James Carson

James “Jim” Franklin Carson, 78, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Holbrook’s Nursing Home in Buckhannon.

He was born May 20, 1935, in Reedy, a son of the late Lester W. and Roxie E. Cottrell Carson.

On Sept. 6, 1958, he married Kathryn Street of Buckhannon, who survives.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, James Todd Carson and wife, Beth, of Buckhannon; two grandsons, James Brian and Matthew Ward Carson, both of Buckhannon; one sister-in-law, Nancy Street of Charleston; one aunt, Beulah Skaggs of Hendersonville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Carson was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. In his earlier years, Mr. Carson worked in road construction as a grade foreman. In 1991, he retired as a coal mine manager for Island Creek Coal Co. in Ten Mile and Craigsville. He loved to hunt, restore tractors and to work on the family farm. The family would like to send a special thanks to Colonial Place in Elkins, Good Samaritan in Belington, Holbrook’s Nursing Home in Buckhannon and all hospice care.

Friends will be received Friday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Helen R. Oates and the Rev. Tim Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.