Arlie H. Queen of Wayne

Arlie H. Queen, 99, of Wayne, WV, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Michael G. Queen. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne, WV. He was the first born son of the late App and Cora Parsons Queen on June 27, 1911 at Stiltner, WV. Arlie was employed by the McCroys Store in Huntington, WV after graduating from Wayne High School in 1930. He moved from trainee to management positions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas until 1948. Arlie then returned to Wayne, WV and established a general merchandise store, “The Queen Store,” and added a shoe store in 1961. He served as owner and active manager until his retirement in June of 1976. Arlie served his community as Corporate Secretary of Wayne County Bank’s Board of Directors; President of Wayne County Farm Bureau; Chairman of Community Gardens Cemetery; President of Wayne Chamber of Commerce; Wayne Lions Club and as an active member of Central Ohio Valley Industrial Council as well as many other civic organizations. Arlie was a member of the United Methodist Church since 1938. He served on local district and national levels in several capacities: 12 years chairman of the Board of Trustees; church teacher for eight years; Board of Trustees Huntington District and Asbury Camp; President, Methodist Men of Huntington District; member of the Executive Board of Methodist-West Virginia Conference; and several other church organizations including delegate of the Finance Committee of the Methodist World Council in Israel in 1974. Arlie and wife, Lillian were able to travel rather extensively after his retirement including trips to Israel, Jordan, Ireland, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong and Haiti, among others. His first wife, Marjorie L. Mullens Queen also preceded him in death, along with a son-in-law, James E. Chapman; two brothers, Dallas and Glenn J. Queen. Survivors include his very devoted wife of 53 years, Lillian Lycans Queen; a daughter, Patricia Ann Chapman of Atlanta, GA; two grandchildren, Holly Ann (Jeff) Abbott of Americus, GA, James Christopher (Teri) Chapman of Atlanta, GA; two great grandchildren, James Matthew and Michael McComas Chapman of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Bernard Queen of Huntington, WV. Friends may call from noon until service time at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Methodist Church, Wayne, WV 25570 or a charity of their choice.