James R. Shores

Published 1:30 pm Friday, June 10, 2011

James R. Shores

March 17, 1917 –

June 6, 2011

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Funeral services Mr. James Rudolph Shores, 94, of Brinson, will be held Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at New Enterprise Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Iron City, Ga., with the Rev. Talmadge Worsley officiating.

Interment will follow in New Enterprise Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, with Phil Brackin, Bob Youmans, Lanny Williams, Tim Brackin, Van Hornsby, Glenn Moulton, and Glenn Earnest serving as active pallbearers.

Born in Iron City, Ga., on March 17, 1917 in Iron City, Ga., Mr. Shores passed away Monday, June 6, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Shores was a member of New Enterprise Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years and he was a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran and he served four years in Europe during World War II, from 1941-1945. He was in the 862nd Ordiance Battalion, was in the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion on Normandy Beach.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Hattie Ree Everett Shores; three brothers, Paul Shores, Alton Shores, and Theo Shores; four sisters, Ollie Mae Murkison, Annie Odom, Minnie Braswell, and Addie Harlow.

Survivors include a son, Steve Shores of Donalsonville, Ga.; three daughters, Joan Smith of Iron City, Marsha Toole of Brinson and Debi Gardner of Bainbridge; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other family and friends.

Evans-Skipper Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.