James S Babb

December 16, 1922June 21, 2010

James S. Babb, 87, formerly of Greenville, SC. passed away Mon. June 21 in Madison, AL.

He was born in Greer, SC. in 1922 and grew up in the Mt. Lebanon area as the youngest of 8 children. A 1941 graduate of Jordan High School, he was a Staff Sergeant in the Army during WWII. James retired from the Food Brokerage Industry after more than 40 years service with three different companies.

James was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Ruth Dacus Babb. Both were faithful members of Hampton Heights Baptist Church. His daily care of and devotion to Ruth for her last 6 years of declining health served as an inspiration to many friends and acquaintances.

Surviving are his son, Allen, and Daughter-in-Law, Valerie, of Madison, AL ; two granddaughters Erin and Jennifer; Sisters Alta Babb and Lizzie Flynn; a brother Claude; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home with burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:00 pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels or Hampton Heights Baptist Church.

Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville, SC.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 26, 2010
  • Visitation Saturday, June 26, 2010

James S Babb

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Kaye Wright

June 27, 2010

Dear Allen & Valerie, Erin and Jennifer, my deepest sympathy is with you all today. I was so sorry to read of Mr. Babb's passing in the newspaper. I began working with Mr. Babb @ Robertson Brokerage in 1984 and found a special friend. He loved his family very much and spoke of them so often. Even after his retirement we kept in touch. I would go visit he and Mrs. Babb and I would leave with a bag of tomatoes.....he was so proud of his tomatoes and he loved taking care of Mrs. Babb so very much. I know you all are going to miss him so much. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers and I will think of you often....take care in Alabama...Always my love, Kaye Wright

McConnell Funeral Home

June 22, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.