The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Reverend Coley Clark, Jr. pastor of Zion Grove Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Hwy 26, West, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
James was born on July 18, 1940 in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia to the late Mr. Charlie Wilbert Stewart and the late Mrs. Mary Lou Kleckley Stewart. He was preceded in death by a stepmother, Mrs. Josie Stewart; two sisters, Ms. Bessie Mae Martin and Mrs. Lillie Ruth Newman; and a brother, Deacon Charlie Stewart, Sr. He received his education in the public school system of Schley County. Over the years, James was employed with the Department of Transportation as a Truck Driver.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a sister and brother, Annie Mae English, Eatonville, Florida, Leroy (Francis) Stewart, all of Americus, Georgia; sister-in-law, Christine Williamson Stewart, Ellaville, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces, great great nephews, other relatives, and friends.