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Biles, James Lawrence "Skeeter"

Biles, James Lawrence "Skeeter" Age: 78

Passed Away: 2010-12-08

Funeral Home: Sherrell Funeral Home

James Biles Mr. James Lawrence “Skeeter” Biles, of Jackson, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at the age of 78 years. He was born Dec. 26, 1931 in Jackson, son of the late Charles Bartow and Mary Lou Stewart Biles. He worked for Atlanta Baking Company as a route salesman for over 25 years. He owned and operated Sunbeam Bread Store in Griffin and Jackson for 10 years. After retirement, Mr. Biles worked for Fresh Air BBQ for about eight years. He was a very dedicated member of Macedonia Baptist Church for over 70 years, where he was a Deacon, Sunday school teacher and director, RA leader, Brotherhood Director and served on various other church committees. He was a member of the Butts County Recreation Department Hall of Fame of Coaches for baseball and football, and a 50-year Mason with St. John's Lodge. Mr. Biles loved his grandchildren and his family very much. He also loved farming, UGA football and Jackson High School sports. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Grubbs Biles, of Jackson; one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Roger Kirby, of Marietta; one son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Betsy Biles, of Jackson; three sisters, Ruth Tante, Virginia Pulliam and Faye Crane, all of Jackson; one brother, David Biles, of Jackson; grandchildren, Chatham and Harris Putnam, Jake Schneider, Lauren and Olivia Biles; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pat B. Biles and Pat T. Biles, of Jackson; Woodie Speed, of Jackson; Franklin and Emma Grubbs, of McDonough; Sara and Bill Shields, of Sandy, Ore.; several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Lane Sanders and Rudy Mangham officiating. Interment was at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church "Live The Vision" Building Fund, 151 Macedonia Church Road, Jackson, Ga., 30233. Those who wish may sign the online register at www.sherrellfh.com. Sherrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.