Charles H. Hand

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Charles H. Hand

NASHPORT: Charles H. Hand, 88, of Nashport, passed away at 11:34 a.m. on Sunday, July 8,2012 at the Morrison House.

He was born May 20, 1924 in Malta, the son of the late Cecil and Irene Mellor Hand. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Charles retired from the Peabody Coal Company, having served as the division electrical head of all Ohio Peabody mines. He was a member of the Coburn United Methodist Church, Lodge of Amity #5, and the Scottish Rite. Charles enjoyed reading, gardening, and traveling, but his greatest joy was his family.

He is survived by his loving wife and sweetheart of 65 years, Cloe Jean Comer Hand, whom he married June 1,1947. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter, Lucinda (Charles) Morehead of Zanesville; son, Charles (Sherri) Hand of Nashport; adoring grandchildren, Dr. Scott (Stephanie) Morehead of Chillicothe, Amy (Ted) Morehead Hall of Medina, Miley (Seth) Hand Grimm of North Carolina, Clay Hand of Texas; and four precious great grandchildren, Skylar, River and Isaiah Hall and Ella Morehead. While Charles was an only child, he was wholeheartedly loved by his wife's seven brothers, sisters and their spouses. He leaves behind brother-in-law, Robert Comer of Grove City, sisters-in-law, Patti Allen of West Jefferson, and Ruth and David McGaughey of Somerset; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wed. July 11, 2012 at William Thompson & Son Funeral Home in White Cottage, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thur. July 12, 2012 with additional visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time. His grandson, the Reverend Ted Hall and Reverend Doris Flynn, retired pastor from Coburn United Methodist, officiating. Committal services will follow at Memorial Park with Zanesville VFW Post #1058 conducting military services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Charles' honor may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 or the Coburn United Methodist Church, 3618 N. Maple Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701.

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Published in the Times Recorder from July 10 to July 12, 2012
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