James H. (Ham Bone) Buttram, 78, of the Paint Rock community, passed away September 30, 2013, at LaFollette Medical Center in LaFollette.

Born in Scott County, June 26, 1936, he was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rebecca Carson Buttram; brothers: infant, D.J., and Denzil Buttram; and sisters: Ruby Green, Princess Lowe, and Althia Yancey.

He worked as a coal truck driver beginning as a teenager and for the majority of his life, later working as a carpenter with Buttram Builders with his brother, J.R. He had a tender heart and a genuine love for people; and enjoyed riding his four-wheeler with his dogs.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Daugherty of the Paint Rock community; children: Brenda Carroll, Johnny Daugherty and wife, Melinda, and Brian Daugherty and wife, Haley; grandchildren: Zach, Ryan, Logan, Braxton, Brock, Kaleb, Jon, Gracie, and Braylie; great-grandchild, Conner; brothers: Joey (J.R.) Buttram and wife, Eunice, and Glen Buttram and wife, Tina, all of the Paint Rock community; sisters: Geraldine Lowe of Huntsville, and Betty Yancey and husband, Herman, of the Paint Rock community; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted October 5, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville with Bro. Junior Carson and Bro. Sammy Yancey officiating. Music was provided by Allen Carson, and the Outreach Church Choir. Interment followed at Peaceful Rose Garden Cemetery.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville had charge of the arrangements.