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James Earl Prather Sr.

Born: Tue., Mar. 31, 1936
Died: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Location: Pennington Smith Funeral Home Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Location: Pennington Smith Funeral Home

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James Prather, 81, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Born on March 31, 1936, he was the son of the late Ralph Rice and Mary Prather. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by sons, Charles Prather Sr. and William “Billy” Prather.

James was a school bus driver for many years for Fayette County Board of Education. He attended Pentecostal Holiness Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda (Kincaid) Prather of Gauley Bridge; sons, James E. Prather Jr. ( Sandy) of Powelton and Danny Prather ( Dee Dee) of Gauley Bridge; daughters, Tammy Prather of Gauley Bridge, Roxana Hamrick ( Nathan) of Twenty Mile and Catherine Stewart of Gauley Bridge; brother, Charles Reed of Gaithersburg, MD.; sisters, Margaret Houser of Danville, VA, Rose Martin of NC, Stella Adkins and Mary Kincaid both of Gauley Bridge; Uncle Bernard Rice of Frametown, nineteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, October 30, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Prather family.

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Beanie and Laurie Thomas
   Posted Sat October 28, 2017
May God be with your family Brenda !! This saddens us so much ! We miss you both and all of James' crazy antics !! Wish we could be there for you but our thoughts and prayers are always with you Love You !!

   Posted Sat October 28, 2017
Dear Prather family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of James. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

Roger Hayes
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
So sorry to here about your loss

Bob Carson
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
I am very sorry for your family's loss.

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