Olen James

Hamilton County

Sr.ROSSVILLE, Ga. Olen Ray James Sr., 88, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his residence.He was owner and operator of Pro Painting and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. James was an avid fisherman, an Atlanta Braves fan, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lillie Kirby James; daughter, Brenda Elaine James; and sister, Ola Faye Cooper Rainwater.Survivors are loving wife of 63 years, Esther Tanner James; children, Sandra E. James, Linda R. (Marshall) Kernea, Ray (Tina) James Jr. and Glenda Sue (Patrick) ONeal; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dub Galloway, Rev. Chris Eaves, and Rev. Bill Proctor. Interment in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with grandsons serving as pallbearers and great-grandsons serving as honorary pallbearers.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

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