James M. “Jim” Hibbits, Sr., 69, of Jewett, Ohio passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family and dog, from an extended illness. He was born November 14, 1942 in Steubenville a son of the late Robert George & Florence Diekmann Hibbits, Sr.

Preceding Jim in death were his parents, granddaughter Kristyn Leigh Hibbits; and brother Robert G. Hibbits, Jr.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, Ohio on Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.; where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. George Romage officiating. Burial at Fort Steuben. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Valley Hospice. Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.