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Ernest E. Hissom          Send Condolences

Ernest E. Hissom, 80, of Charleston passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a short illness.

Ernest was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County and a member of Hissom Tabernacle Church and he attended the Guthrie Baptist Church. He worked as a millwright for over 50 years and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Ernest was a member of AARP, American Legion, the Marine Corps League and many other organizations.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Earl and Tressie (Dodd) Hissom; four brothers and four sisters.

Surviving: wife, Betty J. Mullins Hissom at home; son, Ernest Hissom Jr. of South Carolina; stepsons, Robert Botkins of Blacksburg, Va., and Gregory (Sherry) Botkins of Lavalette; daughters, Tanya and Mary Hissom; stepdaughter, Vickie Koogler of Virginia; sister, Roxie Hamer of Charleston; nine grandchildren; one special grandson, Ernest Hissom III; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove, with the Rev. Melvin Sizemore and the Rev. Dr. Earl Cochran officiating. Entombment will follow the services in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with military rites provided by the Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Detachment 947 of the Marine Corps League.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.

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Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Cedar Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens
Route 60 E
25086 (map/driving directions)

6:00:00 PM  to  8:00:00 PM  on  Wednesday, March 23, 2011  at  Cooke Funeral Home Chapel.
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2:00:00 PM  at  Cooke Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 24, 2011.  Rev. Melvin Sizemore and the Rev. Dr. Earl Cochran officiating.
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