BRAZIL — Loretta Joy (Pell) Short Newport Hybarger, 80, of Brazil, went to be with the Lord, March 5, 2014, following a brief illness. Joy was born at home, Jan. 26, 1934, in Clay County, the seventh of nine children of Jesse M. and Ferrie Bell (Weaver) Pell. Joy graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1952. She married Forrest E. “Shorty” Short in 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1956. She married Richard “Pony” W. Newport who also preceded her in death. Joy married William B. Hybarger on March 24, 1974. Together they lived in Plainfield for several years. There Joy worked for Super X Drug Store and Bassett Heating and Cooling. They moved back to Clay County in 1992. Joy worked for the Clerk’s office at the Clay County Courthouse for many years.
In her free time Joy enjoyed playing piano, visiting with friends, taking day trips with her husband Bill, cooking and spending time with her grandkids.
As a child she attended Ebenezer with her family. While raising her own family she attended the Peniel United Methodist Church. When she and Bill returned from Plainfield, they again attended Ebenezer Church.
In addition to her parents, Jesse and Ferrie Pell and her husbands, Shorty Short and Pony Newport, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Jo Newport; a son F. Dale Short; two sisters, Virgie Hunt and Norma Hood; and three brothers, Doyne Pell, Dean Pell, and Dale Pell.
She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Hybarger of Brazil; her children, Rick Short of San Francisco, Jeff Short and wife Sue of Brazil, Melodie Hayes and husband Doug of Harmony, and Richard Lee Newport and wife Krisse of Douglasville, Ga.; grandchildren, Jason, Ryan, Jeri Jo, Shawn, Shanna, Shane, Christopher, Justin, Tyler and Kelsey; great-grandchildren, Payton, Madison, Devon, Shelby, Kaylee, Liam, and Miah; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bill Price officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Saturday, from 11 a.m. until time of services. Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in her memory.