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James Conner(1937 - 2013)

James Terrell Conner

James Terrell Conner, 76, passed away December 2, 2013. He was born July 3, 1937 to Terrell and Lenora Conner. James grew up in Cordele where he was active in sports at Cordele High School. He was a radio announcer at the local radio station. He attended technical school and was an Army veteran.

James met and married his wife of 55 years, Joan Pipkin Conner. They had two children, one son, James Gregory Conner (Margaret Conner) and a daughter, Brenda Conner Etheridge.

Through James' involvement with the kids he coached youth baseball for both boys and girls and was a scout master for many years for Boy Scouts of America.

James was a devoted Florida State Seminole fan attending football, baseball and basketball games on a regular basis. Further, he was also a member and past President of the Tallahassee Quarterback club; charter member and on Board of Directors of the University Center Club, charter member of the Biletnikoff Foundation, and an active member of the Seminole Boosters.

James retired from Centel Telephone Company in 1984 and currently worked with Community Realty of Killearn and was an active member of the Tallahassee Board of Realtors.

James was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

James was preceded in death by his parents, his sister (Joyce Young) and brother-in-law, W.R. Harrelson. He is survived by his sister, Shirley Duke (Carl) and a brother, Jack Conner. Further survivors include his cherished grandchildren, Amanda "Mandy" Etheridge, Amber Etheridge, James Tyson "Ty" Conner and John Marc Conner and numerous nieces and nephews.

The services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 2351 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Interment will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Antioch Cemetery in Arabi, Georgia.

Bevis Funeral Home (850) 385-2193, www.bevisfh.com is assisting the family with their arrangements.

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Funeral Home

Bevis Funeral Home Cremation-Prearrangement Center
2710 North Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 385-2193

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Dec. 3, 2013
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