James "Jim" E. Traver

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James "Jim" E. Traver, 74, of Laurens, S.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at McCall Hospice House.
Born in Los Angeles, Calif., he was a son of the late Kenneth Donald Traver and Dorothy Squires Traver.
Mr. Traver was a SFC retired after 20 years from the U.S. Army where he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. After military duty, he retired from the Atlanta Journal Constitution after 20 years of service. For 10 years he was self employed with Acme Trucking Company and later was employed with Above All Realty in Carnesville.
He was a member of Cherrydale Baptist Church and the James Lee Sunday School Class.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Summers Traver of the home; daughter, Pat (Jackie) Carnes of Cumming; stepdaughter, Wanda (Louis) Mahaffey of Greenville; stepson, Larry (Donna) Summers of Clinton; two grandsons, Ty (Deborah) Carnes and Jut Carnes, all of Cumming; two stepgrandsons, Matthew Mahaffey of Greenville and Morgan Summers of Clinton; three stepgranddaughters, Mandy (Richard) Heisey of Laurens, Brooke (Chris) Sheally of Newberry, and Melissa Mahaffey of Greenville; great-grandson, Patrick Carnes of Cumming; three step great-grandsons, Justin Heisey of Laurens, Rhett Sheally and Garret Sheally of Newberry; step great-granddaughter, Cali Heisey of Laurens; brother, Don Traver of Bishop, Calif.
He was predeceased by his first wife of 38 years, Jewell Traver; and son, Clinton Bowen.
The funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at Cherrydale Baptist Church with visitation from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. He will lie in state one hour prior. Burial will be at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Cumming.
Memorials may be made to McCall Hospice House, 1836 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville, S.C. 29680 or Cherrydale Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2300 Old Buncombe Road, Greenville, S.C. 29609.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Northwest in Greenville, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.
Published in ForsythNews.com from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5, 2008