Everett E. James, 77 - Weston

Everett E. James, age 77 of Weston, WV formerly of Gilmer County, departed this life at 10:50 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born March 20, 1935 in Gilmer County a son of the late Aubra V. and Rhoda Whitsel James.

Everett was a graduate of Normantown High School and served in the US Army. After his military service, Everett worked many jobs including General Motors in OH; co-owned and operated a service station in Gassaway; was a mail carrier and worked for the Dept. of Highways.

Everett grew up a county boy who enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and gardening. He enjoyed playing croquet with his siblings and gardening with Doug and Johnny. He was a very special kind, Christian man with a great sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

On March 12, 1961 he was united in marriage to Greta Allen James who survives at their Weston home.

Surviving are one son, Douglas James and wife Stephanie and his 3 grandchildren, Samantha, Robbie and Shirania James all of Walkersville; two brothers and two sisters, Bill James and Joe James and wife Vicki both of Normantown; Jetta Sue Holliday of FL and Euda Daniels and husband Tom of Weston; sister-in-law and brother-in-law survive, Veda James of Normantown and Donald "Amos" Burrows of Parkersburg along with many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet Fern Helmick and Betty Lou Burrows and one brother, Michael John James.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. Glenville at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012 with Rev. Richard Westfall officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Normantown. Friends may call at the Mortuary from 1-3 p.m., Sunday.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Everett E. James with arrangements.