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Charles William Hebb Sr., 93, a resident of Parsons, departed this life early Friday morning, April 6, 2012, in Cortland Acres in Thomas.
He was born Wednesday, June 19, 1918, at Tunnelton, a son of the late Solomon Elsworth and Alice Maude Thomas Hebb.
On March 19, 1946, in Ozark, Ala., he was married to the former Christine Lee, who preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2012.
Surviving are two daughters, Charlotte Faye Vanscoy and husband, Alvin, of Porterwood and Carol Ann Lemons and husband, Rick, of Cabins; one daughter-in-law; Carol Stokes Hebb of Parsons; and 10 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
He is the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by one son, Charles William Hebb Jr.; one son-in-law, William "Bill" Lawrence; five brothers, Harry, Allen, Guy, John and Russell Hebb; and five sisters, Helen Miller, Mabel Fekete, Ethel Agnes Thawley, Blanche Manuel and Faye Neville.
He attended the schools of Tunnelton and Parsons. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps as a young boy in Dolly Sods. He was a union construction worker, having worked on the Stony River Dam and the dam at Sugar Grove. He was a former coal truck driver and an employee of the West Virginia Division of Highways, retiring in 1982 after 19 years. He was a member of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion of Elkins, a member of the local labor union at Clarksburg and a member of the former Moose Lodge at Parsons. He was an active member of the Parsons Church of God for more than 50-plus years. He loved to sing and play the harmonica, guitar and mandolin. If the instrument had strings, he could play it. He was an avid gardener, hunter and fisherman.
The family will receive friends at Parsons Church of God on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the church on Wednesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Eli Hostetler, the Rev. Pat Cassidy and the Rev. Ronald Miller Jr. will officiate and interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery at Holly Meadows, where full military honors will be accorded by members of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars.