Staff members of Chambers and James Funeral Home, Inc are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors and non-licensed funeral attendants.
L.I.C./Funeral Director/Preneed Counselor
Eric Fithyan is a resident of Brooke County. He was born in Wheeling Hospital, son of Ernie and Teresa (McFadden) Fithyan. The Fithyan family lived on West Street, Follansbee for a short period of time, before moving to Wellsburg.
Ellen Daughterty is Adminstrative Assistant at the Chambers and James Funeral Homes in both Wellsburg and Follansbee.
Justin Bull was born in El Dorado, Arkansas. He is the son of Jim and Janie Bull. Justin is a resident of Weirton, WV. On June 5, 2000, Justin joined the Weirton Cove Company #2 Volunteer Fire Department. He was very active in the Boy Scout and obtaining rank of Eagle Scout. Justin graduated from Brooke High School in 2001. He then attended Eastern Kentucky University. Justin graduated with a certification in Emergency Medical Techanician. He is also employeed at the Brooke County EMS since 2002 and the Weirton Area Ambulance and Rescue Squad since 2004. Justin attends church at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Steubenville, OH. In his spare time, Justin is involved as an Executive Committee Member of the Hancock County Republicans.
Fred & Jerry Chambers, & Jennifer Chambers - Ficca
Founding Family Members
Fred T. Chambers is resident of Wellsburg and 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 and graduate from the Cincinnati Mortuary School, in 1965. He is a funeral director at Chambers & James Funeral Homes, since 1983. He is married to the former Jerry Lynch Chambers. He has three grown children, Lance Chambers, Jamie Johnson, 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 is 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, and Megan and Molly Chambers, 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 other than Eric. I will continue to support him through this transition and for many years to come.
Pre-arranged Funeral Counselor / Funeral Attendant
Wendy Craft has been with the funeral home for 9 years. She understands and has 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-arranging 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, West Liberty. 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 of 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 to 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.
Junior Funeral Attendant
Tracy is honored to be considered as a Junior Funeral Attendant with the Chambers and James Funeral Homes. She is a resident of Follansbee, WV. Tracy is the daughter of Greg and Kim Johnson of Follansbee, WV. Tracy is a student at Brooke High School. After graduation in 2014, Tracy plans to attend Mortuary School in Pittsburgh to follow in her dreams.
Tracy's smiling face can be seen for miles as she performs with the Toni Zeakes Dancers of Wheeling. She has perfomed at numerous events with the most notable the Wheeling Christmas Parade.
Tracy is always there to assist you in the funeral homes at evening visitation and services. She will be leaving the funeral homes to attend Mortuary in late September.
Janet Leary is proud to be working at the Chambers and James Funeral Homes. She retired from the Brooke County Board of Educations as a Adminstrative Assistant at the Guidance Office at Brooke High School. Janet is a member of Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church.
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.