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James Perry

Funeral services James Ross “Jim” Perry, 65, of Greensboro, N.C., will be held Friday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home N. Elm Chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Born Nov. 12, 1943 in Durham County, N.C., Mr. Perry died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Greensboro after a brief illness.

Mr. Perry, a long time Greensboro resident, had an infectious laugh and smile, along with a great sense of humor and charm. He was a loyal and loving friend to many. He was our “sunshine on a cloudy day,” and we were blessed to have known him and are better people as a result. He was an avid traveler and enjoyed being abroad for a number of years. Mr. Perry loved the Outer Banks, Jeopardy, crossword puzzles, fine dining, the Young and the Restless and a good joke. But what he loved the most was to be surrounded among his beloved dogs; Winston, Lady Bug and Bailey.

Mr. Perry never met a stranger and leaves behind many loving friends and an extended family. Special thanks to Debbi Howard, Penny Causey, Kim Weed, Larry Nichols and Julia Wood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearlman Ross “Pete” Perry Jr. and Eura “Dell” Powell Perry. He is survived by his devoted life partner, Philip G. Gauthier.

Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home in Greensboro, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.