Howard V. ''Mac'' McCoy, 99 - Belpre

Howard V. ''Mac'' McCoy, 99, of Belpre passed away Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Arcadia Nursing Home in Coolville.

He was born in Calhoun County, W.Va., on Nov. 2, 1907, a son of the late John Ira and Virginia Riggs McCoy.

Mac retired from the Parkersburg Rigg & Steel after 37 years of service. He was also a dairy farmer for several years. He was a member of the Porterfield Baptist Church, the Porterfield Community Club and the Belpre Senior Citizens.

He is survived by his wife, Murrel Smith Bush McCoy; three daughters, Bernita Werner of Belpre, Carolyn Ratliff (Carl) of Little Hocking and Alice Shanks (Dick) of Coolville; one son, Ronald McCoy (Diane) of Belpre; two stepdaughters, Nancy Mullins (Gene) of Ravenswood and Sondra Carr (Wayne) of Stuart, Fla.; a stepson, Thomas Bush of Austintown, Ohio; one brother, Glen McCoy of Belpre; one sister, Bessie Anderson of Arizona; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; 21 step great-grandchildren; three step great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Eileen Yoak of Parkersburg and Wano McCoy of Watertown; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Geraldine G. Stevens McCoy; one son, Steve McCoy; one step grandson, Michael Miller; four brothers, Ernest, Eddie, Hollie and George McCoy; and two sisters, Thelma Roach and Myrtle Weaver.

Funeral services for Mr. McCoy will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the new Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 1305 Washington Blvd., Belpre, with Pastor Phillip Newhart officiating. Burial will follow in Coolville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.