Marjorie Lee McVey Lobban, 88, of
Alderson, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018, at
Greenbrier Valley Medical Center surrounded by her
loving family members. She was born January 1, 1930, at
home in Alderson to the late H. Rodgers McVey and Gretis
Lee Roles McVey.
Mrs. Lobban graduated from Alderson High
School as the salutatorian of the class of 1947, and
later graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia
Institute of Technology in Montgomery, WV, with a
bachelor's degree in Business Education and a minor in
Home Economics Education. She completed her master's
degree at Marshall University and taught for forty years
in various schools, including Greenbrier East High
School, Alderson High School, Rupert High School,
Greenbrier College for Women, and Albemarle High School.
Mrs. Lobban joined her husband and
father-in-law in running the family's furniture store,
F. G. Lobban Furniture Company. She was a member and
elder of the Alderson Presbyterian Church and a member
of the Friends of the Alderson Library and the Alderson
Mother's Club. She was a charter member of the Alderson
Community Center for the Arts and Humanities and
passionate member of the Alderson 4th of July Committee.
She and fellow Alderson High classmate, Clara Hardesty,
chaired the Alderson Homecoming Banquet for many years.
She loved to garden and teach; and was an
expert seamstress, cook, and homemaker. Mrs. Lobban was
a devoted caregiver for both of her husbands through
She is survived by her four children
Lizabeth Lobban Rogers of Alderson, Charles M. Lobban
Jr. of Alderson, Dr. John H. Lobban and his wife Krista
of Morgantown, Lori Lobban Anderson and her husband
Brian of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren Joshua Rogers,
Esq., and his wife Dr. Rebecca Rogers, Dr. Jane E.
Rogers, Dr. Jillian Rogers and her husband Aaron Wilford,
Jo Ellen Rogers, Jordan Anderson, Karlee Lobban, Mallori
Anderson, Kendra Lobban, Levi Anderson, Kasey Lobban,
Alec Anderson, and Kara Lobban; one great-grandson
Zackary Rogers; one great-granddaughter Cora Rogers;
aunt Betty Shields McVey; sister-in-law Charlotte Fulks
McVey; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was also
preceded in death by her second husband of 58 years, the
Honorable Charles M. Lobban; her first husband of 2
years, Ed McFerrin; and her two brothers, Howard R.
McVey and Dr. James H. McVey.
The family will receive friends at the
Alderson Presbyterian Church on Monday from 6 until 9
p.m. and on Tuesday from 12 to 1 p.m. Services will be
held at the Church on Tuesday, March 6, at 1 p.m. with
the Reverend Lanny Howe officiating. Interment will
follow at Alderson Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mark
Ballard, H. R. McVey III, Frankie Jones, Lee Skaggs,
Dean Butler, Greg Eary, Jessie Willis, and Brandon
Jones. Other members of the Alderson Volunteer Fire
Department and EMS will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family has
requested that donations of sympathy be made in her
honor to the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department,
Alderson Community Center for the Arts and Humanities,
or the Alderson Presbyterian Church.
The family has entrusted Lobban Funeral
Home with arrangements.
(Source: Register Herald)