Frye, James Arthur (2009)

Obituary of James Arthur Frye ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mr. James Arthur Frye, age 62 of Marion passed away Tuesday February 17, 2009 at The McDowell Hospital.  Mr. Frye was born in Catawba County on February 19, 1946 and was a son of the late Arthur Waitsel Frye and Mildred Carver Frye.  He was a member of Old Fort Church of God and a U.S. Navy Veteran.

Surviving Mr. Frye is his wife Martha Turner Frye of the home; son Bo Frye and wife Diane of Marion; three grandchildren, Jamie, Caitlin and Jacob; brother Jonathan Frye of Old Fort and two sisters, Patricia Reel and Susan Lawing, both of Marion and one aunt Marjorie McEntire of Old Fort.

Funeral services were held Thursday February 19, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Barry Teague officiating.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment was in Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.  Military honors were provided by the U.S. Navy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of McDowell County 575 Airport Road Marion, NC 28752.

An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday February 25, 2008 Volume 15 # 8