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June 10, 2014

James Monroe Doby

(March 18, 1924 - June 7, 2014)

RALEIGH, N.C. — James Doby (Jim), 90, of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Bluefield, WV, passed away peacefully at 12:45 AM on June 7, 2014, at Universal Health Care North. He was born on March 18, 1924 in Ada, WV to the late Lewis and Ethel (Dooley) Doby. He married Evelyn G. Mays on April 2, 1947, with whom he recently celebrated 67 years of marriage.

Jim was retired from JC Penney Company and was an avid golfer. He was a member of First Church of God on Fincastle Lane in Bluefield, VA, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Thomas and Muriel Box, and two brothers, Lewis (Bud) Doby and Curtis Doby.

In addition to his wife Jim is also survived by one daughter, Jamie Baldwin of Raleigh, NC, and one son, Eric Doby (wife Vickie) of Bluefield, VA. He has four grandchildren, Jessica Baldwin (fiancé Andy Hall) of Marietta, OH, Matthew Baldwin (wife Janelle) of Raleigh, NC, Taylor and Mac Doby of Bluefield, VA, and one great-grandson, Knox Baldwin (son of Matthew). Four sisters survive: Beulah Mae Farmer of Bluefield, WV, Laura Ealy of Bluefield ,VA, Maxine Lauck (husband Louie) of Findlay, OH, and Elisabeth Hembrook (husband Arthur) of Centerville, OH, sister-in-law Judy Doby and brother-in-law Fred Box both of Findlay, OH.

Memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from the Mercer Funeral Home chapel in Bluefield, WV with Pastor Michael Werle officiating. The public viewing and visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 at the funeral home and burial will follow at Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Bluefield, WV.  

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