April 30, 2014

James Douglas Beach

Mr. James Douglas Beach, 84, of LaFayette, departed this life Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

James was born June 2, 1929, in Harlan County, Ky., a son to the late Franklin and Berlena Duncan Beach.

James proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

James is survived by his longtime companion, Mary Robinson; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Sherry Beach of Lake City, Tenn., Charles and Melinda Beach of Andersonville, Tenn., and David and Joy Beach of Sinton, Texas; and a daughter, Julia Beach of Lake City, Tenn. He is also survived by sisters and brother-in-law, Imogene and George Elliot of Lake City, Tenn., and Naomi Duff of Detroit, Mich. He has four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A visitation service to celebrate the life of James Douglas Beach will held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ponders Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.

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