Elder Darrill Hashman, 81 - Mt. Zion

Elder Darrill Hashman, 81, of Mt. Zion, West Virginia, passed away November 28, 2010 at Minnie Hamilton Health System following a four month illness.

He was born at Little Otter, Braxton County, the son of the late Lon and Hettie Keener Hashman on February 8, 1929. He served his country in Germany during the Korean Conflict.

Darrill married Phyllis Deulley October 25, 1954 at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, who survives at their Mt. Zion home. He is also survived by one son, Dale Leon (Cindy) Hashman; one daughter, Monica (Edwin) White; four grandchildren, Dallas (Nok) and Dillon Hashman of WV, Heather (Kelland) Garland of Simpsonville KY, and Amanda White of WV. Pap Paw enjoyed his four great grandchildren, Emma, Ethan and Addison Garland and Brianna Hashman. He is also survived by a sister, Joy Livermore of Williamsport PA; one brother, Norman "Sonny" Hashman of Elyria OH; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dolleta Burns and Ilene Allen; one brother, Gerald; and an infant son, Gary lee Hashman.

Darrill was baptized on November 17, 1963 into the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church of Grafton OH by the late, Elder Harlan Alltop. He was ordained by his church on June 27, 1971 and served as a pastor to churches in Ohio and West Virginia. He retired from Lorain Ford Assembly Plant in Lorain Ohio in June 1989, after 30 years. After moving back to West Virginia in 1989, he was a volunteer ambulance driver for Calhoun EMS for 11 years. He served as Chaplain at Minnie Hamilton Health Care and was a member of the CCCOA Choir. He was a member of the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church on Beech Road, Arnoldsburg. He was serving as the 1st vice-president of the WV State Gospel Singing Convention at Mt. Nebo WV.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2nd at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Elder Richard Westfall and Elder Larry Fisher will officiate. Interment will be in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery at Normantown. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Friends of Minnie Hamilton Auxiliary, 186 Hospital Drive, Grantsville, WV 26147 or make checks payable to West Virginia State Gospel Singing Convention, c/o Verena Haga, Box 302, Richwood WV 26261.