The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 5, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013


James Edwin Justice

CLAYPOOL HILL, Va. — James Edwin Justice, age 79, of Claypool Hill, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, in a Bristol, Tenn. hospital.

He was born in Holden, W.Va., and was the son of the late Harry and Edna Creech Justice.

He was very active in the mining industry having worked for Island Creek, Iaeger Mining Company, and Consolidation Coal Company. He was also was a mine inspector for the state of West Virginia, the Mine Enforcement and Safety Administration, and Consolidation Coal Co. He was a 50 year member of the Berwind Masonic Lodge and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richlands, Va.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence, Kenneth, and Max; and four sisters, Clara, Lucille, Lillian, and Maxine. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Survivors are his wife of 60 years, June Carol Hammond Justice; two daughters, Kimberly Brewster and husband, Alvin of Pounding Mill, Va. and Stephanie Berry and husband, Daniel of Richlands, Va.; two sons, Tim Justice and wife, Debbie of Madison, and

Mark Justice and wife, Brenda of Pineville, W.Va.; six grandchildren: Jimmy Justice, Kevin Justice, Brandon Webb, Lori Bernhart, Angela Chambers, and Leslie Whited and five great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for James E. Justice will be conducted Friday, February 8, 2013, at 1 p.m.  at the First United Methodist Church in Richlands, Va., with the Rev. Larry Ramey officiating. Entombment will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Bluewell, W.Va.

Pallbearers will be: Donnie Hammond, Fred Stinson, Jerry Hickman, Jimmy Justice, Kevin Justice, and Brandon Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be: Members of the Berwind Masonic Lodge.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Va., is in charge of the arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at

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