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Mr. James Henry Hairston Jr., 79, of Beckley, died Sunday, July 9, 2017.
Born May 20, 1938 in Fireco, WV, he was the son of the late James Henry Hairston Sr. and Vivian Ann Hairston.
Mr. Hairston graduated from Stratton High School, served in the United States Army, worked for the New York City Sanitation Department and was a member of Faith Chapel AME.
Those left to cherish precious memories are his wife, Dorether Hughes Hairston of Beckley, WV; sons, James Lawrence Hairston of New York, NY, Mark Hughes of Beckley, and Paul Hughes of Brooklyn, NY; daughters, Dorothy Manns of Beckley, Velencia "Venlizca" Kay Bowles of Columbus, OH, Helen Brizard of Brooklyn, NY, Belinda Hughes of Roselle, NJ, and Sabrina Hughes of Winston Salem, NC; brothers, Ronald (Alieen) Hairston of Columbus, OH, William Hairston, Alfred Berkley (Drucilla) Colvin all of Dayton, OH; sisters, Audrey Ranson of Columbus, OH and Bernice Oates of Raince, WI; 15 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 South Kanawha Street, Beckley with Reverend Avaurn Staples officiating.
Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Condolences may be emailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Published on July 15, 2017
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