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In Loving Memory of James Arthur Bales BALES, JAMES ARTHUR, 90 of Pearisburg , VA. passed away Sunday morning, April 27, 2008 at Friendship Health Care Center in Roanoke , VA. Mr. Bales was born on October 22, 1917 in Pearisburg and was a son of the late Charles Morgan Bales and Nannie Susan Morris Bales. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary B. Morris, three brothers, Charles M. Bales, Jr., Samuel H. Bales and Tommy L. Bales. Mr. Bales was a life long member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Pearisburg where he served on the Board of Trustees, served as Treasurer, Financial Secretary and Jr. Warden. He was Army Veteran of WWII serving as a Sgt. in the 36th Division in combat intelligence and was wounded in San Pedro , Italy . He was a member and past president of the Pearisburg Kiwanis Club, member of the Giles County Historical Society, served on the Board of Directors and was Chairman of the Johnston House Restoration Committee. He is survived by his wife Mary Snidow Bales of Pearisburg, one son, James Glenn Bales and wife Jennifer Speight of Lynchburg , one daughter, Bonnie Lee Bales Fairbrother and husband Matthew of Burke, VA., and two brothers, Ivan G. Bales and wife Norma of Pearisburg and Graham C. Bales of Lindside , WV . Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm at the Christ Episcopal Church in Pearisburg with the Rev. Harmon Smith officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home Monday evening from 6 8 pm. Online condolence can be sent to the family at givensfuneralhome.com. If you would like to send your condolences to the family via Givens Funeral Home, simply sign the Memorial Guestbook by clicking the link. Your condolences will be printed out and given to the family.
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