Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 

11 August 2011  

James “Ed” Botkin, 85

James “Ed” Edward Botkin, 85 of Staunton, VA, passed away Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011, at Envoy of Staunton, VA.

He was born Sept. 24, 1925, in McDowell, VA, a son of the late Harvey Cameron and Ethel (Puffenbarger) Botkin.

Mr. Botkin served in the US Army, was a farm laborer, had worked at Hooke Brothers Sawmill and attended Hiner Church of the Brethren as a child.

On Sept. 20, 1949, he married Edna “Louise” (Hevener) Botkin, who preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2008.

Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Perry Simmons of Franklin, Carol Nuckoles of Staunton, VA, Sharon Altizer and Homer Moats of Verona, VA, and Wanda and Jerry Hodge of Churchville, VA; three sons, Johnny Botkin, Jimmy Botkin and Ricky Botkin and companion, Judy Sensabaugh, all of Staunton, VA; 10 grandchildren, Dean Pitsenbarger, Kimberly Puffenbarger, Jeffrey and Kevin Hodge, all of Churchville, VA, Eric Nuckoles of Staunton, VA, Lori and Daniel Simmons, both of Franklin, Michael Simmons of Harrisoburg, VA, and Ashley and Aaron Botkin, both of Staunton, VA; 12 great-grandchildren, including his special great-granddaughter, Ashlyn “Sissy” Critzer; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Audrey Mauzy of Pennsylvania.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Rembert, Randy and George “Jack” Botkin; and a nephew, Bobby Botkin.

A funeral service was conducted Saturday at Obaugh Fuenral Home in McDowell, VA, with the Rev. Terry Clark officiating. Burial was in Oak Lawn Memory Gardnens.

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