Mr. James Edward Parker, 77, of 2402 Wheeless Road, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Starling-Hatcher Funeral Home with the Rev. Len Chavis officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Parker, a native of Augusta, had retired as an auto body mechanic. He was a Baptist.
The family said, "He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, great-grandfather, who will be missed dearly by all of his family and friends."
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Parker; a son, James E. Parker Jr., Springfield, S.C.; two daughters, Francis J. Joiner, Augusta, and Betty J. Usry, Martinez; three sisters, Jean Chavis, Margaret Benson and Ruby Odum, all of Augusta; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Billy Cawley, Doug Usry, Sean C. Joiner, Ted Russell, Ronnie Newman and John McElroy.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The Augusta Chronicle July 4, 1999