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James Corathers

November 12, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

James Bennett Corathers, 89, of Buckhannon, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Holbrook Nursing Home of Buckhannon.

He was born May 6, 1923, in Upshur County, a son of the late O. A. and Tressie Bennett Corathers.

On Aug. 16, 1943, he married Wanda Gwen Harper, who preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 2012.

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Also preceding him in death was a brother, George Corathers; and a sister, Doris Beaver.

He is survived by one son, Mac Corathers and wife, Loretta, of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Jill Kelley and husband, Greg, of Buckhannon; two great grandsons, Dakota McCartney and Logan Kelley, both of Buckhannon; and three sisters, Marie Withers and husband, Bill, of Winchester, Va., Leverne Tenney of Marietta, Ohio, and Carolyn Sue Wilfong and husband, Burton, of Buckhannon.

Mr. Corathers served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a salesman for Mountaineer Foods and A.F. Wendling, was a member of Franklin Lodge 7 AF & AM and was a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, from noon to 2 p.m. Graveside services for James and his wife, Wanda Gwen, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Heavner Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Joseph Shreve officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



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