ALDERSON — The Honorable Judge Charles M. Lobban,
age 80, of Alderson, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011 at his home
in Alderson, surrounded by loving family members, following a long
Born July 9, 1930 in Hinton, W.Va., he was the son of the late Floyd
G. Lobban II and the late Marion Nelson Lobban. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd G. Lobban III;
and a sister, Isabel Lobban Mann.
Judge Lobban attended Alderson Schools and Greenbrier Military
School in Lewisburg, W.Va. He graduated with a degree in Commerce
and later earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of
Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. He was a veteran of the United States
Army, having served his country in Korea during the Korean
Judge Lobban practiced law in Charlottesville for one year and then
returned to his hometown of Alderson to run his family’s furniture
store, F. G. Lobban Furniture Company and practice law. He served
the Town of Alderson as its volunteer attorney. He then joined the
Fred Sawyer law practice in Hinton where one of his projects was to
do the law work to obtain Pipestem State Park. Later he joined the
Haynes and Ford Law Firm in Lewisburg.
Judge Lobban was elected Circuit Court Judge for the 11th Judicial
Circuit which consisted of four counties at the time: Greenbrier,
Monroe, Summers, and Pocahontas. He remained in the job as judge
for 20 years. Following retirement, he served as Senior Status Judge
where he mediated cases.
Judge Lobban was a member and elder of the Alderson Presbyterian
Church, a member of Tri County Memorial VFW Post 6723, Alderson, a
member of the Alderson Masonic Lodge No. 70 AF & AM, and was a
65-year member of the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department in which he
was awarded life membership. He was a former longtime chairman of
the Monroe County Democratic Executive Committee and was a former
Greenbrier County Democrat of the Year. He was a pioneer and
passionate member of the Alderson 4th of July Committee for over
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Marjorie McVey Lobban
of Alderson; two daughters, Lizabeth Rogers and her husband, Jeff,
of Alderson, and Lori Anderson and her husband, Brian, of Houston,
Texas; two sons, Charles M. Lobban Jr. of Alderson, and Dr. John H.
Lobban and his wife, Krista, of Morgantown; 12 grandchildren, Joshua
Rogers and his wife, Becky, Dr. Jillian Rogers, Jo Ellen Rogers,
Karlee Lobban, Kendra Lobban, Kasey Lobban, and Kara Lobban, all of
Morgantown, Dr. Jane Rogers, Jordan Anderson, Mallori Anderson, Levi
Anderson, and Alec Anderson, all of Houston, Texas; one
great-grandson, Zackary Rogers of Morgantown; and many nieces and
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the
Alderson Presbyterian Church, Alderson, W.Va., with the Reverend
Lanny Howe officiating. Burial will follow at the Alderson Cemetery,
Friends may call Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the
Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, and one hour prior to services at the
church on Thursday.
Serving as pallbearers will be H.R. McVey III, Dean Butler, Lee
Skaggs, Greg Eary, Frankie Jones, Jerry Kyle, Tod Hanger, and Mark
Ballard. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the
Alderson Volunteer Fire Department, past and present Judges of the
State of West Virginia, past and present members of the Greenbrier,
Pocahontas, Monroe, and Summers County Bar Associations, and past
and present members of the Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Monroe, and
Summers County Sheriff’s Departments.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations of
sympathy be made in his honor to the Alderson Volunteer Fire
Department and EMS, P.O. Box 647, Alderson, WV 24910.
Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.
Source: The Register-Herald.com