Ray Bartholomew

BARTHOLOMEW, Ray Lawrence (Larry) 62, of Wintersville, OH, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, January 5, 2013, with his family at his side at the Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH.

Larry was born on February 5, 1950, in Weirton, WV. He was the son of the late Raymond A. and Victoria (Sabo) Bartholomew.

Larry was retired from the U.S. Navy with 16 years active duty. He was a member of the Truth Baptist Church, Steubenville, OH. Larry loved pets, fishing and was always there for others in their time of need, but most of all, Larry loved his Lord.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Melneck.

Larry is survived by his two brothers, David (Cindy) Bartholomew of Follansbee, WV and Freddy Bartholomew of Steubenville, OH; a sister, Janie (Don) Ignatius of Cambridge, OH, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Friends will be received on Monday, January 7, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. and again on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717, with Pastor William Block of Truth Baptist Church, officiating.

Interment will follow with full military honors by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland OH.

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