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VANNEST, James Lowell

James Lowell Vannest, 88, of Grover, NC, passed away on October 15, 2013. Jim was born July 13, 1925 in Elmira, NY. He served his country in the Navy during World War II on the USS Harry Lee APA10 in seven campaigns from Sicily to Iwo Jima. He was Senior Project Engineer at Fafnir Ball Bearing Company in New Britain, CT for 30 years. He was active in his church, various Veterans organizations and Parents Music Club at Pulaski High School in New Britain, CT. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis and is survived by 5 children: Chrisla (John) Petro-Roy of Memphis, TN, DeAndra (Roger) Hayes of Tega Cay,SC, James P.L. Vannest of Riverview, FL, Steven (Cathy) Vannest of Manchester, NH and Douglas R. Vannest of New Britain, CT as well has 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be given to the Building Fund at Grace Community Church, 1190 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708.




Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 25, 2013
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