Leah Law

LAW, Leah Lorraine, age 40, of Asheville, NC, formerly of New Martinsville, WV, died suddenly on Saturday, December 8, 2012, while traveling in Florida.

She was born May 9, 1972, in New Martinsville.

She is survived by her father, Garry Law; and her grandmother, Sarah Law, both of New Martinsville; her mother, Kathy Starkey (Jay) Dobbs; and two brothers, Joseph and Colby Dobbs, all of Waxhaw, N.C.; and her partner, Vince Walker, of Asheville, NC.

Leah was a graduate of the former Tyler County High School in Middlebourne, WV and West Liberty State College with a bachelor’s degree in English. She was dedicated to early childhood education and development.

She will be remembered as a kind, loving, generous person whose compassion for children and others is evident in her work as a preschool teacher.

Family will receive friends on Monday, December 17, 2012, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville.

Interment to follow in Mannington Memorial Park, Mannington, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Child Care Center, 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

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