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Services held for Delma Hoover



Delma Brown Hoover died Saturday, December 26, in Frankfort.

Born in Whitesburg to the late Jim and Martha Elizabeth “Lizzie” Brown, she was the widow of Hubert Hoover.

She was a member of the St. John Baptist Church in Bald Knob. Mrs. Hoover was graduated from Whitesburg High School where she played on the basketball and volleyball teams, and followed her siblings to Charlestown, W.Va., where she began her work career in the local drugstore as a pharmacy clerk. She later moved to Frankfort where she cared for her sister’s five children while she recovered from an illness and surgery.

Mrs. Hoover was retired in 1990 from a 30-year career at Southern Moldings, formerly HK Porter, as a welder and press operator.

Surviving are her daughter Nancy Hamilton; three grandchildren, Kate Hamilton, Alison Hamilton Gortney and husband Gabe, and Garrett Hamilton; great-grandchildren, Teagan Rein, Maddax and Gannon Gortney, and Liz Norris; a sister-in-law, Betty Brown; and a brother-in-law, Jim Davis.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Ann Taylor and husband Rufus, Marie Hays and husband Morgan, Herman Brown, Virgil Brown and wife Ann, and Alma Hollan and husband Dave; her son-in-law, Alan Hamilton; and her nephew, Doyle Devers. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home and Crematory had charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at www.harrodbrothers.com.

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