James P. Bethards

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James P. Bethards, 76, of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, from complications of COPD. He was born on Nov. 10, 1932, in Fond Du Lac, Wis. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Beloit College in Wisconsin, and went on to work for the Audit Bureau of Circulations in the Chicago, Ill. area for more than 40 years.
Mr. Bethards was preceded in death by his children's mother, Suzanne of Des Plaines, Ill.; and his sister, Betty of Albert Lea, Minn.
He is survived by his daughter, Janice Lynne of Acworth; sons, James Phillip Jr. (Leslie) of Cumming, John David (Melissa) of Odessa, Fla.; brother, Robert (Norma) of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Byars Funeral Home in Cumming Sunday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. He will be cremated and his interment will be in Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines, Ill.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.byarsfuneralhome.com.
Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in ForsythNews.com from Sept. 18 to Sept. 21, 2009
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