Louie Gene Averson, 85, of Whitesville, WV passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at home. He was born on Dec. 22, 1933 to the late Andy and Delia Averson. He was a retired coal miner. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Earlene Kay and brothers, Roger Averson and Andy Averson Jr.; three brothers-in-law, Larry Darby, Herman Minella and Vernon Harless. Louie is survived by his son, Richard Averson and his wife, Michelle; a granddaughter, who he cherished and loved more than anything Camilla Averson; siblings: Lorena Darby of NC, Shirly Minella of Ohio, Mary Jane Harless of Whitesville, Nancy Morgan of SC, Jimmy Averson of Whitesville and Brenda Massey and husband, Harvey of Whitesville. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Whitesville, WV at 2:00 with Rev. Ronnie Santonio officiating. Interment will follow in the Pineview Cemetery Orgas, WV. The visitation will be one hour before the service. Thank you for all the kind words and prayers. We will never forget the thoughtfulness of our precious family and friends. Pallbearers will be: Freddy Harless, Vince Massey, Johnnie Elswick, Jimmy Howell, Martin Kuhl and David McFalls.