James L. Stratton

EAST PALESTINE – James L. Stratton, 71 of East 8th Street in Salem, died early Friday morning at his home.

He was born March 15, 1942 in East Palestine, a son of the late Frank and Gertrude L. Pierce Stratton. He joined his Treshold Family July 15, 1979. Jimmy had lived with two close friends, Bill and John, and had been employed at the Columbiana County Workshop for years.

For the past year he had been working at Open Door Opportunities Workshop.

Jim had been preceded in death by a brother Wayne Stratton, who had resided in the Opportunity Homes in Lisbon.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine, with friends to be received a 1/2 hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, New Waterford. www.oliver-linsley.com