James Harry Gattis – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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was born on December 7, 1921, to the late Joseph Sylvester and Margaret Ethel (Brown) Gattis, in Crump, Tennessee.

James served his country in the United States Army, 1941-1943, he worked for Hassell Lumber Company, and also was a farmer. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crump, Tennessee and a member of Woodmen of the World. He loved to work in his garden.

James departed this life on November 25, 2012, at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 18 days.

He is survived by two daughters, Mellaqua Hulen and her husband, Bobby, of Savannah, Tennessee and Debbie Nytko, and her husband Ed, of Bend, Oregon.

A brother, Charles Wayne Gattis of Crump, Tennessee.

Six grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchidren.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by three brothers, Sherrill Gattis, Carl Gattis, and Billy Gattis, and five sisters, Alta Bryson, Millie Hardin, Kitty Phillips, Pat Hill and Ruth Gattis.

Services will be held on November 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah, Tennessee, with Chris Ozment officiating. Burial will follow in the Crump Cemetery at Crump, Tennessee

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