Gerald DeHaven

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 4, 2009

Gerald W. DeHaven
FRANKLIN—Gerald Wesley DeHaven, 86, died December 2, 2009, at his residence.
A native of Martinsburg, WV, he was a son of the late John Wesley and Cora Parker DeHaven.
He was a graduate of Virginia Tech and received his Masters Degree from the Medical College of Virginia.
He was a former President and CEO of Southampton Memorial Hospital and past President of the Virginia Hospital Association.
Gerald was an Army veteran of WW II and Korea, and was a former National Guardsman.
He was a life member and former adjutant of the Charles R. Younts American Legion Post 73, a former President of the Franklin Rotary Club, and a member of High Street United Methodist Church.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 59 years, Ruth Porterfield DeHaven; one daughter, Brenda D. Ashburn (Willie) of Norfolk; three grandchildren, Rosalyn A. Williamson (Romeo) of Virginia Beach, Andrew Ashburn (Amanda) of Saipan and Melissa Ashburn of Florida; and two brothers, Leon DeHaven (Betty) of Ft, Myers, FL and Douglas DeHaven (Joan) of Winchester.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Susan Reaves and the Rev. Edward Johnson officiating.
Interment will be Monday at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and suggests that memorials be made to High Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 218, Franklin, VA 23851.
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