EUPORA — Richard James Jr., 79, died Sept. 27, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Services are today at 2 p.m. at Maben Church of God with Brian Amason officiating. Burial will follow in Double Springs Cemetery in Fame. Wise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. James was born April 26, 1934, to the late Richard and Vera Townsend James. He was formerly employed as a truck driver and was a member of Maben Church of God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna James; son, Ricky James; daughter, Joy Yancy; brother, Willie James; and sister, Edna Wright. Survivors include his daughter, Debbie Hawes of Walthall; sisters, Anne Lee Edwards of Maben, Shirley Lilly and Wilma Stauddy, both of Meridian; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on September 30, 2013
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