James, Margie Josephine Cornelius

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Margie Josephine James
Margie Josephine James

Margie Josephine Cornelius James, of Hickory, N.C., affectionately known as “Mama Jo”, died on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Hospice of Catawba Valley, following a brief illness, at the age of 97 years 8 months and 1 day. 

Mrs. James was born on Oct. 6, 1918, to the union of A. Columbus and Carrie Gabriel Cornelius.  

She was married to the late Robie C. James to whom two children were born: Margie Josephine James Singletary of Hickory, NC and Gloria James Sudderth (Harry) McKeldin of Chattanooga.

In addition to her children, she is survived by four grandchildren, Angela P.(Bruce) Hughes of Auburn GA, Wanda M. Sudderth of Hickory, NC, Tammera Sudderth Hill of Holly Springs, NC and Samuel Erik Hunt of Hickory, NC; five great-grandchildren, David (Heather) Brunson, Jr. of Winter Park, FL Stephanie Brunson (Anthony)Oliver of Winder, GA, Joshua E. Hunt and Kayla Morrison of Lincolnton, NC and Gloria Grace Wilson of Holly Springs, NC; three great- great-grandchildren, David Brunson III (Tre) and Lucy Jo Brunson of Winter Park, FL and Anthony Oliver Jr. of Winder, GA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family hour is on Saturday, June 11, at 2 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 3 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, Hickory, NC.

Allen Mitchell Funeral Home, 334 1st St. S.W., Hickory NC 20603 is in charge of arrangements.

Announcement is by John P. Franklin Funeral Home.


Graham, Jula "Judy"

Lyons, Renea

Smith, Dora


Julia "Judy" Graham, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Chattanooga Memorial Funeral Home, 423 591-7777. (click for more)

Renea Lyons, 53, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Chat;tanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995. (click for more)

Dora Smith, 80, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)



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