Mrs. Debra Ellen (Harris) Talbott, 60, former Barbour County Clerk and a resident of Junior, departed this life Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the Davis Medical Center at Elkins. She had been in declining health for quite some time.
She was born Nov. 2, 1953, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Harrison Clon Harris and Barbara Ellen Dadisman Harris Phillips, who survives at Junior. On July 13, 1985, at Junior she was united in marriage to Ronald Dale “Rat” Talbott, who survives at their home in Junior.
She is survived by two brothers, Roger C. Harris and wife, LaVon, of Junior; James L. Harris and, wife Carol, of Junior; and several nieces and nephews. She also is survived by a special friend, Jo Ellen Skidmore, and a whole host of friends and colleagues.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph L. “Joey” Harris and her father- and mother- in-law, Milford and Dolly Talbott.
Mrs. Talbott graduated from Philip Barbour High School with the class of 1971, and she was lastly employed at the Barbour County Court House as the county clerk.
Her employment there began many years ago as a deputy clerk under then-County Clerk Glenna Propst. She then was elected for two terms before becoming disabled. She was a big supporter of 4-H and was a West Virginia 4-H All-Star Member. She was a member of the Laurel Mountain Post No. 410 VFW Ladies Auxiliary and had served as a past president.
Mrs. Talbott will be remembered for her many years of service, both as County Clerk and her VFW affiliation. She was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received from the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 3-9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, with the Laurel Mountain Post No. 410 VFW Ladies Auxiliary conducting ritualistic services at 7:30 p.m. Friends may call again on Monday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Pastor Johnny P. Williams II officiating. Interment will follow in the Trinity Cemetery near Junior.
The family request that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Laurel Mountain Post No. 410 VFW Ladies
The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Debra Ellen (Harris) Talbott. Condolences can be sent to the family