James George Marshall Boggs

September 14, 1943May 4, 2018
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James George Marshall Boggs, 74, of Aragon, Georgia, passed away at Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee, after sustaining a devastating stroke. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lynda Lovell Boggs, Aragon, Georgia, their children, Martha Boggs Borders (Jim), Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Mary Kathryn Boggs, Annapolis, MD, and Dr. George Lovell Boggs (Elisha), Tallahassee, FL, along with seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Andrew, and John Borders, Colorado Springs, and Amelia, George Wilder, William, and Hannah Boggs, Tallahassee, FL. He is also survived by siblings Mr. Joseph Wilder Boggs, West End, NC, Mrs. Marynan Sheely Boggs Allen (Baker), Chatsworth, GA, Dr. Gordon Boggs (Tari), Carrollton, GA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Marshall Boggs of Aragon, GA. Jim was born in St. Petersburg, FL, and was raised in the Floyd County area.

Jim Boggs had a life long dream of restoring farmland. After attending the United States Naval Academy, Jim studied agriculture and met his life partner, Lynda Sue Lovell, born in Clarkesville, GA, at The University of Georgia. He received a divine call to expand his life’s work to include the cultivation of learners as a mathematics teacher. Just as he sought to manage cattle and pasture to protect and enrich the soil, he created a life-giving classroom environment for hundreds of children who discovered new academic capabilities under his guidance. His end-of-life choices reflect his unswerving commitment to the betterment of his community by donating his body for medical education.

Jim is remembered for his warmth, integrity, and joy. Generations of students remember his inspiring devotion to their growth and development. Jim’s definition of neighbor reached far beyond the Flint Hill, GA, community, and the cares and concerns of those around him were paramount in his thoughts, prayers, and actions. Jim was unashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, manifesting his personal experience of God’s redeeming grace through forgiveness, generosity, worship and song.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, Boone, NC, (, Second Avenue Methodist Church, Rome, GA, or to charities of their choice.

The family will receive friends at Daniels Funeral Home, Rome, GA, Monday, May 7, 5-8 p.m.. A memorial service will be held at Second Avenue United Methodist Church, Rome, GA, Tuesday, May 8, 4 p.m..

Honorary pallbearers are Herb Brown, Sheely Wilder, Jerome Bentley, Franky Ellis, John Mull, Wayne White, Baker Allen, Herman Hawkins, and Norm Johnson.


  • Receiving Friends Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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D. R.

June 7, 2018

To the families and loved ones of Mr. Boggs, who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promised at Revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. And death, pain, and sorrow will be no more. So, you can take great comfort in drawing close to God in prayer. And he will sustain and help support your families to endure. During these difficult times and in the months to follow. My deepest condolences to all your loved ones.

Wanda Jordan

May 8, 2018

The Boggs family (4 children) lived across street from the Thomas family (4 children) on the Black Bluff Road in Rome, GA when we were in elementary school . Remember Jim as the oldest of his siblings. We all attended school together. We played outside every day we had sunshine in the summer. No one had a television at this time. Mr. Boggs took all of us to school in the early mornings. My mother picked all of us up in the afternoon. We loved each other as family. We played softball at the Boggs ' home and "kick the can" at the Thomas home.
Jim was always a leader, so much fun and always treated all of us as family throughout the years. As each of us married, our parents kept our families so very close. Jim is remembered for his warmth , integrity, and his great excitement for life. He always met us with a smile and a hug throughout the years. Priorities of God, family and others was so lived out. We will miss this self-giving man as a close friend and soldier of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We love all of you. He always blessed our lives positively.

Ralph Taylor

May 8, 2018

So thankful that the Taylor family experienced the love of Jim Boggs and his wonderful family. I believe everyone who thinks of Jim has a smile on their face. Blessings, Grace and Peace to all the Boggs. Love from the Taylors.

Lisa Smith

May 7, 2018

I had the honor of having this man as a teacher and then meeting up with him many years later at Cross Point church. He was an amazing and loving man of God. He was always sharing God's love and was genuinely happy about other people's success in life. He wanted the best for everyone! He will always be remembered to me as a happy and laughing man of the Lord. He loved to worship... his laugh was infectious. He will be greatly missed and wonderfully remembered.

John Abbott

May 7, 2018

I first met Jim at a Men's Fellowship Breakfast at Crosspoint church. He was very friendly and had a contagious laugh. He also LOVED to sing and Praise the Lord, but his singing was OFF KEY. But Jim didn't care!

Jim loved People and Jesus. He loved to laugh-at funny situations, or even at himself. We will truly miss him!

William L. (Bill) Knight

May 7, 2018

I remember Jim very well. He impressed me with his caring attitude. It was subtle. I worked at Garrett Ford Tractor, Centre, Alabama, as a parts man after my Goodyear retirement. It was there that I appreciated his studious way of problem solving and good nature,