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SKYGUSTY �" Rebecca Ann “Becky” Whitt Hubbard, age 67, of Ball Hollow, Skygusty, W.Va., died on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Princeton Community Hospital. The gates of Heaven opened, and Becky walked into the loving arms of her husband, Gary.Born on October 12, 1942 in McDowell County,

She was the youngest of six children born to Richard L. and Reba Dillon Whitt. She married her soul mate, Gary M. Hubbard on June 7, 1959 at the age of 16. On March 2, 2004, after 44 years of marriage, the light of her Earthly World went out when her beloved husband passed away.

She graduated from Gary High School in the Class of 1960. She was a long time member of the Long Point Missionary Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School there until her health would no longer allow. She was a retired employee of the McDowell County Board of Education having served as the secretary of the Anawalt Elementary School for 33 years. She always had a never ending love for children and animals. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, co-workers, and caregivers. Her light will shine in all who knew her forever.

 In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard L. “Bill” Whitt, Jr. and Earl Whitt; and her sister, Shirley K. Whitt. Survivors include her daughter, Robin Farmer and husband Wes of Skygusty, W.Va.; granddaughter, Kristen Keyser of Skygusty and boyfriend, Blake Cecil, of Bluewell, W.Va.; grandson, Shannon Keyser of Anawalt, W.Va.; great-grandchild, Haley Keyser of Brushfork, W.Va.; stepgrandchildren, Stephanie Farmer of Bristol, Tenn. and Jeremy Farmer of Johnson City, Tenn.; sisters, Edna “Sis” Sluss of Bluefield, Va., Dorothy “Rene” Jones of Danville, Va.; special sister-in-law, Jean Whitt of Danville, Va.; brother-in-law, Kary Hubbard of Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the wonderful ladies and their children from the Nelson's Personal Care where she had resided for the past 18 months. Sarah, Shelby, Rebecca, Kelsey, Connie, and Regina were the best ever.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell. Her pastor, the Reverend Donnie Farmer, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where her family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 Friends may call on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.The family will be accepting online condolences at