James Pelfrey

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James Pelfrey

CYCLONE, W.Va. — James Earl Pelfrey, 65, of Cyclone, went to be with the Lord Sat., July 5, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley after an extended illness.

Born February 2, 1949, at Man, he was a son of Nell (Jerry) Taddeo of Tom's River, N.J., and the late James Edward Pelfrey. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alonzo and Emma Gibson and Ezra and Pearl Pelfrey.

Earl loved to witness for the Lord and watch Christian TV channels. His favorite pastime was fishing and hunting with his cousin, Jack Burgess, who was like a brother to him. Earl was an U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Gladys Pelfrey; one son, Jason (Samantha) Tye of Winfield; four step-daughters, Shawna (Shawn) Cox of Oak Hill, Stacie (Kris) Farrell and Gina (Sam) Coakley, both of Danville, and Jamie Maynard of Lundale; one sister, Barbara (Tony) Caratozzolo of Barnegat, N.J.; one half-sister, Denise Taddeo of Florham Park, N.J.; two nieces, Christina and Marrissa Bellucci, both of New Jersey; one nephew, Frank (Karen) Bellucci of New York; one great-niece, Marlena Bellucci; one great-nephew, Frankie Bellucci of New York; 13 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at noon Wed., July 9, at Davin Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Hatfield and Rev. Earl Robinson officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill where military honors will be conducted by the VFW Post 6153 and American Legion Post 103 of Chapmanville and DAV Post 39 of Harts.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

Honorary pallbearer will be Jack Burgess.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Gibson, Kenny Gibson, Ronald Copley, Jason Tye, Mike Wingler and Dennis Bryant.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.

Published in The Logan Banner from July 7 to July 8, 2014