James O. Stuart


Visitation Details

Service Details
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Maple Springs Baptist Church Maple Springs Baptist Church
Interment Hiwassee Union Cemetery
Friday, August 31, 2018 11:00 AM











James O. Stuart, 80 of Cleveland, TN went home to his Lord and Savior Sunday, August 26, 2018 at his home. He was retired from TDOT after more than 30 years of service. He was a longtime member, song leader and youth choir leader of Maple Springs Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Oren and Ellie Stuart; and brother, Ernie Stuart.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Bernice Stuart; son, Randy Stuart; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Michael Gates; grandchildren, Misty Earwood “Stacy”, Rachael Gates, Jeremiah, Jordan and Andrew Stuart, Samantha and Erika; sisters, Florine Hammons, Josephine Lowe, June Aldridge “Tom”; many nieces, nephews, cousins and his church family.

Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Maple Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Webb officiating. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 31st at the funeral home and proceed to Hiwassee Union Cemetery for the 11:00 a.m. committal service.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.





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  1. Tena Elkins August 29, 2018

    Bernice and family, so Sorry for your loss. Jim was a BIG influence in my life all these years. Heaven is sweeter today and I can just hear him singing with Dorene Glory Road. Love you all Tena

  2. Diane & Mike Patterson August 29, 2018

    Sharon, we are so sorry for the loss of your precious, Father. Out thoughts, and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  3. Anna Hembree Esparza August 27, 2018

    I am sure sad about James I always knew him ny Jim. My name is Anna Hembree Esparza .I am Romeo and Wanda Hembree’s youngest daughter.I still live in Etowah just past moms home
    Prayers for all the family Peace be with you all Anna Hembree Esparza

  4. Mary, Samantha, Erika August 27, 2018

    Randy, Sharon, your Mom,
    I am so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family!

    With deepest sympathy,

    Mary and the girls


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