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1933 James 2008

James "Pap-paw" Mines

May 7, 1933 — August 6, 2008

James Linwood “Pap-paw” Mines, 75, of Dayton, died Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born May 7, 1933 in Bath County, a son of the late Brock Henderson and Anna Belle (Riley) Mines.

On June 11, 1952, he married Helen L. Moats.

Jim retired from Brockway Plastics as a shipping foreman with 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul Independent Lutheran Church.  He farmed with his son, Tim and loved his family.  He was an avid fan of “The Clover Hill Bucks.”

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Mines and Justin Curtis “J.C.”  Mines; four brothers, Isaac, Joseph, Andrew and Frank Mines and a sister, Nellie Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Mines of Dayton; four daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne and Claude Reedy of Doe Hill, Patsy and Bill Gray of Bridgewater, Jackie and Karl Slye of Harrisonburg and Tammy and Bobbie Mongold of Mt. Valley; two sons, Tony Mines of Dayton and Tim Mines of Singers Glen; six grandsons; seven granddaughters, nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Terry of Ft. Worth, TX and Dorothy Swords of Caldersport, PA and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with Rev. Jerry Smith and Rev. Karl Slye officiating.  Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.


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