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William Chester "Shag" France
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1948
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 2012
Kanawha City
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA

William Chester "Shag" France, 63, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 1, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, after complications from heart surgery.

Shag was born December 25, 1948, to Chester Roy and Arvella Douglas France of Cross Lanes.

Shag was a pipe fabricator for McJunkin Corp. and Mountaineer Fabricators for over 34 years. He was ordinated by the West Virginia Home Mission for many years and was a member of the church.

Shag is survived by his wife of 46 years, Judy A. Hudson France at home; children, Deborah Parrish and her husband, Kenneth, of St. Albans, Donna Waldron and her husband, Burliss, of Hurricane, William France Jr. and his wife, Rebecca, of St. Albans and Steven France and his wife, Crystal, of Dunbar; grandchildren, Della Lowe, Kenneth Parrish II, Sarah Waldron, Joshua Waldron, Christian France, Jessica France, Steven France Jr. and Madison France; great-grandchildren, Brianna Lowe, Emilee Lowe and Summer Waldron; brother, Roger L. France; and sisters, Brenda Gladwell, Shirley Haynes, Robin Bryant, Paula Richardson and Debbie McVey.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, October 5, at the West Virginia Home Mission, 1109 Benamati Ave., Nitro, WV 25143, with Pastor Joey Scarberry and Pastor Harold Harmon officiating. Burial will follow the service in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 4th, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, care of Cooke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 145, Nitro, WV 25143.

Condolences may be sent to the family via

Cooke Funeral Home & Crematorium, Nitro, is in charge of arrangements. 
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  Judy Ann Hudson France (1948 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Grandview Memorial Park
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Chris McVey
Record added: Oct 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98329113
William Chester Shag France
Added by: Chris McVey
William Chester Shag France
Added by: Chris McVey
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Dear Shag, it's almost Christmas. You will be missed by all who loved you on this special day. But you are in Heaven and sharing this day with Jesus. What a wonderful day it will be for you. You are loved!! May you have a beautiful Christmas in Heaven.
- Patsy
 Added: Dec. 20, 2012
Dear Shag, I know you are in the arms of the Angels now and are forever at peace. I love you. God rest your soul.
- Patsy
 Added: Oct. 10, 2012
I love you ShagBag always and always. Give Jesus a kiss for me and tell him I said thanks for letting me have you for a brother... the bestest brother a girl could ever want or need.. your baby sister, Debbie
- Debbie McVey
 Added: Oct. 6, 2012

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