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Joel Ashley James

August 22, 1944 ~ January 5, 2019 (age 74)

Joel A. James, 74, died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.  Joel was a retired GySgt with the United States Marine Corps, and he also completed State Highway Patrol school with the 39th NCHP Class.

         Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Crossroads Christian Fellowship with Rev. Luke Varvell and Rev. C.L. Varvell officiating.  Burial will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

        Mr. James was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce James; dad, Willie Ashley James; mom, Clara Allison James; and a grandchild, Ryan Foxworth.

        Survivors include daughter, Michelle Foxworth (Robin) of Alexandria, LA; son, Michael James of Dahlonega, GA; son, Joseph James (Lissette) of Metairie, LA; daughter, Jenni Standard (Aaron) of Jacksonville; brother, Russell James (Rita) of Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren, Kayla, Dylan, Eythan Foxworth, Caleb, Brianna James, Jesenia, Jayden, Joshua James, Kayci, Tobiah, Trenton, Jayce Standard.

        The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

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