Moundsville Fire Chief Noel Clarke Given a Sendoff

Photo by Alan Olson

Moundsville residents and first responders turn out to honor Fire Chief Noel Clarke, who was laid to rest Tuesday after a procession from Grisell Funeral Home on Jefferson Avenue and W.Va. 2 to Riverview Cemetery. Clarke, who died Thursday at age 50 after a long battle with cancer, worked for the fire department for 20 years, including the last 15 as chief. Moundsville’s city building also was decorated in black ribbons as a symbol of mourning.