Lawrence Austin Channels, 65, a resident of the Crystal Springs Community, Elkins, went home to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday morning, Sept. 14, 2013, in Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Unit at Elkins with his family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ken Shiflet will officiate, and interment will follow in American Legion's Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale, where West Virginia Army National Guard, Honor Guard Program, H.W. Daniel's Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military honors.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Unit, 169 Diamond S., Elkins, WV 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lawrence Austin Channels. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.