James Marcus George, 64, passed away on May 10, 2013 at Med West Haywood in Clyde following a brief illness. James was a resident of the Wolftown Community in Cherokee. He is the son of the late Sam George Sr. and Ollie Reed George. On May 6, 2013, at 7:49 pm, he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and is now doing the “DC Stroll” down the streets of gold.
Along with his parents, James is preceded in death by one brother, Fred George.
James is survived by two daughters, Jessica Jumper and Winnie Jumper; one son, James “Cheese” George Jr, all of Cherokee; sisters; June Smith, Nell Sneed, Donya George and Genevieve George; special sister, Genevieve Lambert; one brother, Sam George Jr.
A visitation will be held at Long House Funeral Home on Monday, May 13, 2013, from 5-9pm with Ray Kinsland handling the singers. A funeral service will be held at Long House Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 14 at 1 pm with Brother Greg Morgan and Rev. James “Bo” Parris officiating. A burial will follow at the James M. George Cemetery located on Washington Creek Road in Cherokee. Pall bearers will be James “Buddy” Lambert, James “Woody” Walkingstick, Dustin Sneed, George Burgess, Charlie Burgess and Robert Wahnetah.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the family in the arrangements.