PARTEE, James Edward JAMES EDWARD PARTEE July 13, 1923 - May 13, 2014 James Edward Partee, 90, of Highlands, NC and formerly of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Highlands, NC. The graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Oak City Cemetery. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com
. Mr. Partee was born July 13, 1923 in Decatur, GA, the son of Woody Augustus Partee and Edna Chaffin Partee. He was a graduate of Decatur Boys High School and received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Georgia
. Mr. Partee served his country during World War II
in the U. S. Navy. He worked for R. L. Rich and Company and later relocated his family to Atlanta, GA where he was general manager for Lamar Ferrell Chevrolet. He received the General Motors
Southeastern Salesman award for many years. He was the owner of Mountain Shadow Art. Mr. Partee was enjoyed painting, carving, and illustrations of pen and ink. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where her served as a deacon and member of the choir. Mr. Partee was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 503, served on the District Council, and was awarded the distinguished Silver Beaver award in 1970. He was president of the Touchdown Club, and a member of the Bainbridge Garden Club, the Bainbridge Saddle Club, and the Bainbridge Rotary Club
. Survivors include his son, James Edward Partee, Jr. and his wife, Dale, of Kennesaw, GA; his daughters, Cecile Partee English of St. Simons Island, GA, and Francie Partee Hargrove and her husband, Shannon, of Cashiers, NC; his son-in-law, Billy English of Albany, GA; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Olive Rich Partee, and his second wife, Mary S. Partee.