James Stiles

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THURMAN — James R. Stiles, 81, of Thurman formerly of Cheshire, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Holzer Medical Center.

He was born February 3, 1932, in Bloomfield, Ohio, son of the late John and Mildred Lake Stiles. He married Mary J. Benjamin on June 6, 1952, and she survives him. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict. He retired from Century Aluminum and was a member of Bulaville Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary J. Stiles of Thurman; four daughters, Karen Gale Steele (Vernon George) of Vinton, Debbie Boothe of Bidwell, Linda (Scott) Burnett of Eaton, Ohio and Lori (Ron) Hammond of Gallipolis; seven grandchildren, Neal (Heather) Pryor, Seth Ferguson, Sean (Jessica) Ferguson, Eric Boothe, Heather Burnett, Emily Hammond, Abby Hammond; six great-grandchildren, Ian, Lillie, Parker, Ethan, Sydney and Grayson; one sister, Mary Isella of Pennsylvania; one brother, Homer (Dee) Stiles of Zanesville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Joseph Godwin and Pastor Bob Hood officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014, at the funeral home.

There will be a military flag presentation at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in James' memory to Bulaville Christian Church, c/o Linda Lear, 607 Colonial Dr., Bidwell, OH 45614.

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Willis Funeral Home
12 Garfield Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(740) 446-9295
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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2014
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