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Former Putnam County commissioner has died

Jim Caruthers served three terms as Putnam County commissioner. (WCHS/WVAH)

A longtime Putnam County commissioner has died.

Jim Caruthers served three terms as Putnam County commissioner, in addition to serving on Poca Town Council and as mayor of Poca.

Besides politics, Caruthers also is being remembered for his public service, serving on a variety of state and Putnam County committees.

In 2015, he was presented with the Distinguished West Virginian Award by then-Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday morning at Poca United Methodist Church.

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