Ralph E. "Ed" Linville, 64, of Spencer, West Virginia, died Friday, August 16, 2002, at his home.

He was a retired miner who had worked for U.S. Steel Mining Company and Carbon Fuel Company. He was a member of the UMWA and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Swannie Browning Linville of Spencer; sons, Randy Linville of Charleston, Michael and Timmy Linville both of Peytona; stepsons, Robert Browning of Cleveland, Ohio and Steve Browning of Spencer; daughters, Brenda Osbourne of Durham, NC, Beverly Richmond of Princeton, Debbie Arvon of Martinsburg, Linda Linville of Ashford and Denna Linville of Charleston; stepdaughter, Wilma Burdette of Sissonville; brothers, Larry Linville of Park Ridge, IL, and Jack Linville of Melbourne, FL; sisters, Dottie Brown of Melbourne, Kay Mazariegos and Judy Kistner both of Orlando, FL; eleven grandchildren, thirteen step-grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurmond and Vernie Cooper Linville; sister, Olivene Buzzard and stepson, Terry Browning.

A funeral service will be conducted Monday, August 19 at 11 a.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Reverend Leon Strickland officiating. Burial will be in the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.