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Alonzo James February 25, 1945 - July 24, 2014

Alonzo James

Date of Funeral

August 2, 2014

The James family would like to thank all of you for your prayers and well wishes.

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Alonzo James Obituary

A Time To Be Born:
Mr. Alonzo James was born to the parentage of the late Mr. Charlie James and Mrs. Ruth Thornton James on February 25, 1945 in Volusia County, Florida.

A Time To Learn: 

Alonzo joined the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hazlehurst, Georgia at an early age. He attended the Hazlehurst High School and the Appling County Consolidated High School. Alonzo graduated as the Salutatorian of the class of 1962 at the Appling County Consolidated High School. With a drive to futher pursue his education, he attended Florida A&M in Tallahassee, Florida.

A Time To Serve: 

Before he could obtain a degree from Florida A&M University, he was drafted into the United States Army. During his tenure in the military, he worked at the Medigan Army Medical Center as a Psychology Technician in Fort Lewis, Washington. He was in the United States Army for 41 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge – South Amerian, Temple #115, in Germany.

A Time To Transition: 

God unveiled his master plan for Alonzo and called him into eternal rest on July 24, 2014 at his home in Lakewood, Washington. The following relatives preceeded him in death: Mother-Ruth Thornton James; Father-Charlie James; Aunt-Trellis James Meadows; Uncles- Leroy James, Arthur James, Rossie James, Vernon James, Archie Thornton Jr. and Milton Thornton; Grandparents- Archie Thornton, Sr., Willie Mae Hall Thornton, John James and Daisey James.

He leaves to mourn and cherish his memories…..His loving and devoted sisters: Geraldine James Cue of Hazlehurst, GA and Gail Williams (Robert) of Atlanta, GA. Godson: Royce County of Tacoma, WA. Grandson: Jabar Myles. Aunts: Lula James of Hamilton, OH; Edna B. Thornton of Hazlehurst, GA and Myrtle Eller (Devoid) of White Plains, NY. Cousins: Shelah James Redford (Cecil) and Bonnie James Johnson, both of Madisonville, KY; Edith James of Columbus, OH; Sonja Renee Hall (Harry) of Lorton, VA, Eric Thornton ( Monea) of Sugarhill, GA, Sharon T. Lias (Joseph) of Sanford, FL; Contance Eller of Dayton, OH and Eric Eller of White Plains, NY. Special Cousins: Dorothy Harleston, Donald Scott and Lillian Scarbour.
Alonzo will also be truly missed and remembered by his cousins, family members, friends and all those who loved him.

Visitation Friday
August 1, 2014
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thornton's Funeral Home
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Funeral Services Saturday
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
August 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM
127 Girtman Street
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

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