THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. John Edward James, Sr., 72, entered into rest February 19, 2007 at St. Josephs Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2007, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harlon Noles, Rev. Newton Cranford, Jr. and Rev. Charles Green officiating. Interment will follow at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens in Thomson.
Pallbearers will be Bennett Boulineau, Jim Votaw, Gary Usry, Jason Milburn, Dwight Prescott and Johnny Hadden.
Mr. James was born in Jefferson County on April 24, 1934, and was the son of the late Joe James and the late Ada McGraw James. He was retired from the engineering department at the Veterans Administration. Mr. James was a member of the Wrens Church of God, was past coordinator of the Trailblazers Senior Adult Group of the Wrens Church of God and was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. The family said that Mr. James was a loving husband, caring father and wonderful friend.
Survivors include his wife, Dianne W. James; sons - Randy Edward James, Sr., Sheridan, Mich., Mark Leroy James, Sr., Thomson, John Edward James, Jr., Thomson, daughter, Brenda Newsome, Avera, Ga.; brother - Jack James, Lakeland, Fla.; sisters - Louise Coe, Prattville, Ala., Sara Cranford, Thomson; Grandchildren - Randy Edward James, Jr., Jennifer Eckert, Rebecca Oliver, Samuel James, Mark Leroy James, Jr., Abigail Duncan, Matthew James, Melissa James, Pam Norton, Allison Unruh, Tyler James, Andi James; great- grandchildren- Alex James, Jessie James, Stephen James, Dalton Brown, Anslee James, Brianna Unruh, Jasmine Ibriham.
Mr. James was preceded in death by a loving uncle, Truman James, and his first wife, Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Newsome.
Memorials may be made to the Wrens Church of God Loan Reduction Fund c/o Bennett Boulineau 102 Phillips St . Wrens, GA. 30833.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.