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Albert Cowger (Hoot) Gibson

Albert Cowger (Hoot) Gibson, 66, of Rt. 5, Mt. Vernon, died at 1:00 am 
today at Good Samaritan Hospital.
            
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Saturday at Myers Chapel. 
The Rev. Glen Boice will officiate and burial will be in Hopewell 
Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends 
may call after 4:00 pm Friday.
            
Mr. Gibson was born April 18, 1902, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Samuel 
and Rado (Cowger) Gibson.  He was married to Laura Soper Aug. 30, 1927, 
in Centralia. She survives.
            
Mr. Gibson was manager of the men's department of the Mammoth Department 
Store for 37 years prior to his retirement.  He was a member of the First 
Baptist Church and of the Rotary and played Varsity Basketball for Mt. 
Vernon high school.
            
Survivors, besides his wife, include one daughter, Mrs. Sue McPherson, of 
Mt. Vernon; two brothers, W. Guy Gibson and Everett (Mike) Gibson, both 
of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Whitson, of Texico; and three 
grandchildren.
            
Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by one son, one brother, and one sister.

Source: 
Date: 1-30-1969
Submitted by: Ken Richardson



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