Charleston Daily Mail - Wednesday. January 26, 1972
C. A. Clyborne, Bluefield, Dies
BLUEFIELD — Businessman and coal magnate ClarenceAlfred Clyborne, 79, of Bluefield, died Monday after an illness. Prominently in newspapers in the past two years as the result of a $300,000 burglary at the home in 1970. The money has not been recovered although prosecutions followed the robbery. A Virginia native, Clyborne begun as a C & 0 Railway employee in Richmond, and became sales representative there for West Virginia Coal Corp. During World War I he transferred to Bluefield. He remained with West Virginia Coal Corp. for a time, then developed associations with several coal companies in the region. At various times he owned coal companies, and had interests in others. Among the survivors is his wife, Mrs. Vernice Hall Clyborne. Their only son, Army Air Corps Lt. C. A. Clyborne Jr., was killed in action in World War II. The funeral and burial were to be in Bluefield today.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Friday, September 13, 1974
MRS. VERNICE HALL CLYBORNE
Mrs. Vernice Hall Clyborne of Bluefield died Thursday afternoon at her home following a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Clarence Alfred "C.A." Clyborne, well known Bluefield businessman and coal operator with extensive mining interests in Southern West Virginia and Southwestern Virginia. He died on Jan. 24, 1972. Mrs. Clyborne was a native of Richmond, Va., and moved to Bluefield during World War I. She is survived by a grandson, Ronald A. Clyborne of Montrose, Calif., a nephew, Samuel A. Hall III, and a great nephew, Samuel A. Hall IV, both of Richmond, Va. Her only child, U. S. Air Force Lt. C. A. Clyborne, Jr. was killed in action during World War II. Funeral services will be held at the Mercer Funeral Home of Bluefield at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and interment will be at the Monte Vista Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 13, from 9 to 5 p.m.