In Remembrance 

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Charles F. Greco

Charles F. Greco, 88, of Murrells Inlet, SC, formerly of Fairmont and Weirton, WV husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and esteemed member of the funeral service community, passed away on Saturday August 12, 2023, in Murrells Inlet, SC. His first wife, Patty will no doubt greet him with class and dignity, with the words, I could have told you…

Charles was born in Fairmont, WV, on December 19, 1934, one of two children born to Anthony “Tony” and Martha “Virgina: DiCea Greco.

Charles is survived by his daughters, Mary Zick (Jeff) and Michelle Gallaway (Walt), and his son John Charles (Susan) Greco. He also leaves behind his grandchildren W. Michael (Michelle) Bettinazzi, Elle M. and Eliza P. Greco, Jeffry, and Katerina Zick, and his great-granddaughter, Olivia; his sister, Anna Marie Durham; his spouse of the last 15 years Faye Powers and their beloved dog Franklin; his nieces, nephews many cousins.

His funeral will be held at 10 AM Friday at Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Weirton.

He will be laid to rest with his family at Saint Paul’s Cemetery.

Hubert Paul Compton

Hubert Paul Compton, 77, of Huntington, West Virginia, faithful husband, caring father, passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, at home after a brief illness. He served his apprenticeship at the Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home in Morgantown, West Virginia, and after graduating returned home where he worked at the John Lohr Funeral Home in Elkins before moving to Huntington in March of 1971 to work at Chapman’s Mortuary until 1993. In April of 1993, he went to work for the Reger Funeral Home where he would finish his more than 50 years as a funeral director assisting and caring for families until his retirement in January 2020.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2023, at the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington, West Virginia, by Doctor Keith Wiebe and Pastor David Brokke.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, West Virginia.

Dewey S. Hastings

Dewey Smith Hastings, 97, of Morgantown, died Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown. He was born September 10, 1925 in Morgantown, a son of the late George Dewey and Jeannette Elizabeth (Smith) Hastings.

He was raised on a dairy farm, owned and operated by his family. He graduated from Morgantown High School and was attending West Virginia University when he joined the United States Army Air Force and served during World War II. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he began serving his two year apprenticeship as a funeral director and embalmer at a local funeral home in Morgantown. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, Dewey attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in Pittsburgh, PA, graduating in 1949 and was a member of the Pi Sigma Epsilon Honorary. Returning to Morgantown after graduation, he married a local girl, Mary Nichols and resumed his work.

With the help of his family, Dewey and Mary purchased the Hardigan property in Morgantown, the site of the first Morgantown hospital. They established Hastings Funeral Home on February 15, 1952.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home he founded, Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown on Monday, September 11, 2023 from 2-5 PM. Visitation will continue at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center, 1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 4-7 PM and again on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 10 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bart Thompson officiating. A family committal service will take place at East Oak Grove Cemetery with full military rites being conducted by VFW Post #9916, #548, and the United States Army.

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