HAWTHORNE, James Kenneth

HAWTHORNE, James Kenneth, 72, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, December 8, 2009, in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born July 11, 1937, in Hopedale, Ohio, a son of the late James Kenneth Hawthorne and Helen McCullough Hawthorne Fogle.

James was a retired coal miner, a member of the Bethesda Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9712, he served his country in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Snyder, and a brother, Jerry Hawthorne.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Mercer Hawthorne of St. Clairsville; a son, James Kenneth Hawthorne; grandchildren, Alex and Shandi, all of Shadyside, Ohio; sisters, Mary Ann Wehr of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Polly Kendall of Dallas, Texas, Joyce Schrodes of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Helen Mercer of Glendale, Ariz.; a brother, Robert Hawthorne of Atlanta, Ga.

There will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Kelly- Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 N. Main St., Bethesda, OH.