Mr. Preston John "Pres" Kerns, 83, a well-known auctioneer and a lifelong resident of Montrose, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 12, 2012, in Good Samaritan Center at Belington.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home with Rev. Robert L. Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman, where full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by members of West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard Program, H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Preston John "Pres" Kerns. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.