Former Bingham City Fire Chief Earl Thomas James, 81, died Dec.4, 1988, at his home in Clearfield.

The funeral will be at noon Dec. 7 in the Clearfield LDS 3rd Ward chapel, 231 E. Third North. Friends may call at Lindquist's Clearfield Mortuary, 1050 S. State St., Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m., and at the church Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Burial will be in Salt Lake City Cemetery.James served with the Bingham Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years, including two years as chief, and for two years he was president of the Utah Firemen's Association. He also was postmaster of Bingham and Clearfield. (See obituary on Page B4.)