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Don Meyer

HMA recently announced the passing of Don Meyer of Orchard Park, New York, on November 28, 2023.

Beloved husband of 66 years to Doris C. Meyer (née Maurer); dearest father of Jeffrey (Debbie) Meyer (and late daughter-in-law Karin Meyer), Jill Meyer and Joelle (Mark) Herskind; dearest grandfather of Benjamin (Rebecca) Meyer, Jacob (Heather) Herskind, Jenna (Tyler) Heath, Seth (Kristina) Meyer, Micah Herskind, Luke Meyer, Caleb Herskind and eight great-grandchildren; dear brother of Cheryl (Dennis) Carew and the late Kenneth (late Carol) Meyer; also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

The son of Kenneth and Lorraine Meyer, Don was born and raised in Chicago with his siblings, Ken and Cheryl. Growing up, Don enjoyed fast cars, baseball and stylish clothes. Don and Doris met at church and began dating in their teens.

They attended Wheaton College together, where Don majored in business and played catcher for the Wheaton baseball team. They graduated, married and moved to Hamburg, NY, in 1957, when Don joined Baillie Lumber, then a three-person company.

After purchasing Baillie five years later, Don grew the business into the largest North American hardwood company, while raising three children with Doris, and later enjoying seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at the F.E. Brown Sons Funeral Home. Family and friends were invited to attend the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to Jericho Road Community Health Center (184 Barton Street, Buffalo, New York 14213) or

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Gregory Howell

Gregory Howell Hubble, 60, of High Point, NC, died Friday, December 22, 2023. He was born October 18, 1963, in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Elizabeth H. Hubble and the late David H. Hubble.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Colleen Hubble, his sons Dalton Gregory Hubble (Rachel Kennedy) of San Francisco, CA and Nathan Martin Hubble of Cleveland, OH, his mother Elizabeth Hubble of High Point, NC, his brothers David Mark Hubble of Columbus, OH and Jay Howard Hubble (Reben Garza) of Fennville, MI.

Hubble was a proud graduate of Penn State University Mont Alto with a degree in Forestry.

After graduation Hubble entered the hardwood lumber industry where he built a career spanning almost forty years with industry leaders such as Mann & Parker Lumber, Gutchess Lumber Company, Aetna Plywood, Seemac and lastly Prime Lumber Company where he dedicated 14 years as General Manager overseeing the Thomasville, NC and Eastview, KY operations.

His extensive knowledge base as well as exuberant personality made an impact wherever he went, and his presence will be dearly missed.

Hubble was also deeply dedicated to friends and congregation as an Elder and member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church and an enthusiastic volunteer for Operation Inasmuch.

He was also an avid master woodworker, gardener, pit master and outdoorsman. He was an intensely devoted and loving husband, father, brother and son who was looking forward to the birth of his first granddaughter.

A celebration of life was held on Saturday December 30, 2023 at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, High Point, NC.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the following organizations: American Heart Association and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater High Point.

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Michael Hoover

Michael Scott Hoover, 74, of Broadway, VA, passed away December 26, 2023, at Woodland Park Burkholder House of VMRC.

The most important relationship in his life was with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He started every day by reading his bible. He was a former board member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Hoover was the president and procurement manager of Neff Lumber Mills. He was the chairman of Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturing, Inc., a member of Virginia and West Virginia Forestry Association and a member of the National Hardwood Lumber Association.

Hoover was a lifetime member of Broadway Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as Chief, and was fireman of the year.

He served as president of Rockingham County Firefighters Association and played an instrumental role in implementing the 911 system and Bergton Station #55. He was a former member of Broadway Rescue Squad.

Hoover loved playing golf and was a member at Spotswood Country Club. In July 1990 he made two holes in one in the same day at Old White Course and Lakeside Course at Greenbrier Resort. He loved being involved in his sons’ sports, coaching Little League baseball for Matthew and Mark.

On October 11, 1975, he married the former Anne Hiner, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Matthew Scott Hoover of Broadway, Mark Warren Hoover and wife Tiffany of Moseley, VA; grandchildren, Haley Dawn Hoover, Avery Grace Hoover, Peyton Rene’ Hoover, Sawyer Kent Hoover; two brothers, Eric Hoover and wife Brenda of Broadway, Christopher Hoover and wife Karen of Broadway; a number of nieces and nephews.

Pastors Barb Shaw and Bill Fitchett conducted a funeral service on January 3, 2024, at Sunset Drive United Methodist Church in Broadway. The burial followed at Linville Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Broadway Fire Department, P.O. Box 271, Broadway, VA 22815.

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