December 18, 2012

James Robert Wilson

Mr. James Robert Wilson, 66, of Resaca, departed this life Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at his home.

James was born June 30, 1946, in Ellijay. He was preceded in death by his father, Lum Wilson; two brothers, Jack and Willard Wilson; and two sisters, Bennie Porter and Helen Starks.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Evans Wilson of the residence; mother, Anna Wilson of Resaca; three daughters and son-in-laws, Lisa and Keith Greeson of Calhoun, Marlene and Tim Ogles of Rocky Face, and Tonia and Curtis Wilson of Resaca; two brothers, Arvil Wilson and Willie Wilson, both of Resaca; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary and Wayne Bartley of Chatsworth, and Arzilla Baggett of Resaca; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of James Robert Wilson will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Calhoun Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Timms officiating.

He will be laid to rest in the Flat Branch Baptist Church cemetery in Ellijay with Brandon Greeson, Hunter Mulkey, Daniel Bartley, Earl Bartley, Jim Bartley and Michael Bartley serving as pallbearers. Tommy Land and Matthew Bartley will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at 300 W. Emery St., Dalton, GA 30720.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Calhoun Chapel today from 9 a.m. until the service hour.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Ponders Calhoun Chapel on Highway 41 in Calhoun; (706) 625-7577.

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