Willie James Hunter

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Willie James Hunter

February 04, 1932 - March 15, 2018

Funeral services for Deacon Willie James (Son) Hunter, 86 of Whigham, Georgia will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday March 24, 2018 at Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Lonzy Harrison will officiate and interment in Allen Chapel Church Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are the Deacons of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church and St. Thomas Masonic Lodge #37. Active Pallbearers Grandsons and Nephews. Mr. Willie James Hunter son of the late Peter R. and Eather C. Hunter was born in Grady County, Georgia on February 04, 1932. He transitioned from labor to reward on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his home in Whigham, Georgia. Mr. Hunter attended the public schools of Grady County. At an early age Mr. Hunter confessed Christ and joined Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church under the late Reverend Cooper in Whigham, Georgia. Later he moved his membership to Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church where he faithfully served in many capacities until his health failed. Mr. Hunter was ordained as a Deacon on March 26, 1961. Deacon Hunter served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons. Additional community involvement included Secretary of St. Thomas Masonic Lodge #37 and Secretary of Allen Chapel Pallbearer. Mr. Willie James Hunter married Miss Mary Lee Scurry on December 15, 1950. To this union seven (7) children were born, of which one preceded him in death, Mr. Bonnie L Hunter.

Deacon Hunter leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife of 67 years Mrs. Mary Lee Hunter, two (2) sons Mr. Lonnie J. Hunter (Barbara) Albany, Georgia, Mr. Curtis D. Hunter (Stephanie) Suwanee, Georgia; four (4) daughters Mrs. Retha M. Byrd (Leon) North Port, Florida, Mrs. Verna A. Williams (Larry) Cairo, Georgia, Dr. Mirrial J. Moses (Timothy) Hephzibah, Georgia, Janet D. Stevens (Ret. Col. Wayne), Columbus, Georgia ten (10) Grand Children and twelve (12) Great Grand Children; Three (3) brothers, Mr. Calvin C. Hunter (Mary Alice) Whigham, Georgia, Dr. Curtis T.L. Hunter (Georgia) Ellerslie, Georgia, Dr. Lorenzo Hunter Wilmington, Ohio; three (3) sisters, Mrs. Narrest Gadson Tallahassee, Florida, Ms. Jahazel Shepherd Albany, Georgia, Mrs. Rose E. McRae (Dr. Sylvester) Columbus, Georgia also sister-in-laws Mrs. Willa D. Hunter Whigham, Georgia, Mrs. Emma J. Hunter Albany, Georgia, and Mrs. Minnie Pearl Davis St. Augustine, Florida and brother-in-law Issac Scurry, Jr. (Ann) and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends also mourn the home going of Deacon Hunter. The Hunter family will receive friends at the Cloud Funeral home chapel from 6;00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Friday. Guests are invited to sign the online register at www.cloudfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 22, 2018
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