James de la Perriere
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James Ernest de la Perriere, age 86, of Athens, died on March 25, 2014.
Born in Hoschton on October 22, 1927, to Homer Clarence de la Perriere and Lois Arnold de la Perriere, Jim was educated in the public schools of Jackson and Barrow County. In 1949, he graduated from the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the SAE fraternity and a linesman for the UGA football team. He attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi, and served honorably in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
In real estate for most of his life, Jim worked for the Coca Cola Company in the 1950s, helped develop the Forrest Heights and Pine Forrest subdivisions of Athens in the 1960s, and served as a Clarke County Commissioner in the 1970s. He was an avid football fan, a life-long animal lover, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Athens.
Jim is survived by his niece, Donna de la Perriere, of San Francisco, Calif.
Private funeral services will be conducted for immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Athens Area Humane Society.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.
www.BridgesFuneral.com
Published by Athens Banner-Herald on Mar. 28, 2014.
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May the God of comfort give comfort and peace to your family in your time of sorrow. Psalm 90:10
m w
April 10, 2014
What a great man Mr. Jim was. Katherine and I were always glad to see his warm smile at The Waffle House, where we always ran into him at breakfast. He was a great friend of my parents through the years.
Tom Gibson
March 31, 2014
Donna -- you know I have such fond memories of Jim, as does my mom. We wish you peaceful healing during this time. On the day I heard, I went to a local diner in Tucker and had a typical southern meal (creamed corn, cornbread, mac and cheese and fresh sliced tomatoes) as I privately celebrated his life. I hope he would have appreciated that. xoxo
Sheri Stewart
March 31, 2014
Donna. I am so sorry for the loss of your uncle. Jimmy and I are thinking of you. If you are in Athens, I would love to see you. Janice Stowe
March 30, 2014
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March 29, 2014
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March 28, 2014
Dear Donna, My deepest sympathy to you. . . everyone in Athens knew and loved Jim . . such a dear. . . he will be missed, and I am thinking of you at this time. I would love to see you, much love, Linda
Linda Cofer
March 28, 2014
Please accept my sympathy,seldom can we find the words to console the pain,so I encourage you to read Isaiah25:8.The promise stated there is very comforting.
keith
March 28, 2014
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Bridges Funeral Home, Inc.
March 28, 2014
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