LOWELL - James William Lemons, 87, passed away on June 26, 2013.
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He was born May 26, 1926, in Andrews, N.C., to the late William and Josephine (Painter) Lemons. James retired from Akers Motor Line after 26 years of service. He loved being a Papaw to his four grandchildren, enjoyed fishing and was devoted to his faithful companion Cooper.
James is survived by his wife of 44 years, Helen Lemons of Lowell, NC; two daughters, Gloria Handsel and husband, Russell of Stanley, Teri Moss of Lowell; sister, Aletha Adams of GA; four grandchildren, Branon Handsel, Kasie Handsel, Caleb Moss, Hannah Moss Brewer and hus-band, Joey; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Pank and Tooter and two sisters, Carsie and Ethel.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Gaston Memorial Park. Pastor Nick Mintz will preside.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Carothers Funeral Home, 312 West 2nd Ave., Gastonia prior to the service on Friday.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Lemons family.
Published in Gaston Gazette from June 27 to June 28, 2013