9/9/2013 6:03 PM
by Rebecca Turco
FAYETTEVILLE - Friends and family remembered a longtime Fayetteville resident who served his community and his country.
A crowd gathered at the Fayette County Courthouse Monday for T. E. “Tommy” Myles's memorial service. Myles was born in Fayetteville and lived most of his life there, where he practiced law. He also served in state legislature and the armed services.
The speakers at the service included Judge John Hatcher and a representative from the governor's office.
Myles’s son, Steven, believes his father would be proud of the memorial service. “He probably would say that he was glad that there was such a cloud of witnesses that came to his service today and he would be very humbled,” he said.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin ordered flags at the state capitol complex and in Fayette County to be at half-staff for the day, from dawn to dusk.