Charles O. Criswell

CRISWELL, Charles O. “Buddy,” 83 of Logan Street, McMechen, W.Va., died Saturday, February 23, 2008, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.

Charles was born February 4, 1925 in McMechen, the son of the late Gordon and Etta (Robbins) Criswell.

Buddy was a member of the First Church of God, McMechen.

Buddy is survived by his loving sister, Annette Criswell Waters of McMechen; and special friends, Ann Kaufman, Hilda Benton, Andrew and Luella Kosky and family, Rick, Duke, and Daniel Kosky, Connie Kosky Fullerton, and Donna Kosky Strope.

Friends will be received on Monday from 6-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where services will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. with Elder Dave Fox, officiating.

Interment will follow in the McMechen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Buddy’s memory may be made to the First Church of God, 10th and Logan Streets, McMechen, WV 26040.

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