ROCK — Mr. Plez Robinson Hubbard, 78, of Rock, W.Va., passed away Friday, January 30, 2009 at his residence.

Born on July 7, 1930 in Littlesburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Cecil Hubbard and Lizzie Davis Hubbard. He was retired from Woodlawn Cemetery as a maintenance crew leader. He was an avid farmer who loved the land and his animals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Hazel Mae Hubbard; and a son, Henry R. Hubbard.

Survivors: Children, Clara Sue Shrader of Cedar Bluff, Va., Jerry Wayne Hubbard of North Carolina, Bonnie Lou Orander and husband David of Bluefield, W.Va., Kelly Ryland Hubbard and wife Angel of Princeton, W.Va., Patricia Ann Anderson and husband Damon of Rock, W.Va., Billy Ray Hubbard and wife Mary of Bluefield, W.Va., Delores Mae Woolridge and husband Jason of Montcalm, W.Va.; 23 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. His special companion, Linda Justine White of the home will also miss him.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home with the Rev. James Jones officiating. Burial will follow at the Bailey Cemetery in Rock, W.Va. Pallbearers will be Adam Lee Hubbard, Winston Lee Hubbard, Joseph Louis Shrader, Brian Keith Farlow, Russell Quentin Jewell, and Josh Harmon.

Friends may call on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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