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James Wolverton

January 15, 1919 — December 29, 2015

James Wolverton, 96, of Erbacon, was reunited with his true love on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Summersville Regional Medical Center.

Born January 15, 1919 in Erbacon, he was the son of the late Sherdan and Birdy Wolverton.  In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his loving wife, Letha “Bonnie” Wolverton; grandson, Brian Lyons; and siblings, Earl, Ray, Scott, Johnny, Glen, Elmer, Delmer, Rosie and Bessie Wolverton.

He was known by everyone for being a hard-working man who believed in the Lord.  James enjoyed hunting, fishing, ginsengin’ and picking mushrooms.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Dorene (husband, Jake) Lyons of Birch River, Dana Morris of Gassaway, Gayle (husband, George) Helber of Glade View, Carol (husband, Gary) Welch of Cottle, James “Jimmy” (wife, Candy) Wolverton of Erbacon, Steve (companion, Shawana Sink) Wolverton of Cowen; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and other friends and relatives to mourn his passing.

Services will be held 2:00 PM on Friday, January 1, 2016 at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen with the Reverends Craig Williams and Jacob Lyons officiating.

Friends may join the family two hours prior to the service time at the funeral home.

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