James Newton Straw

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James Newton Straw, 89, Mahaffey, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at his residence.
Born in Kerrmoor, he was a son of the late Charles Straw and Vergie Barrett Straw.
He was a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Benjamin Coal Co.
He was a member of Banner Ridge Church.
Surviving are his wife, Maxine Straw; daughters: Sandy Nudge of Bloomsburg, Linda Bouch of Mahaffey, Donna Pontzer of DuBois, Mary Witherow of Berwinsdale, Cathy Moyer of Tipton; two sisters, Betty Wise and Beverly Deleon; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Riccotto.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Banner Ridge Church, Mahaffey. Interment will follow at a later date.
Memorial donations in memory of James may be made to the Banner Ridge Church in care of Pastor James Hurd, 441 E. Main St., Mahaffey, PA 15757, or to Mahaffey Brethren Church in care of Douglas Turner, 377 E. Main St., Mahaffey, PA 15757.
Arrangements are by the Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home Inc., Irvona.
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Published in The Courier Express from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2015