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BLUEFIELD — James Forrest Ritchie, 50, of Bluefield, WV passed away on Saturday morning, March 25, 2017 at his residence formerly of Westminster, SC. He was the former President of the Issaqueena Cruisers, motorcycle club of Westminster, SC and of Bluefield, WV.
James was born on June 25, 1966 in Bluefield, WV to the late Gene and Elizabeth Rouse Ritchie.
Jamie was a hard headed, and a kind soul who loved Tammy almost as much as he loved his Harley. Though, the time we had was short, we will remember every moment that we've had, and cherished it always and forever.
He leaves behind his spouse, Tammy Lynn Hawkins, of Bluefield, WV; daughters Cheyenne Ritchie of Westminster, SC and Lea Hawkins of Bluefield, WV; son Justin Hawkins of Bluefield, WV; Non-Paternal brothers, John Mimms of Westminster, SC and Rodney Breissinger of Mount Holly, NC and sister Patricia Anne Ritchie of Florida. Two grandchildren whom of he loved and cherished everyday, Aiden Hawkins and Willow Stowers.
Memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluefield, WV with family and friends conducting the service.
The Ritchie family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday, April 02, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com
"Carry on my wayward son, For there will be peace when you are done.... Lay your weary head to rest, Don't you cry no more..."
Published on March 31, 2017
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