk, both of Pearisburg; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be conducted on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the services. The family requests that flowers be omitted and contributions be made to Giles County Bible Bus, P.O. Box 538, Pembroke, Va. 24136 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth St., New York, N.Y. 10001. Online condolences may be sent to