George Washington Darby
Sept. 13, 2003
George Washington Darby, 90, of Davisville died Saturday in Mobile. He was a retired equipment operator. He was born in Monroe County on Dec. 23, 1914 to the late William Thomas and Mary Etta Kent Darby and was a member and deacon of Pine Barren Baptist Church. He was also a member of Woodmen of the World. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Mae Darby. He is survived by four sons: Jack Darby and wife Sheri of Atmore; Ralph Darby and wife Katie of Bratt; Billy Darby and wife Jackie of Oak Grove; and James Alfred Darby and wife Opal of Gordon; two daughters: Annette Hassebrock and husband Herman of Bratt; Dorothy Reaves and husband Bill of Robinsonville; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday from the Johnson Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Grindle and Bro. Roy Chewning officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Barren Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Darby, Gregg Darby, Joey Darby, Judson Locke III, Chivas Thompson and Phillip Webb. Johnson Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Frank Anthony Mongello
Sept. 12, 2003
Frank Anthony Mongello, 86, of Davisville died Friday. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in WWII. He was born March 17, 1917 to the late Vito and Rachael Moro Mongello. He was a loving man and a big New York Yankee baseball fan.
He is survived by a daughter, Joan Bogdan and husband Andrew of Davisville; two brothers; Thomas Mongello and Nicholas Mongello of Daytona, Fla.; three sisters: Grace Bartolomeo and Rose Pelligrino, both of New York; Jean Greenstreet of Daytona.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday from the St. Roberts Bellamine Church with Father Jan Zagorski officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Johnson Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
James A. 'Jim' Hibbitts, III
Aug. 7, 2003
James A. 'Jim' Hibbitts III, 59, Of Midway, W.Va. died Aug. 7, 2003, at his home following a long illness.
Born Oct. 24, 1943, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Margaret Amerson of Bratt, and the late James A. Hibbitts Jr. and the stepson of R.J. Amerson of Bratt.
He was a disabled member of the United Mine Workers of America having last worked at the Bonny Mines. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam.
He coached T-ball for Sophia Little Hawks for several years. He loved spending time with his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, and granddaughters. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and Alabama fan.
He was a member of the Midway Church of God.
In addition to his dad, he was preceded in death by a half brother, Eddie Amerson: and a nephew, Lance Dawe.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Libby" Akers Hibbitts of Midway; three daughters, Jamie B. Hibbitts of Stanaford, W.Va., Stephanie R. Helmick and husband, Larry, of Sophia, W.Va., and Shannon D. Hughes and husband, Oscar, of Crab Orchard, W.Va. Also survived by two granddaughters, Brandee Helmick and Katlyn Hughes; one sister Sandra Wilson, and husband, Jim, of Bratt; two half-brothers, Bobby Amerson and wife, Judy, of Bratt; Danny Amerson of Stapleton; one sister-in-law, Brenda Amerson of Bratt. Jim had lots of neices and nephews from W.Va., Bratt and Atmore. Jim had many friends.
Services were Aug. 10, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, W.Va. with Rev. Rick Walker officiating. Burial was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley; Military graveside rites were performed by Sophia/Midway VFW Post 4326 and a Lone Dove ceremony followed. Pallbearers were family and friends.
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