by Paul Adkins
CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Christopher Abraham Ammar, 58, of Chapmanville, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013, at Logan Regional Medical Center.
Born October 17, 1954, in Logan, he was a son of Betty Altizer Ammar of Chapmanville and the late A.S. “Buddy” Ammar. Also preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Willard and Doris Altizer and paternal grandparents, S.A. and Stella Ammar; his aunt, Radine Ammar Queen, and uncles, James Ammar and S.A. Ammar Jr.
Chris graduated from Bluefield High School and attended West Virginia University.
Survivors include his loving wife of 23 years, Linda Wells Ammar; daughter Erin Elam (Freddy Simon) of Bluefield; granddaughter, Jocelyn Elizabeth Simon, also of Bluefield; sisters Katrina Newberry of Williamson and Melinda (Charles) Piccirillo of Madison; brother Michael (Hannah) Ammar of Orlando, Fla.; nieces, Angela (Josh) Mason, Katie (Ben) Sherman, and Jennifer Newberry, all of Charlotte, N.C., and Savannah Ammar of Orlando, Fla.; nephews, Matthew Newberry of Norfolk, Va., and Evan Ammar of Orlando, and an aunt, Beverly Ammar Joseph of Canton, Ohio.
Services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 10, at James Funeral Home Chapel with Father George Kostas officiating. There will be no burial. Chris’ body will be cremated.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society of your choice.
James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of arrangements.
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