Pleasant Hill resident Jim Burrows died June 7 at age 91.

Burrows was a veteran of World War II with multiple bronze stars from fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, and was one of Calhoun's great storytellers, often recalling his days in the Great Depression work program, working in a camp in the west for the Civilian Conservation Corp.

He contributed to Herald stories about the Little Kanawha Railroad, a railroad that was almost built through Calhoun.

He recalled attending the first airmail pick-up from Calhoun at Pleasant Hill.

He was the son of the late Everett and Lora Bower Burrows.

He is survived by three daughters and one son. He is preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, Maxine Burrows, four brothers, and one sister.

A private family service was held. Interment was in Pleasant Hill UMC Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, arranged the services for Mr. Burrows.

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