bernard heflin
Bernard Brooks Heflin, 81, of Weirton passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 in his residence. He was the husband of Delores Stewart Heflin with whom he was married to for 58 years. Born in Lewis County, WV on January 13, 1933 he was a son of the late Lebbeus and Opie Talbott Heflin. He was also preceded in death by a brother Eugene Heflin. Mr. Heflin was a graduate of Dodridge Co. High School, was retired from Airco as a traffic manager for 17 years, and also worked for Wal-Mart in Monaca, PA and Weirton in the shipping/receiving department. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force and was a member of Finley United Methodist Church in Steubenville, OH. He was an avid Ohio State fan, loved people, had a great sense of humor, was loved by all, kept a meticulous lawn at his home and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids that were everything to him. In addition to his wife Delores he is survived by two daughters, Berna Kay Phillipson (Bill) of Huntington, WV and Ruth Ann Mendenhall (David) of Weirton, WV; a brother James Heflin (Rosie) of Williamson, WV; two sisters Dora Lee Skeeles of Canton, OH and Mary Lou Randolph (Bill) of Lost Creek, WV; four grandchildren Jessica Jones (Trey), Shannon Buckman (Brock), Jared and Ryan Mendenhall; three great-grandchildren Landyn and Emmilynn Buckman and Avalee Jones. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11AM. Interment will be in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery where Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion Honor Guard. Memorial contributions can be made to Finley United Methodist Church, 958 Lincoln Ave. Steubenville, OH 43952.

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  1. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Bernard Brooks Heflin, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

    I thank you for your service to our Country and for my Freedom

    You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

    US Air Force Bernard Brooks Heflin, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 â€

  2. To the Heflin family…I am really saddened by the news of Bernie’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with him at walmart in weirton. I would cover when his co-worker Flossie was on vacation. Never a dull moment with him around. Lots of laughs and good times. I am blessed to have good memories of this great man. God bless all of you!

  3. What a terrible loss. Bernard was a wonderful man- not many made like him. Always felt warmly welcomed by him and Deloris, and he always had a smile and garden tomatoes for everyone. Loved that man! Prayers sent out for you all. Xo

  4. Berna, Ruth and families,

    Our deepest sympathies. We remember your dad as our favorite chip guy! He was always so gentle, kind and soft spoken. May the happy memories of him help you through this difficult time. All of you will have a very special guardian angel watching over you. Hugs and prayers.

    Melanie and Gerry Donofe

  5. Dear Mrs Heflin, Berna Kay, Ruth and families,

    I am so sorry for you loss..Let your memories carry you through this difficult time.You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Berna, Ruth and families,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my in my thoughts and prayers….

  7. Delores, You know our hearts are broken. We loved Bernie and love you and enjoyed hanging out with the two of you so much. We will miss him terribly. Chappy said he was like the bigger brother he never had. I can\’t get over how everyone here, that met him, expressed how comfortable and easy he was to be around and talk to. I\’ll never forget the twinkle in both your eyes when you were telling the story of how you met. Simply precious! We love you and will be there for you-whatever you need. God Bless you and the family.

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