Mr. James Hubert Coots, 68, of Chatsworth, departed this life Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Hamilton Medical Center.
James was born Aug. 6, 1944, in Hyden, Ky., a son of the late Monroe and Mallie Wells Coots. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer and Lloyd Coots, and sisters, Lula Caudill, Martha Combs, Ollie Meeks, Janie Cody and Mary Stacy.
He was a member of the Smyrna Gospel Tabernacle. James loved to work in his garden and share his vegetables with people in the community.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Mae Stacy Coots of the residence; son and daughter-in-law, James P. and Lianne Coots of Dalton; daughter, Millie Coots of Chatsworth; brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Glenna Coots of Hickory, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Bertha and Lester Cody of Viper, Ky.; grandchildren, James A. Coots and Chris D. Coots; great-grandchildren, Levi Coots and Hunter Coots; and nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate the life of Mr. James Hubert Coots will be held Friday at noon from the Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Willard and the Rev. Greg Belcher officiating.
Interment will follow in the Spring Place Memorial Gardens with James A. Coots, Chris Coots, Steve Peek and Jonathan Peek serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.