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James Alexander Center
Birth: Dec. 19, 1848
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1945
South Carolina, USA

J.A Center Of
Greer Succumbs
Greer, Sept-1,J.A.(Jim)Center,97.
the oldest resident of the Greer
section,died at 7 o'clock this
morning at the home of his son,
W.P.Center,on Greer route 1,
following eight months of declining
health,and a serious illness of four
months.Mr.Center was a Confederate
Veteran having served for a short
time before the War between the States
closed with the 16 year old South
Carolina regiment. He was born and
reared in upper Greenville county and
was a son of the late Stephen Center and
Kindness Butler Center.He married
Miss Sarah Jane Ballew who died seven
years ago.He was formerly engaged in the
mercantile business and farming with
his son in upper part of the county,
36 years ago he retired and since that
time had made his home with his son.
Surviving are one son, W.P.Center;Two
daughters,Mrs.J.L.Ballenger,and Mrs.G.V.
Phillips; 32 grandchildren,33 great-grand
children,and one great-great-grandchild.
He was the last member of his immediate family.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday
afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Duncan Baptist
church,conducted by Rev.L.J.Keels, assisted
by Rev.D.R.Hill, and Dr.J.Dean Crain.Burial
will be in the family plot in the Duncan cemetery.
The following grandsons were asked to meet at
the home at 3:30 o'clock to serve as active
pallbearers;Jim Ballenger, Horace Ballenger,
Bryson Barnett, Willie Barnett,Frank Phillips,
and Lucieen Phillips. after 10:30 o'clock Sunday
morning the body will be at the home.
Family links: 
  Stephen Center (1818 - 1895)
  Kindness Butler Center (1817 - 1899)
  Sarah Jane Ballew Center (1848 - 1938)*
  Macilda Center Barnett (1869 - 1944)*
  John M Center (1870 - 1878)*
  Kindness Ida Center Ballenger (1873 - 1951)*
  William Perry Center (1875 - 1980)*
  Sarah Emma Center Phillips (1876 - 1969)*
  William Massey Center (1840 - 1899)*
  Narcissus Center Howard (1842 - 1905)*
  Harriette Center Ross (1844 - 1904)*
  Malinda Caroline Center Pitman (1846 - 1926)*
  James Alexander Center (1848 - 1945)
  Jesse Holland Center (1850 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Duncan First Baptist Church Cemetery
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: David & Barbara
Record added: Mar 09, 2009
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James Alexander Center
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