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Tilby, SFC James Larry Jr.

Graveside services for SFC James Larry Tilby, Jr., U.S. Army, 44, who entered into rest May 3, 2011, will be conducted Saturday morning at 11 a.m., in the Sunset Memory Gardens with Full Military Honors. Pastor James K. Glander will officiate. SFC Tilby was a native of Aiken County, having made Hampton, Ga., his home for the past four years. He was currently serving in the U.S. Army with the Army Ground Forces Band, Ft. McPherson, Ga., with 22 years of service. SFC Tilby was an accomplished musician, who had performed with Army bands in 34 countries. He was a loving husband and father, who enjoyed cooking, and planned to become a chef upon retirement from the Army. SFC Tilby was of the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Henry A. Green Lodge #250 F&AM, Lakewood, Wash. Survivors include his wife of nine years. Rose G. Tilby; four sons, James A. Tilby, of Edisto Beach, S.C., Christian E. Tilby, of Florence, S.C., Kharl D. Tilby, and James L. "Trey" Tilby, III, both of Hampton; daughter, Aria K. Tilby, of Hampton; parents, Larry and Tilby, Sr., of Edisto Beach, SC; brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Victoria Tilby, of North Augusta. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Army Ground Forces Band. Ft. McPherson, Ga. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday evening, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Army Emergency Relief, Attn: Donations, 200 Stovall Street, Room 5-N-13, Alexandria, Va. 22332-0600, or to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, S.C. 29841. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta is in charge of arrangements, (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneraldirectors.com.