Buddy James 1932 - 2008
1932 - 2008
Funeral services for Buddy James, 76, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, Lawrence. Burial with military honors will be in Eudora Cemetery.
Mr. James died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 21, 1932, north of Piggott, Ark., the son of Austin and Dolly Ruth Kutchin Vines. He had been a Eudora resident since 1952.
Mr. James served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. He worked at Farmland and for the Eudora school district. He retired in 1995.
He was a member of American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 in Lawrence.
Mr. James married Hazel Ann Bryant on June 12, 1953, in Eudora. She preceded him in death on May 3, 2002.
Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Ronald Eugene and wife Evonna Marie, and Timothy Wade and wife LaRae Carol; four brothers, Bobby Joe Vines, James Lee Vines, Charles Crenshaw and William Jessee; a half-sister, Maryjoe Sommers; two grandchildren, Jessica Nicole James and Dustin Lee James; and two stepgrandchildren, Zachery Adam Pina and Jacob Lawrence Pina.
The family will meet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Pomona Assembly of God, sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain .com ; subject: James.