James was born on December 16, 1932 and passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017.
James was a resident of Bostic, North Carolina at the time of passing.
He grew up on a farm outside New Hebron, Mississippi and after graduating high school Jim continued his studies and graduated from Copiah Lincoln Junior College and was attending Mississippi Southern in Hattiesburg as an engineering student when he was drafted into the United States Army in 1953.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday, August 11, 2017 in the Florence Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating and a eulogy given by his son, Philip. Family and friends are invited to attend a brief committal service of his ashes at eleven o'clock Saturday morning in the Cool Springs Cemetery.
The family has respectfully requested that memorials be made to Florence Baptist Church, 201 S. Broadway Street, Forest City, NC 28043 or Hospice of Rutherford County, Post Office Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 .
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