James E. Hillis, age 82, passed away March 18, 2014 at his home in Salome. James was born October 24, 1931 in Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania to Morris Hillis and Barbara Rhodes Hillis. He worked in construction most of his life. James was very skilled as a mason and welder and many other areas of construction. He is survived by his wife Shirley of Salome and children. Family services will be held at a later date.