Madge Click Prince, 86, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at her home. She was born October 18, 1925 at Whitman, Logan County, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late R. E. Click and Ina Belle Greene Click. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her only brother, SSgt George Brascue Click in October 1943.
She is survived by her husband TT Prince, to whom she was married March 30, 1946 in Logan, West Virginia and five daughters Jane Lee Prince Watson and husband George M Watson, of Logan; Rosemary Prince Hange, of Beckley; Sarah Day Prince Winters and husband James D Winters of Clarksburg; Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Prince Smolder and husband Michael A Smolder, and Lynn Margaret (Meg) Prince, all of Beckley.
Mrs. Prince was the grandmother of George Watson and wife Tracy of Hurricane; Lee Prince Watson Tomblin and husband Ted of Logan; Naomi Prince Hange and Suzanne Edmunds Hange, both of Beckley; Meade G Winters of Morgantown; Elizabeth Paige Winters of Teays Valley; Malati Johnson Reeve and husband Joshua, Jennifer Smolder, Tiffany Smolder Kapp and husband Noah, Marilyn Pearce, all of Beckley; Sean Smolder and wife Amanda, of Greensboro, NC.
Great-grandchildren include Olivia and TJ Tomblin, both of Logan; Abigail, Michael and Anna Watson, all of Hurricane; Isaac Reeve and Paydin Lively both of Beckley and Jackson Smolder of Greensboro, NC.
Mrs. Prince was blessed throughout her life by a treasure of friends and is survived by her dearest friend Marlene Perdue, of Mason, Ohio, formerly of Beckley.
A graduate of Logan High School, Mrs. Prince attended Beckley College. She was formerly employed by C&P Telephone Co and retired from the West Virginia State Police. She was the owner of Appalachia Antiques.
A lifelong member of the First Christian Church, Mrs. Prince belonged to the CWF Breakfast Circle, served for Carpenter’s Corner, was a past Worthy Matron of Bethlehem Chapter No. 71, Order of the Eastern Star, Woman’s Club of Beckley and a charter member of Blue Jay Lake Recreation Association.
Services for Mrs. Prince will be conducted by the Rev. Don Snyder Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 1 in the afternoon at the Beckley First Christian Church, Courthouse Square, Beckley, West Virginia. Visitation will be Friday, July 6th from 6 until 9 in the evening at Calfee Funeral Home, 800 South Oakwood Avenue, Beckley. Interment will be at Wildwood Cemetery, Beckley.
Pallbearers will be members of the West Virginia State Police.
The Prince family extends special thanks to Frances Hurtte for her kindness, love, generosity and devotion to our wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
Memorial donations may be made to Beckley First Christian Church Carpenter’s Corner and Wildwood Cemetery.
On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.