Obituaries

Lt. James Lee

Lt. James Lee, Clayton County Sheriff's Office retired, passed away Wednesday, the evening of July 30th at his home in Locust Grove. His family was at his side. "Pappy," as he was affectionately known by his friends and colleagues, was born James Reed Lee in East Liverpool, Ohio on June 3, 1931. He was the youngest of three children born to the late Howard and Virginia Lee. He graduated Wellsville High School in Wellsville, Ohio and entered the Army Infantry in 1951. His unit served in post-war Europe where he received the United Nations Service Medal and the Occupation Medal (Germany). Later he served in Korea where he earned the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal. He was Honorably Discharged in 1960. After leaving the service he attended Florida State University, became a manager for Dobbs Houses in Jackson, Mississippi and later went to school and got a Locomotive Engineer's certification. In 1968 he was employed by Arlyns Department Stores in Atlanta as the District Security Manager. In 1972 James was hired by the Clayton County Sheriff's Office from which he retired in 1993. During a distinguished 20-year plus career he availed himself of many hours of Law Enforcement Training at the Georgia Police Academy, the Georgia Public Training Center, the U.S. Marshal's Service Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Smith and Wesson Academy Armorer's Certification Training School. During his tenure he was promoted through the ranks, working as Commander of the Clayton County Fugitive Squad and worked special assignments with South Metro Narcotics Squad and the GBI Metro Fugitive Squad and served as a shift commander in Field Operations.

He is survived by his wife Brenda, daughters Mrs. Johnny (Michelle) Efird of Dallas, Ga., Mrs. Daniel (Melody) McKenzie of Fayetteville, Monica Reid Lee of Locust Grove, Brenda Zoe Lee, Roseville, Ca., Jane Elizabeth Ludwin, Chicago. He is also survived by sons Danny Max Lee of Chicago, Terry Lynn Lee of Columbia, S.C., Randy James Lee, San Diego, along with 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service with full honors afforded a fallen officer at the Pinecrest Baptist Church, 6021 Maddox Road, Morrow on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Services will be officiated by the Rev. David Maddox, Associate Pastor, and assisted by Chaplin Stan Owen, Clayton County Sheriff's Office and Mr. Greg Prosser, family friend. Jim was a dedicated family man, a distinguished law enforcement officer and a true and valued friend. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

May he rest safely in the hands of God for all eternity.

Charles E. Jones

Charles E. Jones of Riverdale died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Athena Rehabilitation Center.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Michael Jones.

A chapel service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Marge Jones; daughters, Linda Roberts of McDonough and Diane Menz of Jonesboro; sons, Richard Jones of Jonesboro and Garry Jones of Riverdale; five grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Henry Nichols

Mr. Henry Nichols, age 55, of Atlanta, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2003.

A private service will be held.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Spears; daughters, Nancy Lytle, Melissa Coursey, and Lisa Nichols; son, Lamar Nichols; six grandchildren.

Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.