The 47th annual Fairview Cemetery Organization Homecoming picnic was held on June 25, 2023, at the Good Tidings Church pavilion on Location Road.
President Scott Hebb led a short business meeting following the picnic.
Reverend Harold Smith opened with prayer.
Zach Hebb read the names of loved ones who passed away since last year’s homecoming and followed with a prayer. They included A. Dawn Thorne, Rev. Pat Cassidy, Barbara Quattro, Marijane Martin, Delores Ann Pifer, Ralph Knotts, Janet Bohon, Darrell Heckler, Denzil Kellar, Pamela Eye, Truman and Vonda Phillips, Barbara Ann Johnson, Randy Hartman and Carroll “Doc” Roy. Our lives have been blessed by knowing these dear people and we will always remember and cherish their memories.
Prizes were given to the oldest man attending, Jerry White of Limestone Road, who was 88 years old on March 30. The oldest woman present was 88 year old Lorena Hebb of Location Road. Lorena’s birthday is Jan. 31, 1935. The youngest boy present at the homecoming picnic was Jack Bridger Hebb born on March 10, 2022. Jack is the son of Toby and Amber Hebb of Limestone Road.
Charlotte Lorene Nedrow, born on June 27, 2022, was the youngest girl at the homecoming. “Charlee” is the daughter of Nick and Taylor Nedrow of Hog Back Road. Zach and Jennifer Hebb and their family traveled about 440 miles from Penrose, N.C. to attend the homecoming. Their children are Aletheia, Hezekiah, Trinity, Eden, Lazarus, Daily Grace, Zion, Jubilee and Ezekiel.
Prizes for the homecoming included a beautiful handcrafted basket made and donated by Ralph and Narel Hebb, crocheted wash cloths, homemade soaps, WVU table runner and WV refrigerator magnets purchased from Tucker Gifts Shop in Parsons, homemade soaps made and donated by Beth Streets, a hand crocheted lamb and a penguin stuffed animal made by Pam Sexton of Parsons and “Bread of Heaven” Fairview Cemetery cookbooks.
Among those attending the picnic or sending donations for mowing both cemeteries include John and Joann Golden, Scott Ritter, Jon and Allison Hunsberger, Rob and Robin Hebb, Zach and Jennifer Hebb and family, Tyler and Abby Hebb, Logan, Lydia and Kassidy Burns, Rocky and Jaci Clark, Jayla Clark, Jonathon, Samantha, Kenley and Everly Blamble, Angela and Adam Nestor, Julia Nine, Nick and Delores Nine, Corinda and John Shiley, Luther and Reva Nine, Della L. Akins, Lorena Hebb, Melissa Jones, Delmas Hardy, Kevin and Becky Arbogast, Vicki and Colton Stonebraker, Betty Knicley, Ralph, Narel and Travis Hebb, Heather, Dalton, Landon and Trenton Wiles, Connie K. Jones, Beth Streets, Jerry White, John Canan, Gary and Wendy Nedrow, Nick, Taylor and Charlotte Nedrow, Kaylee A. Nedrow, Scott and Cindee Campbell, Scott, Marcy, Alissa, Brooklee and Case Hebb, Steve and Bonnie Knotts, Greg and Crystal Sigley, Justin Hunsberger, Kate and Sophia, Paul “Butch” and Kenanette Burns, Dawn Canan, Earl and Pat Bohon, Michelle Joseph, for Root and Sell families, Larry Streets, Delores Pifer family, Shirley Cassidy, Jess Brown, Jim Johnson, Linda Bates, Lou Sponaugle, Ruth Carr, Wanda Booth.
Next year’s meeting will be Sunday, June 30, 2024.
Mowing donations may be mailed to Mountain Valley Bank, N.A., Parsons, WV 26287