A. W. James

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A. W. James, 93, of Ponce Inlet, Fl, passed away peacefully at home on August 14, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Blackshear, Georgia, on February 17, 1921, to the late Duncan and Mary Coleman James, A.W. was the fourth of five children. He attended Georgia Tech University and served in the Navy as an officer during World War II and the Korean War. A.W. moved to Florida in 1949 with his wife, Anne Estes James and owned and managed the Seashore Motel from 1949 to 1984. They moved to Ponce Inlet in 1986 where he served on many town boards and as councilman. Known as Boo by his seven grandchildren, A.W. loved to fish, golf and care for his family. He touched many with his generous spirit, giving so much of himself to family and friends. He will be remembered with a giant smile on his face. There is no one like you, Dad. And we love you. A.W. is survived by his daughters, Jan Snook (Maurice) of Charleston, S.C.; Mary Anne James of Ponce Inlet; son, Wade James (Mirella) of St. Petersburg, FL; and grandchildren, J.C. Conway, James Conway, Joseph Conway, Ben James, Laura James, Jenna James, Jonathan Oulton; and many devoted nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held in Blackshear, GA on September 6. Condolences may be sent to Wade James at Wade@WJamesLaw.com.

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 24, 2014
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