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James Stephen Tabler Sr., 58

August 28, 2009

NOV. 21, 1950-AUG. 26, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James Stephen Tabler Sr., 58, of Martinsburg, passed away on Aug. 26, 2009, at City Hospital.

Born Nov. 21, 1950, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of Anna Virginia Swartz Tabler of Martinsburg and the late Roland Seibert Tabler.

James was a retired supervisor who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He attended Mt. Wesley UMC and was a member of the Moose Club.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roland Seibert "Sonny" Tabler Jr.

James is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Debra Griffith Tabler; three sons, James Stephen "JT" Tabler Jr., Jeremy Lee Tabler and wife Tiffany Marie, and John Paul Tabler, all of Martinsburg; sister, Patricia Ann Tabler Grove and husband Ronnie of Martinsburg; two granddaughters, Jewelia Lynn Tabler and Annaliese Charlotte Tabler; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald R. Griffith and Asako "Alice" Griffith of Shepherdstown; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.


Family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Rosedale Funeral Home with Dr. G. Edward Grove and the Rev. Gil Lockwood officiating.

Interment will follow in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg. Pallbearers will be Richard Barrett Jr., Donald Barrett, Matthew Barrett, David Grove, Wayne Griffith and James Wright Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard Barrett, Sr. and Ronnie Grove.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Wesley UMC, 4622 Scrabble Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

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