Berlin Cumberledge Carpenter


Services for Berlin C. Cumberledge, a retired Church Hospital carpenter, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Center Point Christian Church in Center Point, W.Va.

Mr. Cumberledge, who was 85, died Friday at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, W.Va., after a long illness. He had been a resident of the Clarksburg Continuous Care Center.

Born and raised in West Virginia, Mr. Cumberledge moved to Baltimore about 1940 to look for work. Among various jobs he held, Mr. Cumberledge worked for a construction company before becoming a carpenter at what was then the Church Home and Hospital.

After his retirement, Mr. Cumberledge continued to do odd jobs at the hospital as a volunteer. He lived on Nicholson Road in Essex until moving back to West Virginia in 1978.

Mr. Cumberledge's wife, the former Hazel Pitcock, died in 1989.

Surviving are a son, Berlin C. Cumberledge Jr. of Leesburg, Va.; two daughters, Frances Lovell of Fallston and Arlene Nicholson of Hampden, Maine; a sister, Vesta Myers of Wallace, W.Va.; four brothers, Marvin Cumberledge of Akron, Ohio, Kenneth Cumberledge of San Diego, Calif., Virgil Cumberledge of Ypsilanti, Mich., and George Cumberledge of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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