Originally created 01/11/00

Mr. James English



STAPLETON, Ga. -- Mr. James Lawrence English, sheriff of Glascock County, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at University Hospital. He was 82.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at James Funeral Home, Wrens, with Dr. John Forrester officiating. Burial will be in Stapleton Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. English, a native of Glascock County, was sheriff for Glascock County. He was a member of Lions Club, Georgia Sheriff's Association, County Officers' Association of Georgia, and Little Brier Creek Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor.

The family said, "At his death, he was the oldest and longest serving sheriff in the state of Georgia."

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Rivers English; two daughters, Kay E. Marbert, Hickory, N.C., and Jan E. Hall, LaGrange; a sister, Mary Lizzie Gay, Gibson; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tommy English, Terry Norris, James A. Rivers, William Swan, Bill English, Will English, Nick Rivers and Jack Williford.

Memorials may be made to Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Home, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281; or to Stapleton Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 146, 360 Harvey Street, Stapleton, GA 30823.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at James Funeral Home, Wrens.

The Augusta Chronicle Jan. 11, 2000