Melvin Lee Compher

Male 1912 - 1999


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  • Born  8 May 1912  Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  28 May 1999  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I42765  Virts
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2015 

    Father  Clark Linden Compher,   b. 25 Jun 1881,   d. 27 Oct 1934 
    Mother  Lena Mary Lee,   b. 5 Mar 1880,   d. 5 Dec 1964 
    Family ID  F22012  Group Sheet

    Family  Dorothy Louise Fleming,   b. 25 Apr 1916, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 2000, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Nov 1937 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2015 
    Family ID  F16971  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Frederick News-Post, May 27, 1999

      Mr. Melvin Lee Compher, 87, of Lovettsville, Va., died Tuesday, May 25, at his residence.

      He was the husband of Dorothy Louise Compher.

      Born May 8, 1912, in Leesburg, Va., he was a son of the late Clark Linden and Lena Mary Lee Compher.

      His family moved to Lovettsville when he was 10 years old. He lived and farmed there for the rest of his life.

      He was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.

      His interests were his farm and his family.

      In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters, Betty L. Hale and Sue Borjas, both of Lovettsville, and Tanya Braithwaite of Upperville, Va.; two sons, Samuel L. Compher of Lovettsville, and Charles Palmer of Tennessee; and six grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by one sister, Myrtle Tartaglino; and one brother, Clifford Compher.

      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Brown Funeral Home, Lovettsville.

      Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, May 28, at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Lovettsville. The Rev. Lynn Wilbur will officiate.

      Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Lovettsville.

      Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to Hospice of Norhtern Virginia or to the Memorial Fund of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Lovettsville