Velma S. Miller Loughry

Velma S. Miller Loughry, 93, formerly of Seven Islands Road, Tucker County, but more recently of Colonial Place, Elkins, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.

She was born September 29, 1920, on Irish Ridge, Preston County, a daughter of the late Ira Blaine and Matilda C. Himelrick Miller.

Mrs. Loughry was a homemaker, gardener, loved to quilt and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. On Sept. 19, 1939, she married, Lewis F. Loughry who preceded her in death in March of 1998.

She is survived by two sons, Donald A. Loughry and wife, Sharon, of Franklin, and Roger Loughry and companion, Fran Wear, of Mineral Wells; a daughter, Linda Plaugher, and husband, Eldon, of Parsons, four grandsons, Roger (Buddy) and Shari, of Washington, C. Scott Loughry of Silver Spring, Md., E. Thomas (Tommy) Plaugher and Georgy, of Seven Islands; and Aaron Plaugher and Tina, of Alderson; four great-grandchildren, Gillian and Patrick Plaugher and Jacob and Samuel Loughry; a sister-in-law, Catherine Loughry, of Charles Town, and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Barbara Loughry, four brothers, Dayton, William, Fred And infant Blaine Miller and four sisters, Clara McGinnis, Edith Salisbury, Effie Whipple and Gertrude Snider.

Family and friends may call at the Browning Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 24 Chestnut Street, Rowlesburg from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, with Reverend Jeff Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Sarah Cemetery near Rowlesburg. Personal condolences may be offered to the family on-line at