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John Edward James, Sr
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Birth: May 30, 1930, Lithuania
Death: Apr. 6, 2012
Surry County
North Carolina, USA

John Edward James, Sr. April 6, 2012 Our loving husband, father and grandfather, John Edward James Sr., age 81, passed away early Friday morning April 6, 2012 at his home in Shoals. He was a member of Shoals Baptist Church where he served as a deacon there since 1988, served in the United States Army 82 Airborne and was a paratrooper; he was also in the Korean War. Mr. James was born in Lithuania. His parents were killed, and as a small child he came to the United States as a U.N.I.C.E.F. at the age of 16. He was adopted when he got to New York by foster parents, Alfred and Lou Dick. He was preceded in death by one son, John Edward James Jr. and one daughter, Jacqueline James-Campanelli. Mr. James is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Ruby James of the home; two loving daughters, Martha James and Theresa James, both of Shoals; two granddaughters, Naomi Olydia James of Wade, N.C. and Cheyna Bonita James-McLean of Coats, N.C.; and many loving friends and neighbors. Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, April 9, 2012 at Shoals Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Tommy Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 8, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Shoals Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shoals Baptist Church cemetery fund, c/o Frank Hamby, 587 Caudle Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043. Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain ( (www.coxneedham/ is respectfully serving the James family.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on April 8, 2012 
Family links: 
  Ruby Irene Wrench James (1934 - 2012)*
  Jacqueline James Campanelli (1957 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Apr 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88229526
John Edward James, Sr
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Thank you for your service to our country
- James Myers
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014
Thank you for your service, Veteran's Day 2013
- James Myers
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013
Veteran's Day 2012
- James Myers
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012
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