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Obituaries > BAUGHMAN, ERNEST L.

Ernest L. Baughman, 78, formerly of L.A. and Orange Counties died of natural causes in Clarksburg, WV on Monday, Feb. 25, 2002. Ernie was born in Lost Creek, WV in 1923, the youngest of four children born to Burley and Celestia. He had two sisters, Vermon and Zelta and brother Emery. He served with honor during WWII as a U.S. Marine (1st Marine Raider Div.) in the battles of Guadalcanal and Bougainville. In 1946 he attended Holy Cross University on a basketball scholarship. He moved to CA in 1954 where he worked in the bowling industry as an instructor, manager and athlete bowling in the Pro Bowlers Tour 1957-1961. He left bowling in 1975 to work as an accountant at Brown & Brown Machine in Compton. Upon retirement in 1980 he returned to West Virginia to live in the city of Clarksburg. His love of physical fitness and competitive sports stayed with him throughout his life. He is survived by his children Donald, Debra, David, Alexis, Ernie Jr., Jeff, 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Service is on Tuesday, March 5, at the McGlumphy Funeral Home, Clarksburg, WV. Dad, we love you so very much, you will always be in our hearts.