James S. Masters, Sr.
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Funeral services for James Samuel Masters, Sr., age 74 of Columbia, will be held at 10 AM Thursday, September 20, 2012 from the sanctuary of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Grayson, LA with Bro. Sherman Jones and Bro. Cecil Grantham officiating. Interment will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery in Grayson, LA.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle from 5 PM to 9 PM.
Mr. Masters was born in Jonesville, LA to the union of Rev. Allen Benjamin Masters, Sr. and Susie Morris Masters and went to his Heavenly home on Monday, September 17, 2012 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
He served 13 years with the Air Force then retired after an additional 15 years with the Army as a National Guard Recruiter. A member of the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle church, a Mason and a Shriner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Samuel Masters, Jr. and two brothers: W.L. Masters and Johny Masters.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 44 years, Beverly Masters; four sons: Bill Masters (Vickie), Benny Masters (Nancy), Jimmy Masters (Wah) and James Allen Etheridge (Reba); two daughters, Kim Gomez (Rocky) and Sandy Ferrington; two brothers: Odis Masters (Pat) and A.B. Masters, Jr. (Geneva); sister, Flora Belle McCarthy (Charles); thirteen grandchildren: Micheal Gomez (Sabri), Michelle Gomez, Brandon Masters, Nathaniel Livermore, Matthew Gomez, Chase Masters, Marissa Gomez, Christopher Etheridge, Michael Etheridge, Darren Etheridge, Wendy Brady, Jessica Ebey and Thomas Peoples; several great-grandchildren and special friend, David Franklin.
Pallbearers will be Rocky Gomez, Micheal Gomez, Matthew Gomez, Brandon Masters, Chase Masters and David Franklin.
Online condolences may be made at www.riserfuneralhomes.com.
Riser Funeral Home
Published in The News Star on Sept. 19, 2012