Final Notes, Melvin Wine

On the first day of Spring, 2003, we laid Melvin Wine to rest on a hill overlooking Salt Lick Creek in Braxton County, West Virginia. The hillside family plot is at the mouth of Stouts Run, the hollow where he was born almost 94 years ago. He lived a very full life, right to the end. The day before being stricken with a massive stroke, he was seen ambling up to the barn, on two canes, checking on a young cow with calf. Later that day, while his farmhand was doing evening chores, he heard Melvin all alone in his house, playing his fiddle.

(To read Gerry Milnes complete obituary see OTH vol. 8 no. 8, Spring 2003.)

Also see Remembering Melvin Wine- an OTH Special Web Edition

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