MORFORD SERVICE SET TUESDAY - "When Few Wanted To Do The Job..."

Funeral services are scheduled 2 p.m Tuesday for James Amyot Morford, II, 56, at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville, a long-time manager for the WV Department of Health and Human Resources in Calhoun, Wirt and Gilmer Counties.

Morford was a well-known community servant and volunteer and devoted member of the Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church. He died March 29, 2007.

"When few wanted to do the job, Jim quietly showed up, even for things like cutting grass or pulling weeds," said a long time friend. "He was the best of all bosses," said another, "A fine and decent man."

Services will be conducted by Rev. Mary Zimmer, with burial in the Hiny Cemetery at Linn. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Monday.

He was a 1968 graduate of Calhoun County High School and later, a graduate of WVU., a member of Eureka Lodge #40 AF & AM, and was a member of the Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department.

He had coached little league and junior league baseball, 4-H soccer, pee-wee basketball and had served as an assistant pee-wee football coach. He loved tennis and golf, but the joy of his life was his wife and sons.

Surviving are his wife, long-time county teacher, Beverly Morford; sons, James Scott Morford and Lucas Aaron Amyot Morford; sister, Kathryn Ellen Gainer of Knoxville TN; nieces, Kimberly McCarty of Knoxville, Jesica Shuff of Glenville and Monica Haley of Twenty Nine Palms CA; great-nephews and niece, Cole, Gunnar and Ty Haley, Kylie and Trey Shuff.

He was the son of the late James Earl and Mary Kay Price Morford of Grantsville.

His father served as Sheriff of Calhoun, was a member of the House of Delegates and a was Grantsville Postmaster.

His grandfather was the late Dr. J. A. Morford, who served the Calhoun community for many years during the early 1900s.