Earl James Kirkland

KIRKLAND, Earl James, 53, of Richmond, OH, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at his home.

He was born Sept. 16, 1959, in Steubenville, OH, a son of Judith Ann (Murphy) Kirkland of Richmond and the late Earl Kirkland.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James Kiler and Nellie Grace (Coffman) Kirkland; and maternal grandparents, Cecil Delmar and Mabel Marie (McLaughlin) Murphy.

Earl was a hard worker, good friend, great brother, and loved his mom, dad, and family. He was a devoted Cleveland Browns fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Debra (Robert) Grimes of Bloomingdale; brother, Tim (Susan) Kirkland of Pennsylvania; and niece, Shelby Kirkland of Pennsylvania.

Friends will be received at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Richmond on Friday from 3 p.m. until time of funeral services at 7 p.m. with Pastor Ronald Murphy officiating.

Send condolences online at www.everhart-bovefuneralhomes.com