James Walter “Hog Jaws” Gribben, 90, of Hopedale, passed away at home surrounded by family members on Jan. 24, 2014. He was born April 24, 1923 in Betheny, W.Va. a son of the late James and Lottie Buchanan Gribben.
He was preceded in death in addition to his parents; by his wife, Josephine Wisnowski Gribben; two infant sons and an infant daughter; a brother, John Gribben and two sisters: Martha Sage and Pearl Hartley Gaillas.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 3 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz with Steve Smithbauer officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Holly Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be conducted by the Cadiz American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio 43943. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.