McComas, WV Beloved Mother and Citizen
Ann Huffman Spicer ( 1925 - 1957 )
Helen Ann Huffman Spicer, wife of William Dorin Spicer, Sr. was the mother of the late William Dorin "Mickey" Spicer, Jr. and Patty Sue Spicer Smith. Helen was born on February 9, 1925 in the rural Pinnacle Hollow Section of Thomas/McComas, West Virginia. Helen graduated from McComas High School in 1943. She then traveled to Baltmore, Maryland, where she was employed by the Martin Bomber Plant during WW II. In 1946 Helen married William Dorin Spicer, Sr. and returned to WV. In 1954 she received her Accounting Degree and became a book-keeper for the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Bluefield, WV. Three years later, in July 1957 cancer took Helen's life at the age of 32. Her funeral was conducted at the historic McComas Methodist Church.
After Helen's death her two young children, Mickey and Patty were raised by her beloved Mother, Cora Mae Stevens Huffman in McComas,WV.
Helen Ann Huffman Spicer will always be remembered as a loving mother who loved people.
( Material furnished by Patty Spicer Smith, BHS Class '63 )