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WILLINGHAM, James Harrison James Harrison Willingham, a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, died on January 18, 2014. Born on April 11, 1991, he was the son of Allen Sherrod Cutts Willingham and Susan Shoulders Willingham. Harrison attended Christ the King School and Marist School in Atlanta where he was a National Merit Scholar and athlete. He graduated in May of 2013 from the University of Georgia Honors Program with a BBA in Economics from the Terry Business School and a minor in History. He treasured his many friendships from all facets of his life, from his youth through Marist to his brothers of the Sigma Chi fraternity at UGA. He was an outdoorsman, particularly fond of hunting and fishing in the woods and hills of McCormick Country, South Carolina. He relished the harsh rigors of working summers in commercial salmon fishing operations in Alaska, including one summer on Fire Island off the coast of Anchorage. He was a member of the Cathedral of Christ the King. He was an avid reader, and a history and sports enthusiast. Harrison was known for his warm, easy smile, agile mind, quick wit, and imposing physical presence. He exhibited a gentle kindness and thoughtfulness and great loyalty to family and friends whose lives he brightened. He was much loved. Harrison is survived by his parents of Atlanta, his maternal grandmother Mary Elizabeth Shwab of Gainesville, GA, his sister, Kathryn Allen Cutts Willingham, currently pursuing a masters degree in English literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his brother, Julian George Willingham, a freshman at Tulane University in New Orleans, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A wake will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm at the Willingham home. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Marist School. Checks may be made out to "Marist School" and mailed to 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30319. Gifts may also be made online at www.marist.com/onlinegiving. Please write "In memory of Harrison Willingham '09" in the memo line or comments section of your gift. Online condolences may be made at hmpattersonspringhill.com

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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2014
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