Orin Hugh James

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Orin Hugh James passed away Thursday February 27, 2014 in his daughter's home in Laura, Ohio, at the age of 81.

"Hugh" was born February 10, 1933 to Orin Henry Leigh James and Minnie (Webster) James in Hamilton, Ohio.

Hugh or Hughie grew up on Tylersville Road and attended West Chester High School where he played sports and graduated in 1951. Upon graduation he entered the United States Navy where he served as a radar specialist on the USS Marquette during the Korean War until 1954 and then entered the Naval Reserve until 1960. He then began a job at Champion Papers where he worked until retirement in 1995.

He was married to Evelyn Stahl from 1953-1970. They had three children, Robyn, Randall (Randy), and Richard (Todd) and resided on Rockford Drive in Hamilton. Hugh attended First Church of God of Hamilton where he served as an elder, Sunday school teacher, buildings and grounds manager, and coach. He loved sports and attended baseball, softball and basketball games for his children, grandchildren, the youth at church and even played softball for Champion Papers.

He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Robyn (Harve) Bowman of Laura, Ohio and Bronx, NY, Dr. Randall (Rowena) James, N. Las Vegas, Nevada, and Richard Todd (Debra) James of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Kyle (Rachel) Bowman of Columbus, Rachel (Ronal) Ulloa of Laura, Scott James and Mike James of Hamilton; two great grandchildren, Axel and Zayd Ulloa; step grandchildren Samson (Jenny) Bowman, Heather (Chris) Hypes, Holly (Semih) Mutlu, Heidi (Jonathan) Morse, Shawn (Johnnie Anne) Bowman, Greg Fontenot, and Juston Fontenot and step great grandchildren; two sisters Patricia (Kenneth) Senour of Fairfield and Fern Speicher of Trenton; a sister in law Sarah James of Oxford, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Orin and Minnie (Webster) James, his brother Robert Dana James, his sister Margaret and brother in law Leonard Wurth, his sister Mona and brother in law James Moreland and friend and long time companion Regina Cavender.

Visitation at THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield on Tuesday March 4, 2014 from 4:00 PM until the time of the funeral service at 7:00 PM. Interment will take place at 11:00 AM Wednesday March 5, 2014 in Sugar Grove Cemetery, 7900 West Sugar Grove Road, Covington, Ohio.

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Fairfield, OH 45014
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Published in Troy Daily News from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2014
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