Grady James

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Grady Perry James

KANNAPOLIS - Grady Perry James, age 64, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, Concord, after a serious illness of one day.

He was born Sept. 15, 1949, in Jackson County, the son of the late Spofford James and Bessie Tucker James.

In earlier years Grady was employed with the former Cannon Mills Company, Plant One, Finishing Dept. for 20 years. He spent the latter years installing doors for MRC Doors, Concord, Fuller Supply, and lastly at Propst Brothers Distributors in Concord where he retired.

Grady was an active member of Genesis Baptist Church, China Grove, where he had served as a deacon. He also was active with Cannon Memorial Masonic Lodge 626 where he had served in various positions and as master of the lodge twice.

His family fondly remembers his love for family, especially the time and energy he spent with his grandson, Josh.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete James, David James and Ronald James; and two sisters, Grace Cain and Lether May.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Elder James; two daughters, Angela James and Lisa Barnette and husband Brent, both of Kannapolis; four brothers, L.C. (Ducky) James of Monroe, Franklin John James of Lancaster, S.C., Leonard James of Concord and Jerrell James of China Grove; two sisters, Mary Katherine Morrison of Wyoming and Margaret McLain Sheets of Kannapolis; one special grandson, Josh Brent Barnette; and two brothers-in-law, Jack Elder and Roger Elder, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Arrangements: The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27 at Genesis Baptist Church, China Grove, officiated by Rev. Gene Edwards. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis, with Masonic rites conducted by Cannon Memorial Lodge 626. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church prior to the service. The remainder of the time the family will be at the residence.

Memorials: May be made to Genesis Baptist Church, 9710 Old Concord-Salisbury Road, China Grove, NC 28023.

Online condolences may be left at who is serving the family.

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Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
(704) 933-2222
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Published in Salisbury Post on June 25, 2014