James Robert Garris

March 26, 1930June 22, 2018

James Robert Garris, age 88 of Athens, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 at Limestone Health Facility. Mr. Garris was born March 26, 1930 in Limestone County to Maxie Garris and Mattie Shelton Garris. Survivors include his wife, Betty Garris, one daughter, Regina Richards and husband Michael, two grandsons, Adam and Stephen Richards, one sister, Lorene Campbell. Several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with Dr. Edwin Jenkins officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1-2:45 at McConnell Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Billy Ray Craig, Allen Craig, Danny Craig, Patrick Mitchelle, Russell Mitchelle and Brad Quick. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Limestone Health Facility for their excellent care.


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Mike and Dee Craig

June 27, 2018

Its with a heavy heart that Uncle Jimmy has left us. We always had fond memories with him. Went to a few races with him. Enjoyed going to dirt track races. Super nice uncle. May he RIP. God bless.

Eddie Craig

June 23, 2018

May God be with you, Uncle Jimmy.
I will always remember your place on Anderson Creek, the many boat rides and teaching me to water ski.
You threw me in the water and would not let me back in the boat until I learned on my own. I learned your way and you seemed to be very proud while laughing all the time.
May you now rest in peace.

Mary and Eddie Craig. Mom Craig also.