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Alfred Hovatter

Alfred Hovatter

Wednesday, November 2nd, 1927 Friday, July 12th, 2019

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Obituary for Alfred Paul Hovatter

Alfred Paul Hovatter, of Winchester, Virginia died Friday July 12, 2019 at Spring Arbor of Winchester, VA.
He was born November 2, 1927 near Grafton, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Arlie and Laura Hovatter and was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth, Willis, Lester, Karl, and Elbert; and his sisters, Dorothy Wilmot and Nada Woodward. He is survived by one brother, Arlie Hovatter, Meridianville, Alabama and sister, Nona Latta, Jekyll Island, Georgia.
He retired after 43 years from the CSX Railroad as Bridge Foreman at the shops in Martinsburg, WV. In retirement he enjoyed raising cattle, gardening, and hunting at his Mountain Falls, VA. farm, visiting with friends and telling the most wonderful stories.
He is survived by his wife, Helen who were married for 74 years, his daughter, Linda Dameron and husband Tom, of Alderson, WV; his son, Doug Hovatter and wife Nancy of Inwood, WV; He is also survived by four grandchildren, Amy and Johnny Hardee of South Carolina, Laura and Jeffrey LaPole of Inwood, Paul and Katie Hovatter of Hedgesville, and Andrew Dameron, of Charlotte, North Carolina. Six great-grandchildren, Madison, Carley, and Benjamin LaPole, Michael and Aidan Hovatter, and Sierra Nancy Hardee.
He was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ and 50-year member of Robert White Lodge 67 Martinsburg, WV.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Brown Funeral Homes’ South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the chapel in Inwood with Pastor Chris Jones officiating. Entombment will be held in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Alfred’s name to the Berkeley County 4-H Foundation 400 West Stephen Street, Suite 302, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    South Berkeley Chapel
    287 Arden Nollville Road
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    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    South Berkeley Chapel
    287 Arden Nollville Road
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    Thursday, July 18th, 2019

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Judy L. DeCristofaro

I have known Al and Helen for many years as we were Christians together at Southside Church of Christ in Winchester. They were two of the most hospitable and genuine people I have ever known. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting them at their "home on the farm" where we talked about cattle, gardening and wonderful memories from days gone by. Al always had a story to tell and would insist that we not rush off.
I will miss him very much and will look forward to continuing my friendship with Helen who is a special lady. My sincere condolences to Helen and her entire family. May God comfort each of you and give you peace.
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Judy DeCristofaro
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Bud Jennings

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Aunt Helen we just learned of Uncle Alfred's passing this morning. He will surely be missed by anyone that ever had the pleasure of listening to one of his stories.
We will always cherish the love we have for you and Uncle Alfred.
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Cheryl Chapman

Doug, Nancy and Family, Your in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God's love surround you and give you peace and comfort.
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Tina Pendleton

To Doug, Nancy and family, My love , thoughts, and prayers are with you all. God's love and blessings to all.
Love, Tina Rickard Pendleton.
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