Jul. 8, 1998 Arcadia Bienville Parish Louisiana, USA
James married a cousin Merritt Thurman-Hale,(their common link was Great Grandparents, their Grandmothers were Ivins sisters) together they raised a wonderful family.
A long time friend and preacher often referred to this couple as a modern day "Priscilla & Aquilla" from Biblical times. He and others often spoke of them bringing their own large "brood" to church but packing in as many other children as they possibly could fit to get them to services. They together made as a fine a Christian Family as you could wish to know, many of their Children and Grandchildren work to spread the Lord's message even now...they are truly a wonderful testimony to their raising.