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James Warren (Jim) Gholson

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James Warren (Jim) Gholson
Jim Gholson Jr. (69) of Loma Rica, CA, passed away January 21, 2015 at his home with his family at his side, following a lengthy illness. Jim was born May 20, 1945 in Vivian, LA to parents, Dot (Foster) and James W. Gholson, Sr.

Jim spent the first few years of his working career as a roughneck in the oil fields and then worked for a natural gas pipeline company where he discovered his life's calling, welding. Jim worked in the UA for 44 years and later as an Apprentice Coordinator.

Jim enjoyed fishing, spending many hours trying to catch the big one, duck hunting and being from Louisiana, he was an experienced Duck Caller. Jim was outgoing and a very passionate and caring man.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert W. Wilmoth. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Evelyn (Lynn) Gholson; son, Jim Bob Pannell (Lisa); daughters, Karin Renee Smith (Dave), Melissa Ann Carr, and Darla Kay Harvey (Larry); sister, Linda Gholson Brown; and brothers, M.E. "Sparky" Wilmoth (Jo Ann) and Charles Gholson (Brenda Petricko). He is also survived by his 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be January 31, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Lipp and Sullivan Funeral Home in Marysville, CA. A Celebration of Life will follow at the American Legion Hall, 5477 Feather River Blvd., Olivehurst, 95961

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30, 2015
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