James W. Harry

October 1, 1927June 19, 2013

Mr. James W. Harry, 85, retired Sergeant of the Georgia State Patrol, of LaGrange passed away quietly and peacefully, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at West Georgia Health System. Mr. Harry was born October 1, 1927 in Heard County, Georgia, son of the late James Walter Harry and Nettie “Cook” Harry. He was a member of Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church and was employed with the Georgia State Patrol as Post Commander, and with the U.S. Marshall’s Office in Atlanta, GA. before retiring. Mr. Harry was a member of the Elm City Lodge, LaGrange Shrine Club, Shriner’s International – Life Member, Scottish Rite, B.P.O.E, the Peace Officers Association of Georgia, and the American Association of State Trooper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin sisters, Oleta Jabaley and Oweta Garrett. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Ann Harry; son, James W. “Jim” Harry, III and his wife, Eugenia; daughter, Laurie Harry; granddaughter, Rachel Ann Harry; granddaughter, Margaret Harry; all of LaGrange, GA; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and special friends. Mr. Harry will also be greatly missed by his special companion, “The Baby” Liz, his sweet Maltese. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, June 23, 2013 in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with Rev. Meg Morrison officiating. Burial will follow in Shadowlawn Cemetery. The gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church, 101 N. Davis Rd., LaGrange, GA 30240. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 23, 2013
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, June 22, 2013

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Glenda Cummings

June 29, 2013

With heartfelt sympathy and understanding thoughts in this time of sadness. Prayerfully, Glenda and Family

Wesley Leonard

June 29, 2013

Wishing your family peace and comfort.

June 23, 2013

With deepest sympathy. Peggy and Kenneth Corley

June 21, 2013

There will never be another one like James - the mold was broken when he came along! My and Shirley's prayers are wih ALL of you in the time of giref/rejoicing.

Scott and Shirley Andrews


June 21, 2013

So very sorry about James. Ann, you were so good to him for all the years of your marriage. Trying to keep him "compliant" was a challenge, I know. But you have no regrets so just cling to the good memories. I love you, Peggy

June 21, 2013

I am sad to hear about the loss of your dear James. I love this photo of him!
I wish I could be there this weekend with you and your family. My family has always been grateful for your kindness and support when my Dad and Mom (Ernest and Anne Harry) passed away. I know how much my Mom would wish to be there with you, too.
Thinking about you this weekend. Take care.
Nancy Harry Whitley