"HANCOCK [Washington Co, MD] - Edward "Ed" Brewer James, 90, of Funk Avenue, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport, [Washington Co.] Md. Born Dec. 31, 1917, in Sleepy Creek, [Morgan Co.] W.Va., he was the son of the late Grover Baldwin and Caroline Brewer James and the husband of the late Pauline Ella Manning James, whom he married Sept. 27, 1940, at Hancock Presbyterian Church and who died July 2, 2005. He was a 1935 graduate of Hancock High School. He was a former agent in the Tri-State area with Prudential Insurance Co. He owned and operated James Men Shop, formerly in Hancock. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army with Company C 17th Tank Battalion and was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze stars and a Purple Heart in February 1945, and a Purple Heart Oak Leaf Cluster in April 1945. He was a member of James W. Bowers Lodge 173 AF&AM of Hancock; and he was a member of Hancock Presbyterian Church. He is survived by one daughter, Patti Demory of Hancock; one son, Edward L. James of Hancock; one sister, Helen Virginia Palmer of Warfordsburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Grover Lee James; and one brother, Eugene H. James. A service will be Monday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at Hancock Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Carol Davis will officiate. Burial with a military graveside service by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in Damascus Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery, [Fulton Co.] Pa. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, where a Masonic service will be conducted by James W. Bowers AF&AM Lodge 173 of Hancock at 7:30 p.m. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hancock Rescue Squad, 57 E. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750."
Father: Grover Baldwin James b: 18 JUL 1890 in Wytheville, VA
Mother: Caroline Catherine Brewer b: 3 SEP 1894 in Fulton Co, PA
Marriage 1 Pauline Ella Manning b: 10 JUN 1919 in Franklin Mills, Pa.
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