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Mr. James O. England, 87, of Calhoun died Saturday, October 6, 2018 at his residence, following an extended illness.
Mr. England was born in Gordon County, Georgia on June 10, 1931, son of the late John Mack England and Cora Hensley England. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Faye England; two brothers, Mack England and Carl J. England; two half-brothers, Grady and Ira England; three sisters, Annie Maude Kentigh, Betty June Tate, and Bonnie Faye Johnson; and one half-sister, Mary Gentry.
Mr. England was a lifelong resident of Gordon County, and graduated from Red Bud School. He was a veteran, serving in the United States Air Force. He retired from Lockheed Martin Marietta after 38 years of employment. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon.
Survivors include his wife, Annelle Orr England, to whom he was married for 60 years; his daughter, Becky England Garrity and her husband Bill ; a sister-in-law, Marie Taylor; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. James England will be held Tuesday, October 9th at 1:00 PM, from Trinity Baptist Church, with Dr. Mark Grubb and Rev. Jerry Adair officiating. Jody Darby will arrange the music. The body will be placed in state at the church from 12:00 noon on Tuesday until the funeral hour. Interment will follow in Fain Cemetery, with Rev. Eddie Brannon in charge of the committal service. Pallbearers serving will include Jack Dyer, Bud Owens, Larry Wright, Terry Talley, Ricky Holden, and Ronnie Fox. Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Trinity Baptist Church, Robert Davis, and Parham Hammontree.
The family will receive friends at Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home on Monday, October 8th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Condolences may be expressed, and the guest book signed at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Services for Mr. James England are under the direction and care of Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.