James J. Throckmorton, 78, of 825 Bonar Avenue, Waynesburg, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1976, in Greene County Memorial Hospital after being seriously ill for the past two weeks.
Mr. Throckmorton was born June 12, 1898, in Hopewell Ridge, Center Township, a son of the late William H. and Lucy J. McGlumphy Throckmorton. His first wife, Ressa Frye Throckmorton, died June 14, 1942.
He lived in Hopewell Ridge in his early life but for the last 35 years lived in Waynesburg. He was a well-known independent plumber and electrical contractor. He was a member of the Washington Street Methodist Church of Waynesburg and the Men's Bible Class, Sunday School teacher (young men's classes) and the administrative board, all of the church. For several years he was active in the Greene County unit of the Boy Scouts of America and was an honorary member of the WCTU of Waynesburg.
Surviving are his widow, Vada Rush Throckmorton; a daughter, Mrs. Robert D. (Jean) Hawkins of Yorktown, Va.; a son, J. Daryl Throckmorton of Waynesburg R. D. 2; two step-daughters, Mrs. Katheryn Dodge of Spraggs and Mrs. Clarence (Anise) Davis of Rutan, a stepson, Floyd Rush Jr. of Spraggs; 20 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Ely and Mrs. Mantie Bussey, both of Waynesburg, and several nieces and nephews.
A grandson, a sister, Mamie Bonham and two brothers, Robert and Victor are deceased.
THROCKMORTON - Friends of James J. Throckmorton of 825 Bonar Avenue, Waynesburg, who died Tuesday, November 9, 1976, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, with the Rev. Ralph W. Brownfield in charge. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville.
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