James R. Earls
James R. Earls, age 76, formerly of 19 Pinewood Drive, Shelby, died early Thursday, May 27, 1999 at the Horn Nursing Home in Wooster.
Mr. Earls was born February 4, 1923 in Tazwell, Virginia the son of James H. and Lucy (King) Earls. He had been employed as a truck driver.
He is survived by 2 step-daughters: Wanda Ismael of Westchester, California and Phyllis Ratliff of Wooster; 7 grandchildren: Michael lsmael, Robert Ismael, Millicent Williams, Melissa Morr, David Hord, Russ Hord and Andy Ratliff; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Jack Earls of Bluefield, VA, and Harold Earls of Brown, VA; 1 sister, Louise Medors of Bluefield, VA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby I. (Ratcliff) Earls in 1998; 2 brothers and 6 sisters.
Calling hours will be on Saturday, May 29, 1999 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street in Shelby, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. James Humphrey, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelby, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.