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Family-Placed Death Notice
BACON, James, Jr. JAMES BACON, JR. Longtime Lilburn resident, James Shelley Bacon, Jr. passed away February 7, 2012 following a long illness. Mr. Bacon was born March 2, 1940 to James Shelley Bacon, Sr. and Emma Kate Bacon of Hinesville, GA. He was a 1962 graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the United States Army. Married to Sarah Cobb of Waynesville, NC in August of 1970, he owned and operated Bacon Enterprises, Home Rentals and was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Stone Mountain. Mr. Bacon was an accomplished self-taught musician and enjoyed playing numerous instruments. Other hobbies included reading, painting, genealogy, journaling, and studying American history. Mr. Bacon is survived by Sarah, his wife of 41 years; sons Walt and Kathleen Bacon, of Lilburn, Wade and Lynda Bacon of Lawrenceville, Wes Bacon of Lilburn, and Will and Dorie Bacon of Sylvania, and grandchildren, Whitley, Carl, Erica, and Paulk Bacon. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Carmel Christian Church, 6015 Old Stone Mountain Rd, Stone Mountain 30087, with Art Stansbury and Dr. Jim Collins officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-8 pm at the Stone Mountain Chapel of Horis A. Ward Funeral Home. The family requests those desiring make contributions to the
. Condolences may be shared at www.horisawardstonemountainchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Stone Mountain Chapel, 770.381.5722.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 9, 2012