LINCOLN- Funeral services for Cleveland "Sonny" James, Jr., 83, will be held at noon on Saturday, December 8 at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. Dr. Horace Patterson will officiate. Interment will be in Pine Hill Memorial Park. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Cleveland passed away December 1, 2012 at Talladega Healthcare. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland and Annie James, Sr.; step-sons, James and Bloys, Jr. Wilson; a step-daughter, Lavon Fails; siblings, Myrtle, Ruby, Myra, Evelyn, Doris and Roy. Mr. James was a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church; educated in the Jefferson County Schools; retired from Chrysler Corporation with 34 years of service and worked as security for Talladega DHR. He is survived by his wife, Louise James of Lincoln; a step-daughter, Mae Francis Carney of Orange, NJ; a sister, Celeste (Clifford) Wilson of Carson, CA; brother, Edriz James of Detroit, MI; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and great great-great grandchildren. Visit www.terrysmortuary.com for online obituary and condolences. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the services.
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Published in The Daily Home on Dec. 7, 2012