RINGGOLD James Solesbee, 73, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in a local hospital. He was a native of Murphy, N.C., moving here from Michigan in 2004. Mr. Solesbee was retired from General Motors in Lavonia, Mich., after 38 years and service and was a member of the UAW, and was an avid gardener. He was the son of the late William and Lela Woody Solesbee.Survivors are his wife, Emma Solesbee; son, Dean Solesbee, Ringgold; sister, Judy Morgan, Texas.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Self and Danny Morgan officiating. Interment in New Friendship Cemetery.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.