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James H. Beaty

October 28, 1946 — February 27, 2021

James H. Beaty, 74, of Ranger, WV passed away Saturday Feb. 27, 2021 at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

He was born October 28, 1946 a son of the late Willie Bates and Frona Mae (York) Beaty of Jamestown, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul (2004) and Willie (2021).

He was a retired laborer from Laborers Local # 543 in Huntington, WV and a member of Aarons Creek Community Church where he was the adult Sunday School Teacher for over 20 years. His favorite song and testimony was I’ll Be A Friend To Jesus.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 54 years, Juanita Beaty; two sons, Keith (Mechelle) Beaty of Ranger,WV, and Kenny (Angel) of Branchland,WV; four grandchildren, Tiffany (Daniel) Cartwright, Anthony (Kristen) Beaty both of Branchland, WV, Brandon (Michaela) Beaty of Ranger, WV, and Bridgett Beaty of Branchland,WV; five great grandchildren, Lauren, Alaina, Brinley, Hannah, and Kanita; one brother, David Beaty of Tennessee; two sisters, Lorene Weaver and Nola Weaver both of Tennessee; and a host of friends that he met over the years.

A special thanks and appreciation to the Doctors and Staff at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

We ask that you follow the guidelines of the COVID-19 and wear a mask.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Thursday, March 4, 2021 at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin with Rev. Michael Abshire and Rev. Johnny Slazo officiating. The burial will follow in the Adkins Cemetery, Ranger, WV.

A visitation will be from 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

McGhee-Handley Funeral Home

West Hamlin, WV

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