Earl James, 87, died Jan. 14, 2009 at Hospice Haven in Rockingham.
Funeral services werre held Friday at 2 p.m. at Harrington Funeral Home and Crematorywith the Rev. Al McCormick officiating. Visitation was at 1 p.m.
Burial followed at Richmond Memorial Park.
He was born Dec. 5, 1921 in Anson to the late Lonnie and Ennice Billingsley James.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked at Avondale Mills before he retired. He was a member of East Rockingham Congregational Holiness Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Mae Faulkner James; son, Roger James; and brothers, George, John, Hillary and Lonnie Jr.
He is survived by his daughters, Joann Cribbs of Norwood, Kay Aycoth of Rockingham and Nina Morrison of Rockingham; sons, Bobby James of Red Springs and Gary James of Hamlet; brothers, Robert James and Bill James, both of Hamlet; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Harrington Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.harringtonfuneralhome.com.