We are funeral service professionals with a sincere desire to reward each family who has placed their trust and confidence in us by being attentive to every detail, displaying the highest level of courtesy and compassion and providing the greatest measure of respect for your wishes.
We pledge to be a professional resource for the benefit of the entire community and accept this unique responsibility to honor the dignity of life, to aid the family in time of grief and to encourage remembrance with each family within its own traditions, culture and financial means.
We understand that the ritual of ceremony is one that plays a significant role in our lives and that meaningful ceremonies do not just occur, they are events that require guidance and thoughtful planning.
We are expert listeners who can help to transform your thoughts & ideas into a perfectly executed Remembrance Gathering designed expressly for your family. Our goal is to help you find joy in the way you choose to remember, honor and celebrate that wonderful life.
L.I.C./Funeral Director/Preneed Counselor
Eric Fithyan is a resident of Brooke County. He was born in Wheeling Hospital to Ernie and Teresa (McFadden) Fithyan. The Fithyan family lived on West Street in Follansbee for a short period of time before moving to Wellsburg.
Under the young direction of Eric, the funeral homes have received best of the best by the readers of the Weirton Daily Times 2013, Best Business by the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce 2014 and a special commendation from WV Secretary of State Natalie Tennant for their work for change in their community.
Ellen Daughterty is the Administrative Assistant at the Chambers and James Funeral Homes in both Wellsburg and Follansbee.
Fred & Jerry Chambers, & Jennifer Chambers - Ficca
Founding Family Members
Fred T. Chambers is a resident of Wellsburg and the previous owner of the Chambers and James Funeral Homes. He graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1960 and went on to graduate from West Liberty State College in 1964.
He wanted to follow in his father's dreams so he went on to study at and graduate from the Cincinnati Mortuary School, in 1965. He is a funeral director at Chambers & James Funeral Homes since 1966. He is married to the former Jerry Lynch Chambers. He has three grown children; Lance Chambers, Jamie Johnson, and Melissa Wright and seven grandchildren; Tanner, Parker, Megan, and Molly, Brooks, and twins, Grayson and Findley Wright.
Jerry Lynch Chambers, of Wellsburg, WV, graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1961 and the Ohio Valley School of Nursing in 1964. Jerry worked as a registered nurse for the Brooke County Health Dept for ten years, Weirton Hospital for five years, and was the office manager at Chambers & James Funeral Homes. She married Fred Chambers on May 22, 1965, and they are the parents of three grown children, Lance Chambers, Jamie Johnson, and Melissa Wright. She is the proud grandparent of Tanner and Parker Johnson, Megan and Molly Chambers, and Brooks, and twins, Grayson and Findley Wright.
Jennifer Chambers - Ficca has been with the funeral home for many years. "I was so excited when my family's funeral home was passed off to Eric Fithyan. The experience that he brings to this organization and the community of Wellsburg and Follansbee is so great. I know that my parents would be proud of the Chambers and James Funeral Homes and Eric Fithyan as owner and funeral director. My brother, Fred, and I would not have chosen any other individual but Eric. I will continue to support him through this transition and for many years to come."
Jennifer "Jen" Chivers
Jennifer "Jen" Chivers works as a funeral attendant with the Chambers and James Funeral Homes. She and her husband, Scott, are residents of Wellsburg, WV. She has a son, Adam, who is attending college at WVU. She is a 1985 graduate of Brooke High School and went on to graduate from Beauty College in 1986. When she is not working, Jen and her husband are out biking on trails. She also enjoys baking, 4-H, and her family.
Pre-arranged Funeral Counselor / Funeral Attendant
Wendy Craft has been with the funeral home for over 10 years. She understands and has the experience needed to understand and meet your needs. She is always jumping to a task to learn something new. Wendy, with her wealth of funeral information, guides families through the process of pre-planning funeral arrangements. Stop by or call us to set up an appointment with her to learn the 5 new ways to refind the joy in a funeral celebration and two ways to have a funeral guaranteed!
Ernie Fithyan, Jr.
Ernie Fithyan, Jr. has a full time job as a Bus Driver for the Brooke County Schools. He is retired from the Windsor Coal Company in West Liberty, WV. He is the proud father of Russell and Eric Fithyan.
He was born in Steubenville, OH. Ernie is the son of the late Ernie Fithyan Sr. and Wilda Neil Fithyan. He was a graduate of Steubenville Catholic Center. He is most known as a football official. Ernie enjoys his granddaughters, Lily and Grace.
Ernie, like his wife Teresa, is honored to support his son Eric as a Funeral Director.
Teresa McFadden - Fithyan
Teresa McFadden-Fithyan is a Kindergarten Aide at Franklin Primary School in the Brooke County School Systems. She resides in Wellsburg, WV with her husband, Ernie Fithyan, Jr. She is a proud parent to two sons, Russell and Eric, and the proud grandmother of two adorable granddaughters, Lily and Grace.
Teresa is honored to support her son, Eric, in his life long dream of being a funeral director. Teresa, with her caring heart and warm smile, will serve your any needs.
Janet Leary is proud to be working at the Chambers and James Funeral Homes. She retired from the Brooke County Board of Education as a Administrative Assistant at the Guidance Office at Brooke High School. Janet is a member of Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church.
Tracy Johnson, a resident of Follansbee, WV and a student at West Virginia Northern Community College, is a recent addition back to the staff at the Chambers & James Funeral Homes. Next time you see Tracy welcome her back to the staff.
Carolyn "Carol" Mizok
Carolyn Mizok is a funeral attendant at the Chambers and James Funeral Homes. She and her husband, Robert, are residents of Wellsburg, WV. They are the parents of four fantastic children and five precious grandchildren. She is a member of the Church of Christ. Carolyn feels that it is a privilege to work with Eric and the other staff members. She cares and is compassionate towards others in their time of loss.
Amanda Mohney is proud to serve as Funeral Attendant at the Chambers and James Funeral Homes.
She is a graduate of Brooke High School and is currently attending the American Military University where she studies Psychology and Religion. Amanda and her husband, Paul, reside in Wellsburg, WV with their children, Kevin, Ryan, Gwendolyn, and Kathleen. Their family is active members of the Wellsburg Church of the Nazarene.
In Amanda's spare time, she enjoys music, singing, and watching her children play sports.
Paul Mark Ross serves as a Funeral Attendant at the Chambers and James Funeral Homes. Mark has worked and continues to be employed by the Brooke County School System as a Custodian at the Franklin Primary School.
Jim is honored to be working at the Chambers and James Funeral Homes under the direction of Eric Fithyan.