James Edward Amerson, Sr. died on Feb. 27, 2012 at his place of residence. He was born on April 22, 1926 in Westville to Robert and Clyde Amerson. He was born in Holmes County and has lived most of his life in Jackson County. Mr. Amerson was a member of the Lighthouse Community Holiness Church in Marianna. He enjoyed Fishing, Gardening, taking care of his wife, serving God and attending church.
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He is preceded in death by his wife, of more then 53 years, Dorothy Mae Josey Amerson.
He is survived by two sons, James Edward Amerson Jr., Daryl C. Amerson and wife, Melissa all of Gibsonton; two daughters, Anna S. Lytle of Lakeland, Benita S. Wages and husband, Jackson of Marianna; one sister, Lois Natter of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at James and Sikes Maddox Chapel with the Rev. Charles Coley, the Rev. Henry McClain, and the Rev. Bobby Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Bonifay City Cemetery with James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at James and Sikes Maddox Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhome.com
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Mar. 7, 2012