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James Oscar Wallace Sr.
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Funeral services for James Oscar Wallace Sr., 95, of Clarkesville, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Tim Burpee officiating. Entombment followed in Yonah Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Wallace died Friday, March 22, 2013.

Born Jan. 28, 1918, in Conecuh County, Ala., he was the son of the late Willie Draper and Minnie Wilson Wallace. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Alma Weekley Wallace; brothers, Julian Jay Wallace, William Draper Wallace Jr. and David Dempsey Wallace; and sisters, Bunny Wallace Dupuis and Minnie “Sue” Wallace Pressley.

Mr. Wallace was a veteran who proudly served in World War II. He was a retired conductor with L&N Railroad.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Jim Knight of McCalla, Ala.; sons and daughters-in-law, James Jr. and Joann Wallace of Marietta, John and Nancy Wallace of Clarkesville, Ric Sr. and Kay Wallace of Saratoga, Wyo., and Steven and Kelli Wallace of

Lawrenceville; brother, Billy Robert Wallace of Montgomery, Ala.; 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Denise Rolfe, James Wallace III, John Wallace Jr., Bill and Hilda Wallace, Sallie and Ed Lawrence, Daphne Wallace, Amy Knight, Ric Jr. and Melinda Wallace, Mandy and Johnathan Wallin, Jay and Lane Wallace, Robert Wallace, Perry and Christopher Poole, Quentin Wallace and Aidan Wallace; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the Wallace family may do so by visiting

Arrangements were in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.

The Northeast Georgian

March 27, 2013