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Louise King James

August 31, 1924 — June 14, 2019

Homerville, GA Mrs. Louise King James, 94, of Homerville, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019 at her home.  She was affectionately known as “Shug” to family and friends.  She was born on August 31, 1924 to John Peurifoy Griffith and Sue Davenport Griffith in the Zoar Community of Saluda County, South Carolina and is preceded in death by both parents.  She was also predeceased by her first husband, Clyde Jefferson King, Jr.; second husband Harry James; daughter Anna Louise King; brother Alfred Griffith; brother and sister-in-law George Richard “Dick” and Anjoy Griffith; and brother-in-law Talton Rinehart. She was a 1945 graduate of Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and received her Master’s Degree from Valdosta State College, Valdosta, Georgia, in 1972. She taught school in the Atkinson and Clinch County school systems working for over thirty years before retirement.  She was an avid reader, most recently requesting to read The Canterbury Tales “ just one more time”.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Homerville and had been an active member of the John Floyd Chapter of the DAR serving as secretary for several years. Surviving are son, Clyde Jefferson King, III “Bubba”, daughter Bess King Crumbley (Jimmy) both of Homerville; one brother and sister-in-law, James Peurifoy "Jimmy" Griffith and Betty Davis Griffith, Greenville, South Carolina; one sister, Emma Griffith Rinehart, of Saluda, South Carolina; grandchildren King Bridges (Andrea), of Valdosta, Nichole Bridges Berryhill (Kevin) of Lakeland, Graham Bridges, of Homerville, Laurel Crumbley Roundtree (Jason), of Douglas, Suzanna Crumbley Young (Jason), of Brunswick, Hallie Crumbley Beverly (Brent), of Homerville; great grandchildren Ty Bridges, of Valdosta, Katelyn Register Hunt (Jamie), of Lakeland, Hanna and Trenton Berryhill, of Lakeland, Lauren, Christian, Guest, and Greer Bridges, of Homerville, Jeff and Griff Roundtree, of Douglas, Anna Catherine, Jason, and Jim Young, of Brunswick, Bess and Mae Beverly, of Homerville; two great-great grandchildren Raylyn and AnnaLee Hunt, of Lakeland; special long-time family friends Cora Mae Trimble and JoAnn Lacey, both of Homerville, and loving care-givers Connie Merriweather, Shantai LaShore, and Coretta Fulton. The family will receive friends at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 18, at First Baptist Church in Homerville.  The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm.  Interment will be at Pine Forest Cemetery in Homerville. Sympathy maybe expressed by signing the online registry at Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  
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