Loraine George Obituary, Death – June 2, 2023, Loraine Harmon is an actress. George, 98, died quietly at her home in Alum Creek, West Virginia, after a long and fulfilling life. On that glorious sunny day, she was surrounded by family as she was welcomed into the arms of the Lord and reunited with loved ones and friends alike.
Loraine Harmon was born in Olcott, West Virginia, on November 2, 1924, to General Weaver Harmon and Frances “Fannie” Ford Harmon.
Loraine was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Paul Jackson George, daughter Connie Sue Comer, grandson Mark Wayne McClure, and great-grandson Luke Ramsey Comer, in addition to her parents, General Weaver and Fannie, and siblings Nellie Akers, Connie Darby Ball, Marshall Harmon, Chester Harmon, and Woodrow Harmon.
Loraine is survived by her daughters Joyce Kay McClure, Jo Ann Bare Hanson (Luther), grandchildren Marta Ree McClure Hays (Robert), Matthew McClure (Cammie), Christy McClure Kiser Carnley (Leslie), Amy Bare Crouser (Randy), Betsy Bare Dodd (Michael), Mollie Bare (Jesse), Brock Comer (Lisa), Jennifer Comer Lipscomb (Brian), Jonathan Comer (Bethany), Blaine Comer (Jessica), 30 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren, and a host of friends and extended family.
Loraine married her true love, Paul Jackson George, in March 1942. Paul and “Sapphire,” whom he affectionately nicknamed Loraine, settled in Alum Creek and raised three daughters: Joyce “Kay,” Jo Ann, and Connie Sue.
Loraine loved the Lord in addition to being a caring, loyal wife and mother. She had a firm belief in God, which she shared with everyone she encountered. She has been a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Alum Creek her entire life.
Loraine’s goodwill spread and influenced others to be kind as well. Loraine’s acts were a testament to her faith. She believed in the power of prayer and the need of living a life that was consistent with her values. She shared her faith with others via her words and actions, and she was always ready to lend a listening ear, lend a helpful hand, or simply be present for someone in need.
Loraine enjoyed spending time with her family and friends on her back porch. She loved having her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren visit her. Loraine’s generosity and faith live on in the countless lives she touched. She will be remembered as a brilliant example of what it means to live a loving and compassionate life. The family would like to thank everyone who assisted with her care over the last fifteen months, especially Kathy Falbo and Kanawha Hospice.
Pastors Jonathan Comer, Chris VanNatter, and Dwight McClure will officiate at the funeral ceremony on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church in South Charleston. Graceland Memorial Park in South Charleston will be used for burial. Visitation will be held in the church on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.