CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — James H. “Jim” Hymes, 70, of Chapmanville, departed this life Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Cornerstone Medical Center in Huntington.
Born March 19, 1942, at Phillipi, he was son of the late Herman and Mary Jane Mason Hymes. Also preceding him in death were his foster parents, Sam and Edna Boyles, with whom he resided until the age of 18; one son, Allen B. Hymes of Tera Alta; two brothers, Harry and Douglas Hymes; three uncles, Ted, Elvin and Artie Hymes; two aunts, Elvie and Violet Hymes; father and mother-in-law, James and Coonie Mullins Farley, and four brothers-in-law, James Oral, Jerry David, Ezra and Kenneth Ray Farley.
Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corps, worked as a coal miner and furniture factory worker, and former owner of J&B Carry Out at Ferrellsburg. He was a member of the First Church of Christ in Chapmanville and enjoyed attending services when he was able.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 35 years, Betty Sue Farley Hymes; one son, James David (Stacy) Hymes of Chapmanville; one daughter, Connie Hymes of Kingwood; one daughter-in-law, Cori Hymes of Tera Alta; one sister, Rosa (Lee Earl) Hunt of Warren, Ohio; one brother, Bobby (Paula) Hymes of Greenville, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Elmer (Barbara) Farley and Michael (Kendra) Farley, both of Chapmanville; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy (George) Adams and Stella Su Farley, both of Harts, and Barbara Baisden Farley of Delbarton; two grandsons, David Reed and Allen B. “JR” Hymes Jr. and six granddaughters, Allison F. Hymes, Savannah G. Adkins, Ashley Wapkins, Whitney Thurman and Amber and Holly Hymes; three great-grandchildren, Zander and Zavier Wapkins and Kaylee Thurman. Additionally, he will be sadly missed by several nieces, nephew, and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Freeman Funeral Home with the Rev. Chad Neil officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens at Godby.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.