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Mr. James Paul Presley

August 7, 1947 ~ January 28, 2021 (age 73)



Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. James Paul Presley, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 28, 2021.  Mr. Presley was born in Decatur, Georgia a son of the late James Clarence Presley and the late Gloria Ann Christiansen Presley.  Mr. Presley was a member of the Sons of the Legion of American Legion Post 56, a member of the South Side Church and enjoyed a successful career of thirty - two years as a Police Officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Presley is preceded by his wife Rose Ann Sweeney Presley and a brother Johnny Presley.

Survivors include a son, James Presley and his wife Jennifer of Jefferson.  Grandchildren, Trace, Kaylin and Ellis.  Two brothers, Tommy and Jerry Presley.  

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from Southside Church with Pastor Jeff Williams officiating with burial to follow in Athens Memory Gardens, 5195 Lexington Road, Athens, Georgia. 30605.  The family will receive friends 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 1, 2021 at the funeral home. Those attending are asked to practice safe social distancing and to please wear a protective mask due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Back Pack Kids Ministries, C/O Southside Church, 8144 Jefferson Road, Athens, Georgia. 30607.

Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467

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February 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Highway
Jefferson, GA 30549

Funeral Service
February 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Southside Church
8144 Jefferson Road
Athens, GA 30607

Interment following funeral service
February 2, 2021

Athens Memory Gardens
5195 Lexington Road
Athens, GA 30605


Back Pack Kids Ministries C/O Southside Church
8144 Jeferson Road, Athens FL 30607

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