OBITUARY

Louis Asaff Rahall

March 27, 1930March 26, 2017

Louis Rahall passed away March 26 at home in Fayetteville, WV, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born March 27, 1930 in Beckley, WV, to the late Asaff and Jamelia Thabet Rahall. Louis was married to Elaine Husson April 24, 1955, in Charleston, WV, at the Saint George Orthodox Cathedral, where he was a member. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, earned his undergraduate degree at Bowling Green College, and earned his masters degree at Wayne State University. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 149 in Fayetteville. He was the last surviving founding member of the Fayetteville Lions Club, and was given the Leonard Jarrett and Melvin Jones Fellowship awards by his fellow Lions. He served as president of the Fayette County National Bank Holding Company and was a past president of the Kfeirian Reunion. Louis and his wife Elaine owned the Ben Franklin store, which they opened together in 1955 shortly after their marriage. Louis was preceded in death by his brother George and son Louis, Jr. He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Elaine, sister-in-law Livia Rahall, sister Alice Rahall, sister Deloris Hawarny, daughter Eva Cassis (Bruce), son David (Jackie), son Michael (Donna), son Greg (Mary), nine grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and numerous Godchildren. Above all, Louis was devoted to his family, immediate and extended. He had a wealth of friends, loved a good party and had a great sense of humor. He will be always be remembered and cherished by all who knew him. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Trisagion prayers starting at 7:30 PM. Visitation will also be Thursday, March 30 at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Charleston from 9:30 a.m followed by the funeral service starting at 11:00 am to be officiated by Rev. Fr. Christopher Eid, Rev. Fr. Stephen DeYoung and V. Rev. Fr. Olof Scott. Entombment will be at 1:30 PM at Huse Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 201 Court St, Charleston, WV 25301.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

Memories

Louis Asaff Rahall

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Kaye

April 4, 2017

Thank you for your service to our country Mr. Rahall!

Dave & Michelle Robinson

April 2, 2017

We were very sorry to hear that Mr. Rahall passed away. He was a wonderful man...always so very kind. Our deepest sympathy to Elaine and the family.

Ray Boyd

March 30, 2017

Dear Elaine, I wanted to share my condolences. The night Louis and you driving Nancy to the hospital when Randy was born is a fond memory. It was a snowy night and Louis showed up in his pajamas. This story is family lore. You and Louis were such good friends. I will also always remember you and Louis inviting us to dinners . You have always been in my and Nancy's hearts for what you have done for us. Ray and Randy Boyd (Fayetteville, WV)

Paul Contin

March 30, 2017

Mrs. E. Rahall,
My heart has been broken, two angels have been separated. I do know that they will be together again. Having such a wonderful family surrounding him and for being such a good angel on earth, God was waiting with open arms at the gates of Heaven to welcome him.

My Deepest Love,

V. Rev. Fr. Samuel Haddad

March 29, 2017

To Elaine and all the members of family: In behalf of myself and all the members of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, I want to express my condolences at the passing of your dear Louis. We are most thankful to God for his and his family's many years of dedicated service to our parish, and it will always be warmly remembered. Personally, I will forever remember Louis as a kind and respectful man who loved God, his family, his church and the countless folks who he came to know in the many years of a life that was well lived. May his memory be eternal!

JANETTE WOODRUM

March 29, 2017

I wanted to send our condolences for the loss of Mr. RAHALL...ALWAYS A SMILE..ALWAYS KIND....many memories of the store from the time I grew up till the present...he had a lovely wife and dear family and many friends..Mr. RAHALL did so much for our town....many memories..we thank you......you may be gone but you will never be forgotten...rest in peace Louis Rahall...

PJ

March 29, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences, may you find comfort from the encouraging words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14

Beverly Legg

March 28, 2017

So sorry. Love and prayers to all.

Becky Anderson

March 28, 2017

Dear Elaine and family, Louis will truly be missed by us all. He was a wonderful person and we will always have fond memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jo Dangerfield

March 28, 2017

Dear Mrs. Rahall
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Many fond memories od Mr. Rahall in Ben Franklin and the Fayette County National Bank. Daddy thought so much of him.
Jo Ellen Conner Dangerfield
Cathy Conner Young

FROM THE FAMILY