Thelma James

Monday, August 20, 2007

Thelma B. James, 80, of Pevely, Mo., formerly of Lutesville, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born July 10, 1927, at Sturdivant, Mo., daughter of James Hardin and Elizabeth Fisher Walker. She and Nathan James were married Dec. 24, 1946, in Lutesville.

James worked as a cook for Dohacks, a welder for E.H. Barry and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Arnold, Mo.

Survivors include her husband Nathan; four daughters, Bonnie Basden and Shelby Hogan both of Arnold, Mo., Helen Hamlyn of Imperial, Mo., Linda Harmon of Sullivan, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Revs. Mink Ferguson and Kenny Qualls officiating. Burial will follow in the Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill.