The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday May 5, 2012 at the New Corinth Baptist Church, Will Spivey Street, Ellaville, Georgia. Interment service will follow 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 7, 2012 at the Andersonville National Cemetery Rostrum with military honors.
Deacon James Zonie Sellars was born January 22, 1922 in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia to the late Clara Sellars Merritt. He was reared by his beloved maternal grandparents, the late Horace and Mary Sellars. He was inducted into the United States Army Air Force. October 13, 1942 and was honorably discharged November 5, 1945 as a corporal. He joined the New Corinth Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend N. A. Coes where he served as a deacon, a loyal member and golden cardholder of Ellaville Light Masonic Lodge, and he was self-employed as a carpenter. He was the widower of the late Lula Bell Sellars and the father of the late Lewis Sellars.
He leaves a legacy of golden memories to his beloved family which include: two loving grandchildren, Keisha Sellars, Great Lake, Illinois and Cpl. Justin Sellars (Porche), Ft. Drum; four great grandchildren, Isaiajah, D’Murerie’re, Joi, and Derrion; two sisters and brother-in-law, Lillie M. Wilson (Woodrow), Chicago, Illinois and Juanita G. Wade, Ellaville, Georgia; sister-in-law, Catherine Sellars, Baltimore, Maryland; several devoted nephews and nieces, James Milliner (Betty), James P. Milliner, Sr., Betty Nicole Tyson and Jeannette Clark; a host of other relatives and beloved friends, including his homecare nurse, Francis Haugabook.