Rita Faye James

Published 4:50 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rita Faye James, 59, of Atmore, passed away April 9, 2014, in Mobile.

She was born on May 15, 1954 in Atmore, and was an LPN for many years.

Her father, Reuben McKinley, and a son, Phillip Cox, preceded her in death.

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She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” James; her mother, Lois Presley; one son, Jason Wade (Bobbie) Cox of Atmore; daughters, Kari (T.J.) Ashcraft of Frisco City, Sara Dunn of Uriah, Heather Dunn of Uriah and Joanna James of Lillian; brother, Steve (Kristina) Morris of Atmore; sisters, Patti Prater of Vicksburg, Miss., and Elaine Swilley of Atmore; grandchildren, Jacob, Blaze Mikael and Kaston; and her best friend, Peggy Quimby Weaver.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Scott Allen and the Rev. Paul Enfinger officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Claude Eubanks, Stevie Morris, Steven Morris, Brad Goldman, Tommy Ashcraft and Tim Goldman.

Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rita James Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of Atmore.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.