James M. Figard
James “Slope” M. Figard, 49, Saxton, died Saturday, December 18, 2010, at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus.
Born March 2, 1961, in Huntingdon, he was a son of Marcia (Lynn) Allison and husband John R. Allison, Sparks, Md.; and Emmerson S. Figard, Saxton.
In addition to his father, mother and stepfather, he is survived by a brother and two sisters: Troy D. Figard and Robin Black and husband Jake, all of Six Mile Run; and Sherri L. Pinder and husband Brian, Physville, Md.; four nephews, two nieces, two great-nephews and one great-niece; three uncles and an aunt: Howard Lynn and wife Joan and Dean Lynn, all of Saxton; George Lynn and wife Charlotte, Wells Tannery; Esther Burkett and husband John, West Newton; and Gloria Miller and husband, Charles, New Paris.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Zella Lynn and Robert and Eva McElwain.
He was a member of Saxton First Church of God and also belonged to the Saxton Sportsmen’s Club.
He loved music and his family.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 22, at Akers Funeral Chapel, Saxton. Pastor Charles Riley officiated. Burial was made in Fockler Cemetery, Saxton.