Funeral services will be conducted at the Oak Hill Methodist church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock for H.H. Slaven, 66, who died at his home in Oak Hill yesterday of myocarditis. The Reverend A.E. O'Dell of Mt. Hope, and the Reverend E. Hampton arnett, of Oak Hill, will conduct the services.
Slaven, a native of Jackson county-- born September 9, 1869-- is survived by his widow, Mrs. Miriam Slaven, and (sic) two daughters, Garnett and Sallie Slaven, Oak Hill. He was a carpenter.
Note: This should read, "one son, Garnet C., and one daughter, Vallie Slaven." Thanks to Sue Slaven Thomas for the correction to the obituary.
Beckley (West Virginia) Raleigh Register, January 31, 1936.
Mr. Hargiss H. Slaven passed quietly out of this earthly life at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 1936, at his home in Oak Hill, Fayette county, West Virginia. Mr. Slaven was born in Jackson county, W. Va., on Sept. 9, 1869. His parents, S. L. Slaven and E. V. Humphreys Slaven, located near Greenville when he was an infant and there he grew to manhood. At an early age he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Greenville and later held his membership in that same church at Oak Hill. He was united in marriage to Miss Miriam V. Light of Monroe county on Nov. 13, 1897, and to this union were born two children, Garnet C. Slaven and Vallie B. Slaven, both of Oak Hill. Surviving him are the aforementioned children, his widow, and three brothers, Messrs. Wilbur D. of Williamson, Elmer C. of Bellingham, Washington, and Rodney W. Slaven of Los Angeles, Calif. His brother, Mr. Oatie S. Slaven of Williamson, W. Va., and a sister, Mrs. Maude Woodyard of Portland, Oregon, departed this life in 1934. Funeral services were conducted at the Oak Hill Methodist Episcopal Church Saturday, Feb. 1st, at 2 p.m., Rev. E. Hampton Barnett, pastor of that church, and Rev. A. E. O'Dell, former pastor, officiating. Burial was in Highlawn Memorial Park at Oak Hill. Mr. Slaven will be remembered by many of the people of Monroe county, who will be saddened to learn of his death.
Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette.