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January 5, 2013

James Edward ‘Jim’ White

James Edward “Jim” White, 65, of Cohutta, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Hamilton Medical Center.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Knox and Ruby White of Apison, Tenn., and sister Delores Hullander, also of Apison.  

Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was dedicated to his family and showed his love for them in actions and words daily. He was an active member and bass guitarist at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Cohutta.  

Jim is survived by his wife, Gayla Coe White; one son, Christopher Brown and his wife, Caysee Brown; two granddaughters, Mary Opal Brown and Krisa Haley Brown, all of Cohutta; one brother, Robert White and his wife Wendy White of Apison; one brother-in-law, the Rev. Gladden Coe and wife Joy Coe; mother-in-law, Opal Coe all of Cohutta.  Mary Powell, the mother of his grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral to celebrate the life of Mr. White will be Monday at 3 p.m. at South Cohutta Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeremy Fincher, the Rev. Ed Killian and the Rev. Larry Morgan officiating.

The body will be at the church one hour before the funeral.

Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Dollar, Terry Defore, the Rev. Adam Warren, Coy Bates, Brent Rigsby and Samuel White. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Dotson, Elb Clayton and Bobby Cronon.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2:30 to 9 p.m.  

You may leave the family a message on the tribute wall, upload photos or light a memorial candle at

Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove  Chapel, Dalton is in charge of funeral arrangements.  For more information, call (706) 259-7455.

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