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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James V. “Jim” Joiner, Sr., age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, June 24, 2018. Mr. Joiner was born in Sylacauga, Alabama, a son of the late Luther Kelly Joiner and the late Ruth Richards Joiner, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson, the Jefferson Rotary Club, former member of the Jefferson Lions Club and the Commerce Kiwanis Club. Jim was a graduate of Auburn University having received a degree in textile management and enjoyed a successful career of owning the State Farm Insurance Agency in Jefferson for twenty-three years. Jim served his community as a Jefferson City Councilman and also as the Mayor of Jefferson for twelve years, 2001-2013.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Stewart Joiner of Jefferson. Son, Jay Joiner and his wife Christina of Jefferson, daughter, Kelli Porter and her husband Brantley of Jefferson. Four grandchildren, Cannon Joiner, Price Joiner, Tradd Porter and Camille Porter all of Jefferson. Sister, Shirley Van Elzen of Sylacauga, Alabama and a brother, Don Joiner of Anniston, Alabama.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with Dr. Michael Helms officiating. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in the sanctuary of The First Baptist Church of Jefferson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Jefferson First Baptist Church of Jefferson, P.O. Box 395, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.
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First Baptist Church of Jefferson
P.O. Box 395, Jefferson GA 30549