James Sherer was born Nov. 16, 1942, to the late Letha Sherer and the late Andrew Meeks.
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Preceded him in death were his wife, Java Williams Sherer and his sister, Nettie Mae Harris.
As a native of York, S.C, Sonny graduated from Compact High School in Kings Mountain, and afterwards, joined the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge. At an early age, James joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Mr. Sherer leaves to cherish fond memories: two daughters, Sonya Denise Sherer, M. Justine "Tot" Sherer Nixon (Dale), both of Durham, N.C.; two sons, Kelvin Roberts of Gastonia, Edwin L. Sherer (Jai'-Mye) of Marietta, Ga.; three stepchil-dren, Dr. Derick Williams (Ischan) of Gordonsville, Va., Jawan McCree of Kings Mountain, Misty Bellamy (Jae) of Atlanta, Ga.; 21 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Burial will be private.
J.W. Gill &Sons Funeral Home is assisting the Sherer family.
Condolences may be sent online at www.jwgill.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 11, 2014