Local Buckhannon Assistant City Attorney, H. Matthew Hymes, II, 82, passed away April 4, 2019, as the result of injuries suffered in an auto accident. Born January 1, 1937, in Buckhannon, to Beatrice (Talbott) Hymes and Harry M. Hymes, he is survived by his sister, Shirley (Louis) Filosa of Richmond, VA, and brother, W. Larry (Sara Jane) Hymes of Ithaca, NY as well as more than 18 nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Matt graduated from B-UHS and then enrolled in the US Navy School of Music, serving for 3 years with US Navy Bands before graduating from WVWC in 1963. He received his Law degree from WVU and practiced with the firm of Coleman and Wallace, later becoming the Assistant City Attorney. He was a 50 plus year member of the Buckhannon Lions Club and enjoyed planning the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Matt will be remembered as a fixture on the local tennis courts, as well as volunteering with the B-UHS tennis team. Contributions in his memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, of which he was a member, or to the Buckhannon-Upshur High School Women’s Tennis Team (contribution can be made payable to BUHS Women’s Tennis Team in care of Rick Renyolds, AD, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV 26201). A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. A memorial service will begin at 2 PM at the Church with Rev. Steve Meadows officiating. Burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.