HARLAN HOGUE DIES AT AGE 97 - Played Important Role In Calhoun Farm Life

A Gilmer County man who once played an important role in the farm life of Calhoun County has died.

WVU extension agent Harlen B. Hogue, 97, of Glenville died April 10, 2006 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following a one-day illness.

Hogue was a graduate of Pennsboro High School and a graduate of West Virginia University, with an agricultural degree.

He was retired from the W.Va. Extension Service as an agent in Gilmer and Calhoun counties, a self-employed carpenter and a well known clock maker of West Virginia clocks.

He was an 80+ year member of the Farm Bureau and a member of W.Va. Agricultural Hall of Fame. His community involvement in local and state organizations, as well as clubs, lodges and memberships have earned him numerous honors and awards. Mr. Hogue was a member of the Glenville Presbyterian Church.

He was born July 12, 1908, in Ritchie County, a son of the late Willie B. and Independence Broadwater Hogue.

On Oct. 5, 1935, Harlen was united in marriage to Louise Pratt Hogue, who preceded him in death Sept. 15, 2004.

Surviving are three daughters and one son, Dorothy Rhoades and husband, Ferman Lee, of Glenville, Helen McClain and husband, Linn, of Ripley, Patricia Shaver and husband, Jim, of Buckhannon and Donald Hogue and wife, Sue, of Pennsboro. There are 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild surviving.

Three sisters survive, Hester Ferrell of Middlebourne, Hilda Sweeney of Mannington and Hortense Butler of Marietta.

Mr. Hogue was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Barnes and Helen Willard; and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville, with the Rev. David Krum officiating. Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.