Arlis Mills Brohard, 87, of Parkersburg, formerly of Brohard

Arlis Mills Brohard, 87, of Parkersburg, formerly of Brohard, passed away Dec. 4, 2003, at Sebastian River Medical Center near his winter home in Sebastian, Fla.

He was born Aug. 25, 1916, a son of the late Minter Marple and Lizzie Mills Brohard.

He was a member of the Scottish Rite of the Masonic Temple and the Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Brohard owned and operated one of the largest general stores in Ritchie County, Brohard Brothers' Store, at MacFarlan, from 1950 until his retirement in 1975. Prior to his enterprise, Mr. Brohard worked for South Penn, a Pennzoil associate, at Brohard, before and following his 6th Infantry Army service during World War II. Mr. Brohard was an adoring and endearing husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his daughter, Anita Jane Stidham and her husband, Rhett, of Florida; a granddaughter and her husband, Kelli and Jay White of Parkersburg; a great-grandson, Jamie White of Parkersburg; and a brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Donna Jean Brohard of Spencer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Brohard in 2002; two daughters, Linda Lou and Arlene Brohard; and a brother, Argil Otis Brohard.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, with the Rev. William P. Snider officiating. Military services will be by American Legion Post 15 and masonic graveside services by Burning Springs Lodge.