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James Walton Sands

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James Walton Sands Obituary
James Walton
November 17, 1935-
August 6, 2018
Whitesville, GA- James Walton Sands, Sr. 82 beloved husband, dad, and grand-daddy passed away on Monday August 6, at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA.
Walton as he was known by his family and friends was born November 17, 1935 in Whitesville, GA the son of Floyd and Alice Sands. He served his country in the U. S. Army and on December 21, 1961 he married his soul mate and best friend. He was a member of the Northwest Harris Fire Department and board member for over 10 years. He retired from AT and T with over 30 years as a telephone technician. Walton enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching UGA Football and NASCAR. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Sands, and his granddaughter Kimberly Chatham.
He is survived by his wife, best friend and love of his life for 57 years Linda Sands, sons James Walton Sands, Jr.; Steven Lynn Sands and his wife Tabitha; grandchildren; Lindsey Sands, Chelcie Flemmons, Cheyenne Sands, David (Tabitha), Christian (Mallorie); ten great-grandchildren; and lifetime friends Nelson and Francis McDaniel.
Memorial services for Mr. Sands will be held 4:00 pm Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Midway Baptist Church, Pine Mountain. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like direct gifts to his favorite charities Northwest Harris Volunteer Fire Department or Whitesville United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.
Cox Funeral Home, Hamilton will be assisting the Sands Family with the arrangements. Please visit www.coxfh.com to leave online condolences.
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Aug. 10, 2018
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