Farming Rural 13

James Deurell Lightsey

November 16, 1933 ~ July 26, 2020 (age 86)


James Deurell Lightsey, age 86, of Odum passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Lightsey was born November 16, 1933 in Appling County to the late George Lightsey and the late Minnie Thornton Lightsey.  He attended Carter’s Chapel in Scuffletown and was a farmer.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Lightsey was preceded in death by his wife, Shirlene Herndon Lightsey, son, Steven Darrell Lightsey, sisters, Evelyn Lightsey, Thelma Tyre and a brother, Delvis Lightsey.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy & Dan Palmer of Screven and Vickie & Harold Carter of Baxley; a son & daughter-in-law, James & Stephanie Lightsey of Odum. Eleven grandchildrens, Jason (Kelly) Griffis, Allen (Sandy) Griffis, Shawn Griffis, Justin (Brandy) Griffis, Lindsey (Jason) Griffin, Victoria (Nicolas) Aspinwall, Amazania Carter, Savannah Carter, Jamie Lightsey, Jeremiah Lightsey and Jonathon Lightsey; and 10 great grandchildren also survive.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 11:00 am at Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Rentz and Rev. Roy King officiating.

Active Pallbearers will be Terry Kicklighter, Mark Thornton, Johnny Lightsey, Steve Harris, Elijah Carter and Frank Lightsey.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Graveside Service
July 28, 2020

11:00 AM
Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church
Big Creek
Odum, GA 31555

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