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James Junior McCown, 83, of Ellabell, Georgia and husband of Ruth McCown, died Monday afternoon, September 17, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Born in Charleston, West Virginia, he was the son of the late James Alfred McCown and Mary Virginia McCown. Mr. McCown was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in the Korean War. He retired from Gulfstream after 25 years of service, where he worked in the position that he created, requisitions of aircraft parts. Mr. McCown lived in Ellabell since 1993 and loved hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife of sixty-three years, Ruth Charlotte McCown of Ellabell; three daughters, Charlotte Adams and her husband, Morris, of Ellabell, Mary Evans and her husband, Wayne, of Ellabell, and Edna Long and her husband, Harold, of Hardeeville, South Carolina; his sister, Wanda Jean Knox of Ravenswood, West Virginia; five grandchildren, John Adams, Rebecca Adams, Selena Fox, Donald Evans, and Wesley Long; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock Thursday morning, September 20, 2018, at the graveside, Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery between Metter and Claxton.

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  1. Archie Jarrell says:

    I knew Junior for 45 years and our families hung out together we lived by each other in Depford homes years ago. So sorry to hear this prayers Archie Jarrell

  2. Diane boutwell says:

    I have fond memories of hanging out with his family growing. Just saw him and his wife at piggy wiggly last summer and he told me I reminded him of my late mom Virginia jarrell I also worked with charlotte his daughter at bees in pembroke and love this family so sorry for your loss

  3. Donna (Jarrell) Thomson says:

    Just so sorry to hear of your dad ! Our families use to hang out many yrs ago and I went school w Edna and Diane knew Charlotte Thur softball and working Bryan co high .. we have your family in our prayers!

    Diane, Barbara, Donna,Nancy, Archie, Steven,Stephanie jarrell kids

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  5. David and Barbara DuBose says:

    We met Mr. Jim when he visited Black Creek Feed and Seed. Enjoyed talking with him and becoming friends. His seat was the first stool at the counter. Mr. Jim loved kids especially Madison DuBose. He always brought me peaches when he went pick’en. Going to miss him! So very sorry for the family’s loss.

  6. Eric & Judy Edmunds says:

    It was with great sadness that we learn of Jim’s illness and passing. He has been such a blessing in our lives, not only as a close friend, but also as our “other dad.” Our hearts and prayers, most especially go out to Ms Ruth during this sad time. May you rest in peace great friend. GOD SPEED.

  7. Michael Connolly says:

    Dear Ruth and family, I was saddened to hear of Jim’s passing but know the challenges of this life no longer are a concern for him. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers these next weeks and months. God bless you.

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