THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. James Otto May, 78, of 207 May Road entered into rest Feb. 9, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital.
He was the beloved husband of Georgia B. May and the late Shirley S. May. He was the son of the late Robert Truman May, Sr. and the late Emma Heath May.
Other survivors include his son, Ted May of Thomson, daughter, Bridget May Hill of Columbus, Ga.; five brothers, R. T. May, Jr. and Emille May both of Florida, Emory May of Falls Church, Va., Roy May and Leon May both of Thomson; three sisters, Virginia Nobles of Milledgeville, Miriam Usry of Gibson and Inez Rabun of Thomson; five grandchildren, Michelle Hill, Trey Hill, Keri May, Kori May and Katie May.
Mr. May lived most of his life in McDuffie County. He served in the U.S Army during the Korean Conflict, was retired from Civil Services, a member of the A. J. Miller Lodge #204, and a member of Salem United Methodist Church. He was also the first 18-year-old to vote in the United States on Aug. 21, 1943.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004 at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leo B. Carpenter officiating. Interment was in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Honorary Pallbearers were members of the A. J. Miller Lodge #204. Pallbearers were James Freeman, Kenny May, J. D. Hardaway, Leon Cato, Gerald Bryant, and Emory Newsome.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 484, Thomson, Ga., 30824.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.