The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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January 25, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Jan. 27, 2013


Charles Edgar Hull

ALVON — Charles Edgar Hull, 80, of Alvon, passed early Tuesday morning, January 22, 2013, at Greenbrier Manor after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born at Alvon, W.Va., on April 16, 1932, he was a son of the late James Midleton and Rebecca Holley Hull.

He attended White Sulphur High School and graduated in 1952.

Edgar, as everyone knew him, was a member of the Alvon United Methodist Church in Alvon. He enjoyed working on the new Methodist Youth Building with other church members and he also enjoyed working with the area food pantries. Edgar was a great “people person.” He was in charge of manning the Old Blue Bend Fire Tower on Hopkins Mountain for many years. It was an important, confining, responsible position that he handled well day and night during fire seasons, radioing proper officials of any suspicious locations of fire or smoke being sited. Edgar was a retired recreation supervisor and in later years was a food unit manager for the U.S. Forest Service serving wherever needed with Forest Firefighters nationwide with 25-plus years of service and was also a faithful and devoted part-time employee of Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs for many years.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Virginia, at home; two daughters: Cheryl (Clyde) Gum of Sweet Springs, Debbie (David) Childers of Alvon, and four grandchildren: Amanda Lynn Gum of Beckley, Becky (Jonas) Clendenin of Alvon, Adam Hull Gum of Sweet Springs, and Jenny Childers of Alvon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the Alvon United Methodist Church, in Alvon with Revs. Gerald Roberts, Bobby McClintic, and Buck Caldwell officiating. Interment will follow in the Alvon United Methodist Cemetery at Alvon.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening, January 25, 2013, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alvon United Methodist Church and area food pantries.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.

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