James Matthew Peterson, 48

EAST LIVERPOOL-James Matthew Peterson, 48, of East Liverpool, passed away, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

Born Dec. 5, 1965 in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of the Ruth (Cochran) Hobbs of Glenmoor and the late Emmett Peterson Jr.

James was a supervisor for Modern Glass.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Peterson and by his stepfather, Patrick Hobbs.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Coursin) Peterson of East Liverpool; two daughters, Jessica (Anthony) Price of New Jersey and Amber Peterson of East Liverpool; a stepdaughter, Emily (Shawn) Peterson of Leetonia; a stepson, Bradley Franczek of Salem; four grandchildren, Autumn, Cheyenne, Brielle and Aiden; two brothers, Steve (Sunday) Peterson of Tennessee and John (Melanie) Peterson of East Liverpool; three sisters, Naomi Logan, Esther Peterson of East Liverpool and Mary (James) Huntsman of Ohio.

Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Nixon Funeral Home in Newell, W.Va., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville, Ohio.