James Harlen "Jim" Booton of Lavalette
James Harlen “Jim” Booton, 72, of Lavalette, WV, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 9, 2012 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, April 13, 2012 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV, by Pastor Bob Talbert. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. He was born May 7, 1939 in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Harlan and Letha Ferguson Booton. Jim currently held office as the Wayne County Clerk, was the owner of Booton Realty and Lavalette Mini Storage and former owner of Queen’s Store in Wayne. He was also a former Wayne County Commissioner, served as a board member for many organizations including past President of The Tri-State Airport Authority, a former board member of Stepping Stones, Wayne County Community Services, Wayne County Economic Development and also served on the Wayne County Advisory Board for Hospice of Huntington. He was also a member of the Mays Chapel United Methodist Church, was a Gideon and member of the IOOF Huntington Lodge, and the Wayne Masonic Lodge #18 AF&AM. Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Avenell Estep Booton; one daughter, Kimberly Pauley of Lavalette, WV; one son, Todd Booton and wife, Melinda of Lavalette, WV; five grandchildren, J.B. Justice, Heath Booton, Mark Justice, Canaan Booton, Hannah Pauley; and a host of additional family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington.