Hilda Merritt Karraker, born September 5, 1925, in Fredonia, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013, in Morgantown, WV. Hilda was the daughter of long-time Forestville residents Nelson and Myrtle Merritt, both deceased. She was also predeceased by her husband, Everett Eugene "Jim" Karraker; her brother Richard Merritt, and her sister Bettie Ann Merritt Hoisington. She is survived by her sister, Pat Merritt Shadinger of Carrollton, GA,
and her brother, Robert (Ruthann) Merritt of Pulaski, VA; her two children, their spouses, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She was a tireless correspondent in a world where it is a lost art. She will be missed.