John James (WARRENTON, Ga.)

WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. John R. James, 85 of Mesena Rd. entered into rest March 6, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ron Drawdy officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Ray James, Roger James, Chris Beasley, Andy Garner, Michael Garner and Little Roger James. Mr. James was born in Richmond County, Georgia and was the son of the late Robert Jackson James and the late Hazel Mullikin James. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the European Theatre with the 16th Armored Battalion. Mr. James was retired as a mechanic from Civil Service at Ft. Gordon. He was a member of Mesena United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Eva Hardy James; son, John W. James and wife, Carolyn of Warrenton, GA; daughters, Cheryl Stevens and husband, Bill of Sautee, GA, Cynthia Williams and husband, Harry of Harlem, GA, Nancy Johnson and husband, Woody of Dearing, GA; brothers and sisters, Tutt James, Mac James, Betty Shirey, Joann Rountree all of Hephzibah, GA and Barbara Creed of Belvedere, SC; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Milton James; granddaughter, Shannon Purvis; siblings, Nettie Cliatt, Clarence James, Hubert James and Bo James. Memorials may be made to the Second Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 1249 Earle St. Thomson, GA 30824. Friends may call the residence of Nancy and Woody Johnson , 3492 Deerfield Rd., Dearing, GA or from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2011 at the funeral home. Please visit: for complete obituary information and to sign the family's personal guestbook. Beggs Funeral Home 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia 706-595-4100. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-March 7, 2011