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LOGAN, W.Va. — Burl May, 71, of Logan, departed this life Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at CAMC hospital in Charleston with family and friends by his side.


Born December 30, 1941, in Logan, he was a son of the late Hope and Elvie Stanley May. Also preceding him in death were four brothers: Joney May, Melvin “Claude” May, Tommy May and John May, and one sister, Loren Kiser.


Burl was a retired coal miner from Amherst Coal Company and was a member of the Piney Community Church at Harts.


Survivors are his wife of 46 years, Joyce May; two sons, Jason (Jennifer) May of Omar and John (Rachel) May of Branchland; two daughters, Teresa (Toney) Vinson of Garrets Fork and Patricia “Trish” (Vennie) Morris of Justice Addition; one brother, Junior May of Charleston; four sisters, Mary (Paris) Robinette and Janice (Jimmy) Robinette, both of Logan, Lilly (David) Elkins of Venice, Fla., and Kathy (Mike) Saunders of Mathews, N.C., and six grandchildren, Hollie and Katie Vinson, Hailey and Jason May, and Jacob May and Amelia “Milly” Morris.


Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Nelson and Rev. Jay May officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.


Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Pallbearers will be Jason May, John Boy May, James “Red” Bowers, Toney Vinson, Greg Jones, Andrew Hale, Vennie Morris and Jacob May.


Condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhomewwv.com/


Collins Funeral Home of Switzer is in charge of the arrangements.


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