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Clay E. Hull

Clay E, Hull, 94, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in New Enterprise. He died peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family on the farm where he was born.

A service to celebrate Clay's life was held on Monday, April 1, at St. John's Reformed Church of Loysburg. Given Clay's keen sense of humor, the coincidence of April Fool's Day seems appropriate. All who knew him know his eyes would twinkle and he would laugh at the irony.

Clay was born on Dec. 4, 1924, son of Clay Ebaugh Hull Sr. and Mary Shaffer Hull.

Clay is survived by his wife, Dottie Farabaugh Hull, to whom he was married for 60 years after a five-year courtship. Some facts surrounding their meeting were a matter of marital debate. They met either while square dancing at Camp Sunshine or roller skating in Bedford. (Dot still maintains it was roller skating.) Regardless, they enjoyed family camping when the children were young and traveling later in life.

Clay and Dottie have four children: Beth Hull of New Enterprise, Bruce Hull and his partner Vicky of Osterburg, Matthew "Matt" Hull and his wife Sally of Keedysville, Maryland, and Jennifer Hull Brooks and her husband George of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Clay also is survived by five grandchildren: Clay Wegrzynowicz, Sarah Hull, Bradley Hull, Mary (Mimi) Hull Skeens and Sadie Hull; and, all were his favorite. Additionally, Clay is survived by his sister, Shirley Hershberger and her husband James of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by brothers Alan Hull and James Hull.

Clay was a life-long resident of New Enterprise, where he worked as a farmer, photographer and insurance agent.

He was a lifelong member of Loysburg United Methodist Church until its closure in 2017, when he began attending St. John's Reformed Church.

He was actively engaged in his community his whole life as a member of the Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Co., Lions Club, the Fishertown Band, vocal quartets and church choirs.

Clay sang joyfully, whistled like a professional, and played a mean harmonica.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial donations be directed to the Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Company P.O. Box 187, New Enterprise, PA 16664.

Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home LLC,, Woodbury.


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