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Charles Lee Moran

Charles Lee Moran, 97, of Alliance died Monday, July 8, 2013, after a short illness. 

Born Oct. 28, 1915, in Flushing, he was a son of the late John and Sadie (Bethel) Moran.

Charles was raised in West Virginia and after the Great Depression he graduated in 1935 from Grafton High School in West Virginia.  As a machinist, he used his skills and knowledge to train young apprentices in Baltimore, MD, San Francisco, CA, and Puerto Rico.  He worked in Kent from 1946-1949, Barnesville from 1969-1985, and Alliance from 1985 -2003, when he retired at the age of 88.

With a love of music, at age 14, he bought his first guitar.  He was a self-taught musician, which included the violin, mandolin and harmonica.  He played with musicians at many venues, for family and friends.  He was an engaging storyteller with a quick wit, bright blue eyes and a contagious smile.

He is survived by son, Kenneth (Shirley) Moran of Orlando, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

Through marriage, he was "Uncle Chuck" to generations in the Carter family.  Memories will last a lifetime for those who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cleona Marie (Daily) Moran; four brothers; and two sisters.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 11 from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1p.m. in Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, OH, with Pastor Ted Buehle officiating.  Burial will follow in Crestview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a local charity.