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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
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James Hite

James Hite

Thursday, March 9th, 1933 Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

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Obituary for James Edward Hite

James Edward Hite, 85, of Martinsburg passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Berkeley Medical Center.

James was born on March 9, 1933 in Martinsburg, WV and was the son of the late Charles Raymond Hite and Fern Butts Hite.

He was a life-long farmer in the Berkeley County area; and had retired from General Motors.

He is survived by two sons, James W. Hite and wife, Penny and C. Andy Hite and wife, Carol; four daughters, Cathy F. Knipe, M. Susan Rude and husband Barry, Mary Federline and husband Barney, Janice Davis and husband, Chip; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Patricia Butts; and his estranged wife, Barbara Osbourne Hite.

He was preceded in death by one daughter; Judith Hite; one great-grandson, Liam Jay Mann; two brothers, Paul S. and Raymond Mitchell Hite; one sister, Margaret A. Bridgham; one son-in-law, David Knipe; and the mother of his children, Mary Frances Hite.

Family will receive friends on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Denny Rhoe officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    Monday, March 11th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
    Pastor Dennis Rhoe
  • Interment

    Pleasant View Memory Gardens
    2938 Charles Town Road

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Ann Smith

Susie and Andy ~ I am so very sorry to see this. Please know my prayers are with you and your families, and may God comfort you both. Ann Smith
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marie cramer

Susie and Cathy, am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a nice man and a good landlord to Mom. Sincerely, Marie Cramer
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Lawrence Hitt

Andy and family, I am sorry about your father’s passing. I am glad a I had the opportunity to get to know him. He was a good man. May God bless you in this time. Larry
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