Edward “Ed” James

Edward “Ed” James, age 78 of Etowah, TN passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Woods Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Etowah where he lived all of his life. He worked in the insurance business for 25 years. Ed loved people and was very generous during his life. He was an active member of Brookhill Baptist Church of Etowah, TN and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Elsie James, a brother C.W. James and several aunts and uncles that were instrumental in his upbringing.  Survivors include his wife of 53 years Helen James of Etowah, TN, daughter, Cindy J. James of Etowah, TN, son and daughter in-law, E. Perry and Janice James of Knoxville, TN, granddaughter, Sara Kaufman, two great-grandchildren Kylie Grace and Titus Kaufman, special aunt, Barbara Reynolds of Knoxville, TN and many countless friends that he loved and cherished.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2013 in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home. The Pastor Gary Higdon will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00p.m. , Friday January 4, 2013.  Family and friends will proceed to Green Hill Cemetery, Saturday following the service. Pallbearers will be Ode Lanning, Robbie Shearer, Norman Wilson, Jason Wilson, Burt Jenkins and Tom Aderhold.  Honorary pallbearers are Charles England and Bill White. A special thank you to the Internal Medicine Group and especially Dr. Ghazali Khan. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: Etowah Food Pantry c/o Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 923 Ohio Ave, Etowah, TN 37331, or Miracle Lake, 182 County Rd 498, Etowah, TN 37331 or Brookhill Baptist Church Music Ministry, 700 14th Street, Etowah, TN 37331.

 

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  1. Bert & Leslye Beria January 6, 2013

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May God bless you with His love and peace.
    Bert & Leslye Beria

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  2. Bert & Leslye Beria January 6, 2013

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    May God bless you with His love and peace.
    Bert & Leslye Beria

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  3. Connie Coffey-Lowry January 5, 2013

    I was shocked to hear of Ed’s passing on Tues, after us just talking about him on Monday, and how you had him in the ER. You are my dear friend, and I love you and your family, and our loss is Heaven’s gain. Love you. Connie

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  4. Sue Long Collins January 5, 2013

    God certainly blessed Ed the day he met you, Helen. There was
    pure happiness on his face as he told my parents about you.
    My heart goes out to you, Cindy and Perry and all who loved him.
    He was a really cool cousin.
    Sue

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  5. Joe and Ellen Simmons; January 5, 2013

    We enjoyed seeing him at Tony’s and to learn of our mutual friend…..Wayne Dodson with whom Ed was an assistant Scout Master. I also enjoyed his participation with me and others at various scout leader functions.

    As you watch me as I type this, I will miss you Ed..

    joe

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  6. DeVota Z Mills January 4, 2013

    My sincere sympathy to the family of Ed James. He will be greatly missed

    DeVota Z Mills

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  7. Lisa Condee Sullivan January 4, 2013

    Helen and CIndy,
    We will be praying for you thru this difficult time. God bless you!

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  8. Larry & Janice Dodson January 4, 2013

    Helen, Cindy & Perry, So sad to hear about Ed’s passing. He was a good friend. Always had a smile. Our prayers are with all of you at this time.

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  9. Gail cooley- Sledge January 4, 2013

    So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing he was always the same and such a part of Etowah please take care Helen , Cindy and Perry God’s strength for u all.

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  10. Jackie Chamberlain January 4, 2013

    Dear Family ~ it is so hard to be far away at times like this when we just want to give you all a big hug. Ed was very special to me. Very welcoming always with a big hug and smile even from his hospital bed when he got up to show off his cartoon boxer shorts. Such a fun loving guy. He will surely be missed by many. Miss you all and sending prayers and Aloha from the Islands. Love you :)

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  11. Linda Stiles January 3, 2013

    We’re sorry for your loss, Mrs. James.
    Carson Slack, Linda and Russ Stiles.

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  12. DON AN MARTHA DAVIS January 3, 2013

    FOR HELEN,CINDY,PERRY . DON AN I WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF ED,S PASSING. WE LIKED HIM A LOT AN I KNOW THERE WAS NOT ANYONE HE DID NOT SPEAK TO , A VERY FRIENDLY MAN .YOU ALL AND EVERYONE THAT KNEW HIM WILL MISS HIM.WE LOVE YOU ALL DON AN MARTHA

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  13. Arliss & Opal Slack January 3, 2013

    Helen & Cindy,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out for you all.
    We don’t remember a time of meeting Ed without seeing a big smile and receiving a
    friendly greeting.
    In Christ’s love,
    Arliss & Opal Slack

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  14. Eleanor Harper January 3, 2013

    I was so sorry to hear about Eds passing. He and I started being friends in Grammar School. My sympathy go you, Helen, Cindy, Perry and family.

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  15. Candy Rogers January 3, 2013

    Helen & Cindy, I was so saddened to hear that Ed had passed. He was a wonderful man. I’ll never forget the days of working at Ace hardware and the Farmhouse, and Ed coming in for a visit. I never missed a hug or smile if Ed was anywhere around. He will be missed. He has left his mark on the hearts of anyone who knew him, and our little town. Please know that your family is in our prayers.

    Candy, Kayla, Erica & Jake Rogers

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  16. Gina Wolfe January 3, 2013

    Helen and Cindy, I’m so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He is a very good man and I know both of you will miss him. I live in Petersburg, TN or I would be there in person to tell you this. He is in heaven with God and no more sickness for him. God is by your side to see you through missing him. My love and prayers to you both. Gina

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  17. RICK & PENNY PERIAN January 3, 2013

    we are so sorry for your loss, ED was a very special person to all of us boys that grew up in Etowah, He will be greatly missed.

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  18. Lisa Wright and The "Morning Kettlebell Gang" January 3, 2013

    Our hearts go out to you and your family, you are in our thoughts. We are here if you need us.
    With Love,
    Lisa

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  19. darlyn gray January 3, 2013

    With my heartfelt Love and condolences to Eds family. He was a very kind man always a kind word to say and a smile on his face and usually had a joke to tell. Always concerned about others. I appreciated the years that I’ve know him. Im truly sorry for your loss.
    Darlyn Gray

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  20. Linda Chatham January 3, 2013

    Helen, Cindy, Perry and Janice,

    My heart broke this morning when I read about Ed. There will never be another man with a heart and spirit as he always had. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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  21. Katherine Verlene "Gravley" Cox January 2, 2013

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Ed was a good man with an enjoyable sense of humor. I’m glad to have known him all my life. Praying for comfort.

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  22. Teresa and Bill Brakefield January 2, 2013

    Dear Helen and family,
    Bill and I are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing, you have our deepest sympathies. Ed was a wonderful man and we are glad to have know him for so many years and called him friend.
    Our prayers and love are with you.
    Bill and Teresa

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  23. Brenda Presley January 2, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. David an I will keep you in our prayers.

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  24. Eddie D. Wilson January 2, 2013

    Ed was a treasure and a true friend to my Dad and so many others, as well as a great friend to me while growing up in Etowah. I am deeply saddended to hear of his passing; so few like him left. My sincerest condolences to Helen, Cindy and Perry.

    Eddie Wilson

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  25. Lou and Vernice McKinney January 2, 2013

    Please know that our prayers are with the family now. Ed was a special friend of ours and Wilderness Baptist Missions. Never to be forgotten was the sweet fellowship we had around your dinning room table. We pray that the Heavenly Father will surround your whole family during this time. Our love is sent to you all.

    Lou and Vernice McKinney

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